The use of EHS mobile apps is growing. Increasingly companies that implement EHS management systems are also extending the reach of their platform to mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. EHS mobile apps are used today for incident reporting, performing audits and inspections, real-time safety alerts, safety observations, recording good catch/near misses, performing safety scavenger hunts, electronic work permits , etc.
When talking to organizations that use EHS mobile apps, the main feedback is that apps made things much faster and convenient for workers, gathering information in the field means that the accuracy levels of the data are greatly improved and employee engagement also improves. But the benefits go beyond simply making tasks easier. There are tangible benefits for the enterprise as well, in addition for workers in the field. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits.
1) Strengthening the Safety Culture
If you want workers to contribute to the safety culture of your organization, then make it easy for them to participate in it, they must be engaged in the process. Not only will it strengthen employee engagement, but also convince workers that they have an important role to play in safety. EHS mobile apps allow workers to easily report observations of unsafe behaviors or conditions, and good catches / near misses, directly from the field. Any single observation or near miss has the potential to help uncover a hazard, thus helping to prevent an injury or illness. When workers feel that their contribution is preventing potential incidents, it makes them more willing to participate in safety initiatives, which strengthens the safety culture.
2) Protecting Workers
Imagine that there is an environmental incident at a waste management facility, and dangerous fumes are released that can be inhaled and cause health problems. In a situation like this, literally every second counts, and that’s not an exaggeration. It’s important to alert workers as soon as possible about the areas affected so they can stay away from them, or quickly grab the appropriate personal protective equipment. Since time is of the essence, real-time safety alerts on mobile devices constitute the best way to keep employees safe when hazardous conditions occur.
3) Enhancing Operational Efficiency
EHS mobile apps help to enhance operational efficiency because they are extensions of a central EHS management software platform. For example, audits and inspections cannot be conducted at a desk they need to be performed in the field or at the remote locations or by moving through a facility. A mobile app empowers employees to perform audits and inspections in the field, anywhere and anytime.
Also, if an inspection identifies a new hazard, a corrective action can be generated there an then ensuring that they can be addressed immediately. Companies that use safety management software with mobile apps enable more efficient operations.
4) Capturing More Accurate Data to Get Better Insights
How many times has this happened to you: you see something, you make a mental note of it, you make your way to a computer, and by the time you’re ready to enter information about what you saw you have already forgotten some details. Now imagine if you witnessed an incident, and you There is a need to capture accurate information regarding incidents because it can be useful for the incident investigation and can help identify the root causes of the incident. With an EHS mobile app, you can enter data right away with just a few taps, including images with annotation and videos that can provide crucial information during the investigation stage. Accurate data can be captured, when more accurate data is available, better insights can be generated on hazards and risks present in the workplace.
5) Enabling Greater Risk Awareness
Since EHS mobile apps are extensions of a central safety management software. Establishing greater visibility into all operations allows you to see where the risks are and react more quickly. Having greater risk awareness of what’s going on in the field also means implementing control measures quicker. EHS mobile apps accelerate the identification of risks through the immediate reporting of observations, incidents and good catches / near misses. They also accelerate the implementation of control measures through the launch of corrective action plans directly from the mobile app during an inspection.
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