World’s Largest Flooring Manufacturer Achieves Objective Evidence of Compliance

As the largest manufacturer and supplier of flooring in the world, Shaw Industries must maintain a massive and geographically diverse manufacturing operation. If maintaining and servicing the sheer volume of fire and life safety devices in complex manufacturing facilities spread throughout the country wasn’t challenging enough, the logistical challenges of conducting physical audits and maintaining comprehensive paper reporting records complicates the task exponentially.

On top of of the NFPA and OSHA requirements, industrial facilities must also meet stringent requirements from insurance providers such as FM Global. In addition, Shaw’s Environmental Health & Safety team implements their own rigorous standards and invest heavily in protecting its people and property. But, with operations in over 29 U.S. states and 8 countries, oversight was challenging to say the least.

Paper documentation is a common challenge among risk management professionals. However, during an audit, Shaw Senior EHS Manager Jeff Romine was introduced to Pye Barker’s paperless reporting system through BuildingReports and he realized this could be a great fit for all of Shaw’s facilities. As Romine learned more about how Pye Barker leveraged the BuildingReports mobile bar-coding inspection process and web-based reporting, the more he knew the organization’s desire to adopt cutting-edge technology could help them ensure the health and safety of Shaw’s employees.

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