How Digital Technology Inspires EHS Policy Compliance
Environment health and safety (EHS) compliance is a rapidly growing concern highly monitored by corporations, and regulation governing forces. Each day, millions of employees are exposed to various work conditions that span across multiple industries. These industries conduct business, and create products in ways that directly impact both the health and environment of the business and public. As a result, highly regulated policies, procedures, and workflows are required to keep both employees and the public healthy and safe. In 1970, legislators passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Since then, OSHA and EHS compliance regulations have been on a mission to ensure companies implement systems that keep people and the environment safe. In turn, companies may have several compliance regulations to keep up with, on-site audits to perform to ensure they are staying compliant. Creating a culture of compliance at a company comes with a cost. Compliance best-practices help reduce the risk of being fined for not abiding by OSHA regulations.
How EHS Software Can Help
Employees responsible for overseeing EHS workflows and operations may find a low-code environment health and safety software useful. Keeping employees healthy and safe makes a workplace more productive. On the other hand, it also requires EHS compliance regulations to be met, risk to be examined, security to be boosted, and audits to be made. This could be difficult to keep up with, especially when the EHS compliance regulations keep changing. Companies can simplify their workflows by streamlining this with a mobile app that is built with a low-code app development platform.
The right mobile app will work across multiple industries and work with complex EHS compliance checklists and regulations. Modern technology gives EHS program managers the ability to change, customize, and update what people need to to to remain compliant without the use of an IT department. This software allows users to remain consistent with current EHS compliance regulations while reducing risk that occurs when papers and pens are used. Using such a platform can help both the public and job site by:
- Preventing accidents from occurring that could be associated with abnormal or unusual operating conditions.
- Reducing the adverse effects that are associated with normal operating conditions.
- Reducing costs incurred from old-school methods of compliance (costs from non-compliance, payroll, risk, etc.)
- Reducing carbon emissions, as mobile compliance doesn’t require paper or pens.
Any employee who understands the current EHS and OSHA regulations can create and customize workflows that are unique to each company and industry. After which, a work Stream™ can be developed to significantly enhance the way employees oversee and manage compliance best practices.
How It Works
All EHS compliance checklists and forms can be digitized on a mobile device, computer, or tablet, and stored in the cloud. Companies can then use the app for on-site audits on or offline. Once a device is online, data can be stored and shared in real-time via the cloud. There are also pre-made digital diagrams available which are unique for each industry, and can be digitally drawn on. Once a workflow system is in place, staff can track all employee progress and tasks through a work collaboration feature.
How Companies Use Low-Code App Development Platforms to Bolster EHS Business Strategies
Low-code development platforms create autonomy within a department as they help businesses significantly reduce their need for IT professionals. It also helps prevent a backlog in the IT department. Simply put it allows business leaders to build and change business applications using visual designers.
EHS software allows for the automation of multiple internal business processes that would take months for a developer to create. Even though the applications are complex and relevant, they can still be built in a fraction of the time, for a fraction of the cost. Low-code software increases productivity and is comprised of mobile, customized workflows. At this point, it is not necessary to manually code anything to build enterprise solutions.
Notably, we offer EHS policy compliance solutions. Pulpstream helps companies develop compliance applications in the cloud to simplify workflows, save time, and reduce costs. Get ready to have some free time in your work day. Get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more.