EHS REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE+
EHS reporting requirements, especially in risk-intensive industries, can be significant. You may have to report to your company’s head office or parent company, as well as to relevant industry or regulatory bodies. Typically, the onus of preparing these reports can also fall on a small number of people, and detract from other aspects of their day-to-day role. With quality EHS software in place, however, the vast majority of this reporting process is automated and streamlined. Producing reports or viewing meaningful analysis charts is simply a matter of selecting required data fields and information.
EHS software brings all of your organization’s EHS information together in the one, central location. This includes information on processes, incidents, permits, compliance requirements, and more. Some EHS software, like Safety Indicators, can also connect with other software from across your business, like your financial or ERP data.
One of the most important benefits of EHS software is that it provides decision-makers with vital information on safety trends that need addressing. For instance, it may become clear that a particular construction site has ongoing safety issues with regards to how and where it stores deliveries. Or on another worksite, a certain piece of machinery may be frequently failing, causing delays and potential interruptions to standard safety protocols. When a decision-maker is automatically alerted to this information via their device, they can take rapid steps to resolve the problem before it escalates.
Another great benefit of quality EHS software is that it can streamline the process of conducting your safety audits and inspections from anywhere. With Safety Indicators, for instance, the process of conducting a safety audit is quick, easy, and largely automated – meaning you can spend more time on resolving problems, and less on documenting the potential gaps and risks.
Importantly, a quality EHS software solution should be configured to your organization and your specific needs. Compliance regulations, and EHS protocols, can differ from organization to organization, as well as industry to industry, and it’s essential you have a solution that matches your specific processes and reporting requirements.
EHS software can also play an important role in empowering your employees to care about safety – giving them the ability to submit details of safety observations when they see a potential risk or recognize unsafe behavior. Ordinarily, identifying which safety issues are the most pertinent, and accounting for repeated entries of the same issue, can take considerable time and effort. With EHS software in place, however, all of the information that employees submit is automatically collated and analyzed – and made available to decision-makers via a single dashboard.
As your EHS software allows you to continually analyze and report on your workplace safety, it also creates a culture of continuous safety improvement in your organization. You can assign corrective actions to certain employees, and the system provides automatic alerts and reminders until items are resolved. This ensures that potential risks don’t fall through the cracks or get overlooked. Also, by enabling individual employees to report risks as they see them, it also helps you create a culture where people genuinely care about improving safety outcomes.
A quality EHS software solution will also allow you to conduct a safety audit or inspection from anywhere, from any device. This includes any specific observations or updates made while out in the field. Inputting data digitally means authorized people across your organization can access relevant reports, trend metrics, automated distribution, and increased insight – to help improve overall safety, improve compliance, and streamline workloads.
One of the great advantages of Safety Indicators is that it gives you clear and immediate visibility into your organization’s overall safety performance. You can see, at a glance, where risks exist, the status of any corrective actions, and how what resolutions are outstanding.
Importantly, Safety Indicators is also clear and easy to use. Authorized people within your organization can see the information that relates specifically to them, and aren’t overwhelmed by broader details. Next steps are also very clearly articulated, and reminders are issued when items haven’t been actioned or followed up.
Compliance reporting on environment, health and safety concerns can be complex. When you work with the team at Safety Indicators, you have an expert team to guide you in configuring your software, and ensuring it continues to meet the specific needs of your organization well into the future.