Argos has several plants utilizing SOPA® to capture safety observation conversations. We have found that this system is very user friendly and ideal for tracking and trending pin-point behaviors for analytical purposes. SOPA® has a great support team that goes the extra mile to satisfy its clients.
—Anthony Perry, Argos Cement LLC, Calera, AL
We use SOPA to track the Behavior Based Safety processes at all of our locations. SOPA lets us easily enter observation checklist data and then run reports on all aspects of our BBS process, including observer participation rate, list of observers, checklist items marked as safe, items marked as concerns, items on which feedback was given, written comments, and so forth. SOPA's reports allow our Steering Committees to make data-based decisions about recognition, celebrations, and safety action plans. SOPA has been particularly invaluable during our labor-intensive maintenance outages, when we enter checklist data, run reports, communicate trends and progress, and provide recognition every single day. We highly recommend SOPA as an essential tool for analyzing and acting on the wealth of safety-related data generated in our Behavior Based Safety processes.
—Candace S. Elliott, FirstEnergy
We have multiple sites using SOPA, and we like it because it is so easy to maneuver and input information; in addition, the response is instantaneous. When we come up against an issue or problem, they handle all the troubleshooting for us so we really get our money’s worth from the annual subscription fee. We had previously used ProAct Software (MS Access version) but it would slow down whenever we had a large number of checklists to enter.
—Shane Cammon, Southwire, Carrollton, GA
We have found SOPA® ideal for tracking trends by department, information which we can then use to pinpoint at-risk behaviors within those departments. Our Steering Committee particularly likes the fact that SOPA® can track employee comments; by addressing each of these comments and giving feedback to the workforce we have been able to increase participation in our observation process from 20 percent to 45 percent in just 18 months.
—Brittany Rish, BAE Systems, defense and aerospace systems, Aiken, SC
We like it (SOPA); the service is great; and anytime we have a problem we can get it resolved immediately.
—Bret Graham, Thunder Creek Gas Services, Douglas, WY