Failure to comply with environmental health and safety standards could result in legal penalties, medical costs, and lost-time injuries that effectively reduce productivity. All these consequences translate to financial burdens on employers. Hence, the success of a business is strongly anchored in the reliability of its EHS system. The good news is with the right EHS management software, compliance to regulations and overall workplace safety and performance could improve dramatically.
Adherence to EHS standards used to involve manual tasks and processes that were susceptible to human errors and inconsistencies. Businesses operating in high-risk environments were especially inundated with crucial information to gather, deliver, and act upon. Using EHS management software, all this hodge-podge of information is sorted out. Businesses can now focus on optimizing other aspects in performance and productivity as their EHS management software takes a significant burden off their hands.
What is an EHS Management Software?
Acknowledging the shortcomings of manual systems, an EHS management software digitizes and automates vital steps in harm reduction, including training tracking, compliance monitoring, data analysis, and feedback, and optimizes these processes through a unified system.
Similar to manual systems, however, EHS management software vary in terms of efficiency and overall quality. Choosing the right software for your company substantially increases ROI and boosts overall performance.
How do EHS Platforms Like SafetyStratus Help Safeguard Your Business?
Simply put, a unified EHS management system streamlines processes, helping businesses do more while using up less time and manpower. Understandably, specific opportunities for improvements may not always be apparent, especially when multiple hiccups within an EHS system become overwhelming. Here’s a list of possible business bottlenecks you may be experiencing and some ideas on how EHS software can help.
Businesses take years to build and master their EHS compliance protocols to ensure the safety, environmental sustainability, and regulatory compliance of their practices. With this said, it is both a boon and a bane that nobody knows your business better than you and your team. On one hand, designated personnel are empowered to train new employees and conduct general monitoring of EHS operating parameters. On the other, it puts valuable information at risk for loss or distortion.
An EHS software safeguards years of hard work poured into building your system by converting them into a coordinated, digital platform, making knowledge transferable with optimal accuracy and accessibility.
You still remain on top of your EHS protocols, but additionally, your software now knows how business is safely done almost as well as the rest of the team. Updates to existing protocols are also distributed systematically across concerned departments without the need to send out hard copies or separate digital files that they will then have to download and organize in their already cramped up personal or work computer.
For instance, SafetyStratus offers multiple management modules that ensure seamless integration of EHS protocols into a single platform. The modular approach gives businesses the option to purchase the entire enterprise or only those tailored to their respective needs.
As part of the company’s customer-centric approach, users can also configure multiple aspects of their modules as needed. This includes personalization of hazard and PPE assessment tools and the electronic smart forms used during inspections.
Depending on the nature and size of your business, you may have volumes of critical data needing urgent attention. An EHS software can oil the wheels and help departments keep up with lagging information exchange.
From arranging for real-time, selective distribution of information to designing processes that automatically send alerts or perform corrective measures, the flow of information within the unified system is seamless.
SafetyStratus additionally provides businesses the option to stay on the go even in locations with weak WiFi signals. Data from inspections can be recorded without internet connectivity, and once back online, emails can be auto generated to notify concerned personnel of inspection completion.
Not all EHS concerns are created equal. Some won’t cause undue damage when resolved in a week or less, while some need urgent action. With the right EHS software, there is no need to labor over inputting huge amounts of data into a spreadsheet and taking hours, even days before diagnosing the problem and starting to look for solutions. Collecting relevant information and generating reports happens within just a few clicks.
With SafetyStratus’ Dashboard and Analytics Module, users can perform multiple analyses of gathered data and quickly spot problematic trends through the module’s dynamic data presentation options.
The consequences for non-compliance and productivity losses from poor environmental, health, and safety practices can be difficult to recover from. Hence, an enterprise needs a robust EHS program to keep itself stable. Choosing the right EHS management platform protects the business, along with its people and the environment.
SafetyStratus provides cloud-based solutions for EHS concerns in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and the academe. To learn more about its customer-centric approach to innovation, visit the SafetyStratus website now.
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The SafetyStratus Research Advisory Group (RAG) brings together thought leaders from the global environmental, health and safety community to promote best practices and provide key insights in the profession and the industries they serve. The Research Advisory Group also advocates, where practical, the intersection of and advances with the use of technology, such as the SafetyStratus enterprise EHS software platform. Group membership consists of representatives from across varied disciplines and market sectors as well as select members of the SafetyStratus team.
The primary objectives of the SafetyStratus RAG partnership are to:
- Build a strategic partnership between EHS practitioners and the SafetyStratus team.
- Provide engaging and practical content to the global EHS community.
- Provide discipline and market feedback specific to SafetyStratus products and services.
While the objectives of the RAG are varied, the primary public-facing outcome will be available through engaging and practical content found on the SafetyStratus resource pages. Various articles, papers, and other valuable resources will be produced and shared as part of an ongoing effort to cultivate a robust community. Ultimately, the SafetyStratus RAG will expand to have a broader reach and provide opportunities for more inclusion by all interested EHS professionals in a collaborative community environment.