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Reporting and investigating incidents, injuries and property damage are central part of any safety management system. However, many organizations are reluctant to expand their reporting and investigation processes to encompass near misses, fearing that doing so will overwhelm safety teams and lead to inflated safety spending; all for something that did not result in an accident, injury or property damage.

This Medgate paper details the most common difficulties and roadblocks that organizations face when looking to improve their compliance management as part of a safety/environmental management system. It details how integrated and automated data management tools can improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Safety culture is a hot topic for many of today’s organizations but measuring safety culture in order to promote improvements can be elusive and challenging. Download this whitepaper for tangible guidance on how a single, automated database can help you measure and improve safety culture.

In this whitepaper we will discuss one of the most effective ways to immediately improve the effectiveness of a Safety Management System (SMS): making statistics and analytics visible.

The prospect of an audit strikes fear into many organisations, but embracing them can result in large systematic improvements in occupational safety. The paper will discuss what makes audits successful, why internal audits are useful, and how best to carry out audits to improve your safety system.

This paper will discuss the typical VPP application and certification, and discuss some of the pitfalls and misconceptions around using VPP to improve your occupational safety management system.

This paper will discuss why involvement of supervisors is vital to the success of a safety management system (SMS), detail steps you can take to increase the impact of their actions, and highlight common mistakes that safety professionals make when working with this undervalued asset.

In this paper we discuss why you should be looking to leading indicators to continuously improve your safety system as well as identifying key features of leading indicators to ensure they are implemented effectively.

Although 5 Why analysis is a relatively simple process, it is misunderstood by many. In this paper we identify best practices and common mistakes to ensure that you can identify root causes quickly and accurately.

In this paper we clarify OSHA's stance on safety incentive programs, and identify best practices that ensure desirable safety behaviors are encouraged.

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