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Category: Industry Trends
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By Kelli Simpson
April 27th, 2017

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2017

On April 28th of each year, the UN highlights the importance of Safety and Health at Work. For 2017 specifically, the UN pushes employers to focus on data collection. The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was established as a result of a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The plan has specific targets …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Kelli Simpson
April 26th, 2017

Employee safety accountability in 5 steps

Many of us in safety use the widely-accepted definition of employee accountability as “the responsibility of employees to complete the tasks they are assigned, to perform the duties required by their job, and to be present for their proper shifts to fulfill or further the goals of the organization.” That’s it? This definition falls short of …

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iAuditor inspection app updates
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Category: New Feature Release
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By Liz Gonzalez
April 25th, 2017

App Updates | April

Every month we’re highlighting the release notes of our most recent app updates to SafetyCulture iAuditor for iOS, Android and Windows. You’ll be able to easily stay up-to-date on what’s new. Read the latest release updates here: iOS iOS 5.0 NEW: Actions feature, assign follow-up tasks to team members, and be notified when the issues are resolved. Actions replaces the older Follow-ups …

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Category: iAuditor Tips
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By Kelli Simpson
April 21st, 2017

The ROI of Digital Audits

The ROI of digital audits comes mainly from the increased efficiency and enhanced communication. A streamlined solution automates a lot of manual auditing practices so that companies can increase their operational efficiency along with safety and quality standards. In other words, companies might start out just wanting to transfer their paper audits to a digital system, …

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Category: New Feature Release
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By Liz Gonzalez
April 17th, 2017

Take immediate next steps during an audit with ‘Actions’

Our mission at SafetyCulture is to build products that help our customers find out what’s working well, what’s not and what to do about it. With the help of your feedback, we’ve been working hard to build new features to do just that. In the latest update, SafetyCulture customers can take advantage of the new …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Kelli Simpson
April 14th, 2017

How A Digital Auditing Tool Will Transform Your Safety Strategy

Most of us in management positions have a hard time knowing exactly what’s happening in the field each day. Are the safety procedures we draft up implemented the way we envisioned? That’s why we need a digital auditing tool. It gives us a high-level view into what’s working in the safety strategy and where we …

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Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Kelli Simpson
April 7th, 2017

Use Audit Data To Save Contractor Relationships: A 3 Step Guide

Positive relationships with third party firms or subcontractors make up the labor landscape today. Whether you’re working with food vendors in the hospitality industry or subcontractors in construction and manufacturing, these are the relationships you rely on for day-to-day dealings. Auditors have access to more data than ever before. People on both sides of the …

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Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Kelli Simpson
March 31st, 2017

Your CEO Has Blindspots in Safety – Here’s How To Help

A CEO (or board member, executive, etc.) is removed from the site. That means they depend on the information that you, the safety director or site manager, provide. In a survey Deloitte conducted of 133 CEOs in New Zealand, respondents showed a high level of interest and dedication to safety programs. They’re also very willing …

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Category: Checklist Best Practices
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By Kelli Simpson
March 24th, 2017

How This Company Uses Audits to Encourage – Not Intimidate

It’s not every day that store managers contact their corporate headquarters and say their inspection scores are too high. But that was the case with MotoMart, a convenience store chain with 79 locations across the Midwest. Store managers felt comfortable doing this because MotoMart had worked hard to cultivate a culture in which store associates …

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iAuditor inspection app updates
iAuditor inspection app updates
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By Liz Gonzalez
March 22nd, 2017

App Updates | March

Every month we’re highlighting the release notes of our most recent app updates to SafetyCulture iAuditor for iOS, Android and Windows. You’ll be able to easily stay up-to-date on what’s new. Read the latest release updates for March here: iOS iOS 4.4.3 Report scores across all export types will now show two decimal format When archiving from a device you can …

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