EHS Software And The Dawn Of Wearable Smart Tech

Organizations of all sizes face varied and fluid challenges when it comes to ensuring Environmental, Health & Safety best-practice; whether that’s remaining compliant with local legislation or achieving universal adoption of processes...

Published May 27, 2021

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Organizations of all sizes face varied and fluid challenges when it comes to ensuring Environmental, Health & Safety best-practice; whether that’s remaining compliant with local legislation or achieving universal adoption of processes throughout an organization. A powerful and easy-to-use EHS software platform like EcoOnline EHS is an effective way to achieve all of this, whilst simultaneously reducing direct business costs. But is computer software enough? 

EcoOnline VP Customer Success, Mark Swithenbank on the importance of innovation:

“Working with an EHS software partner who has innovation at their core will be imperative for organizations of all sizes over the next 5-10 years. Our ability to evolve our technologies - both capability and usability – is increasing year-on-year.”

What are the next big innovations in the EHS space?

 

Mobile-first

There is a direct correlation between the time it takes to report an incident and the likelihood of that incident being reported at all. For varied and geographically dispersed teams across the globe, not having the ability to do this in-situ is an obvious barrier. EcoOnline EHS’s mobile-first approach allows staff to use their mobile or tablet devices wherever they’re working, to report incidents efficiently, as they happen. 

A perfect example of this is AirLens; a mobile application that allows a remote worker to take a picture of a particular situation and log that directly into the AirLens cloud application. AirLens even works offline and will update AirLens cloud the next time he or she is connected to a phone signal. This provides an opportunity to review real-life actual reality and provide toolbox talks for hazardous trends and even help promote Best practices. 

Wearable Technology

As software becomes more sophisticated – incorporating cutting-edge technologies like machine learning and AI – the opportunity to broaden its reach to the wider Internet of Things (IoT) becomes really exciting. In sensitive industries like Nuclear or Oil & Gas, workers are not always permitted to carry smart devices or cameras on-site, meaning that they aren’t able to take advantage of using a mobile reporting application like AirLens, EcoOnline EHS’s platform intelligently avoids this barrier by pairing with a series of wearable technologies, making incident avoidance and reporting not just efficient – but instant.

Here is EcoOnline Enterprise & Strategic Partnerships Director, Jason Wright introducing Safety Nudge and showing a short demonstration.


Author Leslie Duroe

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