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Michael-Utz

Doing Good with Technology

My name is Michael Utz, and I’m a front-end developer at NordSafety. I moved to Helsinki from the US in February 2018, and I have been very fortunate to find a great team to work with at NordSafety. ...Read More

Tags: blog , NordSafety Development , nordsafety , team , technology

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The best HSE conference in Europe? My takeaways from Fleming’s HSE Excellence

The HSE Excellence conference, which took place in Lisbon from May 15 - 17, is over. I’m writing this recap on a flight from Lisbon to Helsinki via Munich. Plenty of time to put all my new ideas down...Read More

Tags: blog , health and safety , hseq , safety trend report

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Updates on the NordSafety platform 

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve released lots of new features for the NordSafety platform. Our product development team has been working hard. In collaboration with the product owners, they’ve...Read More

Tags: blog , feature , health and safety , improvement

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The top 3 most dangerous industry sectors to work at in Germany

Germany is the largest single market in the European Union and Germans are known to produce exact numbers and statistics. So, let us take a look at some safety statistics from 2016 which are publicly...Read More

Tags: blog , germany , health and safety , work safety

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Major changes to NordSafety Identity Management

When building our product or doing any work related to it, we do it with security in mind. We aim to improve our products information security whenever and however we can. That is why today we are...Read More

Tags: blog , feature , NordSafety Development

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How to Eliminate Time Wasted in Field Reporting

When searching the web or asking colleagues for forms on things like incident reporting, vehicle checklists, inspection templates or safety checklists, you will find that what you usually get is a...Read More

Tags: blog , Mobile , mobile ehs , on-site reporting , reporting

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Why Standards Help You in Safety Management? From OHSAS to ISO 45001

As I was walking around a factory floor with the plant’s production manager, he seemed a bit anxious as we kept identifying new hazards. There was hazardous forklift traffic, traffic not isolated...Read More

Tags: blog , ISO 45001 , OHSAS , OHSAS 18001 , safety management , standards

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Turning the next chapter

When founding NordSafety three years ago, we agreed on a common vision: “To be the leading mobile EHS solution”. We wanted to do things differently, using the most recent technology to transform...Read More

Tags: blog , company , growth

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Software Stack for SME Safety Management

For many SMEs safety management processes often include a lot of manual activity and paperwork. Manual work consumes a valuable resource - time. And paper? Well, that has a habit of getting lost....Read More

Tags: audits , blog , Compliance , incident management , risk , safety management , SME

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The State of Digitalization of HSE in Germany

As the person initiating the activities of a digital start-up in the HSE field in Germany, my main responsibility is to get in contact with companies from different industries with the aim of getting...Read More

Tags: blog , digitalization , germany , health and safety , safety management , technology

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European Health and Safety Management Forum

In Berlin, at the end of September, I attended GLC’s organized HSE Management Forum for the first time. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect because unfortunately, safety seminars tend to repeat the...Read More

Tags: blog , ehs , events , health and safety , safety leadership , safety management

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6 Tips for Improving Safety Incident Management

  What are key things to do once there has been a safety incident in the organization? How do you record and share information about the incident? Nobody wants to have any safety incidents, but at...Read More

Tags: blog , ehsq , health and safety , incident management , management , safety management

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You Are Losing Money on Inaccurate Audits

There are a number of different reasons why the Quentic App is great addition to Quentic platform for incident management, investigations, auditing and inspections and risk assessments. It’s worth...Read More

Tags: analysis , audits , blog , management , Mobile , reporting

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Joining a Start-up

So, there you are. Either it’s the decision to take your first job with a start-up, or perhaps you, just like me, had spent some time working for large companies. Those experiences might suggest you...Read More

Tags: blog , germany , growth , startup , tech

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You don’t need a safety manager – you need a safety culture

Every company of a decent size needs an assigned safety person, and this is often an internally appointed safety manager. They may be full or part-time, and they are expected to ensure the company...Read More

Tags: blog , safety culture , safety management

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Using drones to improve workplace safety

Most of us have heard of drones – aerial quadcopters that can be piloted remotely using smartphones, tablets, or even augmented reality glasses – but not many companies are fully aware of their...Read More

Tags: blog , drone , improvement , technology

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Why You Should Treat EHS Software Like a Gym Membership

If you’ve ever been on a health kick, you’ll know that getting good results is about much more than just joining a gym. You need the right equipment to get in shape, but how quickly you lose weight...Read More

Tags: blog , change management , motivation , safety culture

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Beyond technology: NordSafety innovative new pricing model

When we founded NordSafety in 2014, our aim was to bring new technology to market that would help organisations improve workforce safety. Our vision came from seeing the daily struggles of safety...Read More

Tags: blog , feature , innovation , pricing

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New feature - Finding the Nearest Site Just Got Simpler

Every good company is built on a strong set of values, and NordSafety is no different. When it comes to our customers, we want to simplify their lives, and this means meeting the challenges their...Read More

Tags: blog , feature , location , public channel

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Will Artificial Intelligence Replace the Safety Manager?

At NordSafety we are always exploring new technologies in order to understand how these could be utilized to improve workplace safety and make it more automated. Automation is key to improving...Read More

Tags: ai , blog , future , vision

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NordSafety Growth Story 2016

2016 was a really good year for mobile-friendly vendors in the EHS software industry. Across the sector, companies were looking to improve workplace safety, and turning their attention to...Read More

Tags: blog , company , growth

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Meet NordSafety at the London Health and Safety Expo 20-22 June 2017

Hello from London HQ! Quite a lot has happened since my last blog after joining to lead NordSafety UK. Something I am very proud of is the establishment of our new offices in London as a part of the...Read More

Tags: blog

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A Social Approach to Safety - How to Increase Workforce Engagement with SafetyFeed

What are the top challenges your company faces on its journey to improve safety culture? We’ve learned that in almost every organisation, increasing the engagement of the workforce and improving...Read More

Tags: blog , ehs , engage , safetyfeed , social media

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The Illusion of Zero: Why complete accident avoidance distracts from real safety improvement

While it would be nice to believe that the goal of zero accidents is achievable in any company, realistically, it's not. At least not if your LTIF is above 20 and you dream about hitting the zero...Read More

Tags: blog , ehs , zero , zero accident goal

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Trailblazing Women in Tech: Megan Schaible joins to lead NordSafety UK

Today marks exactly one month since joining NordSafety as our Managing Director of UK business and two weeks since our debut on the UK trade show scene at HSE Birmingham. I could not be happier to be...Read More

Tags: blog , growth , startup , tech , united kingdom , women

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Release of the Annual Safety Management Trend Report 2017

NordSafety announces the release of its 2017 Trend Report, analysing the upcoming industry changes and mindsets that are likely to impact the direction of Safety Management throughout the upcoming...Read More

Tags: blog , ehs , ehsq , safety trend report

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Making safety a habit with improved on-site reporting.

Within his blog posts, my fellow founder of NordSafety, Timo Kronlöf, has discussed how safety should be encouraged as an engrained habit, rather than a mandatory chore. And it’s easy to agree from a...Read More

Tags: blog , habit , on-site reporting , reporting

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Making Safety More Than Just a Buzzword for Your Organisation

Today, most companies will tell you that for them, safety is a primary concern, and that they are committed to developing their health and safety strategies. But is this impressive talk translating...Read More

Tags: blog , organisation , safety culture , safety management

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Turning Failure into Success

I admit that identifying failures can actually lead to better safety practices. In conventional safety management we are constantly looking to spot non-conformances, hazards and risks in order to...Read More

Tags: blog , failure , future , Safety , safety management

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Chatbots take over daily EHS management

Chatbots are fast taking over the daily work routine from humans . Every industry and function is planning to implement those and why not? It’s a simple way to automate basic communication needs that...Read More

Tags: ai , blog , chatbot , ehs automation , technology

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Let’s Make Safety Information More Interesting in 2017

During 2017, I want to see the status of safety being lifted up. Often the reality is that safety is seen as a drag that makes things more complicated. One reason for the negative feeling is the way...Read More

Tags: blog , culture , people engagement , Safety

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The Anatomy of a Great EHS Solution Investment Case

To obtain approval for your EHS investments, you’ll need to present a solid business case to your management team; a case built upon facts will give you confidence in the strategy you are proposing,...Read More

Tags: blog , business case , ehs solutions , investment

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How to build your 5S audit template

The lean 5S method is a powerful tool to improve quality, productivity and safety. The 5 steps of 5S are Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke, which typically translate into English as sort,...Read More

Tags: 5s audit , blog , lean , mobile 5s , template

7 reasons to use images at the site of an incident

Nobody wants to be involved in documenting accidents or unwelcome incidents; in fact, we’re all striving to avoid such situations from ever taking place. But should the worst happen, you need all the...Read More

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Should more countries adopt the Finnish TR method?

Introduced in 1992, the TR method is a Finnish system of rating health and safety management on building sites, using behaviour and condition based observations to calculate the likelihood of an...Read More

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A smarter ecosystem: bringing safety conscious teams together

When it comes to dealing with incidents, minimising potential hazards and reducing the risk of threat, no one job role can single-handedly shoulder the burden of keeping everybody else safe. EHSQ...Read More

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5 ways to engage staff in health and safety compliance

An engaged workforce is a safer workforce. Promoting a culture where employees are actively encouraged to participate in health and safety motivates individuals to take better care of themselves,...Read More

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Two heads are better than one

When you’re managing the EHSQ for your entire organisation or facility, you can’t be everywhere at once. Despite the fact that NordSafety allows you to undertake much of your reporting and risk...Read More

Tags: blog

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How location awareness helps you understand your data

We’ve just launched location awareness services in NordSafety and it is really amazing. Visualizing data is something that helps us humans to comprehend what we see. If we are just looking at a...Read More

Tags: blog , data visualization , geo , location

4 Ways to Immediately Make Your Workplace Safer

As part of an organisation where EHSQ truly matters, you’re always looking for new ways to make your environment a safer place to be. Your pursuit of minimising accidents and reducing the likelihood...Read More

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Best practices for using NordSafety at the site of an incident

NordSafety knows that accidents happen. Using our mobile-based EHSQ management platform is the first step towards a safer and more aware workplace environment, but should the unexpected occur,...Read More

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How to Engage People in Safety

In my opinion, the field of safety has been quite conservative and controversial. I’ve seen collisions between operative and safety goals too many times and the winner has more often been operative...Read More

Tags: blog , engage , howto , inspirational

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New Innovation for Collaboration in Safety

What do you think are the biggest SHEQ management challenges at shared workplaces? This question is one that does not get a lot of attention, as people are too busy dealing with rushed errands,...Read More

Tags: blog , collaboration , innovation

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The first Finnish company in a prestigious safety study

NordSafety is the first Finnish EHS-software company that has been included in an international health and safety study conducted by Verdantix. The study enrolled the world's leading EHS-software...Read More

Tags: blog , culture , ehs , publication , safety culture

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5 Key Factors for Successful Safety Toolbox Talk

I’ve got master’s degree in safety management and years of HSEQ experience from the field in different companies. I wish it matters when I start a discussion about safety with a random group of...Read More

Tags: blog , Safety , safety toolbox talk

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Stop Wasting Money on Health and Safety

Investments in Health and Safety management system is currently a timely topic in many organisations. Many organisations are currently in the process of purchasing mobile based solutions. Many of the...Read More

Tags: blog , ehsq , health and safety , investments , money

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5 EHSQ Productivity Hacks

We all know that you want to do things easier and faster. You want to increase productivity. Focus needs to be on the things that really matter. This way you'll achieve the results that management is...Read More

Tags: blog , ehsq , management , productivity , time management

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How Can You Start With Mobile For Quality Management Today?

When we founded NordSafety we reinvented work safety reporting. Shortly we noticed that companies are also seeking new ways to digitize other paper based information processes.(The amount of paper...Read More

Tags: blog , ISO:9000 , quality , quality management

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Introduction to Safety Management Trend Report 2016

Following Eric Hollnagel’s views, it would be great to have information systems recognizing also successes, not only failures (accidents). Professor Emeritus Jorma Saari, the father figure of...Read More

Tags: blog , ehs , hseq , safety trend report

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Safety Information is Boring

People's common mistake is to think that their own area of expertise is very interesting to everybody else. It's not. Safety information nevertheless has its use and relevant information should be...Read More

Tags: blog , communication , engage , Safety

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NordSafety Growth Story 2015

Work life is demanding in the current global competition all companies face. To keep things in balance we want to be in good physical and mental fit when enjoying our free time with the people we...Read More

Tags: blog , Business , growth , hseq , Mobile , mobile ehs

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Content Analysis for Risk Identification

As we all know we have an enormous and continuous flow of information in our organization. People are talking, writing, taking photos, recording speech and taking videos. Information is produced...Read More

Tags: ai , analysis , blog , content , ehs

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Safety Communication is the New Black

Today as different work safety management systems are everyday commodities in companies, the need for near-miss and close-call reporting is increasing. One of the drivers for management systems is of...Read More

Tags: blog , culture , ehs , Safety , safety communication

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7 Quick Tips About Near Miss Reporting

Have you ever wondered why leading companies set up near miss reporting? What’s the point in collecting reports about something that almost happened? If you have thought about it or you just began to...Read More

Tags: blog , howto , near-miss , reporting , tips

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Part3: Safety Solutions in the Future

In order to predict the future we need to be familiar with the past and the present. In this 3rd and last part of blog series (Disruptive Change in Safety Management Solutions) I’m discussing about...Read More

Tags: blog , ehs , health and safety , people engagement , safety leadership , safety management

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Mobile EHS solutions are leading the way

Recent studies show that enterprise mobile application adaption is growing fast (Citrix). This is good news to all people using IT-systems in their work. There are also statistics showing that people...Read More

Tags: blog , ehs , mobile ehs , Safety

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Crowdsourced EHS reporting

One everlasting issue in safety is how to get people involved and in the long run engaged in safety work. Too often safety is experienced as a necessary evil. We know the feeling and you as a safety...Read More

Tags: blog , crowdsourcing , public channel , reporting

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Infographic: Safety audit with mobile

We wanted to know if mobile solutions actually brings some added value to safety audit compared to the more traditional way. By traditional I mean collecting the information on paper and manually...Read More

Tags: audits , blog , infographic , Mobile

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Part 2: Safety Solutions Today

In my previous blog: Disruptive Change in Safety Management Solutions I talked about safety solutions in the past. Now it's high time to move forward. We have come a long way from collecting data of...Read More

Tags: blog , Mobile , Safety

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NordSafety API sees daylight

Every SaaS system needs a modern public API to be able to connect with their users other operative IT-systems. Now we can also proudly say that we have that capability. Yesterday released the first...Read More

Tags: blog

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Disruptive Change in Safety Management Solutions

I work in a technology company with high ambitions to change the way how work safety management, reporting and measurement are done. We have witnessed similar disruptions in other industries and...Read More

Tags: blog , OHSAS 18001 , safety management , safety solutions , work safety

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Safety glasses will get smart

Heads-up displays (HUD), cameras and voice control will be integrated seamlessly to safety glasses in the future. Means that safety glasses gets smart and equipped with wearable technology. This...Read More

Tags: blog , future , iot , risk , Safety

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How to decrease accident frequency?

When we started to develop our mobile solution for occupational safety, one of our goals was to make safety reporting and risk management easier. We thought that this way we could also help our...Read More

Tags: accident frequency , blog , Mobile , site safety audits

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We want to use technology to help people’s every day work

In the beginning when we founded the company we called our solution T3-reporting (T3-raportointi in Finnish). Ever since we adopted NordSafety as our company brand, we've been balancing with two...Read More

Tags: blog , growth , nordsafety

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