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SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE

Bluestreak™ can now be used as an integral part of a company’s Safety Management Program, as well as OSHA and EPA Compliance requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the key components of Safety and Compliance Management is keeping records, collecting relevant data, tracking related events, and having them easily available within the system. For example, when an OSHA audit takes place, the auditor wants to see evidence of how safety issues are tracked and how violations have been addressed.

 

Many companies conduct their own internal Safety Audits, and they now have a better way to store, track and report on that data, since it will be stored and managed right within Bluestreak™, where it can be tied to specific issues in production, with personnel, or with individual equipment.

 

 

Utilize Bluestreak as a Safety Management Tool:

  • Bluestreak™ can store employee information, including their picture and individual training requirements (both safety training and production training).

  • Employee training matrices can be stored within Bluestreak™, and employees can be qualified automatically by Bluestreak™ on the production floor. For example, if training is required before an employee is allowed to use a piece of equipment, Bluestreak™ will not allow them to continue processing an order if it finds their training is not completed or not current.

  • Equipment can also be qualified. If regularly scheduled maintenance or repairs have not been completed, the equipment in question cannot be used to process an order in Bluestreak™. 

  • During an internal Safety Audit, a “Concern” can be entered in Bluestreak ™ along with a “CAPA – corrective and preventive action”.  (Ex. Driving a forklift without wearing the seatbelt).

  • Bluestreak™ can also be used as an Incident Reporting System. Incident reports within a Concern, create an audit trail showing the user, date and time the incident was logged.  

  • Incident reports within a Concern, just like non-conformances, allow questions to be asked, and the responses stored within the system, creating an audit trail showing the user, date and time.

  • Safety Concern categories can be defined by you and set up in the system. Examples of safety categories include confined space issues, near misses, PPE (personal protective equipment) violations and damage. Because every organization faces a unique set of conditions, categories are customizable to meet your specific needs. That way, when a Safety Concern is entered into the system it can be assigned to a category.

  • Reports can be generated for all the Safety Concerns within the various categories, so you can track where the problems really are.  With the largest category identified, Bluestreak™ allows the user to open a corrective action in the CAPA system to determine the root cause and eliminate the problem. The ability to link the corrective action to the concern category provides evidence that your company takes safety seriously and acts upon issues when they are discovered.

  • Everyone has the ability to enter a Safety Concern, and using Bluestreak™, anyone can enter a violation. Therefore, you may not have to use a disciplinary system unless the offense is repeat or is grave enough for that level. 

  • All safety program documents can be stored within Bluestreak™’s Advanced Specifications Library, as well as scanning safety training records for each person set up in the system. 
    The Bluestreak™ “Concerns” component can be used to administrate inspection equipment that fails verification and calibration, while using the “Phrases” function to drop an “8D” problem solving template into the “Immediate Resolution” section to capture root cause, containment, actions taken, etc.

  • Bluestreak™ can also be used for external rework, using the same 8D template and the “related items” function to connect the original order and the new external rework order together in one common function.

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 Throughput Consulting Inc.
3215 Golf Road #189
Delafield, WI  53018
Tel: 888.785.0509

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