Our second newsletter of 2010
The State of the Market for EH&S Software
From the 1970s onwards, a number of hard-hitting EH&S regulations were introduced. As a result, the market for EH&S software grew, with IT departments in enterprises of all sizes being increasingly tasked with implementing software designed to deal with risk assessment and incident planning. Fast-forward to the early 2000s, and the dawn of cloud computing was something that EH&S software developers bought into very early on, recognizing the benefit in providing systems that were both easy to scale...
Why Every EH&S Manager Needs Data Visibility
Let’s get straight to the point: you don’t become an EH&S manager because you enjoy filing, red tape and filling out endless paperwork. You take on the role because you want to make a difference by creating a safe working environment. A key part of the role is reporting and analytics and the data visibility that it provides. Data visibility allows you to go beyond just reporting on what’s happened but actually helps to minimize risk, reduce paperwork, regain lost time and even see accidents...
3 Ways to Optimize Your EHS Data
See What You`ve Been Missing As consultants, we’re always looking to find the most efficient ways to understand our project site data and maximize our understanding of the conditions and processes in the subsurface. Understanding data begins with quality data management, but it`s important to have a streamlined process for providing data in proprietary formats for mapping and visualization software. A well-designed management-to-visualization process allows for reduction in the cost of mapping the data,...
4 Common Mistakes that Impede Data-Driven EHS Decisions
Gone are the days when data was just a matter of facts and figures. Today big data is what runs the world. Every day we are all ravenous consumers as well as producers of vast amounts of data. This data is driving decisions that impact everything from what restaurant we will eat at to the insurance premiums we pay. Businesses are also increasingly reliant on this data and data analyses to inform all of the discrete decisions that ultimately impact their bottom line. But as a health and safety professional, how...
Beyond Incident Rates: Use the Power of Leading Indicators to Improve EHS Performance
What if you were driving somewhere, and could only see backwards in the rear-view mirror? Sounds scary, but this is pretty much how traditional Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) metrics like incident and injury rates have been used for decades to manage performance. Such lagging indicators measure what occurred in the past. They give you a good view of where you’ve been, but not where you’re going. With the advent of new Big Data technology and predictive analytics tools, EHS business leaders...