By Jason Chan on July 28th, 2014 @ 5:06 pm
General Motors is paying the reputation cost for a “pattern of incompetence and neglect” (term used by its CEO Mary Barra) that led to at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths. If anyone needs reminding that safety has to be a priority, consider this a wakeup call.
Safety compliance is not a new focus. Safety is at the core of building a sustainable business, regardless of industry and it always has been. A hyper-competitive marketplace and increased regulation from diverse jurisdictions with different standards and requirements have made managing safety more complex and difficult than ever.
So how do you navigate the compliance management maze and keep your workers and customers safe while keeping costs in check? You invest in industry-leading compliance software! As the Cloud and Mobile computing begin to drive inspections and audits, they are also transforming how organizations comply with laws and legislations like the ones outlined in OSHA, OHS and other associations across North America. This builds efficiencies that pave the way for unique, customizable solutions that ensure accountability and ROI.
According to the 2013 Conference Board CEO Challenge, government regulations was cited as the #1 concern among CEOs. Master Lock’s Field iD takes the complexity out.
It is not easy to be compliant. As a manager, you know that your most valuable asset is your employees. Preventing accidents and ensuring that processes and procedures are followed should be a priority for everyone.
Some say that no press is bad press, but do you really want to be in the shoes of that General Motors senior official that needs to address the media?
By Jesse Kohl on March 4th, 2014 @ 9:23 am
Field ID safety solutions expert Alex Lea, ready for the show!
TechAdvantage 2014 is underway this week, and Field ID is extremely excited to be part of it!
TechAdvantage is at the forefront of innovation, delivering critical technologies that are transforming the world of engineering, information technology, energy services, operations, supply management and business. The largest event of its kind for electric and energy cooperative professionals, it’s four days of leading-edge strategies and best practices created to share and demonstrate advantages in science, technology and other industry areas that will benefit Co-op Nation well into the 21st century.
We’re at booth #760, and we’ll be handing out Field ID branded smartphone cases and hosting a random giveaway for a Google Nexus 7 tablet. If you or someone you know is in the Nashville, Tennessee area, drop by the Field ID booth and we’ll hook you up with a pretty sweet smartphone case!
By Jesse Kohl on December 31st, 2013 @ 12:06 pm
What a ride. This was a year of change for all of us here at Field ID and Modern Safety. Looking back, it’s hard to believe how much we’ve accomplished and all that our team has been through together in the last 12 months. And reading over our most popular blog posts is a humbling yet rewarding experience for us, so we just had to pull a list and close out the year with a bit of a Modern Safety review.
If you take a glance at last year’s most-read Modern Safety blog posts, you’ll notice this year we’ve tried to keep a steady stream of helpful blog posts and how to’s mixed in with interesting news from the safety and technology spaces. We have always heard many questions from safety professionals who need simple advice on things like devices, safety best practices and other challenges that come with effective safety management. In 2013, we truly wanted to step up and provide some answers through Modern Safety. From the list below, it seems this approach was appreciated… or at least well-read.
By Alina Libkind on December 19th, 2013 @ 12:22 pm
It’s that time of the year when we all stock up with gifts and treats for the important people in our lives. Finding that perfect gift for everyone on the list can be tricky. However if it’s a safety professional, we’re here to help!
Here’s a handful of ideas for you to consider:
By Alina Libkind on December 13th, 2013 @ 3:08 pm
Just in time for the holidays, a gift of safety is the best one can get.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour, MINES Committee, the United Steelworkers and the Ontario Mining Association, collaborated to develop the process for a comprehensive review of mines across Ontario to ensure health and safety of workers, according to Canadian Occupational Safety.
By Alina Libkind on December 12th, 2013 @ 4:22 pm
The world’s longest tunnel under the Swiss Alps is set to open for public in 2016. Gotthard Base Tunnel will allow 200 to 250 trains per day moving with the speed of up to 250km/h. According to BBC, it’s expected to revolutionize transport across Europe, providing a high-speed link connecting all corners of the continent.
With the tunnels and shafts extending 151.84 km long, the question of safety comes to mind first. However, the tunnel is equipped with a number of outstanding safety features…
By Alina Libkind on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm
Is there a better way to learn about mining safety than to make it fun?
Mining is actually full of adventure and beauty when you think about it. Now everyone will have a chance to witness the amazing world of mining. Last month, an underground museum, Strataca, located in the abandoned tunnels of an active salt mine in central Kansas, unveiled a new attraction called the Salt Safari bringing visitors through a 3-hour-long sub-surface hike.
For safety, and of course for experience, Strataca’s visitors are required to wear hard hats and self-rescuer devices – breathing apparatuses used by miners in emergencies.