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AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER
OSHA enforcement activity is on the rise and so are penalties for non-compliance. Following are just a few examples:
Michigan Cites Contractor for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards Michigan OSHA issued five citations and $77,600 in penalties to Wood Carpentry, Inc., for exposing workers to fall hazards.
Electronic Corrective Action Tracking
Are you fully utilizing "Electronic Corrective Action Tracking" or eCAT? Did you know we offer two methods of eCAT to help ensure safety violations get closed out in a timely manner? Both methods are available to our Enterprise users.
eCAT Method 1
Your Admin Account allows you to change your settings in "Company Maintenance" from "Manual Corrective Action Tracking" to "Electronic". When this setting is changed, the app will send an email to all report recipients with a link that allows corrective actions to be documented electronically and tracked.
eCAT Method 2
This option takes the Standard method referenced above one step further. With this option you can select a "Responsible Party". So, instead of sending the eCAT to all report recipients, this method will send it to a designed Responsible Party (RP) and they will have the option to close out the issue. In addition to receiving an email notifying them that a violation exists and needs to be corrected, this option will send reminder emails once each week for up to 3 weeks if the issue is not closed out.
Both methods allow you to generate Corrective Action Reports that provide a summary of all violations along with the number of open, closed and pending items. You'll receive a report that shows what was done to close out the items and how many days it took to close them out and by whom.
To attend a webinar to learn more about eCAT, please click the link below to register. You do not need to be a current subscriber to attend.
If you have the option to change the camera settings on your mobile device, it's recommended that you minimize the image resolution (most devices default to highest resolution) and also modify your photos from panoramic (16:9 ration) to 4:3 or 1:1 ration to minimize distortion when photos are uploaded to reports.
If you use our General Industry 1910 checklist, you'll notice that we added a new category called Aerial Lift Platforms to our General Industry 1910 checklist.
We've also added a question to our Construction 1926 checklist that addresses mounting of Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Interested in learning more about our safety solutions? Schedule a live demo and see first-hand what you've been missing.
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Upcoming Safety Conferences
If you want to meet us in person and learn more about our app, please join us at one of these upcoming safety conferences!
NSC Congress & Expo 2018