How to do More with Less in EHS
Is your EHS team undermanned and full of fractured processes? It is important to streamline the department and accomplish more with less.
One of the ways to accomplish more is by analyzing your current processes for areas of improvement
Streamline Regulatory Tracking: Focusing on fewer, higher quality audits will reduce the amount of man power needed, while providing tremendous insight.
Improve Internal Communications: Try to reduce the recipients of emails and participants in meetings to the bare minimum. Many employees complain about an overload of information sent from multiple departments.
Utilize Software Automation: Many responsibilities of Environmental Health and Safety managers are now organized and tracked with intuitive software that streamlines the time and costs needed.
Prioritize Certifications: There are a growing number of EHS certifications, some of which add more value than others. Focus on some of the core certifications (CSP, REA, CHMM, CIH), and pass over some others to save time and cost on training.
Risk Reduction – EHS Departments are exposed to four major EH&S risk areas:
Workplace injuries and health hazards
OSHA non-compliance and enforcement penalties
EPA non-compliance and enforcement penalties
With clear direction of priorities and measurable outcomes, there will be a significant increase in participation moving to the end goal, SAFETY!
Process Management – In addition to personnel training on communication and teamwork, the use of tools & software can increase the value of Environmental Health and Safety efforts.
EHS software can help you:
Manage corrective and preventative action
Stay on top of priorities and promote accountability
Establish standardized and efficient audit management processes
Identify Areas Where Change Can Happen!
Nobody knows your business better than you do. The most valuable opportunities come from analyzing what is available in your data. By leveraging software solutions, cutting out inefficiencies, and improving communication and collaboration across the organization, your Environmental Health and Safety team is guaranteed to improve compliance, and injuries will be reduced.