Q EHS Incident Investigation Module
From EH&S Management
The Incident data entry screens are used in conjunction with several other features of the EHS Management Suite including Environmental Excursion and Inspection. However, the Incident Corrective Action related data entry is critical for identifying and tracking corrective and preventative measures that are taken to ensure that similar incidents do not occur in the future. Examples of these actions could be written changes to policies and documentation, or safety and equipment training classes for employees.
Once entered, EHS professionals can easily track these corrective action items. Q EHS allows an employee to be assigned to each action item so accountability can be maintained. Both actual and estimated start and end times may be entered for each corrective action. This allows corporations to monitor how efficiently they close out these items and it allows Q EHS to maintain the integrity of the incident data. Once corrective actions have been entered for an incident, Q EHS does not allow an incident to be closed until all related corrective actions have been closed.
The Incident Causes related data entry allows the association of multiple contributing causes with a single Incident. One of those causes may be marked as the Root Cause. It allows general causes to be selected from a standardized table that includes phrases like 'Failure to correct a hazard.' It also stores more detailed information about the cause of the Incident in the Comments field. An Incident Cause must be entered for an Incident record in order for the Incident to appear on the Safety Incident and Accident Investigation Report Form. Calendar Messages can be set up to remind users of Corrective Action deadlines.
The Corrective Action Summary Report allows the viewing of information concerning the corrective actions related to a spill or injury/illness. The information provided by the report is action, source, person assigned, type of action, and description. This report includes logic that filters Incident, OSHA, and Spill by the Company and Facility of the Corrective Actions table. This logic ensures that two Incident IDs with the same number, but different facilities and descriptions, are displayed correctly in the report output.
The Corrective Action Plan Report lists the corrective action step number, the step description, target completion date, actual completion date, and responsible person. This report lets a user see all the corrective action steps related to an incident, and which ones are completed.