EHS Mobile Apps, Use of these Apps is Growing
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.
Fire Extinguisher Barcode Inspection Software
Fire Extinguisher Barcode Inspection Software system can be used to manage monthly fire extinguisher inspections, annual inspections and 6 year and 12 year inspections and also general fire safety inspections. A fire extinguisher Inspection Software App is one of the most popular EHS Mobile Apps to implement as it gives a very fast return on investment. Mobile App that allow Managers to record safety observations while performing facility tours which can improve overall fire safety are also very popular. A Fire Extinguisher Inspection Software system that can create corrective actions as a result of inspection failures and allocate these corrective active actions to the appropriate persons, with deadlines for resolution will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost of managing NFPA inspections. Implementing a Fire Extinguisher Barcode System, where users scan each fire extinguisher using a Mobile Fire Extinguisher Inspection Software App aids with compliance with NFPA and The joint Commission and other Authorities having Jurisdiction(ADJ’s) within Universities, Colleges, Hospitals, Medical Centers, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas and many other sectors.
Fire Life Safety Inspection Software Solution
IMEC Inspection Software can be deployed as a full Fire Life Safety Inspection Software solution that can be used to manage an organization’s full range of fire and life safety inspections. The IMEC Fire Life Safety Inspection Software can manage any type of inspection, use cases include Fire Doors, Fire Pumps, Eyewash Stations, Emergency Lights, Emergency Showers, Grease Traps, AED’s and many more. The IMEC Fire Life Safety Inspection Software can manage any type safety equipment or asset inspection. The user identifies the inspection point by scanning a barcode, or picking from a list based on location. The Mobile App will then display the list of custom Forms or Checklists.
EH&S Inspection Software
IMEC’s EH&S Inspection Software can be used to manage any type of EHS Inspection and allows manager to record safety observations while performing facility tours which can improve overall workplace safety. This EH&S Inspection Software solution that can create corrective actions as a result of inspection failures for inspections performed using the Safety Inspection Software Mobile App. Corrective actions are allocated to the appropriate persons, with deadlines for resolution which will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost of managing compliance inspections. Implementing an EH&S Inspection software solution, where users using the Safety Inspection Software Mobile App can easily perform inspections in the field aids compliance, reduces risk and standardizes the inspection process within your organization.
Asset Inspection Management Software
IMEC’s Asset Inspection Management Software can be used to manage any type of Asset Inspection. This Asset Inspection Management Software solution can create corrective actions as a result of asset inspection failures for inspections. Corrective actions are allocated to the appropriate persons, with deadlines for resolution which will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost of managing compliance inspections. Implementing an Asset Inspection management software solution, where users using a Mobile App can easily perform inspections in the field aids compliance, reduces risk and standardizes the inspection process within your organization.
Lock Out Tag Out Software Solutions
IMEC’s Lock Out Tag Out Software Solutions allow a LOTO procedure to be defined for each piece of equipment that requires LOTO to be managed within the system. Equipment can be managed from both Mobile and Web App. Isolation points for the each piece of equipment are managed, images associated with both the piece of equipment and isolation points can be annotated to include energy source icon, arrows, sequence etc. Lock Out Tag Out Procedures can be authored using the Mobile App with version control and with an approval workflow. Lock Out Tag Out Procedures are executed using the Mobile App on any Smart Phone or Tablet. Lockout Tagout procedures are initiated by the user identifying the piece of equipment by either scanning QR Code or selecting the piece of equipment from a list. A complete history of completed Lockout Tagout Procedures is recorded. The status for the piece of equipment can be updated after LOTO is complete – Locked / Unlocked. An Audit option on the Mobile App allows a procedure to be reviewed without performing LOTO on the piece of equipment. Corrective Actions can be created for any Non-conformances or changes required recorded during the Procedure Review. Data Analytics within the IMEC Lock Out Tag Out Software Solutions provide machine downtime analysis to aid in operational efficiency and investment decisions.
Hazardous Waste Management Software
HazMat T&T is a hazardous waste management software solution designed for Environmental Service Companies and companies who generate a large quantity of hazardous waste. The solution tracks hazardous waste from cradle to grave aiding compliance, providing accurate waste inventory, increasing waste handling efficiency, reducing risk and also helps manage waste costs. HazMat T&T Hazardous Waste Management Software can be deployed in a number of deployment scenarios, from Large Hazardous Waste Generators, tracking their hazardous waste at their site to Environmental Service and Waste Management Companies using it track and manage hazardous waste at transfer and disposal sites.
IMEC Technologies provides Safety Management Software to increase worker safety and aid compliance. IMEC’s Safety Management Software will manage inspections and audits, provides hazard identification, incident reporting, management of corrective and preventative actions from generation to closure. IMEC provides lock out tag out software solutions that will allow users to create lockout tagout procedures using an intuitive Mobile App and Manage Lockout Tagout Procedures, also the Review and Execution of those Lockout Tagout Procedures using the Mobile App. Annual Lockout Tagout Procedures audits are conducted using a Mobile App. The Mobile Inspection App allow users to perform inspections and audits, for example the system can be used as a Fire Extinguisher Barcode Inspection Software system to manage monthly fire extinguisher inspections and general fire safety inspections and also to record safety observations and manage corrective actions, anywhere and anytime. The solution can be used as a fire extinguisher barcode inspection software system or life safety inspection system to aid compliance in Higher Education, Healthcare, Industrial and Commercial Organizations. Benefits from a Fire Extinguisher Barcode System include the elimination of paperwork and reducing the burden of compliance with regulations such as NFPA, The Joint Commission. The Incident Reporting App allows users to easily and quickly report incidents, hazards and near-misses, these are then sent to the appropriate people for action and are managed to closure. Web Apps provide features such as, setup, management, scheduling tools, analysis, reporting and dashboards etc with the ability to report incidents to government bodies such as OSHA and RIDDOR. HazMat T&T is a hazardous waste management software solution designed for Environmental Service Companies and companies who generate a large quantity of hazardous waste. The solution tracks hazardous waste from cradle to grave aiding compliance, providing accurate waste inventory, increasing waste handling efficiency, reducing risk and also helps manage waste costs. HazMat T&T Hazardous Waste Management Software can be deployed in a number of deployment scenarios, from Large Hazardous Waste Generators, tracking their hazardous waste at their site to Environmental Service and Waste Management Companies using it track and manage hazardous waste at transfer and disposal sites. For more information visit our website www.imectechnologies.com