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How to Choose EHS Management Software: A Handy Checklist

by Rhiân Davies
Published on 17 January 2017

You know it, and I know it. Send out an email to your workforce with the title "health and safety training", and you're likely to hear an almost poetic chorus of moans and groans echoing from within the four walls of your office. However, jokes aside, environment, health, and safety (EHS) management is one of the most important and integral operations within any business.

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Take, for example, the fact that employers are paying a premium of $62 billion in compensation costs for workplace injuries, and OSHA and federal state penalties for non-EHS compliant businesses are pretty hefty. Even more sobering, is while workplace incidents can be financially damaging, they can often end in tragedy, too, with the US Department of Labor reporting 4,821 workplace fatalities in 2014.

EHS management software is an all-in-one solution for not only protecting your employees' safety, but also for managing your business's compliance responsibilities, reducing time spent on data-inputting and producing reports, logging incidents, and tracking environmental impact. With OSHA enforcing new rules on reporting illnesses and injuries electronically, now is a pertinent time to invest in EHS management software.

Depending on the size of your business, the best EHS solution for your business will differ. Our EHS management software checklist aims to get small businesses thinking about what the essential features are, and which kind of system will suit them best.

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Fancy saving a copy of the checklist? Click here to download a PDF version.

Looking for something more specific?

Cyanic HSE - allows you to embed photos and binary attachments

Emex - has business intelligence capabilities including predictive analysis, heat maps, and pivots

Integrum - covers a wide range of sectors from manufacturing, healthcare, to education and government

Rivo EHS Software - has a standardized API library and integrates with third-party applications

EUPHOR - built specifically for the chemical manufacturing industry.

If you're still not sure what kind of solution you might need, check out our EHS management category, and independent reviews of EHS software.


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