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Health and Safety Software – Best Practices
Improving Incident Management and EHS Training Management Processes
Temporary workers are an everyday reality in the modern American workplace. According to an estimate by the American Staffing Association, as reported in a Fairfield County Business Journal article in 2006, there are an estimated 2.5 million people per day employed by staffing companies in the U.S…..… READ MORE
Personal protective equipment (PPE) could be considered the ‘fall guy’ of safety management. As any safety professional knows all too well, the dogma in risk management is that PPE is the absolute last resort as a control against a given hazard or risk…..… READ MORE
Many managers and line managers galvanize their safety management systems by using legal compliance as their benchmark. This is easily understood – only a fool takes chances with the law and the full might thereof. No company or safety professional would wish to run afoul of OSHA or any state or local regulator….… READ MORE
PPE has its place in safety management. According to OSHA, PPE is “designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.”…… READ MORE
‘Temporary work’ or ‘temporary employment’ refers to an employment situation whereby the working arrangement for a worker is limited to a certain, usually pre-determined period of time that is based on the specific needs of the employer for a specific task or tasks…… READ MORE
Much is made of safety and health performance. The word ‘performance’ denotes the accomplishment of a given task or process as measured against predetermined factors such as speed, cost, accuracy, completeness, etc. ..… READ MORE
The incident has occurred. The necessary reactive actions were taken. All the stipulated OSHA, state/local, systemic, corporate and other necessary documentation has been completed and submitted as needed or is in hand. Incident costing has been estimated. Even preventative actions… READ MORE
A new and very important rule will have come into effect on January 1st, 2017 for all safety professionals: it’s from none other than the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and it stipulates that employers must electronically submit injury and illness data that they already record… READ MORE
Industrial hygiene (also referred to as occupational hygiene in some other countries) is “the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities”, as according to the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). To be brutally frank, that definition… READ MORE
Incidents are unwanted and undesired – we all know that. We also all know that recording an incident can be a mission in itself. Nor would anyone ever say that the incident reporting process is fun. It can be a complicated, laborious and even tedious process. Yet safety practitioners… READ MORE
To ask any safety professional to define a ‘hazard’ and a ‘risk’ is akin to asking a seasoned driver to differentiate between the brake and gas pedals. Duh! Cue knowing chuckles and shaking of head. Rather ask said safety professional to distinguish between strategic risk and speculative risk – at least that’s a tad trickier… READ MORE
No employer wishes to get on the bad side of the Department of Labor, and, more specifically, OSHA. That is why it is important for any safety/EHS professional to be fully aware of what incidents (or accidents) must be immediately reported, how they must be reported and all allied issues and requirements. .… READ MORE
Incidents are an unfortunate reality for any company. They occur all the time, at any given time. In EHS management, an incident could be said to be any unplanned or undesired event which occurs and which may cause a varying degree of damage or harm to people, plant, materials, equipment, or the environment, with either short or long term adverse effects for a company.… READ MORE
Security management can be defined as the identification and, thereafter, protection of an organization’s assets and allied risks. Security management is ultimately about the protection of an organisation – all and everything in it. For this to be achieved there needs to be the development and implementation of security-focused policies and procedures that are able to protect said assets… READ MORE
Revamp your employee training program to better engage your employees, strengthen your compliance and risk management program, and maintain a strong safety culture. By implementing employee training software, you can take your compliance program to the next level and gain a competitive advantage… READ MORE
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), each year 1.3 MILLION workers suffer nonfatal injuries that result in days away from work. Not only does a work-related injury diminish morale, but it can hurt your companies’ reputation, bottom line, stock price and future.
If that statistic wasn’t scary enough, here’s a list of the top 10 reasons your company should take advantage of Environmental Health & Safety Training software… READ MORE
Is your company the land of opportunity for your employees? In keeping with the foundation of our great nation, are you providing your employees with all the necessary tools for a prosperous, safe and successful life?
ConvergePoint knows that a stable and safe work environment is one of the fundamental elements of every American’s road to success. We created our Environmental Health and Safety Training Software with a knowledge and understanding of its growing importance in today’s workplace… READ MORE
PDCA – Plan, Do, Check, Act. That is an acronym and those are words with which any safety manager or professional should be well-acquainted. In fact, the PDCA cycle should be at the heart of any management system, be it for finance, sales, logistics, IT, OSH, EHS or any other system that needs to be organized and structured..… READ MORE
Analyzing the Benefits of Having an Employee Health and Safety Training Management System
Putting a price tag on safety training for an employee is easy enough. Take factors such as course costs, production costs due to downtime by the employee attending the training and other incidentals and one can arrive at a dollars and cents amount..… READ MORE
Mark Twain famously fumed that, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics!” He also made the wry remark that, “Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable”. Certainly, statistics can often be ‘flexible’ and can be too easily used to prove (or disprove) just about any argument or bias..… READ MORE
A hazard is that which has the potential to cause harm to the safety, security or health or a person or to cause damage to the environment or loss of property. If that is so, then undoubtedly the most potentially dangerous hazard in any workplace is the human being…… READ MORE
Any safety professional should be familiar with the tenets of behavior-based safety (BBS). It has a storied history, all the way back to the early 1930s with research conducted by Herbert William Heinrich, who worked for Traveler’s Insurance Company.… READ MORE
I think everyone can agree — no one loves spending countless hours sitting in an uncomfortable chair listening to someone brief us on what seems like common sense. Workplace safety training is not the most stimulating topic of discussion but it is one of the most important. There’s no way around it, your company needs to provide it and your employees need to absorb it. Taking your company’s employee safety training one step further can mean a lot of things but the most important being this… READ MORE
One of the best ways to improve employee retention is to not just train them initially, but constantly develop them by creating a work environment that fosters communication and learning. Both people and your company change over time, and if you’re looking to build long-term relationships, it’s important that you understand how each other is developing and you grow in the same direction — by constantly communicating your priorities and offering ongoing training… READ MORE
Evaluating Vendors and Software
There is no category of incident more maligned than the so-called ‘near miss’. One can make such an assertion precisely because near misses are so under-reported or even unreported in many different companies across all industry sectors. . READ MORE
Your company has decided it’s ready to take your policy or contract management system to the next level and look into compliance management software vendors. You’ve been tasked with researching and evaluating vendors and products.
Beyond comparing the actual features of the products and price, what else should you look for and ask about when choosing the right partner? … READ MORE
As your organization expands, so does the onboarding and employee training process. When the company outgrows its current method of managing training materials and records in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, three-ring binders, printed handouts and scanned PDFs, HR, safety, compliance and risk management departments often turn to the IT team for a solution… READ MORE
They’re sometimes some of the first questions potential customers ask us: What’s the difference between ConvergePoint’s compliance management software and out-of-the-box Microsoft SharePoint? Your software is built on SharePoint, so what does your software do and offer that the out-of-the-box functionality does not? Why isn’t what I have now (out-of-the-box SharePoint instance) good enough? … READ MORE
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Insurance and Employee Benefits
Increase training program effectiveness, reduce workplace injuries and complaints, and meet FTIC and SEC regulations.EXPLORE MORE
Outline health and safety measures for drivers and pilots, abide by federal regulations, and communicate processes for hazardous materials (Hazmat).EXPLORE MORE
Manufacturing and Retail Industry
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Financial Services and Banking
Manage employee complaints and working conditions, injury reports, accidents, and improve compliance training programs.EXPLORE MORE
Energy and Utilities
Abide by stringent government regulations, provide proper safety training programs, and mitigate workforce and onsite injuries.EXPLORE MORE
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