Non-fatal injuries affected 2.8 million employees in 2018, resulting in billions of dollars lost to worker’s compensation, missed work, lost productivity, and OSHA violation fines. By fostering a culture of safety, companies reduce their risk of such costs while ensuring the safety of their employees. EHS management software can help.
What is EHS Software?
EHS software stands for Environment, Health, and Safety software, a management system that covers all aspects of employee safety, including safety protocols, health and medical protocols, OSHA regulatory compliance, safety rules and regulations, incident reports, and workers’ compensation claims.
EHS software acts as a supplementary aid to your established safety practices and procedures, allowing you to gather relevant safety data, disseminate safety information to employees, and stay current on OSHA regulatory deadlines.
Advantages of EHS management software
An EHS management system automates safety documentation which was once manually transcribed and stored. Should an incident occur, employees can submit important information and input reports right from the work floor. As EHS software operates from a cloud-based server, such reports can be accessed from anywhere, and supported with relevant pictures or video.
As reports, safety procedures, and regulatory information are stored in the cloud, information can be immediately accessed from anywhere—a significant advantage for companies with satellite offices or workers in remote locations. The digital nature of reports makes it easy to retrieve documentation as needed.
Other benefits of EHS software include:
- automating audit procedures
- creating KPIs for incidents and environmental factors
- improving transparency for employees and other stakeholders
- managing physical, chemical, and biological hazards
- monitoring safety methods
- organizing instantly available data for audits
- providing employee access to online video tutorials, incident forms, and regulatory information
- providing timely alerts to upcoming regulatory requirements
- streamlining and standardization of safety protocols, and
- tracking and analyzing safety data
Every $1.00 invested in environmental health and safety yields an ROI of $2.00. Fewer injuries result in better productivity, less expense, and improved employee morale. A robust EHS management system helps make employee safety a priority.