Great Lakes Trenchless News

  • GLTA Safety App Launch

    The Great Lakes Trenchless Association Partners with Harness Software to Improve Safety. 

    Members get turnkey safety management system.

    12/05/16 -- Dayton, OH.  The Great Lakes Trenchless Association (GLTA) has announced a partnership with Harness Software today that will see the company deploy a customized version of Harness’s safety management application to association members. 

    Launched in 2015, Harness Software has quickly established itself as the leader in strengthening & streamlining safety programs for contractors in all trades.  Harness is extending a 50% discount off regular monthly subscription fees for GLTA members and the association has funded a free trial period for each member interested in the application. 

    Workers of each GLTA contractor member will be able to access electronic versions of forms such as equipment inspections and job site hazard evaluations and see a summary of safety information by project.  Each contractor will also be able to easily keep track of worker training and store documents such as Safety Data Sheets.  All information can be accessed and forms completed via smartphone or tablet right from the job site.

    “Our partnership with Harness Software will help us deliver even more value to our members because it solves a real problem for contractors.  Keeping up with safety paperwork.” says John F. Hendershot, President of the GLTA. 

    “Harness will allow any GLTA member to deploy and manage a strong health & safety program with little or no effort.” said Tom Whitaker, Founder of Harness.  “In addition to the networking and professional development opportunities offered by the GLTA, this program more than pays for the cost of membership.  Harness saves you so much time and lowers overall liability”.

    For many construction-related firms and their personnel, using technology is still a challenge.  Harness has a simple user interface that will seem familiar to those that may have been previously carrying clipboards or binders.  “In the case of the GLTA, we’ve created a template with standard forms and documents for the industry that can be used and customized by any member.” says Whitaker.

    We know that safety programs have been viewed as distractions to getting stuff done. When you can make things easier to manage, the negative view tends to change.  This leads to better participation in the program and ultimately to a safer workplace.

    GLTA members that wish to begin their free trial of Harness should contact:

    Tom Whitaker

    +1-716-226 0443

    About Harness:

    Harness is a platform that makes managing safety programs easier for the construction industry.  Used by thousands of contractors, Harness replaces paper forms, spreadsheets, clipboards, and binders with intuitive web and smartphone experiences.  Harness keeps track of all your safety data and makes it simple to capture, analyze, and share it.  Harness reduces administration, increases safety, and lowers overall liability.