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ASSE 2014

S&W exhibits at this years ASSE Safety 2014 Show Booth 1068:

June 8th - 11th, 2014

Stop by booth 1068 to learn how our customers are REDUCING WORKPLACE INJURIES using the Guardian Safety Observation, Audit, & Inspection System.  Highlights listed below:

- High satisfaction rate for "Ease of Use"
- Capture, Track, & Report on Safety Observations
- Reduce workplace risk before incidents occur
- Dashboard monitors key safety metrics
- Share best practices between locations
- Create unlimited customizable checklists
- Schedule reports to run and delivered to anyone
- Manage action items through closure
- Use SafeScan to eliminate manual data entry
- Mobile apps record observations on or off-line
- Attach pictures on location
- Dictate notes with auto voice to text translation
- Supports iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices

North American Electricity Generation and Oil Drilling industries choose the Guardian Safety Observation System to reduce workplace incidents:

April 15, 2014

North American based energy companies continue to choose Guardian to streamline safety operations.  There has been an increasingly high demand for mobile capture for safety observations, audits, and inspections.  This mobile capability allows companies covering large geographies to "Capture on Demand" which enables real-time safety metrics monitoring.

Guardian Mobile Apps now capture GPS Coordinates:

March 10, 2014

S&W has added GPS capture capability to all mobile platform apps (iOs, Android, and BlackBerry).  Customer round tables will be conducted later this year to get feedback on how this new data can be used in "Heat Maps" to show Safety Metrics across geographical areas.

Behavioral Safety Now 2013:  Quality Safety Edge and S&W Technologies host Utility Industry Roundtable:

October 1, 2013

Implementing a behavior-based safety process in the utility industry raises unique challenges such as involving employees whose professional code of practice already includes watching out for one another and who are dispersed across large service territories sometimes for long periods. Unique challenges call for unique solutions and what better way to learn these solutions than to network with and learn from others in the utility industry?

This interactive event was facilitated by experts in the field of behavior-based safety with utility industry experience.  Participants shared best practices in developing and maintaining behavior-based safety processes.

Global Hi-Tech Manufacturing selects S&W Technologies Guardian Observation System with Mobile Capture:

August 13, 2013

A diversified technology company with adhesive, coating and motion management technologies across aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial sectors has selected the Guardian Behavior Based Safety Observation System to streamline their safety process globally.  Guardian's mobile device capture system will allow for real-time observations with photos and voice to text translation from anywhere in the world.

S&W Product Release:  Business Intelligence - Enhance Reporting & Dashboards Module

June 1, 2013

S&W Technologies is proud to announce the product release of its Guardian Business Intelligence System.  In addition to the Guardian Standard Reports which support the BBS Process, this module is now included in all customer implementations.

Customers are using this system to deliver completely customizable reports and dashboards that align directly to their safety process and key performance indicators.  The turn-around time for new report requests has been reduced by over 75%.

Product Highlights:

  • Reports & Dashboards can be scheduled and pushed to email, web, and mobile platforms
  • Web-based, drag-and-drop dashboard designer
  • Reports can be published in multiple formats and can also be exported to data files
  • Highly interactive reports provide online and cross tab sorting, filtering, conditional formatting, column move/hide, along with format changes that can be saved for re-use
  • Ad Hoc Analysis browser-based interactive interface supports drill-down, filtering, and interactive charting
  • Utilize built-in calculations to perform what-if analysis

Energy Industry Chooses S&W Technologies to Implement Behavior Based Safety, Lower Workplace Risk:

February 26, 2013

A major Electric Power corporation has chosen the Guardian Behavior Based Safety Observation System to capture, track, and report on their safety inspections across all operating companies.  This follows an intensive 45 day pilot where S&W competed head to head with multiple competitors.  S&W provided full project management during this pilot which involved implementing, training, and supporting participants as they used Guardian for real safety observations.  The Critical Success Criteria for winning the business was system functionality, ease of use, and customer support.

The Guardian system will identify and mitigate workplace risk in the shortest time possible and will enable employees anywhere in the country to capture safety observations using Web-Browsers, iPhones, Androids, BlackBerrys, and Excel uploads.  The Guardian SafeScan Capture System will eliminate the manual data entry of paper-based checklists.

S&W Technologies showcased at Three Major Safety Conferences Fall 2012.

November 6, 2012

Canadian Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference in Niagara Falls Canada was held Sept. 10th and 11th.

Behavior Safety Now Conference in Jacksonville Florida - Oct. 10th and 11th.

National Safety Council’s 100th Conference and Exposition held this year in Ft. Lauderdale Florida - Oct. 22nd – 24th.

S&W showcased their Site-Wise Guardian Observation system, Incident Tracking system, SafeScan capture solution and their newest mobile platforms for the Blackberry, iPhone and Android.  Attendance at all three shows was strong especially the 2012 NSC Expo in Florida.  Occupational and health and safety professionals from around the globe as well as S&W customers were shown how S&W’s Site-Wise Guardian, Incident Tracking and SafeScan solution make it a robust end-end solution for the reduction and reporting of safety incidents.

Energy Sector Chooses S&W:

June 8, 2012

Five major corporations across Synthetic Chemical Manufacturing, Power Distribution, Oil Refining, and Gas Drilling industries have given the green light to S&W this month to completely streamline their Behavior Based Safety Observation process by implementing the Site-Wise Guardian Observation system.  All five major corporations will be capturing observations electronically via web browsers and also using S&W's new suite of "Mobile Apps" for use on their Blackberrys, iPhones, iPads, Android phones, and tablets.

In rugged terrain where technology can not be deployed, these same customers are now taking advantage of S&W's new SafeScan capture solution.  This end-to-end solution allows for the simultaneous scanning of paper-based checklists eliminating manual data entry while entering observations electronically in other locations.

Quality, Audit, and Transportation departments for these new customers will utilize Guardian's flexible capabilities to manage quality inspections of gas and electric meters, Federal regulatory audits, and daily vehicle inspections reports.

S&W Showcases at Two Major Conferences:

June 7, 2012

IRPA Conference (International Radiation Protection Association) Glascow Scotland

The IRPA Conference held in Glascow Scotland in May, proved to be a rewarding event.  There was much interest from various foreign nuclear companies around S&W's suite of radiation protection software products.  VSDS (Visual Survey Data System) continues to be best in class world wide for the documenting and reporting of electronic radiological surveys.  GEDDS (Graphical Electronic Dosimetry Display System) was also a highlight at IRPA for its best in capabilities for the monitoring of radiation dose levels on people and areas within nuclear and department of energy sites.

2012 ASSE Expo and Conference (American Society of Safety Engineers) Denver Colorado

The ASSE Expo and Conference held in Denver Colorado in early June, had another enormous turnout with over 4000 attendees from around the world.  S&W showcased it's safety products, the Site-Wise Guardian Observation system, Incident Tracking system, and S&W's newest SafeScan capture solution.  The SafeScan solution eliminates the need for manual data entry for hardcopy safety observations, inspections, and audits.  This solution solidifies S&W's capability to provide its customers an in-house, end-to-end solution for the capture, tracking, and reporting of safety observations, inspections, and audits.  S&W's competitors cannot offer this end-to-end solution and must continue to partner with other companies to provide such solutions.

S&W Technologies announces the launch of SafeScan:

April 17, 2012

S&W Technologies announces SafeScan, a component to the Guardian System, that allows you to scan hardcopy checklists used for safety observations, audits, and inspections.  This new capability eliminates the labor associated with the manual data entry of these forms and enables S&W to provide it's clients an end-to-end solution without the use of a third party provider.

Click on the link below for more information or call Ralph Servati at (843) 815-2780.

SafeScan

Multi-Year Agreement signed with Global Food Manufacturer:

February 10, 2012

S&W Technologies has signed a multi-year agreement with a Fortune 100 Global Food Manufacturer.  Four facilities will be rolled out initially with the Guardian Behavior Based Observation System to capture, track, and report on safety audits.  Real-time safety intelligence may now be shared at corporate, regional, and local levels to lower workplace injuries.

Recap of January Nuclear Shows:

January 25, 2012

S&W Technologies recently finished up two full weeks of annual nuclear trade shows; which were held mid January, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The 2012 Nuclear International ISOE ALARA Symposium and the US NRC Region III Radiation Protection Managers steering committee meeting were held in week one.  The Nuclear Suppliers Association Region I & II Radiation Protection Managers meeting along with the Nuclear PWR ALARA meeting were held in week two.  Nuclear professionals from around the world as well as several S&W customers participated and learned about the latest enhancements in S&W’s software technology.  S&W’s VSDS (Visual Survey Data System) software, recording of electronic radiological surveys, is fast becoming the industry standard at nuclear and DOE sites throughout North America.  S&W’s telemetry software GEDDS (Graphical Electronic Data Display System) and picture cataloging software Site-Wise, are also widely used within these industries.  Another S&W fast developing and sought after product is our Behavior Based Observation and Incident Tracking software, Site-Wise Guardian.  Participants were enthused to learn about the latest updates and soon to be released enhancements for this product as well.  For more information these products and how they can help to reduce overall workplace safety and rising costs related to injuries and missed accidents, please visit our Solutions Page. 

January 24, 2012

S&W Technologies was recently awarded a contract with a west-coast beverage manufacturer for the Guardian Behavior Observation System.  This hosted system will streamline the capturing, tracking, and reporting on behavior observations, inspections, and safety audits.  Customer business drivers for this project included reducing the total number of injuries / near misses and associated costs at their facility.

Recap of NSC Expo:

November 9, 2011

S&W Technologies had a booth at the  2011 National Safety Council  Expo in Philadelphia.  The attendee turnout at the booth was tremendous.  Products featured were the Guardian Behavior Based Safety Observation capture and reporting system, the Guardian Incident Tracking and OSHA reporting system, and the Principals of Behavior Based Safety training system.    Attendees were excited to see the linkages between the Behavior Observation and Incident Tracking systems and how it will impact the amount of incidents from happening in the future. Feedback from the show confirmed S&W’s BEST IN CLASS systems for the reduction of workplace injuries.

On another note, Mike K. of North Carolina was the winner of the computer tablet drawing. Congratulations Mike. Your tablet is on its way.

S&W exhibiting at the NSC Expo:

October 19, 2011

S&W Technologies with be attending the National Safety Council Expo in Philadelphia October 31st - November 2nd.    Potential clients will see how S&W’s Site-Wise Guardian Observation capture and reporting system  is linked to their new Incident Tracking System, making it a robust end-end solution for the tracking,  reporting and reduction of safety incidents. In addition to capturing observations on paper, PDA and tablet computers, S&W now offers the capability on Blackberry devices.

Be sure to stop by booth # 1560 to see the latest in technologies for the tracking and reporting of behavior observations and incidents.

Recap of NEI's Annual Meeting:

August 29, 2011

S&W Technologies exhibited at  the Nuclear Energy Institute’s annual meeting in Seattle, Washington last week.  Several current and prospective clients visited  our booth to learn about new features and functionality with our safety  software for radiation surveying, monitoring,  and dose reduction. Also highlighted was our Behavior Based Safety software, Site-Wise Guardian.  Guardian allows you to observe personnel practicing safe behaviors to avoid incidents.  Guardian also tracks safety incidents with streamlined OSHA reporting.  

S&W Technologies will be exhibiting at the National Safety Council conference in Philadelphia on October 31-November 2. Behavior Based Safety and Incident Tracking will be our booth focus for this event.

Recap of Mirion Technologies Event + Annual User Group Meeting:

July 27, 2011

S&W Technologies exhibited at  Mirion Technologies 21st  annual training and benchmarking seminar in Ft.  Lauderdale, Florida. Many of our current and prospective clients visited our booth to learn about new features and functionality with our safety software.   
 
 On July 22, S&W held it’s annual user group meeting at this same location in Florida. Several current and prospective clients attended the meeting. Jim Wierowski, co-owner of S&W, provided an update on our VSDS, GEDDS and Site-Wise software discussing new features and functionality. Jim fielded several requests for additional functionality that would further enhance the capabilities of our software  systems.

S&W would like to thank Seth Kanter of Arizona Public Service Company’s Palo Verde nuclear  site, for giving a presentation on his experience with S&W’s GEDDS real time data gathering, display and archiving radiation monitoring software  system.

 

Next Stop: Florida:

July 15, 2011

S&W Technologies will be exhibiting at Mirion Technologies 21st  annual training and benchmarking seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from July 18 through July 21.  S&W will be showcasing it’s safety software solutions that are used by more than 80% of the nuclear plants across North America.  Click on the link below for more information on these safety software solutions.

http://swtechnologies.com/our-solutions.aspx

On July 22, S&W will hold it’s annual user group meeting at this same location in Florida. Topics of discussion will be enhancements to current products and product road maps. Arizona Public Service Company’s Palo Verde nuclear site will give a presentation on their experience with S&W’s GEDDS real time data gathering, display and archiving radiation monitoring software system.

Back from ASSE:

June 27, 2011

S&W Technologies introduced their new Incident Tracking System at the ASSE Conference and Expo earlier this month in Chicago.  The conference celebrated its’ 100th anniversary this year with record attendance.  Potential clients were shown how S&W’s Site-Wise Guardian Observation capture and reporting system is linked to their new Incident Tracking System, making it a robust end-end solution for the reduction and reporting of safety incidents.

Welcome to S&W Technologies' new website!

June 10, 2011

We will be attending the ASSE Exposition June 12th-14th in Chicago, and will provide a recap about the show on our return. If you're attending the show and are interested in learning more about our Safety Observation and Incident tracking software, stop by and see us at booth #1156.

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