The Global Harmonized System - GHS - will soon become law in the US and around the globe. OSHA standards will change significantly as new hazard classes are added, standardized labels are introduced, and expanded Safety Data Sheets replace the former MSDS for all chemicals. With the implementation goal of June 2015 just around the corner, employers using hazardous substances should already be preparing the workplace and training employees on GHS standards for communicating and understanding hazard information. SafetySync has recently added a five-lesson course on the GHS and its impact on chemical suppliers, employers and workers; now open and available for all clients. Learn about the new pictograms, new hazard classes, labeling format and requirements and the expanded Safety Data Sheets (SDS) which will be mandatory once the GHS is in force. The online course includes a graded quiz at the end of each lesson, linked to great tools for measuring, recording and rewarding employees who complete the course. Start preparing your workforce for the GHS now, with online training from SafetySync.
October has been a busy month for changes at SafetySync. Here's a list of recent features added and bug fixes.
We've listened to your requests and we're happy to announce that Incident Tracking is currently in development. This feature will be included in your monthly subscription and will have no additional cost to use it!
We'll be breaking the development into a few stages and below is the roadmap for how the feature will work.
Stage 1 - Incident Categorization
Allow administrators to create an incident and associate records that have been uploaded into SafetySync as related to the incident.
Stage 2 - Incident Involvement
Allow administrators to associate workers, contractors, etc. with the incident and how they were involved. i.e. Witness, Fatality, Loss Time Case, etc. We will show these links in the various areas of the portal where you'll want to see them: Employee Details, Equipment Details, etc.
Stage 3 - Basic Statistics
How many incidents were near misses? Lost time cases? Modified duty cases? Administrators will be able pull an overview of all incidents that have occurred during the timeframe they choose as well which of the incidents are reportable to governing bodies.
Stage 4 - Advanced Statistics
How many first aid incidents involved hand injuries? How many hours can I record due to lost time cases? What's my TRIF? For each incident you will be able to enter detailed information to pull statistics from. Use this data to improve your safety program.
Customers can expect the functionality to be rolled out in the above stages. We're hoping to get lots of feedback from administrators testing it out so stay tuned for the initial launch announcement.