Computer System Designed to Improve Safety Performance

Safety Management Systems Inc., New York, N.Y., recently introduced AIRSWEB, a web-based system that uses a highly customizable browser-based interface to automate and simplify the process of recording, managing, analyzing and reporting health and safety-related incidents. Already in use by more than 25 companies, AIRSWEB is designed to help create a safer and healthier workplace environment while reducing management and administrative costs. Additional modules offer applications for environmental analysis, risk assessment, ProActive Safety System (PASS), training compliance, site visits and audits, customer complaints and security incidents tracking and trending.

AIRSWEB's goal is to help businesses both improve safety performance and increase profitability. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), nearly 16 workers in the United States die each day from injuries sustained on the job and 134 die from work-related diseases. On a typical day approximately 9,000 workers are treated in ERs for occupational injuries; 200 are hospitalized. Workers' compensation costs for employers totaled $87 billion in 2004.

AIRSWEB's automated notification process ensures that all those with "need to know” responsibilities are informed as incidents occur and its easy-to-use real-time reporting capabilities make it possible for organizations to reduce the occurrence of accidents and other negative incidents by quickly identifying their root causes. Because the system is web-based and easy to use, AIRSWEB can be used effectively across the enterprise by personnel with minimum computer training.

In addition to AIRSWEB's core product, which focuses on reporting and analyzing accidents and other incidents, SMS also provides other modules that are available as stand-alone products or modular additions to AIRSWEB's core product.

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