Safety recordkeeping is a critical part of any safety management system. Unfortunately, many organizations only look to implement the bare minimum required for regulatory compliance and, as a result, miss out on much of the advantages that a more fully realized safety record keeping system allows.
This paper will provide a definition of safety recordkeeping, discuss why it is so important, suggest how the information can be best used, and illustrate some best practices that can be implemented in your organization – including the use of workplace safety software.
About the Author
Shannon Crinklaw is a Client Service Consultant with Medgate. Shannon has worked in the safety and environmental field for over 10 years mostly in the private sector within manufacturing environments. Shannon received a Business degree specializing in Human Resources from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. She furthered her specialization in safety by receiving a post grad certificate from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. She currently holds 2 certifications as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional and Canadian Human Resource Leader. Prior to Medgate, Shannon’s experience included work with recognized safety leaders within the automotive industry where she was involved in various aspects of developing and executing Safety programs and involvement in the ISO 14001 certification. Shannon’s broad experience in the occupational health and safety field enables her to bring a deep understanding of the needs of Medgate clients.More Content by Shannon Crinklaw, CRSP, CHRL