Having a data-driven strategy helps safety leaders create a path to predictive EHS management. With this type of strategy, you can shift from a reactive safety approach to a proactive one. A key component of creating a safer work environment includes the ability to stay ahead of risks and hazards. This means everyone gets home safely at the end of the day.
Having the right data and analytics strategy is at the heart of a strong health and safety program.
“When it comes to a strategy that is data-driven, it does not need to be complex. It boils down to 1 thing: giving employees the ability to provide impactful insight into health and safety processes, procedures, tasks, and so on, with access to the right data. Now, to capture this data, there are many tools for organizations to adopt. Where do you start? Understand the importance of data for safety and the business, as well as the strong desire to move in a direction where strategy is led by data.”
Harish Pandian – VP Product Management | EHSQ | Alcumus
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1. Identify gaps in an organization’s safety program
Having access to the right data through a digital solution can grant more visibility and transparency into an organization’s safety program. For example, with specific safety metrics such as total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIF), total recordable incident rate (TRIR), lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR), and more at your fingertips with the help of robust reporting and intuitive dashboards, EHS professionals can start to get clearer insight into possible causes of injuries and incidents on-site.
2. Break down data silos across the organization
Most safety leaders use a variety of tools to help mitigate risks and solve problems. For instance, a specific solution may help to track contractor compliance at the organization to always ensure both external and internal workers are up to industry standards. Another may be used to manage assets to help proactively protect against malfunction or damage. Yet another may be used to track ESG trends. Having a data-driven safety strategy can help break down these data silos and aggregate all data into a centralized data analytics platform. This singular source of truth is now easily accessible to all key stakeholders across the organization and can help provide more advanced health and safety insights.
3. Drive health and safety performance
Access to the right metrics can also help boost health and safety performance, converting data to actionable insights. With an in-depth look into what gaps may be present in an organization’s safety program, as well as key leading and lagging indicators, EHS professionals can apply these insights to real life. This will help lead to the quick implementation of the necessary corrective actions to mitigate any potential risks or hazards. This may involve increasing training, modifying certain processes and procedures, or implementing engineering controls to better protect the workforce.
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