The GoCanvas Blog: Safety

By: The GoCanvas Team December 20, 2021

How To Prepare for an OSHA Safety Inspection

Plenty of owners of small- and medium-sized businesses find the prospect of having an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection scary, especially since the agency is now inspecting businesses from bakeries and liquor stores, to construction companies, tire stores, and performing arts companies. But you can be ready for OSHA. Knowing what to expect, […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 17, 2021

Understanding Workplace Safety Hazards: What Employers Need to Know

While the pandemic has brought mainstream attention to worker safety issues, workers and employers in many industries, such as construction, field services, manufacturing, and transportation/logistics, have long grappled with common workplace hazards. Not only do firms have a vested interest in keeping their employees safe from worksite risks, but the federal Occupational Safety and Health […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 7, 2021

Guide to PPE for Construction Safety

Though it’s almost impossible to remove all hazards on a construction site, one effective way to keep employees safe is the use of PPE. PPE is essential on construction job sites when there is no other way to remove the risk or hazard. Continue reading to learn more about PPE and what types of risks […]

two construction workers looking at ipad device on job site
By: The GoCanvas Team November 1, 2021

Top 4 Workplace Safety Apps

There are many great reasons to invest in workplace safety apps. Digital technology for safety can help modernize your operations and provide greater insight into safety issues and patterns.  A digital workplace safety management program will lead to better overall outcomes for your business. Apps help to keep workers safe and productive, ultimately lowering risk […]

man using tablet on construction site for safety
By: The GoCanvas Team October 30, 2021

How Safety Meeting Apps Can Help Lower Costs

Digital apps for construction safety can help your employees access toolbox talks on their mobile devices and tablets. Many companies have found that regular toolbox talks can help to decrease the number of accidents on site, when employees are more informed about potential safety risks. Investing in apps for construction safety is good for your […]

By: The GoCanvas Team October 9, 2021

5 Ways Mobile Inspection Apps Ensure Better Compliance

The whole point of inspections is to ensure compliance. They help you ensure your work is up to code and your employees are safe. But paper inspections come with a host of issues, many of which could be leaving you at risk. Here are five ways mobile inspection apps ensure better compliance:   1. Apps […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team October 7, 2021

Free Employee Incident Report Template

Incident reports are used to document when an accident or near-miss happens at work. Instead of using paper forms, many organizations choose to file incident reports digitally as PDF files that can be sent via email. Templates are commonly used to give employees a standard form to file when an incident occurs. Proper reporting is […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team September 1, 2021

Complete Guide to Vehicle Inspection Forms [+ Templates]

  What is a vehicle inspection form? A vehicle inspection form is used to document the condition of a vehicle. These forms have many different uses, both for personal vehicles and companies that operate commercial vehicles or fleets. Different types of vehicle inspection forms will have different fields used to assess the vehicle based on […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 23, 2021

3 Reasons to Digitize Your Construction Safety Programs

Construction safety is a top priority for all firms and contractors. That’s why more construction pros are moving to digitize their construction safety programs to create more visibility into their operations.    The Data Dilemma  A study from FMI research found that 96% of data goes unused in the construction industry. This highlights the challenge […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 5, 2021

3 Reasons to Digitize Your Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

  You’re required to have safety data sheets if your business handles hazardous chemicals. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard states that “Employers must ensure that the SDSs are readily accessible to employees for all hazardous chemicals in their workplace.” Most safety management solutions on the market today have the ability for your business to digitize their […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 3, 2021

Beginner’s Guide to Inspection Software and Forms

  What is an inspection form? Inspection forms are used during the inspection process to collect information that is compiled into a report. An inspection form can be completed using a standard sheet of paper or it can be completed digitally using software for inspections on a mobile form. Many different types of inspection forms […]

worker taking photo on job site of incident using tablet
By: Justin Higgins June 28, 2021

Accident Report Forms for Construction Incidents

When an incident occurs on a job site, it is important that documentation is collected promptly and accurately. These steps ensure that a proper investigation can occur and future incidents can be avoided. Learn how GoCanvas can help increase the speed and quality of your site safety reporting in a few easy steps. 

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By: The GoCanvas Team May 23, 2021

3 Reasons to Invest in Safety Apps for Construction

  Safety programs managed on paper are difficult to track. That’s why construction companies are going digital with their safety programs to gain more visibility into safety and track compliance. With digital training or toolbox talks, employees have an easier time accessing the information through mobile devices. A digital record is created for documentation purposes […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team May 17, 2021

Ultimate Guide to Safety Management Software for Construction

Construction firms rely on paper forms to complete many essential tasks on job sites. But anyone that’s had to fill out paperwork knows how inefficient, error-prone, and time-consuming the process can be for everyone involved. That’s why organizations are moving to software and mobile forms for construction to alleviate these concerns. Going from paper to […]

construction worker filling out near miss reports on phone
By: The GoCanvas Team May 15, 2021

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 […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team May 13, 2021

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 […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team May 11, 2021

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 […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team March 31, 2021

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 […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team March 29, 2021

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 […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team March 24, 2021

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 […]