ALCUMUS INSIDER | APRIL 2021
Join us as we dive deeper into the powerful capabilities of the newly enhanced reporting engine, Safety Intelligence, how customers are using data to create safer workplaces, and much more in this month’s newsletter.
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Safer, Healthier, and Stronger Safety Programs are Anchored on Data
In our newest whitepaper, Data as an Asset: Safer, Healthier, and Stronger Safety Programs are Anchored on Data, we outline the five steps needed to convert data to actionable insights, to elevate your safety program and transform your business. Here’s your sneak peek:
Organizations only use 32% of their data, leaving 68% unused1. This is a fundamental problem resulting in less insight and transparency needed to elevate safety programs to the next level to drive down incident and fatality numbers.
Without the ability to provide the timely collection and access to the right data which aligns with an organization’s safety goals and vision, Environment Health and Safety (EHS) professionals cannot manage, track, or analyze trends that expose gaps in their safety programs. This makes it more difficult to create a proactive strategy and drive safer outcomes to mitigate risks on-site.
There are three common challenges that lessen an organization’s ability to leverage safety data. They are:
According to market research conducted in 20202, surveying 801 businesses across North America, 25% of safety professionals have said that managing paper-based forms are within their top business challenges. This makes it impossible to gain the real-time insights necessary to mitigate risks on-site and increases the potential for human error.
Even worse, it costs businesses thousands of dollars every year. A Constructor Magazine article, Dealing With Data in the Construction Industry3 published in February of 2020 details that it is the lack of centralized storage and structured management of the data that leads to unused data. Workers that have ready access to real-time data gain 4.5 hours back in their work week, that’s over 230 hours a year per person, which equates to over $4,500 per employee. Examples of how this can add up for any business:
By relying on paper to collect and manage information, finding the right data becomes arduous and time consuming, making leveraging the information EHS professionals need when they need it, extremely difficult, if not impossible at times.
Many organizations face reporting or data siloes, where the information is trapped and not clearly visible or readily accessible to the required team members. Outlined in our whitepaper, A Market Guide to Global EHS Software 2021, “accessing data is crucial…to truly transform your organization a wider view of incorporating [data from] other critical areas of your business will help to make informed decisions and take positive action.”
To make the shift from a reactive to a proactive safety program, all team members from boardroom executives to front-line workers must have easy access to the data that impacts their role. By closing the feedback loop and ensuring communication is streamlined, safety professionals can make quicker, data-driven decisions reflecting their overall safety goals and vision.
Without access to the right data in full, safety professionals are unable to effectively track trends and patterns that would result in a more efficient and proactive safety approach. A lack of 360-degree insight into the required data points, such as leading and lagging indicators, compliance and training efficacy, etc., makes it more difficult to take value from the data being collecting.
Without the ability for EHS professionals to analyze their safety program to expose gaps and weaknesses and explore correlations between different data sets, the ability to drive safer outcomes becomes greatly diminished. As a result, the desired outcome of reducing incidents and injuries that protect people and businesses becomes more challenging and less likely.
Resolving These Core Challenges
Check out our full whitepaper Data as an Asset: Safer, Healthier, and Stronger Safety Programs are Anchored on Data to learn more.
EcoOnline eCompliance Foundations Webinar | Safety Intelligence – Save Your Seat!
Forms and training are being completed, action items assigned and documents acknowledged – but you want to know what, when, where, and how can we be safer? As part three of our EcoOnline eCompliance Foundations series, Strategic Customer Success Manager, Emma Beaumont, will show you how to start visualizing and analyzing the data that is in your eCompliance account. Discover how to navigate our new reporting tool and the different filter options that can be applied to our out of the box dashboards, as well as how to start setting up your own.
Don’t miss this webinar on April 27, at 1pm ET. Register now.
How to Best Leverage Field iD Data
It is important to be able to access your data within Field iD and extract it when it’s needed. See below for some tips and suggestions to help you do so:
1. Know where and how
2. Define your content
3. Automate it – let the data come to you!
Reporting and Dashboards
The EcoOnline ContractorCheck Client portal provides you with the tools you need to gain visibility across your contractors. Get real-time access to information including Health and Safety documents, policies, training, insurance and workers’ compensation certificates, specific corporate requirements, and compliance history.
The dashboard interface creates a simplified and powerful view of the current status of your contractor list. View real-time compliance information at-a-glance and set internal benchmarks for your organization. You can also access preferred vendor lists, share notes, and rank vendors internally.
The reporting functionality is an important feature of the portal, allowing you to pull health, safety, and compliance reports whenever you need them. Gain insight into compliance through analytics, fueled by real-time contractor health, safety, and insurance data.
With customizable safety dashboards, offering real-time insights, you’ll gain a comprehensive view of your contractor compliance program to remain proactive and mitigate risks before they occur. You can standardize your compliance reporting to fully understand your supply chain, enabling you to effectively monitor, manage, and make informed decisions about who you work with.