Environmental regulatory compliance is one of the more complicated aspects of running a modern business, with year-round monitoring, audits, reports, and inspections to be managed, for multiple agencies. HSE software solutions help streamline the process of remaining compliant.
Centralized and Streamlined
Environmental compliance would be easier if you only had to deal with the EPA. But chances are your business also has permits from state and municipal governments for waste disposal and environmental impact. Each agency has their own reports that they expect, their own inspections to conduct, and they all keep to their own schedule.
While the EPA has a great website, we all know that local municipalities can sometimes lag behind in their digital presence and may not make it easy to find the information that you need.
EHS software keeps track of everything for you. From collecting data and generating reports, to submitting it to the necessary agencies (if those agencies allow for online reporting), everything is in one place. Your software can send you reminders of when to perform self-audits, or when your inspection is scheduled, and generate check-lists to ensure nothing is overlooked.
An enterprise-wide solution can manage the separate regulations for each state and county that your business has a presence in, as well as providing a central location for storing incident reports, training materials, and other shared resources.
The best HSE software solutions are customizable for your needs. In addition to interfacing with governmental agencies, they can also accommodate corporate policies. After all, most businesses have their own internal initiatives to reduce waste or mitigate their carbon footprint. This is especially important for those companies that are striving for a green image and a lessened environmental impact. There’s no reason why your environmental compliance software shouldn’t also have modules to track those metrics.
The goal is to have one centralized repository for all of your environmental health and safety knowledge and data. No more searching through multiple websites, programs, documents, spreadsheets and even physical papers to ensure that you’ve met all of the requirements. No more missed deadlines because the information was filed in the wrong place.
Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Right
Environmental compliance is too important to be left to chance. The penalties for failure are too steep. At best, you get a fine. At worst, you’ve done permanent damage to the environment and to your business. Incidents can result in lost man hours, lessened production, and employee injury.
Chances are, if you work in environmental health and safety, it’s because you care about the planet and about your workforce. There’s a lot of responsibility in being an EHS manager. Any job this important should have the right tools to get it done. That includes a robust suite of EHS software solutions. You can’t do your job right if you’re working with the wrong sort of software. Make the decision today to streamline your compliance processes and help your company be greener than ever.