Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
According to the OSHA website: OSHA Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904), covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Log.
Employers who are required to keep Form 300, the Injury and Illness log, must post Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, in a workplace every year from February 1 to April 30. Current and former employees, or their representatives, have the right to access injury and illness records. Employers must give the requester a copy of the relevant record(s) by the end of the next business day.
With the February 1 OSHA deadline approaching, Supply Chain Solutions provider BROWZ is recommending that while the posting of annual data is required and necessary, it only provides a limited view of a company’s safety performance. It is common practice within supply-chain solutions for owners and operators to evaluate their suppliers annually for their previous year’s safety performance by measuring their posted OSHA 300A. BROWZ recommends that operators expand their evaluations to include more frequent and relevant metrics. BROWZ software provides the opportunity for companies to collect monthly safety statistics, as opposed to a single annual summary, providing a more dynamic forum for the management and monitoring of safety trends.
Director of Safety & Auditing Services, Pat Cunningham says, “Safety personnel representing a site operator realize the limited value of obtaining annual contractor injury/illness rates as a viable metric. Safety professionals are aware that injury log statistics are ‘watered-down’ in the sense that they represent contractor safety performance while working for many organizations. What BROWZ brings to the marketplace is the ability for site operators to receive contractor safety performance specific to the work and hours conducted on their property, on a monthly basis. In this offering, BROWZ is able to enhance the value of a lagging indicator, and make it relevant to the site operator employing the contractor.”
The BROWZ Monthly Safety Statistics solution allows suppliers of goods and services to report hours worked; accident/injury cases, fatalities, lost time cases, lost days, restricted workday cases, restricted workdays, recordable cases, first aid cases, occupational illness, stop work orders, property loss cases, near misses, injury and illness rates such as total recordable rates, lost workday rates, and Days Away Restricted Transferred (DART). Additional modules can be configured specific to the site operators risk profile and business requirements.
For overall supply chain management, many companies are still managing safety information out of filing cabinets or on a spreadsheet, which limits the benefits of data collection. Manually collecting and updating this information can be time consuming and error prone. BROWZ simplifies this process by providing a configurable online solution to collect and manage critical contractor safety data, which can be made available to an unlimited number of users within the operating client’s organization. Data can also be integrated into existing enterprise systems. This availability allows organizations to make more informed business decisions about the contractors they employ.
As for the contractors required to provide safety or compliance data, BROWZ provides a resource for them as well. “Because BROWZ provides more than just software, we also provide personalized support to contractors that need help entering their monthly statistics or that don’t understand what their clients are looking for,” says Cunningham. “Additionally, our automated systems notify supply chain members when data is due, so they always remain current.”
“Year over year, BROWZ has led this industry with the development of new contractor management solutions, 2014 is no different. We are committed to partnering with our customers to help them to raise the bar on safety across their supply chains,” says Elaine Beitler, BROWZ CEO. “With organizations becoming increasingly focused on workplace safety and accountability, our 2014 enhancements will provide greater transparency into workplace risk. With this data, our clients will be better equipped to put measures in place that ultimately improve the safety of their workforce.”
Interested parties can learn more about BROWZ and their Supply Chain Solutions at http://www.browz.com
ABOUT BROWZ LLC: BROWZ is the leading solution for comprehensive supply chain risk mitigation. Its fully configurable solution simplifies the exchange, verification, and maintenance of critical data between clients and their supply chain, while adapting to the clients unique business needs. Delivered as a software as a service (SaaS) solution, BROWZ functions as a central, web-based data repository for all supply chain prequalification and compliance information and is available 24/7 and in multiple languages anywhere around the world. Through a combination of compliance expertise, technology, and service, BROWZ addresses supply chain compliance needs related to insurance and risk, environmental health & safety, corporate social responsibility, financial stability, supplier demographics, employee level management, security, and much more. For more information, visit http://www.browz.com.