HCSS Adds Safety Feature to its HeavyJob Field Management Software: Helps Construction Companies Promote Worker Safety

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HCSS (http://www.hcss.com) has introduced a new, easy-to-use safety capability to its popular HeavyJob(R) Field Management Software. The new capability enables construction companies to plan safety goals by employee and track them quickly and electronically in software that foremen/superintendents are already using.

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This new software takes safety information capture and retrieval to an entirely new level

    Tracking safety information traditionally has been paper-intensive, with valuable information stored in boxes to be used only when an incident occurs. "This new software takes safety information capture and retrieval to an entirely new level," said Mike Rydin, HCSS president.

Types of safety training, including individual subjects, can be set up for use as a pick-list throughout the company. Each class of employee can then be set up with goals specific to that class. For example, an underground utility foreman might be required to attend 10 "tool-box" meetings per year on trenchbox safety and other subjects to help guarantee that he has sufficient knowledge to protect his workers.

As foremen use HeavyJob daily to enter timecards, diary notes and other field information, they can quickly record safety meetings using an electronic form that describes a meeting's topic and length and the employees who attended it. Since the foreman's crew is already in the computer, logging employee attendance takes only a few seconds. Company safety personnel can use that information to identify employees who have attained the required amount of training and those who might be deficient. Besides field personnel, the software also handles safety requirements for professionals and executives.

"HeavyJob's new safety capability helps construction companies live up to their commitment to a 'culture of safety,'" Rydin explained. "By setting goals and making it easy to monitor those goals, gaps in education can be addressed quickly. If an incident occurs, management has the information at their fingertips to show exactly what kind of training and education has occurred."

Besides tracking the time of meetings, the software also records meeting cost. The total amount spent on safety education by the entire company is readily available if those numbers are needed by its insurance company, OSHA or in court.

About HeavyJob

HeavyJob is complete job-tracking software that transforms jobsite information into valuable management information on a daily basis. Construction companies use HeavyJob to record labor and equipment hours, progress quantities, major-material receipt and usage and daily notes. That information is instantly available throughout the company in the form of time cards, payroll hours, equipment-usage analysis, material analysis and notes.

For Information

For information about HeavyJob and its safety capability, contact HCSS at http://www.hcss.com, 800-683-3196 or info@hcss.com.

About HCSS

Founded in 1986, HCSS develops HeavyBid(R) Estimating Software; HeavyJob(R) Field Management Software; and The Dispatcher(TM) Resource Management Software. HCSS sets the standard for estimating and field management and dispatching software for the infrastructure construction industry, with instant 24-hour technical support, on-site training by veteran contractors and annual user's group meetings attended by hundreds of contractors. Thousands of contractors, bidding in excess of $300 billion per year, rely on HCSS products for their ease of use, speed and precision in performing estimating, field management and dispatching activities.

HCSS is located at 6200 Savoy, Suite 1100, Houston, TX 77036. For more information about HCSS and its complete line of estimating, field management and dispatching products, visit http://www.hcss.com, call 800-683-3196 or e-mail info@hcss.com.

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