4 Differences Between EHS Analytics Users and Non-Users

Many workers are injured or harmed at the workplace every day across the globe. Workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented by examining processes and pin-pointing areas for improvement. Companies that are not able to ensure the safety of their workforce in an effective fashion are putting themselves at risk. What sets the Best-in-Class apart is their approach to performance improvement, and analytical tools are instrumental in this journey.

At Pro-Sapien, we like to remind clients that capturing the data is only half of the EHS story – the most important part is how you use it to drive positive change throughout the company. As EHS software solutions grow to absorb the needs of the modern proactive organization, analysis, reporting and performance optimization have inevitably become a cornerstone of the EHS practice. Moreover, the ability to access dashboards and performance metrics has – in 2017 – been named the top desired EHS software capability of new buyers. Unfortunately, getting your analytical tools right can be a tricky process, and one that many organizations put off or treat as an afterthought to software implementation.

EHS Analytics: Users vs. Non-UsersHowever, get it right and you’ll be equipped with meaningful metrics that give you solid information for decision-making. In fact, according to Aberdeen Group, the use of analytics can be tied directly to increased improvement on the following 4 key metrics.

  1. 25% lower recordable injury frequency rate per 100 employees
  2. 63% lower near miss rate for personal safety per 100 employees
  3. Four times higher operating margin vs. corporate plan
  4. Three points higher Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) rate

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With the Best-in-Class 50% more likely to be utilizing EHS analytics than their Industry Average peers, it’s clear that the investment is worthwhile.

The bottom-line is that EHS professionals need to be equipped with reliable information that supports decision-making, and that doesn’t only materialize after hours of data crunching and patience stretched. Despite this, Verdantix reports that over 79% of companies are not using their EHS software for reporting and analysis company-wide. If you’re considering where to take your EH&S Management Information System (EMIS) next, make sure powerful and – very importantly – easy-to-use analytical tools are on your list.

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Hannah Stewart manages the Digital Marketing team at Pro-Sapien, and has been with the company since graduating with a BA Hons in Communications in 2015. Hannah has a keen interest in technology advancements and enjoys engaging EHS professionals in conversations about how the profession will be affected by such changes. At Pro-Sapien, Hannah manages all things marketing and works closely with the Sales team on business development.

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