Say goodbye to spreadsheets and paper checklists. Many companies have accepted this idea, which is wonderful news for them!
EHS software can assist companies improve overall workplace safety, lowering compliance and financial risks.
Here are five ways EHS software can help you reduce your workload:
1. Consistent data collecting
Manual methods rely on the data collector manually entering it into a spreadsheet. Your data collection efforts can be ruined by one overwritten cell or one deleted column. EHS software solutions take care of this from the start, ensuring that you’re always collecting the data you need.
2. Increased employee involvement and buy-in
Consider the following scenario: you’re training a new employee on your safety policies. If you say, “Find the folder in the front office where we store the safety checklists,” you’re not setting yourself up for success.
Not only is it inconvenient but it also creates the impression that the company isn’t totally devoted to safety. Most employees nowadays have a smartphone and are habituated to conducting research using portable devices. Today’s consumers expect you to manage operations digitally, and your staff are no exception.
3. Better results
Businesses cannot avoid the fact that OSHA mandates the collection of accident data. And, with that data, firms have a great chance to use analytics to better understand the corrective and preventative steps that are required to avoid future mishaps and injuries.
Digging through paper forms and spreadsheets is time-consuming, and there’s always the risk of human mistake when it comes to data analytics. Imagine instead entering into a personalized dashboard where you can get the exact information you need to make an informed decision right now. Organizations may be agile and pivot to modify policies and practices to keep their work teams on track with such real-time information.
Here’s an example: Let’s imagine there have been numerous accidents as a result of mislabeled containers. The traditional method was to dig through data over several weeks. Implement new labeling procedures based on your results months later. However, in a world where information is instantly available online, safety managers receive weekly reports to audit this issue and immediately implement a policy mandating employees to report any unlabeled containers to the online system.
That’s just one example of how EHS software can improve outcomes by leveraging real-time data.
4. Stay on top of your EHS game
You’ll be in a better position to forecast and address concerns that could trigger “red flags” if an OSHA inspector shows up for an audit or inspection if you have better, more direct access to data. Using detailed, real-time data to examine danger locations allows you to identify loopholes before regulators do. This could save your organization from paying hefty OSHA fines.
5. Lower costs
No one wants to watch a coworker getting injured. Accidents do happen, and regrettably, they frequently occur after a near-miss or series of near-misses. EHS software can assist firms in detecting problems and quickly correcting unsafe behaviors, equipment faults, and other difficulties. Companies can reduce their incident and accident rates by eliminating these hazards. What will be the end result? You’ll be able to save time, gain a competitive advantage, ensure workplace safety for your employees and avoid costly OSHA penalties.
These are just the top five — there are probably hundreds more
These are just a few of the many ways that EHS softwares like CloudApper Safety may help businesses “step up” their game. However, your organization is more than likely to have more than that. A custom demo is the best way to see for yourself. Click here to request one.