Implementing an EH&S Information Management
It is difficult to imagine a business world without software of some sort to simplify processes. Although software in general is sometimes touted as an empowering tool that has become ubiquitous, the software available for the EH&S industry is far from that. Many software companies have exploded on the scene, making use of an industry trend that was “hot” at the time, only to vanish in obscurity. The EH&S packages that remain have their strengths and weaknesses and it is important for an organization to weigh these before making any strategic investment in technology. When making such a large strategic investment it is important to consider the big picture. An enterprisewide solution that spans multiple divisions, departments and other groups within the organization will provide an overall view of information. This is true for EH&S as well as financial and other types of information.