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How to Write an Effective Incident Report

Writing effective incident reports takes time and skill. Because these documents are so in-depth, you can feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to include. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide to writing incident reports. Below we’ve outlined everything you need to know about writing incident reports—and how to do so effectively.    Procedure for […]

By The GoCanvas Team on March 18, 2021
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What are Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)?

What is a SDS and what is its purpose? The term SDS refers to a Safety Data Sheet that is used by chemical companies to stay in compliance with the regulations set by OSHA in the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). Companies that manufacture, distribute, or import chemicals are required to provide Safety Data Sheets to […]

By The GoCanvas Team on March 14, 2021
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7 Immediate Steps to Take After an Injury

Employee safety matters a great deal and the last thing anyone wants is to see a coworker hurt. However, the reality is an injury can happen to anyone at any time and without notice. The most important thing is to have a plan in place before an incident occurs. This way your organization can spring […]

By The GoCanvas Team on March 9, 2021

What is Modular Construction and How Will it Change How We Build?

According to the Modular Building Institute (the MBI), modular construction is “a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in modules that, when put […]

By Nick Mirisis on February 27, 2021
Tags: Construction

​​​Construction Companies Need Disruption More Than Ever

Industry disruption entered the global lexicon in 1995 and shaped the way we think about innovation in various industries. Startups, new technologies, digitization, and other digital disruption are incredible agents of change for many business models. In the construction industry, disruption comes in many forms, some of the most impactful may not be a reinvention […]

By Nick Mirisis on February 24, 2021
Tags: Construction

Job Safety – A Key Focus for the Construction Industry in 2021

The construction industry relies heavily on key safety measures to protect workers and to achieve compliance. Common safety measures include the use of PPE (e.g. hard hats, respirators, etc.) on construction sites, lockout tagout controls before equipment maintenance, and fall-arrest systems to protect against fall hazards. These are all key ways construction companies can mitigate […]

By Nick Mirisis on February 19, 2021

Construction Innovation: 4 Tools To Help You Succeed

Construction projects and the construction industry stand to benefit from access to various innovative technology tools.  Construction companies that integrate real-time data and analytics can leverage automation to improve safety, decision-making, and knowledge management. This intelligence is critical for the protection and optimization of human resources and building materials allocation. In a traditional model, construction […]

By Nick Mirisis on February 18, 2021
Tags: Construction