HCSS Safety program aids in developing a safety culture for companies
The HCSS Safety program offered by construction industry software developer HCSS helps companies develop a culture of safety by empowering employees to contribute to the safety program. Through cloud-based storage and reporting of critical safety data – safety meetings, near misses and incidents reporting, training, and job and activity hazard analysis, among other record keeping items – HCSS Safety assists contractors in more effectively and efficiently managing their safety programs.
Recently released updates to HCSS Safety enhance the program’s reporting capabilities to assist safety managers in preparing records for inspections. “Our program now allows safety personnel to show all near misses and incidents by location and by date range in the event of an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) audit,” says Gabriel Lacanlale, product manager for HCSS. “The manager system allows all reports to be quickly accessed, using easy data-mining filters. Reports that previously took up to a week to gather using paper reporting can now be accessed in about 5 minutes from anywhere a cloud connection can be established.”
Through the web-based mobile app, HCSS Safety empowers field employees to personally contribute observations such as near miss situations and incidents. By helping to foster company-wide ownership of the safety program, HCSS Safety removes sole responsibility of the program from safety personnel. Since information is captured digitally through the easy-to-use software, safety issues in the field can be addressed on the spot and information can be immediately disseminated to other offices. “It is a much faster and more efficient reporting system than paper reporting for preventing incidents, and it drives safe working practices in the field,” says Lacanlale.
HCSS Safety offers more than 1,000 meeting, 400-plus job hazard analysis (JHA) 200 inspection programs prebuilt into the software to enhance a contractor’s overall safety plan. Additionally, contractors can use HCSS Safety for OSHA 300 log reporting, scheduling meetings, and keeping track of workers’ skills and certifications. Subscriptions and licenses are customizable to fit a contractor’s needs, and all subscriptions come with professional implementation planning, training and instant 24/7 phone customer support.