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By: Connor Henwood on February 13th, 2018

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OSHA Compliance in a Snap

Smart Water | Engineering

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA – is nothing new for those involved in Smart Water inspections. For employers who send contractors and employees into the field to perform critical tasks, like manhole cover inspections, ensuring their safety and their adherence to OSHA standards is not something that can be taken lightly.

It’s why hours and hours of training and coursework go into understanding the latest regulations and ways to ensure compliance. A single violation can not only lead to hefty fines, but, also to increased risk of bodily harm for those in the field.

Compliance. Is. Everything.

It’s Also a Challenge

While compliance is mission critical, it’s often a challenge. Because standards change regularly, and not all team members take part in the same courses and certification programs, ensuring every field inspector, regardless of their background or educational history, understands how to comply and has the tools at hand to do so is absolutely essential.

Until now, this has meant regular in-house trainings (which are still necessary), harping on procedural changes, and triple checking each inspector’s processes. It’s time consuming and costly.

While it’s not possible to eliminate all of these efforts, there are ways to simplify compliance as far as OSHA regulations and standards are concerned.

Mobile Data Solutions to the Rescue

You probably see the tools with which your field inspectors are equipped as a means of performing inspections and gathering data. But, what if they could increase your compliance to OSHA regulations and standards?

They can. Here’s how.

Using tools that are customized to allow your team members to gather the data that’s most important for your Smart Water and infrastructure inspections, you can incorporate smart fields that don’t allow your inspectors to move forward until they are filled in/completed. This may include a timing requirement, specific measurements, a photo of a specific step or something else. Regardless, you can prohibit the act of moving forward until certain pre-specified steps have been followed.

It may not solve the OSHA compliance conundrum altogether, but, it could change the way your team works, increasing the odds of compliance without overburdening specific field inspectors on an individual level. This allows them to focus on what matters most – providing you with timely, accurate data – instead of getting stuck in details that may not be relevant to their task, or, could distract from what must be done.

The flexibility of Zerion’s iFormBuilder makes this possible. It frees up your team to do their jobs efficiently and effectively, while helping to aid in compliance with OSHA and other regulatory standards that may relate to your organization.

Want to learn more about how iFormBuilder relates to the Smart Water industry? Start here.

Have questions? Concerns? Want to see it in action? Contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

About Connor Henwood

Connor Henwood is an Account Manager at Zerion. He is from the great state of Texas! Connor enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hunting and golf. Most importantly he enjoys helping people, so if you have any questions about getting started with Zerion, he is here to help!

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