OSHA mandates that workers should never be required to work under conditions that are dangerous to their health or safety. They further require that an employer’s safety program must provide for “frequent and regular inspections of the jobsite” [reference 29 CFR 1926.20(b)(2)].
So, are you properly completing OSHA-required frequent and regular inspections of your jobsites? In most cases, your superintendents are likely inspecting the site every time they walk it, whether consciously or subconsciously, but are their observations being documented? If not, you may find yourself in trouble with OSHA. Keep in mind, in OSHA’s eyes, “if it’s not in writing, it’s not been done.”
Maybe your superintendents actually document their inspections using a clipboard, pen and paper. That’s one step closer to compliance, but where does the paperwork end up? Likely buried in a pile on a desk somewhere or filed away never to be seen again. Is that good enough? Or, maybe the inspection is scanned and uploaded to a computer. That’s definitely a step in the right direction, but again, is that good enough?
In today’s age of technology, documenting inspections on paper only gets you part way there. You may have met OSHA’s minimum expectations, but are you analyzing the data? Are you tracking unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to ensure they get closed out? Converting to digital inspections using a mobile app, such as Safety-Reports, will help you close the loop.
Inspect with Confidence
Safety-Reports was founded in November 2011 by a certified safety professional who spent 12 years in the insurance industry completing hazard assessments for various industry groups. The app was designed and built based on his experience and expertise in the field. The driving goal from day one has been to provide the best mobile inspection app on the market with the best service available.
The company is based in the United States and provides exceptional customer service and support. When you subscribe to Safety-Reports, you not only get a simple yet customizable mobile solution to your inspection needs, but you also get the peace of mind knowing that your inspections exceed OSHA’s regulations. You’ll “inspect with confidence” knowing that you closed the loop.
The Safety-Reports app comes with many features. One of our most unique features that makes us stand out from the rest is the link we provide to regulatory standards. Whether you’re using our Federal Construction (1926) checklist, the CalOSHA Construction checklist or the EM385 checklist, you’ll find a reference to the standard with each question along with a web link to the standard. The web link is accessible when using the mobile app for quick reference in the field, and it also appears in the report so the recipient can read the cited standard when reviewing the report.
Other features include:
- mobile application compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets;
- electronic corrective action tracking system;
- data trending and analysis;
- customizable checklists;
- report scoring system;
- online and offline capabilities;
- GeoTag (to document inspection location) and more.
Safety-Reports is an off-the-shelf solution to your inspection needs that operates like a custom solution with the many user-defined settings that come with the app.
If you’re ready to take the next step and go digital with your inspections, visit us at http://www.Safety-Reports.com or sign up for your Free Trial today. Also, don’t forget to download our app from the app store: Apple App Store | Google Play Store (search “Safety Reports”).