When it comes to making improvements in safety—or anything, for that matter—it all begins with measurement.
You can have an EHS program in place, but it won’t do you much good if you’re not measuring its success. Companies that are fully committed to improving EHS know the difference between mere lip service and actual results is based on data, analysis, and measurement.
How Does EHS Success Get Measured?
The key here is data: when you have rich stores of data that tell the story of how your EHS efforts are faring, you know where you stand. When you know where you stand, you know your benchmarks and you can use them to set goals for aiming higher.
Setting targets for performance and then assessing your success with those goals gives you actionable information for how to proceed once you’ve looked at your EHS program reports. If you haven’t met your targets, you can change the way you do things in that area. Change is progress, even if it takes you a few attempts to get things right.
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Data is key since the more you have, the better your insights into EHS will be. Data can help EHS managers discover opportunities they might have overlooked otherwise.
All this takes effort and resources. From implementing new technology—like EHS software—to measuring resource use to training staff on safety practices, the resources required for measuring EHS can add up.
Finally, an essential tool is the software you use for collecting, storing, analyzing, and reporting sustainability and other EHS data. It should be seamlessly integrated with all your EHS functions, easy to access (even offline), and available on multiple devices for easy data collection and communication.
EHS Insight has everything EHS professionals need to measure the success of their programs. Get your free trial and see for yourself how easy it is to get started.