The focus on safety compliance in the workplace can bring about the cumbersome task of paperwork.
Former investigator for SafeWork Australia, Ian Markos, said the focus on paperwork takes the focus away from high risk areas that need attention.
Statistics from a global study back up what Markos says: line supervisors spend 30-50% of their time on administrative tasks, including paperwork.
Reducing paperwork and improving reporting tools saves time and has many advantages for business. Disrupting daily workflow in order to do paperwork can have a negative impact on productivity.
Using a spreadsheet to track data might work to collect data, but it does not interface with any other members of the company for reporting or to distribute actions or tasks which then become manual processes.
A safety management system simplifies daily activities by automating tasks. For example, think how often your business performs inspections and how much time you could save by moving from a paper to electronic form process. Using QR Codes, you can scan the piece of equipment being inspected, perform the pre-defined inspection on your mobile device, and the inspection is complete. You can also eliminate worry by scheduling alerts to make sure tasks are never forgotten or overdue.
Your software system can also serve as a document repository for all safety manuals, compliance forms, site specific training, and whatever you need. Keep all the latest versions in one place. Download and keep it with you on your mobile device to take with you wherever you go.
Configure dashboard reports to enable managers to run their own safety reports automatically. It saves you time, and gives them exactly what they need.
The solution lies with myosh safety management software and its cloud-based technology and modular pricing approach designed to accommodate the needs of large and small businesses. For more information, visit www.myosh.com.
by Stacey Wagner