The number of EHS mobile apps in the market has surged in recent years as the demand for flexible software has increased. With increasingly distributed workforces tackling more complex challenges, EHS leaders realize it’s no longer feasible to rely on paper systems or static desktop applications to manage risks and compliance. Mobile enables organizations to automate and streamline EHS processes to create safe and compliant work environments. More importantly, mobile invites and encourages all employees — especially engaging frontline workers — to be active members in workplace safety and sustainability activities.
In the past, enterprises may have utilized mobile technology for data capture and reactionary measures like incident reporting. However, today’s mobile options encourage new levels of participation and preparation through improved data capture and delivery. Workers can now use mobile to better prepare for and prevent incidents by performing detailed workplace inspections, job safety analysis and observations, ergonomics assessments, assigning and managing corrective actions in real-time, or accesses critical chemical safety information when and where it’s needed — all from the palm of their hands.