driving safety tips for employees

9 Driving Safety Tips for Employees

By | Communications, Safety and Security

Keep Your Mobile Employees Safe

Your employees depend on you for more than a paycheck. They put in their blood, sweat and hopefully no tears to earn that paycheck, but also have an inherent faith that the company to whom they devote so many of their hours has their best interest at heart. Providing for their safety while driving is part of your employer’s duty of care.  Read More

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How to Improve Lone Worker Safety

By | Safety and Security

As a company with remote and lone workers, it’s up to you to ensure their work environment is safe and their job does not put them in harm’s way. OSHA is clear about employer’s responsibilities:

  • Provide well-maintained tools and equipment, including appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Report to OSHA within 8 hours of accidents that result in fatalities
  • Provide medical examinations
  • Provide training required by OSHA standards
  • Report to OSHA within 8 hours accidents that result in hospitalization of three or more employees
  • Keep records of work-related accidents, injuries, illnesses, and other causes
  • Post prominently the OSHA poster informing employees of their rights and responsibilities
  • Provide employees with access to their medical and exposure records
  • Do not discriminate against employees who exercise their rights under the OSH Act
  • Post OSHA citations and abatement verification notices at or near the worksite
  • Abate cited violations within the prescribed period
  • Respond to survey requests for data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, OSHA, or a designee of either agency

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creating a duty of care policy

Creating a Duty of Care Policy

By | Safety and Security

Every organization has some level of responsibility for their employees’ wellbeing when they’re on the job. However, it’s not enough to just hope that your employees are safe. You must think about what actions your organization can take to ensure duty of care compliance and enhance employee safety. Read More

Post-hurricane safety precautions

3 Post-Hurricane Safety Precautions for Facility Managers

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

When a hurricane strikes and everyone else is moving to higher ground, facilities managers are headed the other way—planning when they can return and assess the damage. Once the storm moves offshore or loses steam, they will likely be the first ones back to the office. No matter how well you’ve prepared your business for a hurricane, things will be chaotic. If you’re a facility manager, you need to be taking the correct post-hurricane safety precautions to ensure the property is ready for a safe re-entry so everyone can get back to work. Read More

best emergency notification software implementation tips

5 Steps To The Best Emergency Notification Software Implementation

By | Communications, Customers

The Key to Finding The Right Mass Notification Software Solution

Purchasing new enterprise software involves multiple steps including a needs assessment, budget allocation, vetting, contract negotiations, and finally, the purchase. However, determining if a potential solution is the right fit goes beyond requirements and budget. You may have the best emergency notification software but without proper implementation you might as well be using tin cans and string. One of the biggest indicators of viability is how easy the software is to implement. No matter how sleek the solution, if it’s difficult to implement, it will impact adoption and ROI. Read More

how to conduct a fire drill at work

How to Conduct a Fire Drill at Work

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

No one expects to have a fire or other disaster at work, but they happen every day in office buildings across the country. We like to think of our workplaces as predictable outposts full of copiers, Keurig machines, and maybe a few too many meetings. But the truth is that when a fire breaks out, employees’ lives can be on the line. You and your company’s leaders need to be familiar with how to conduct a fire drill at work. By scheduling regular fire drills, your company can plan for a potential fire and prepare employees to exit the building safely. Read More

fire evacuation plan for your business

How to Create a Fire Evacuation Plan for Your Business

By | Emergency Management

When a fire threatens your employees and business, chaos and confusion can reign.

Construction fires often move so quickly that workers are forced to do what they can to survive. When an office tower in Sydney, Australia caught fire earlier this year, construction workers on scaffolding had to scramble to safety when the exterior of the building was transformed into a wall of flames. Read More

communication challenges during wildfire season

Communication Challenges during Wildfire Season

By | Emergency Management

One of the biggest challenges a business faces during a wildfire is communication. Wildfires can grow from a small brush fire into an inferno that engulfs thousands of acres in only a matter of hours.

As a result, officials must be on their toes and have the right technology, processes, and training in place to ensure that those in harm’s way are given the information they need to protect themselves and their loved ones at a moment’s notice. Read More