In North America, the construction industry alone loses $365 billion due to unplanned work stoppages caused by occupational injury on sites. That number alone pales in comparison to the thousands of fatalities that happen every year caused by occupational injuries.
The biggest burden is the old processes that are still in place. As legislation and regulations increase, safety managers are still using paper emails, scans, and faxes in order to gather safety information. As companies scale once they reach a certain amount of people. It's nearly impossible for them to properly manage safety efficiently.
Safety managers today all face the same three challenges.
- They're fighting pushback from the field workers to get buy-in around safety policy and practices.
- They all have to fight the regulatory authorities who are asking them for documentation and for proof that their compliance to safety standards that are legally required
- They are all challenged by management to deliver more value within the organization with respect to safety.
And because they're busy trying to get all three buy-in, they end up running around fighting fires all day because they don't have the resources or the budget to actually manage these effectively.
Craig Fraser and Ryan queering joined forces to develop a digital platform that would resolve these challenges.
We believe that safety needs data, and we collect all this data in real-time. This allows safety managers to really focus on where they need to be and what they need to do. And it changes safety from a reactive approach to a very proactive approach.
When a company starts using data to actually analyze or implement their safety programs, they get to collect behavioral information around how safety is being performed at the field level. you get to find out who's completing safety documents on time, but more importantly, who isn't.
By being able to identify those two things. You can identify who your safety champions are at the field level, and then you can start to work on the gaps in where your risk lies around behavior, though champion individuals who haven't been completing safety on time.
Data platforms like this can adapt quickly to a crisis due to the fact that you can manipulate the data points that you're collecting. So in this case for COVID-19, we changed the questions to symptomatic, so that workers could fill out self-assessments and identify where the risk lies within an organization's workforce. Safety managers were then able to mitigate the risk by controlling that so they weren't overly exposing other workers to the same location. And beyond that, we rolled out a point-in-time GPS location tracking system, which allowed us to run a scenario analysis so we can mitigate the risk if a worker were to contract COVID-19.
This approach is redefining the role of safety management by shifting the data collection process into digital means we're creating more efficient ways to support better decision-making for safety managers.
Safety needs data. SafetyTek delivers with its innovative platform that engages workforce safety excellence by leveraging the power of mobile technology. We help companies implement safety policies easily. We push out mandatory documents to the field level via phones, tablets, and computers that workers can access and fill up these documents on a regular basis.
That in part with the accountability that we create allows workers to automate their safety practices holding them accountable. And not only that but allowing them to export that data and get it to management so that they can create the insights that they require in order to make decisions that are critical to their operation.
With our platform workers have more access than they ever had in the past to the safety program and the policies that they are required to have access to. And because of that, our platform is making an impact that can save lives.
Safety tech will help you go paperless, engage and empower your workforce and give you the real-time data insights you need for better decision making.
And in a lot of companies’ safety is seen as an expense. So it's money going in and nothing coming out. And so we want to change that by removing those archaic processes so that we can actually generate revenue within the Safety Department.
Safety is more than just a policy or a process. It's more of behavior. And when you implement a safety-first mentality where safety gets completed at the beginning of every day, workers start to complete their work with safety Top of Mind By doing that, we've been able to decrease incident rates by up to 85%.
And that gets reflected in workers’ compensation. So we've been able to add over six figures to the bottom line about an organization that uses our software and our saving is net new money.