Compliance rules and regulations are becoming more complicated than ever. In July 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began requiring businesses across the U.S. to submit workplace illness and injury reports digitally to ensure employees are safe and work completed is up to code. OSHA also has separate monitoring plans by State to ensure compliance. While non-compliance fines start at over $10,000, many businesses have yet to make the shift to managing their data digitally.
Companies like Continuwell make it easier on your company to gather, collect, visualize this information, and make it electronically available. We also make all requirements searchable by keyword. This increases the ease for employees to access and follow the rules because it is all available in their mobile phones. Not only does this technology increase productivity, enhance communication, and improve employee engagement, but it also allows managers to evaluate usage and make updates in real time.
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One of our clients, Cerro Wire, LLC recently received an award from the State of Indiana Governor Renovation Banquet for increasing the safety of their employees by using Continuwell. Continuwell placed Cerro Wire’s OSHA and Safety requirements database in their mobile application, thus allowing all the safety rules to be available while on the field and easily searchable by keyword. Cerro Wire also included a safety recognition form that is available on demand through the mobile app. The form was designed as a questionnaire to be completed during audits, for employees to submit safety suggestions, and submit near-miss incidents.
Here are some benefits of an electronic solution that includes your safety requirements and ensures better compliance:
- Provides accurate, legible information
Safety inspection done on paper can be hard to read. Electronic submission allows for more structured data that is always legible. This helps with issues such as illegible handwriting, missing paperwork, and other holes in your information.
- Validates inspections
Automatic date and time stamps verify when an inspection took place. Every inspection has typed text. Quickly read it at your computer, or even on the go on a smartphone or tablet. You’ll spend less time trying to translate and more time getting work done.
- Prevents reports from being lost in the field
Up to 11% of documents are misfiled or lost. Worse, lost inspections create a liability risk. Going mobile ensures you receive every inspection. Every complete safety inspection is stored securely in the cloud.
- Improves the user experience and keeps remote employees engaged
Demands for enterprise mobility and flexibility are a new reality in today’s workforce, and employers have turned to mobile apps, such as Continuwell, to meet these demands. There is a tendency when people work remotely for the relationship to trim down to the bare minimum which is why centralized enterprise platforms make it easier for remote employees to find answers to any questions they might have, for managers to contact specific groups and for everyone to stay on top of current tasks at hand.
- Provides flexibility as rules get updated
Businesses can benefit from a digitized workflow that simplifies ongoing compliance with current and future OSHA regulations. A mobile application that can be modified on demand give companies more flexibility to add new features to their mobile app. As safety regulations change, companies can easily update their safety inspections to comply with new rules.
Building a custom company app can be time-consuming and costly. Continuwell provides a robust platform for your company and increases the usage and compliance with resources. The mobile app is customized by what a company wants to promote, placing all resources in one single location that empowers employees with easy access. Executives and managers can also save time and improve the effectiveness of their communication by adding video tutorials, using the chat feature to answer quick questions, and sending push notifications to different employee groups.
Contact us today to find out how our technology can help support your digital compliance requirements and promote a healthy workplace.