Tech Focus: Digital Transformation and Tools for EHS Management
Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) management teams and executives understand the value of technology and are implementing digital transformation strategies within their organizations. More and more, companies are exploring and deploying cutting-edge digital technologies to help effectively manage their EHS programs. From smart personal protective equipment (PPE) that can warn of potential hazards to drones that can inspect gas pipelines in remote locations, these technological advances are helping make work safer and more efficient.
Examples of how digital technologies can transform EHS program management include:
- A field technician uses a safety app on her cellphone to report a near miss from the site; management is informed of the incident.
- An EHS manager utilizes interactive dashboards to review injury and accident data from across the organization, enabling them to make informed decisions for future training needs and allocate resources effectively.
- An operations manager completes an inspection on a mobile app, automatically triggering corrective actions and assigning them to the appropriate employees.
- Environmental professionals from different facilities collaborate by leveraging shared real-time data stored in a centralized software system.
Langan’s business and technology consulting practice offers a comprehensive range of information technology consulting services. Our team includes specialists in every aspect of EHS technology system planning, technology evaluations, automation and integration, and system implementation and support.
Over the past few years, the EHS software market has undergone a paradigm shift. EHS software companies have expanded their product offerings to meet the growing need for robust environmental management solutions brought on by the ESG megatrend. This has raised the profile of EHS functions within organizations, with many software vendors serving the interlinking needs of EHS, quality, operations, product stewardship, and ESG functions.
Langan recently partnered with Ideagen to deliver EHS and Sustainability management solutions to organizations across North America. Ideagen’s integrated enterprise-grade solutions (built on the pedigree of ProcessMAP) help companies manage data and processes to enhance performance, mitigate risks, ensure compliance, and improve profitability. These benefits align with Langan’s approach to serving our clients and helping them drive more business value through improved EHS management systems and performance.
Prasad Shetty, Associate, plays a key role in the growth of Langan’s environmental practice in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States. His environmental expertise is a direct result of 20 years in the industry managing site assessments, due diligence, and EHS compliance audit projects for industrial clients in the oil & gas, energy, logistics, chemical, and manufacturing sectors.