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By Alistair Venn
April 27th, 2020

Finding a safer, silver lining this International Workers’ Memorial Day

As COVID-19 changes our definition of dangerous work, we can create safer workplaces by empowering frontline heroes. For millions of us around the world, health and safety have never been more of a focus than they are on this International Workers’ Memorial Day. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, our definition of a high risk job …

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By Kerry Needs
April 21st, 2020

To the frontline heroes: here’s our gift to you

iAuditor is free for frontline heroes To those Frontline Heroes – thank you for everything you’re doing for those in need. We’re making iAuditor Premium available to workers across a range of impacted industries for free. We’re deeply invested in keeping people healthy and safe around the world by making our products accessible to those …

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safety professional preventing incidents instead of preparing for them
safety professional preventing incidents instead of preparing for them
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By Shine Colcol
March 16th, 2020

Are safety professionals preparing for incidents to happen instead of preventing them?

87 percent of safety professionals say they’re proactive about safety despite having failure-focused key performance indicators. According to our global safety industry survey, success as safety professionals is primarily measured by lagging indicators, or the occurrence and frequency of events that happened in the past, such as: Number of Reported Accidents & Incidents (76 percent) …

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By Kate Pullinger
December 23rd, 2019

Unlocking innovation at the frontline

A 60-page quality checklist, more than seven hundred stores, thousands of hours of data entry, few insights. Coles Operations Manager Simon McBurney and Application Architect Ben Carroll knew there had to be a better way to get stores ready for their annual audit. They discussed the idea with a local store manager who raised the …

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workplace safety tips from expert in the industry
workplace safety tips from expert in the industry
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By Shine Colcol
December 9th, 2019

Workplace Safety Tips for Organizations, from Industry Experts

Workplace safety tips—you’ve heard tons by now, and they’ve probably told you what you know or what you’re already doing. Although this topic has been discussed many times before, workplace safety shouldn’t be taken lightly—especially by people in leadership. We interviewed experts across various industries and summarized their advice into 5 workplace safety tips: Never …

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By Kerry Needs
December 2nd, 2019

This is what it feels like to lead the crisis response during the Boston Marathon Bombings

Daniel Linskey, former Police Chief of the Boston Police Department, led the crisis response for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. 27 years after his first assignment at the Boston Marathon, he found himself at the same event which started his career. But, this time, it was a nightmare.  Imagine being in his position. You’re overseeing …

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Solving FM issues through mobile FM tools
Solving FM issues through mobile FM tools
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By Matthew Grant
April 23rd, 2019

The human element: Manage the weakest link by enabling a culture of risk awareness

Companies are not inanimate objects. They are made up of people and, left unchecked, people will make mistakes that can escalate into major losses. If these risks are not properly understood and priced, it is the insurer’s profitability which is impacted. And yet, while insurers have gained access to increasing levels of data to help …

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By Kate Calderwood
April 3rd, 2019

Using Data to Increase Quality and Safety

Gary Bonnett, Director of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment at BOS Solutions, had a frustrating problem. He lacked visibility into quality and safety performance because the data coming in from jobsites across the United States was siloed,  in most cases, there was little or no data available from different sites for managers to share or …

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By Kate Calderwood
April 3rd, 2019

How Digitizing Small Processes Can Increase Productivity in the Oil and Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas Industry is a diverse and dangerous field. Working with machinery, chemicals, unpredictable natural resources and a large workforce can lead to any number of potentially risky tasks. As is the case in most industries, it’s not always easy to identify and track the risks and compliance issues that workers face every …

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By Kate Calderwood
April 3rd, 2019

Identifying Hazards and Managing Risk Through Near Miss Reporting

It’s no secret that workplace accidents and injuries take a toll on companies. With each incident, an organization suffers legal impacts, financial loss, lowered employee morale, recruiting challenges, and damaged brand reputation. One effective way to minimize incidents is managing safety hazards by tracking “near misses,” or almost accidents” on site. No matter how insignificant …

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