Putting the brakes on old safety practices in the automotive industry

Posted by ProcessMAP on March 23, 2018

Know dangerous areas

There shouldn't be any guessing about whether an accident will occur on any given day. With a sound strategy and enterprise hazard analysis software backing an organization's decisions, companies can keep their workers safe.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, EHS Software, Business Insights, Automotive

3 tips to address outdoor worker safety during harsh winter weather

Posted by Gregory Monzo on February 21, 2018

Metropolitan areas across the U.S. saw temperatures drop to historic lows during the first week of 2018, as frigid Arctic air circulated through the Midwest and Northeast, according to data from the Southeast Regional Climate center published on the Weather Channel. With lows falling below zero, families forewent the outdoor activities usually associated with winter for safety reasons. However, many workers braved the dangerous temperatures and wind chills to perform critical tasks, risking their health to keep utilities up and running or roads clear. It is likely such work will be required again over the next two months. With this in mind, businesses with extensive outdoor workforces should prepare their workers for the frigid cold.

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, Environmental & Sustainability Performance, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

What does OSHA say about occupational safety protocol for outside jobs?

Posted by Gregory Monzo on January 15, 2018

The diversity of modern work environments means that while the majority of the workforce spends its days in a building, it is equally likely others work in the great outdoors. And while the latter work hazards may differ greatly from those encountered inside, companies still need to make sure that their occupational safety protocols are compliant with federal regulations. 

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, OSHA, Business Insights, Construction, health and safety management

The top 10 OSHA citations for 2017

Posted by David Castella on December 14, 2017

Representatives from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration recently announced the top 10 workplace safety violations for 2017. The agency personnel publicized the information during the National Safety Council Congress and Expo, as has become custom. Patrick Kapust, deputy director for the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs, led the announcement and offered some historical context to the new data set, Safety and Health Magazine reported.

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, Business Insights, health and safefty, Regulatory Updates

Dangers of respirable crystalline silica and how to protect your workers

Posted by Gregory Monzo on November 22, 2017

Construction workers face numerous physical hazards when navigating worksites. From multistory structures and moisture-slicked surfaces to overbearing power tools and large-scale industrial vehicles, builders encounter all manner of danger. While many employees in the industry manage to avoid sustaining injuries on the job, a significant number fall victim to various worksite hazards. In 2015, more than 930 workers were injured on construction sites, constituting approximately 21 percent of the all workplace injuries recorded that year, according to research from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While many of these builders succumb to some of the traditional dangers mentioned above, others visited hospitals due to an under-the-radar yet equally debilitating threat: respirable crystalline silica.

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Topics: EHS, Occupational Health Management, OSHA, Risk & Compliance

How your organization can be ready for OSHA's new recordkeeping rule

Posted by Gregory Monzo on November 17, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has amended its workplace injury reporting requirements numerous times since Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. In May 2016, the organization once again revised these regulations, releasing the "Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses," which required enterprises to keep electronic records detailing all worker injuries sustained on-site and submit this data for public consumption. The new rule, which carried an implementation date of Jan. 1, 2017 and a record submission start date of July 1, 2017, was designed to promote transparency and arm environmental health and safety researchers with the insights they needed to develop actionable, data-backed strategies for reducing worker injuries and fatalities.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, EHS Software, Risk & Compliance

3 ways compliance auditing software can pay for itself

Posted by Harold Gubnitsky on November 7, 2017

Businesses embarking on environmental health and safety improvement activities sometimes balk at the notion of implementing new backend tools, such as compliance auditing software, that catalyze EHS growth. Installation can require considerable time and corporate resources. In the end, EHS stakeholders are reluctant to commit to these expenditures in fear of implementing solutions that generate paltry return on investment. However, powerful, well-tested compliance auditing solutions like the one we produce at ProcessMAP can reliably deliver optimal ROI, ultimately paying for themselves not long after the implementation process has concluded. How?

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Topics: EHS, EHS Audit, EHS Software, OSHA, Risk & Compliance

How to spearhead a health and safety management overhaul at your organization

Posted by David Castella on November 3, 2017
Businesses that are able to turn the EHS corner often lean on internal champions who harness resources inside and outside the organization to overhaul safety management practices.  Organizations across numerous industries have been actively working to improve workplace safety in recent years. These efforts are paying off.
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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, Environmental & Sustainability Performance, Business Insights, health and safety management

Why OSHA safety software is a good thing for compliance

Posted by Dave Rath on November 1, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued more than 58,700 violations in 2016, according to internal agency records. Total violations have dropped precipitously for the last six years. 

However, fine amounts have risen significantly over the same period. Now, those who receive serious violations incur penalties of $12,675 per safety infraction, while willful or repeat offenders - more than 6 percent of all violators recorded in 2016 - must pay fines of $126,749 per violation. In short, while many organizations are improving their health and safety protocols and allocating more resources toward compliance, they are likely to pay hefty penalties for the smallest of miscues.

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, OSHA, safety software

ProcessMAP Customer Scotts Miracle-Gro to Speak at NAEM this Week

Posted by Harold Gubnitsky on October 26, 2017

Wednesday marks the start of NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum, the largest annual gathering for EHS and sustainability decision-makers. Celebrating its 25th year, NAEM's annual conference promises best-practice sharing around strategic environmental, health and safety programs. With more than 650 attendees from 275 companies spanning various industries, and 20 peer-led sessions, we’re excited to collaborate on ideas and network with industry professionals!

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Topics: EHS, Technology, EHS Software, Business Intelligence, Business Insights