In-house Safety Management Systems vs. Third-Party Safety Management Software: What makes the most business sense?

Managing workplace safety is a core priority for industrial operations. To adequately protect workers and the environment, organizations need to implement structured safety management systems (SMS). This business approach to safety allows companies to manage their safety programs, identify hazards, report incidents, and be proactive in controlling risk. A well-designed SMS is mandatory for planning, […]

Using technology to streamline your workplace hazard identification and assessment process

Workplace hazards that aren’t identified can not be eliminated or controlled. For this reason, hazard identification is the cornerstone of any health and safety program. What is a hazard? According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a hazard is a potential source of injury, illness or damage, to people, structures, equipment […]

Getting the most out of your Corrective and Preventative Actions plan

The goal of Corrective and preventive action (CAPA) plan is to improve an organization’s success rate in resolving root causes of incidents and hazards. CAPA plans do this by correcting internal processes that allow ineffective assignment and management of corrective actions. Assigning corrective actions is a standard step in any incident and hazard investigation process, because […]