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we are dedicated to making your life easy

Whether you are an EHS professional, a CEO, or a maintenance worker, we are dedicated to making your life easier through the use of our software tools.

In 2004 Kevin Shoemaker, a leader in the Professional Engineering industry, established BasicSoft with a commitment to software development. The values he instilled- "to provide professional, high integrity services at an affordable cost" have stayed with us since that time.

In 2007 Kevin and our team of highly skilled engineers and programmers created the solution to a huge need he saw in the EHS line of work. Our product would go on to affect entire companies anywhere it was implemented. This product was called BasicSafe, and it was designed to simplify the complex, inaccessible, and time consuming EHS processes of the modern workplace.

Kevin continues to lead us with the knowledge that EHS managers need a simple and accessible product that will continually improve and make their life easier. We know that most EHS managers have great programs, but they are held back by the paperwork and outdated tools available to manage them.

Our tools will provide all levels of employees with the tools they need to make your company have the most successful EHS program possible!


Managing all the necessary paperwork for audits, training and incident reporting can be overwhelming. BasicSafe makes a difference for its clients by streamlining document management and enhancing transparency across organizations. BasicSafe has built a track record of EHS management success over more than a decade. In that time, we have empowered organizations of all sizes to protect their workforces by streamlining their processes and allowing employees to take ownership of their own safety.

Kaiser Aluminum

Proactive Incident Tracking

Kaiser Aluminum, an aluminum producer with 13 plants, needed a simple way to manage safety for all of its sites from one location and track incidents across the company.

They implemented BasicSafe across their sites to centralize safety efforts and help its corporate office find an easier way to manage and track incidents. Employees are now in the habit of reporting even minor issues, which can help the company identify bigger problems beneath the surface.

Purity Zinc Metals

Secure, Digital Safety Document Storage

Purity Zinc Metals, a metal dusting manufacturer, needed a secure, digital system to store important safety documents and streamline its processes for audits and job safety analyses. The company began using BasicSafe in 2012 and now relies on the system to manage employee performance as well as safety.

The company uses BasicSafe’s action management module to reward employees with a quarterly bonus for identifying hazards, encouraging them to take initiative when it comes to workplace safety.

Timber Products

Streamlining Safety Audits

Timber Products wanted to streamline its OSHA inspection process and make company safety records more accessible. The company implemented BasicSafe to manage its safety records, training, audits and procedure manuals.

Now, when an inspector needs to find information, it’s easily searchable on the BasicSafe integrated safety database. It has also developed a customized process for the voluntary audits it conducts through OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program using BasicSafe’s audit management software.

What our clients are saying

“BasicSafe has not only gone the extra mile to meet our safety software needs at Timber Products, they have gone 10 more miles with us helping us to transform our safety program from good to world-class! The friendly professionals at BasicSafe are helping us to track what really matters—the leading indicators in safety, such as reporting all incidents, training completion and knowledge retention, follow-through on corrective actions, and audit results. The safety dashboards, custom tracking and trending tools and lightning-fast access to all of our important safety documents will help our over-tasked safety coordinators to better leverage their time.”

- Mike Hill, Safety Director, Timber Products

“The BasicSafe safety management software has given us several new avenues to measure our performance. One example is the action management module, which has allowed us to track specific projects and make sure someone is responsible for following up on them. We can easily see all files related to the project, comments and the history of our actions related to it so we know it’s getting done.

- Cory Edwards, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Purity Zinc Metals

“With BasicSafe’s auditing tool, I can audit by supervisor. I can audit by observation. If a supervisor has not done audits, you can tell. I’ll walk on the floor and if I see someone is fidgeting with their PPE because they saw me coming, that’s an indicator they weren’t wearing it or weren’t wearing it properly.”

- Jennifer Rudy, Corporate Safety Manager, Swanson Group


What will we need to utilize BasicSafe in our facility?

For the standard BasicSafe subscription running from the BasicSafe data center, any Windows, Macintosh or Linux-operated machine running modern versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. BasicSafe may operate successfully with other web browsers, but the system has been tested with versions of the browsers listed above. The computers will need connectivity to the internet to access the BasicSafe cloud data center.

Can BasicSafe customize the software to fit our needs?

Yes, our company was founded as a professional services business: We provide customization, where necessary, to nearly every client where we provide services. The level of customization you require may impact the BasicSafe solution you select. Customization that can be used by all BasicSafe customers is typically provided at a lower cost than customization that is proprietary to your company.

Can BasicSafe be integrated or linked to other systems we have?

Linking or integrating BasicSafe to other customer systems is possible and has been done in several cases. This work is done on a custom basis and must be evaluated to determine viability. BasicSafe has been integrated with Windows Authentication (LDAP), JD Edwards and Datastream.

Does BasicSafe have an easy means of loading our employee records at startup?

BasicSafe has a CSV upload feature that allows you to load your employee records directly to the BasicSafe database. You may choose to use this upload feature as frequently as you feel necessary. BasicSafe also allows your employees to enter and maintain their own employee records as long as they have the appropriate permissions.

Are there limits on how much we can build and store in BasicSafe?

There are no limits on the number of files you can store in your BasicSafe site. There is a limit of 5MB on the size of individual files that can be stored in BasicSafe. This file size limit is set to optimize the time it takes users to send and retrieve files. This file size can be adjusted after a discussion and agreement between our firm and yours.

If we choose to use BasicSafe, where do we start?

We will work with you to develop an implementation plan for your operation. We can tell you what we have seen work and what does not. The final choice is yours, but we will work hard to help you build the best plan for bringing tools to your operation in an orderly fashion so your employees can get the information needed to work safely.

Are there safety experts at BasicSafe to help me?

BasicSafe personnel have significant expertise and experience in operations, engineering and programming. We work to understand the needs of hard-working safety personnel who are on the front line in an effort to improve employee safety. We then turn those needs into usable software to help solve problems for these individuals. We are not safety experts, yet we have extensive experience, background and problem-solving skills to assist safety experts in the areas where we excel, and where we can add value for them. We have relationships with safety consulting companies that can help you.


Interested in partnering with BasicSafe?

We offer various opportunities for collaborative success. Contact us today to get the conversation started.