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The Fulcrum Focus

Stay in the know with thought leadership, product updates, and latest news on field inspection and data collection topics.

Fulcrum for trick-or-treat with maximum sweets

October 2020 was the turning point in the trick-or-treat journey for young Emily, now 14. “The weather was terrible that day,” she recalls. “I mean, it’s northern Illinois so what do you expect, but really? 34 degrees and sleeting?” The fateful day began with the then-12-year-old Emily, dressed as Harley Quinn, venturing outdoors in for […]

Fulcrum’s new, easy-to-use tools gives field inspectors what they need to succeed

Hi Fulcrum fans! When looking for new ways to improve Fulcrum, we go to the source:  our users. We did our homework, and spent time with you and your field teams to understand how Fulcrum could make your jobs easier, and your teams more productive. As a result of this field research with you, our […]

Digitizing fire inspections clears backlog and save lives

Regularly scheduled fire safety inspections performed by trained professionals are necessary to save lives, ensuring that safety processes are followed, and fire safety equipment is functional. Inspecting the working order of components like sprinkler systems, smoke alarms, fire doors, and fire alarms, as well as checking for outdated wiring and insulation hazards, plays an essential […]

How digital field safety inspection software helps you do more with less

If you’re a safety manager, it sometimes might feel as though the world is conspiring against you. ‍Now that crushing lockdowns are in the rear view, and supply chain woes are easing up, things can finally go back to normal. But then the experienced workers you counted on retired, or left the industry, or just […]

Benefits of digital field inspections for fleet management

If it’s got four (or 18) wheels, sooner or later it will give you problems.  From maintenance headaches to inspection snags to outright accidents, a lot can go wrong when you’re dealing with one vehicle, not to mention a fleet of them. A digital field inspection platform can help minimize risk – and address problems […]

Keeping cool when the world is on fire: construction worker heat safety

It’s not an exaggeration to say that it’s been a long hot summer: at 40.3°C (104.5°F) the UK logged its hottest day ever, a week-long heatwave in Spain and Portugal saw temps of over 114°F and caused the deaths of over 1,000 people, while in China one of a series of heatwaves brought temperatures in […]

Closing the loop between field inspection and meaningful action

Does your company use an open-loop or closed-loop field inspection management program? Not sure? In a nutshell, open-loop inspection management means you’re doing inspections, fixing things you note on the spot, but then that’s it. For closed-loop, you do the inspection, fix anything that might need fixing right away, then the best part: You take […]

The danger of food hygiene inspection backlogs – and how a digital field inspection platform can help

By regulating, inspecting, and licensing food providers, local and state health departments ensure the hygiene and safety of the food we eat at all the various points in the supply chain, from distribution centers to grocery stores and restaurants. Whether inspecting establishments, investigating citizen complaints, or enforcing compliance with sanitation standards, environmental health and safety […]

Impact of construction labor shortages on safety

As recently reported in a Wall Street Journal article, the construction industry has struggled with labor shortages for some time. However, with the retirement of many older workers, the reluctance of young people to take construction jobs, and the construction boom just beginning because of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the construction industry will […]

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