It’s already a few months into 2016, but there’s always time to either make new safety goals or review your current yearlong plans. You can choose to target specific hazards or streamline your processes, but the most important part of the safety goal-making process will always come back to data and software.
Whether you’re looking to reduce falls or injuries from falling objects, keeping data is key to making sure your employees stay safe. Recording the number and severity of incidents using a comprehensive safety software can allow you to view trends over time and hone in on how to reduce specific injuries.
For example, keeping track of injuries from falling objects lets you record what kind of objects are striking the affected workers, and any patterns in this might reveal that certain objects are more safely stored on the ground. Analysis of patterns in the distances from which those objects fell is another important tool that safety softwares can provide, so that particularly dangerous items can be placed below hazardous heights in the future.
Setting goals is one thing, but getting there is another. It’s much easier to say that you want to protect workers from harm than it is to organize a plan that actively does so. Tracking the data through your safety software can help you reorganize and reorient your safety goals. If you notice a declining trendline for injuries in a specific area or on the whole, you can use that knowledge to assess the current safety plans in place and use some of those successful tactics to improve safety in other areas.
Safety software may be even more essential at times when injuries aren’t decreasing. You can look at the safety programs that have been in place in a particularly dangerous area and assess which parts are not working well, which makes achieving a safety goal much easier.