Despite hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on safety systems that included safety professionals, training, and reporting, Berry Bros., a large oil and gas contractor, sadly experienced a fatality on the job in 2013. They were blindsided by this because they thought they had a good program. With better than average OSHA incident rates than the industry peers, how could this possibly have happened? But more importantly, how could it have been prevented in the first place? Even with all of the safety professionals and programs that were in place and the significant efforts to control hazards, there was still no indication that there was a safety problem.
To make sure this would NEVER happen again, Berry Bros. hired a board-certified safety professional to perform an independent, comprehensive safety audit of their company's safety systems. While many improvement opportunities were identified, the method by which safety key performance indicators (KPIs) were gathered was clearly a major challenge. Manual processes using conventional spreadsheets and office-based software were very inefficient, highly expensive, and sometimes took months to produce metrics.
They needed a scalable solution that offered a real time, PROACTIVE risk-based management system to help drive continuous improvement. They needed technology that could monitor, track, and measure extensive recordkeeping requirements and performance metrics, such as behavior-based reporting and trending, inspections and hazard reporting, and corrective action tracking.
At that point, the business owner asked Michael Gautreaux, the leading safety auditor and now Executive Vice President of Safework Solutions, a simple question, "If you were to recommend a technology solution, what would it do and how would it work?" A few days later, Michael came back with the answer: a fully integrated HSE software to facilitate HSE business processes that work together with the corrective action process. Within a few weeks, Michael teamed up with Michael Dardar, CSP, and Tony Alan, Computer Engineer, to design an online fully functional, cross-platform safety management software that meets business and safety requirements. And, that is how Safework Solutions and The Safework Suite™ was born.
Within a year, Berry Bros. fully implemented the new system. The employees of the company have adopted this easy-to-use software and are actively engaged in the safety program now. They have seen a 10x increase in participation levels and a 12x increase in corrective actions, each one representing a hazard mitigation or system improvement. Using Safework Solutions' software has resulted in a significant saving in insurance premiums and has gained huge competitive advantage to attracting and retaining business.
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