Supply chains are crucial networks of contractual arrangements that provide goods and services to an organization for internal use or onward sale to customers. To ensure the quality of these products, the supply chain is typically managed with contract conditions and oversight. However, workplace safety is a critical issue that must be considered throughout the supply chain.
According to the International Labour Organisation, more than 2.3 million people die every year as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. In addition, 317 million accidents occur on the job annually, resulting in significant human and business costs. Inadequate workplace safety drains approximately 4% of global GDP each year, leading to costly issues such as early retirements, loss of skilled staff, absenteeism, and high insurance premiums.
Three key factors govern workplace safety across the supply chain: economic and resource pressures, the size of the working environment, and the lack of a coordinated approach to workplace safety and communication. To improve workplace safety, exporters can use resources such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) guidelines, and government regulations and industry regulatory bodies.
CSR strategies can be used to advocate for better workplace safety practices and impose financial penalties on those who do not comply with agreed standards. The ILO has developed standard workplace and labour safety guidelines, research documents, and resources to help companies create safer workplaces for staff across their enterprise and supply chain. Governments and regulatory bodies can help regulate supply chains through work health and safety legislation, principal contractor duties, and other legislation that protect vulnerable workers.
To ensure compliance with workplace safety guidelines, consistent, scalable, end-to-end auditing is necessary. Compliance Checkpoint is a flexible and scalable software platform that automates audit, risk, and compliance tasks using integrated cloud technology and tablet functionality. Adopting this solution can better manage compliance requirements across an organization and the entire supply chain, leading to real business benefits.
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The first AI-powered accident prevention software for Workers’ Comp Insurance reduces injuries and workers’ compensation premiums – one of only 10 startups selected for the startup pavilion Chicago -March 20, 2023 – CompScience Insurance Services today announced that its AI-powered Intelligent Safety Platform can be used to generate Risk Assessments for qualified manufacturing and […]Read more
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Reducing claims by up to 23%, CompScience now offers Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policies that minimize injuries and premiums via its Intelligent Safety Platform San Francisco / Columbus, OH – March 20, 2023 – CompScience Insurance Services today announced a managing general agent (MGA) agreement with Nationwide and Swiss Re to underwrite, bind and service […]Read more
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Workplace accidents are a serious concern for businesses and employees alike. Despite the best efforts of employers and workers, accidents can still occur, leading to serious injuries and even fatalities. The impact of workplace accidents can be far-reaching and can have a lasting impact on the lives of workers and their families. Now, AI makes […]Read more
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A: There are several things you can do to make your workplace safer: Identify and assess potential hazards: The first step to making your workplace safer is to identify potential hazards that can cause harm to you or your colleagues. Conduct a risk assessment to identify potential hazards and evaluate their potential impact. Implement safety […]Read more
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Safety analytics is the process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data related to safety incidents, risks, and hazards within an organization or industry. It involves the use of statistical methods and analytical tools to identify trends and patterns in safety-related data, as well as to develop insights and recommendations for improving safety performance. Safety analytics […]Read more
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You can lower your workers’ comp insurance rates while making your workplace safer through new Artificial Intelligence technology. CMTA has partnered with CompScience to reduce workplace accidents. CompScience has created an innovative tool using Artificial Intelligence to lower risks. CMTA members can take this free risk assessment. This benefit can help California manufacturers […]Read more