Environmental Health and Safety organizations deal with a variety of materials, some of which may be hazardous. In any situation it is important to handle these materials with care. Chemicals or other complex materials could be hazardous to not only the health of the handler, but to the environment it surrounds.
Therefore, users must know beforehand about the specific material and how to handle it. Not knowing could result in disaster.
This is why an automated EHS Management System is important.
It provides many different modules that help create a comprehensive solution for fostering a high level of safety, and ensures a highly trained workforce.
Some of these tools include:
Employee Training: Employee Training software allows you to build out a training plan for each employee or employee group. It then assigns requirements for each group or employee. This allows new documents or processes to be changed and put into formation with no delays. Training incorporated with document control streamlines the ability to stay current and knowledgeable on quality and safety procedures keeping them at acceptable levels at all times.
Document Control: Document Management systems allow users to create document records, assign keywords to records, attach files regardless of size or type and create any number of workflows to route through review and approval phases. They also feature a comprehensive change request workflow to ensure that changes to documents follow proper procedures. This is helpful for users because it provides traceability into processes and records that are critical to compliance with EHS regulatory agencies.
Reporting: Centralized reporting enables you to see all trends and data across your enterprise, all in one location. An automated reporting solution lets you analyze and review the data within Compliance Management. You can schedule reports, or run them as needed—either way the data is there when you need it.
Incident Management: Incident Management software ensures that all incidents within the company are recorded and investigated. This is so necessary actions are set in place to prevent or reduce their chance of recurrence. With this module, users are able to set up records of incidents and collect all necessary information through single reports with full history.
Risk Management: Catching incidents through reporting is important, but having methods in place to resolve an adverse incident is necessary to foster change. Risk management helps to determine levels or risk and make better decisions on handling and prioritizing all incidents. With risk management software, users are able to see where exactly systemic issues lie and where to make necessary adjustments to mitigate incidents.
Visibility and control are two factors of an EHS Management Software solution that can help create better quality and safety. Document Control, Incident Management, Employee Training and Risk Management are intuitive tools that allow automation to update and maintain processes to meet your business needs. This visibility into all incidents helps to ensure that you can immediately address any situation and ensure a high level of safety.