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Why Invest in EHS Management Software?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 28, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Your company thinks of safety as your foremost priority. After all, when your employees form the backbone of your work, you can’t afford not to protect your most important asset.

Of course, you also have more employees than you have safety professionals, which means that your EHS team has to don many hats and handle many disparate tasks. And if they have to do that job analog, they’ll run themselves ragged.

EHS management software is in many ways an extension of your EHS team, allowing your team to function at an optimal level. If you’re torn between adopting software and managing costs, here are a few essential reasons why it’s time to add EHS management software to your company’s toolkit.

What is EHS Management Software?

EHS management covers end-to-end business requirements designed to create continuous EHS improvement. In other words, it’s the process of guiding EHS efforts in an organization to achieve larger strategic goals and protecting the wellbeing of employees in the most effective way possible.

EHS management software is the tools used to accomplish continuous EHS improvement. Basically, it’s a complete system of tools and processes that make it easier for your EHS team to deliver real safety results. It takes several processes out of your team’s hands so that they can focus on the bigger picture.

Benefits of EHS Management Software

To be clear, EHS management software is more than just a recordkeeping system or a data analytics tool. It’s a complete suite of solutions that allow your EHS team to flourish.

For one thing, the software is a huge time-saver. It can take care of several administrative tasks that might otherwise bog your team down, freeing your team to focus on bigger issues. In fact, it’s not uncommon for teams to see 50% or more time savings on tasks like management reporting and data analysis.

But EHS management software also increases transparency and knowledge transmission. Think about what happens when a longtime EHS team member leaves – they take a library of on-the-job knowledge with them. Management software allows you to retain much of that knowledge over time.

What’s more, the software allows you to leverage system intelligence in a way that just isn’t possible with spreadsheets. Rather than crunching numbers and drawing abstract conclusions, you can use management software to transform raw numbers into truly useful information, identifying hidden patterns in data sets and using data in real-time.

Last but not least, management software allows you to standardize and centralize your EHS process. Remember back in the Stone Ages when everything was done on paper or on spreadsheets? That system relied on the individual insights of the EHS professional who happened to look at the reports, and it left the approach up in the air depending on who used it.

With EHS management software, you can eliminate that ambiguity and ensure a consistent safety approach regardless of how many team members you have or how different their work might be.

Looking for the Best EHS Management Software?

Of course, knowing you need EHS management software and finding the right software are two completely different propositions. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re an industry leader in EHS software, and we’re proud to offer comprehensive safety software solutions designed by EHS professionals for EHS professionals. It’s just one of the many ways we help you protect what matters most.

Want to see what our software can do for your company? Get in touch today to learn more.

Topics: EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Safety Software, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

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