There are many different aspects of MSHA Part 46 compliance training. Recordkeeping is one of those.
It’s easy enough to see WHY there are recordkeeping and documentation requirements. Regulators have to know what’s been done and what hasn’t been done. Even if you don’t LIKE doing this, the logic is fair enough. You get it.
That doesn’t mean that creating, storing, and later retrieving all those records is especially fun. And if you’re a safety manager, I’d be willing to bet it’s not your favorite part of your job.
In fact, I recently gave a presentation at MSHA’s annual TRAM conference, and I asked this very question to the 40-or so people who attended the presentation. I learned that basically nobody really enjoyed doing this; that nearly everyone felt they spent more time doing this than they wanted to; and that most everyone was a little unsure if their records were perfect or if they could quickly retrieve specific training records (the one person who said she COULD quickly retrieve specific different types of training records admitted that her confidence came at the cost of a LOT of time working with Excel spreadsheets).
But online, computerized systems can help ease this recordkeeping and documentation challenge. They’ll help you spend less time creating, storing, and retrieving training records and other documentation. This means you can spend more of your time on safety training, safety audits, safety observations, in safety meetings….well, you get the idea. You can spend more of your time doing stuff that is more productive.
In this article, you’ll learn more about some ways that online systems can save you time, headache, frustration, and even money on all this recordkeeping. Read on for the full story.