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What Is Near Miss Reporting?

It’s impossible to stress how important workplace safety is for a successful business. Proper safety protocols and procedures not only protect your valuable team and assets but prevent costly disruptions to efficiency and production. Even the safest workplaces have incidents and accidents, though. Routine reporting of any accidents to analyze risk and safety procedures is […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 15, 2021
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Safety Checklists for Construction – Examples & Templates

  Worker safety is a top priority for everyone in the construction industry. It’s in the best interest of workers and employers to comply with all regulations set by OSHA and to follow all of the best practices for safety in the workplace.  Having a robust safety program is good for workers, helping to limit […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 13, 2021
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What You Should Know About Job Safety Analysis

  Safety is a vital part of the construction industry. Your construction company has to put measures in place to ensure the safety of workers at the construction site. This requires you to implement the Job Safety Analysis (JSA), which ensures all workers observe all the stipulated safety measures. Here is everything you need to […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 11, 2021
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Free Construction Change Order Forms and Templates

  What is a change order form? Change order forms are used in the construction industry when changes to the contract are required. Change orders happen when a client or contractor decides that changes are needed to the initial agreement. This could be to add time and material costs or other similar changes to the […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 9, 2021
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Getting Started with Land Survey Apps

Land surveyors are tasked on job sites with making precise measurements to determine the physical property boundaries. They provide all of the relevant data needed to understand the shape and contour of the Earth’s surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects, according to the Department of Labor.   Is there an app for land surveying? […]

By The GoCanvas Team on May 5, 2021
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How to Increase Productivity with Apps for Contractors 

  Your business can’t afford to lose productivity on paper-based processes or inefficient workflows. That’s why more contractors are starting to rely on mobile apps that help them efficiently complete tasks.  The construction industry is using apps built for contractors that help with paperwork, employee management, and everything else in between. Instead of keeping track […]

By The GoCanvas Team on April 6, 2021
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How Digital Construction Inspections Improve Safety

Why are construction inspections required? Construction inspections are performed during all phases of a project to ensure that health and safety standards are being met. Employee health and safety is a top priority for construction companies and there are regulations in place set by OSHA to ensure compliance. In addition to the inspections that companies […]

By The GoCanvas Team on March 31, 2021
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16 Construction Safety Stats to Know in 2021

Why is construction safety important? The construction industry tops the list when it comes to workplace injuries and fatalities, even with tightened safety regulations over the years. It’s important for companies to prioritize construction safety to minimize these risks and keep employees safe. When employees are safe, it strengthens your company’s reputation, and it leads […]

By The GoCanvas Team on March 29, 2021
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What are the Main Stages and Processes of Incident Reporting?

Incident reports are effective tools to promote safety in the workplace. You want to do everything in your power to fill out your incident reports as professionally and effectively as possible. We have compiled a thorough list of the main incident reporting stages so you can ensure you’re taking every step to foster a culture […]

By The GoCanvas Team on March 24, 2021

Incident Reports: The Complete 2021 Guide

What is an Incident Report? An incident report formally documents workplace accidents, events, or near misses. These reports are crucial for capturing the details of the events that occur in situations like damage to company property, personal injury, health and safety issues, security breaches, or personnel misconduct. Companies should file incident reports because they give […]

By Ryan Hersh on March 21, 2021