Dyadem Helps Reduce Job Site Hazards in Bexar County, Texas

    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ -- Dyadem today announced that the Public Works
Division of Bexar County, Texas, has selected Dyadem's RiskSafe software to
help evaluate its operational risks.  Dyadem's software will allow Bexar
County Public Works to standardize its method of conducting job safety
testing, which will help identify and reduce employee-related risks and track
for continuous improvement. The Dyadem software platform allows Bexar County
Public Works to create a safer work environment that will ultimately cut the
risk of potential litigation, while also reducing insurance costs and workers
compensation claims.

    Bexar County Public Works will implement Dyadem's RiskSafe software to
perform stringent job hazard analyses for a variety of projects, including the
maintenance and development of county roads and the development of
best-practice procedures for maintaining the county's parks and recreation
facilities.  RiskSafe is able to use a variety of safety methodologies and
perform strict end-to-end job safety analyses that lead to a more responsive
and efficient process for managing the county's projects.  For example, Public
Works will be able to establish best safety practices for roadside clearance
by taking into consideration appropriate traffic control measures, the safest
use of heavy-duty equipment, as well as identifying additional potential

    Historically Bexar County Public Works approached safety incidents
reactively instead of implementing mandatory procedures ahead of time.  Over
the last several months, county officials began implementing steps to become
more proactive in reducing the risk of employee-related injuries. 
Additionally, the group began looking for the best way to standardize the
process of job hazard analysis and organize their findings in one central

    "Prior to the implementation of Dyadem's RiskSafe software, we didn't
have a standard approach to preventative measures for reducing risks on the
jobsite," said Gary Brennan, safety and training manager for Public Works,
Bexar County, Texas.  "Dyadem's software solutions came very highly
recommended.  RiskSafe has provided us with a configurable tool that allows us
to conduct better quality job hazard analysis tests, which ultimately leads to
safer, more efficient standard operating procedures.  The Dyadem software
solution proves to be a valuable tool in eliminating the element of risk;
we've already seen a significant drop in the number of recordable incidents."

    Dyadem's RiskSafe software allows Bexar County Public Works to identify
vulnerability risks, assign likelihood and consequence ratings for potential
incidents, and produce a comprehensive report that outlines data and
recommendations for action.  This was a paramount feature that county
officials were searching for when evaluating risk management platforms.  The
division is responsible for more than 2,000 square miles of roadway in Bexar
County and conducts hundreds of jobs simultaneously.  Dyadem's RiskSafe
software allows Bexar County Public Works to perform a hazard analysis prior
to the beginning of a job and develop procedures to avoid risk.

    "Bexar County Public Works executes numerous projects at any given time,
so it is of vital importance to account for risk when managing these tasks,"
said Kevin North, President and CEO of Dyadem. "Our RiskSafe software
specializes in setting up a standard system for job hazard analysis.  This
allows Bexar County Public Works to identify potential hazards and produce
information that will help avoid costly accidents.  Bexar County Public Works
is now operating in a much safer, organized environment, where guesswork for
evaluating risk has been eliminated."

    Dyadem's RiskSafe provides a user friendly data management interface that
allows Bexar County Public Works to more easily connect information.  This
increases consistency across studies by automatically replicating data in the
appropriate areas as well as enabling pre-formatted reports and auditing tools
that provide visibility into the division's project operations.

    About Dyadem
    Dyadem is the market leader in Operational Risk Management and Quality
Risk Management solutions.  Dyadem provides software and services that empower
companies to discover and manage the risks to people and products in the
design and manufacturing processes.  Dyadem helps some of the world's largest
companies achieve regulatory compliance and business continuity, serving the
oil & gas, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, medical, automotive, electronics
and aerospace and defense industries.  For more information, visit

    About Bexar County Public Works
    The Public Works Division of the Infrastructure Services Department
provides for the general welfare of the citizens of Bexar County by managing
the construction and maintenance of a safe and efficient system of roadways
and bridges.  Subdivision plat review and traffic analysis allows for
controlled development in the unincorporated areas of Bexar County.  More
information can be found at http://www.bexar.org/BCINF/.

    Maureen Robusto
    (978) 289-7752


For further information:

For further information: Maureen Robusto of Dyadem, +1-978-289-7752,
mrobusto@dyadem.com Web Site: http://www.dyadem.com

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