Getting at root causes - Automate and incentivize to reduce your incident rate
Incidents can occur on a daily basis -- including injuries, illness, chemical spills and more. To manage these events effectively and stop them at the root cause, technology is key. In this case an automated EHS System automates the process of incidents by enabling tracking and reporting on all safety incidents.
Reducing the time it takes to address incidents within your organization helps promote more efficient safety management and lowers the number of incidents that may occur today to ensure a greater safety in the future. You can also employ various safety incentives to lower the number of incidents.
To ensure continuous improvement, all incidents that take place within your organization should be recorded, investigated and taken action on to prevent recurrence. Automation of the incident process within the EHS system does just that. Using this data, the necessary corrective and preventive actions can be put into place to reduce the chance of the incident recurring. You can complement an automated EHS system with safety incentives connected to your most important continuous improvement initiatives.
Incidents linked to risk management
Risk management enables your organization to identify risk and take steps to mitigate those risks throughout the process. This systematic approach to addressing adverse safety events helps to mitigate the risk of recurrence and provides visibility into top risks within the EHS. Automated risk management solutions enable you to identify trends that occur in different departments across your organization, which will give you insight into the root cause of all incidents. You can then use this data to establish preventive measures to prevent recurrence.
Risk filtering in corrective actions
If there isn’t a systematic and objective way to determine the severity of the event, organizations are left wondering how to best prioritize – and incentivize proactive safety initiatives. Risk management solutions help to provide you with that filtering mechanism. Less critical incidents are identified and can be immediately corrected, so only truly systemic issues that pose a critical safety risk are investigated further in the corrective action process. Corrective action also allows you to determine the root cause of an incident so you can take measures to correct the systemic issue, and determine that the measures taken were effective.
It’s crucial to have the ability to report on your data and use that information to promote continual improvement. These reports provide insight into the tracking and trending of all incidents within your organization, allowing you to pinpoint the exact cause of these incidents, apply corrective actions if needed and ultimately reduce the risk associated with recurrence. These reports can also pull data into regulatory forms to simplify the process of reporting incidents.
An automated employee training tool ensures that your safety program is strong. It enables you to assign training to employees by role, department or facility, keep track of testing to ensure employees are up to date on all responsibilities and send reminders when items are overdue.
Incorporating automated solutions and incentives for managing your organization’s safety incidents gives you greater visibility into critical incidents and more control in reducing these incidents and preventing them from recurring.