Health & Safety
Businesses recognize the hazard of siloed reporting systems, the lack of training and efficient change management processes, and are shifting to integrated risk management to safeguard their people, to build efficient, resilient systems and to protect the bottom line.
What are the biggest challenges companies face when it comes to health and safety management?
This question is often asked, and while it can differ by industries, a common problem that is emerging is the lack of insight and integrated tools.
A recent Sphera focus group highlighted some interesting aspects of these challenges and focused on the challenges they face, whether in administrative, regulatory, or industry-specific tasks.
Organizations need software tools to help them on their health and safety management journey while focusing on their core competencies and organizational targets. Software that is:
- Intuitive and easy to use with minimal training for end-users to ease the burden on the EHS professionals, who can then focus their time and effort on analyzing the data to improve Safety
- Supports data collection from multiple sources to help drive insights for operational managers so that they can focus on reducing risk and preventing incidents from reoccurring while increasing Productivity.
- Easily configurable to allow customization by the organization’s experts and admin users to better fit with changing business processes, safety culture and Sustainability
Technology not only improves hazard responses, saves lives and limits penalties and fines, but it also helps quantify the health and safety performance.
It is time to address the gaps in how companies implement and operate health and safety processes and systems and can advance in maturity. Take the first step and start with your data collection with Incident Management First Report: Basic metrics help establish current performance and record incidents, like injury frequency and severity. With the increased adoption of technology, the visibility of Safety performance and efficient management increases. More thorough data collection beyond mandatory metrics will help drive operational efficiencies.