ComplianceMarch 12, 2021

What is Safety Management Software?

Safety management refers to the business processes to systematically achieve continuous improvement in organizational safety performance. In an even broader sense, safety management is about ensuring the health and safety of workers, assets, and the greater community. By now, most companies have recognized safety management as an integral part of good overall business management because of its obvious ties to risk management and minimizing liability. In other words, the protection of worker health and safety is just good business practice and cannot be ignored.

No doubt your organization has many policies and programs in place for different aspects of safety management – audits and inspections, observations, incident management, job hazard analysis, risk assessments, occupational health, industrial hygiene, corrective and preventive actions – but how well do these safety programs speak to and interact with each other? Are you truly covering all aspects of health and safety management from end-to-end?

If you are an EHS professional or training manager, your job is much bigger than just keeping workers healthy and safe. You also must comply with regulatory requirements and conform to ISO 45001 while proactively identifying and mitigating risks to prevent incidents. An EHS software solution that integrates your safety programs, data collection, and regulatory risk and compliance is the key to continuously improving your company’s safety performance.

Why an integrated software solution? With applications that speak to each other, you have one system to report incidents or hazards, monitor working conditions and controls, assign corrective actions, and ensure compliance with safety regulations. In a cloud-based system, you can easily access real-time data and updated dashboards from a computer or on-the-go through a mobile app. With information at your fingertips, you can perform critical tasks and make informed decisions to help your organization achieve its safety goals.

To take an example, say a worker uses a mobile device to report an unsafe condition. You can then flag this unsafe condition for follow-up action and inspection to determine the cause and evaluate if any controls were absent or failed. Next you can assign corrective actions, continue to track compliance, and monitor the effectiveness of controls. All this is possible with applications for observations, incident reporting, JHAs, action plans, and control management that share information for easy dashboarding and report creation.

Don’t leave valuable insights on the table by keeping data in separate applications with no crossover. Your organization needs to leverage shared data and reports to make informed safety management decisions. Overcome your organizational safety challenges with an integrated and user-friendly software solution to manage all aspects of EHS and achieve your corporate goals.

Find out more about Enablon’s Health & Safety Software Solutions by requesting a demo today.

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