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How risk, claims and safety software could have saved Jurassic Park

In honor of the 24th anniversary of the movie Jurassic Park’s release in June of 1993, this is a great time to engage in a little “what if” thinking and imagine how risk, safety and claims software solutions could have saved John Hammonds’ incredible vision.

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How to Perform a Simple Small-Business Risk Assessment


Business-risk assessments identify potential hazards and their consequences. Companies of all sizes use them to try to reduce business risks, create disaster recovery plans, and also purchase insurance for what they cannot completely control. Small businesses have an especially pressing need for these assessments. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, about a quarter of small businesses never recover after a disaster. Vulnerable companies need to identify potential problems in order to make plans to eliminate or cope with them. Of course, businesses also use this information to cover any risks that can't be completely controlled with proper insurance.

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Tips For Communicating Safety Requirements To Employees

The best safety management system in the world won't help reduce workplace injuries and illnesses if employees don't understand how it applies to them. On the other hand, effective communication lowers the chances of accidents at work. In addition, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, says that it is the employer's responsibility to make sure all employees understand safety procedures. Employers must fulfill communication requirements in order to stay compliant. Typically, communication becomes one of the risk manager responsibilities, so it might be time to review some effective strategies.

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Spotting Safety Risks And Hazards In The Workplace

Surprising or not, the most common causes of workplace injuries and illnesses are usually quite minor and easy to fix. For most companies, the key to spotting the everyday risks and hazards that are likely to generate the most incidents is simply collecting data on these incidents, spotting trends, and then communicating the problems through the entire organization.

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Why Is Safety Standards Communication So Critical?

OSHA, or the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, makes it clear that employers bear the primary burden of keeping their employees free from workplace threats to their safety or health. The main function of this organization is to turn workplace safety legislation into rules for different industries to follow. 

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The Right Safety Management Software For You

Are safety management systems really necessary?  As risks become more complex in today's business environment, the task of managing these risks has also become increasingly critical. Safety is important for a company's bottom line, brand reputation, and compliance with regulations. The entire philosophy behind good safety management systems is that most accidents are not actually "accidental." With risk management software systems, safety is not just left to chance!

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Streamlining Your Corporate Safety Process With RMIS

Business managers who demand easier risk management strategies should take the time to understand the value of a risk management information system (RMIS).  Quality systems can help integrate safety all across an organization. This means every part of that organization can enjoy the benefits of improved safety and a streamlined risk management process. Companies save money and effort on both their safety management programs and the process of collecting and reporting on data.

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Effective Employee Safety Training Tips

According to a voluntary training course provided by OSHA, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, one of the common elements of an exemplary workplace is training and orientation for all employees to help them learn the most important safety procedures all employees need to know. In fact, OSHA is responsible for translating safety laws into rules and then enforcing them. The Administration clearly states that it considers safety training an employer's responsibility. Not only do effective training programs help reduce accidents, they also keep companies in compliance with regulations.

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How to Involve Employees in the Safety Management Process

Companies that enjoy a true culture of safety will involve and motivate every employee- from those who sit in the corporate boardroom to those who actually conduct daily operations on the shop, job site, or sales floor. While executives and managers can help improve their company's bottom line by implementing and enforcing an effective safety plan, employees further down the pipeline are also likely to benefit by avoiding workplace accidents and injuries.

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Understanding the Importance of OSHA Safety Standards

OSHA, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, was born out of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970. However, more than just establishing another government organization, this piece of legislation confirmed that American workers have the right to do their jobs in a safe and healthy workplace. The organization operates with the mission of protecting workers against work-related injuries and illnesses.

Some employers seem to think that OSHA regulations only exist to cost them time and money. However, it is very possible to make a case that these standards help employers too. Proper compliance with regulations protects people, bottom lines, and brand reputations. According to OSHA, American companies lose billions of dollars each year because of injuries and fatalities, but safety management programs might reduce these losses by 20 to 40 percent.

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