- Author: The Field Eagle Team
- Published: 5/18/2022 1:48:21 PM
An effective EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) management system will help you track incidents, watch trends, and identify potential hazards before they become serious problems.
When implementing an EHS management system, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Organize Your Information
You'll need to gather all of your current EHS information and centralize it in one place. This includes incident reports, safety data, compliance records, and more. Once everything is in one place, it'll be much easier to track trends and identify potential hazards.
Train System Administrators
Your employees will need to be trained on how best to use your EHS software. They should also stay updated with any new features or changes so they don't have difficulties when using it later down the line.
This training can be done internally or through a software vendor and should include information on using, updating, and maintaining your EHS software database.
Check Your Admins' Work
When you train your Admins, make sure they’re entering all the information correctly and, more importantly, that it is being submitted to stay compliant with health & safety law standards.
Regular check-ins with your EHS software vendor are essential to make sure that your data is being managed and tracked effectively.
EHS management systems only work if everyone is on board. Make sure all employees understand why the system is being implemented and how it will benefit them. Get their buy-in from the start, and they'll be more likely to use the system properly.
EHS management systems can require a lot of change for your organization. Employees may need new training on how to use the system, and processes may need to be adapted to fit the new software. It's essential to prepare for this change and make sure everyone is on board before implementing the system. Your employees are the ones who'll be using the EHS management system daily, so it's essential to keep them in the loop throughout the implementation process.
Let them know what changes to expect and how the new system will impact their work. This will help make sure everyone is on the same page and ready to use the system when it goes live.
Make Training Ongoing
Making sure your employees are trained on the changes they'll need to know is essential. Even if you're updating or implementing new processes, make it a point for everyone in every department (and level) to keep up with what's happening inside their own job descriptions by attending training sessions regularly - because this way there won't be any surprises when something changes!
When it comes to EHS management software, you'll want to make sure that you're always current on the latest features and capabilities. That way, you can take full advantage of what the system offers and will be prepared for whatever changes or challenges come your way.
EHS software can help you stay compliant with regulations. But it's important to note that the software cannot do everything for you. You'll still need to have someone responsible for ensuring that your company is following all the necessary rules and regulations.
By following the tips above, you can be sure that your EHS software is being used to its full potential and keeping your workplace compliant with health and safety laws.
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