1. What is your role, and how does it contribute to the overall mission at Examinetics?
I’m the Team Lead for the Data Processing group. I oversee the process of assigning work to the data team. All the data that comes from the field or from our clients goes through me to be allocated to the team, everything from data entry in our system to final quality control review. Additionally, I oversee requests for data corrections, personnel corrections and other special requests.
Our number one goal in data is ensuring we provide our clients with precise and timely data so that they have the insights they need to manage and measure their safety programs.
Data is essential to our service at Examinetics. When dealing with data, we have to be careful, consistent and timely. The data team is a vital behind-the-scenes function between our clients and their main Examinetics contact. We want to give clients precise and timely data so that they have the insights they need to manage and measure their safety programs.
2. What are the key skills necessary for your success in your role?
There are many skills that are necessary in this role. Obviously when working with data, accuracy and attention to detail are critical. Additionally, I find, that at the core, flexibility is key in order to perform well. There’s a lot on my plate, so the ability to prioritize and multitask, while being patient and understand, is a must. Also, there’s always room for humility. When I don’t know how to resolve a problem or need help, I ask for help from my superiors or other departments.
3. What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
It’s so rewarding being the “anchor” of the team and helping each person on the team succeed. Knowing that I can help guide my team through their questions and help them find resolutions is very gratifying. It’s satisfying to know that we are a solid team working for the same common goal: accuracy in our work and the satisfaction of our clients.
4. Why is data an important aspect of occupational safety?
The data that is gathered in the field provides a company with information to ensure that their employees work in a safe environment and identifies any problems as regards to the safety of the employees. At Examinetics, the data team is important as we are the liaison to make sure that data is accurate and up-to-date and help keep their workforce safe and productive.
5. What projects are you working on currently?
During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I realized Data Processing was in need of revamping the controls of work orders that flowed through the department. As such, I started creating a system that will improve the controls of work orders that flow through the department. While the department has strict processes and protocols, there is always room for improvement. Part of that is better reporting and analysis, and internal communication. Our new granular reports give even more detail than we previously had, and is now shared with other departments to improve their visibility into the data group.
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