Decision-Grade Analytics – The Cornerstone Of EHS Excellence

Decision-Grade Analytics - The Cornerstone Of EHS Excellence

The New Combustion Engine

At a Gartner Symposium few years back, Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Research at Gartner, reflected, “Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.

Information, or the more elementary unit “data”, has indeed turned out to be the new “oil” of the information age and plays a key role in powering the fourth industrial revolution. While collecting data was a key challenge of the 90’s, there has been an explosion in the volume of data collected, since the turn of the millennium. The same pattern of voluminous data has also been observed in the field of Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) processes. EHS 4.0 software applications that offer the capability to record data, often in real-time and at a very granular level, are a key factor contributing to this increasing volume of EHS data.

Additionally, a broader acceptance of SaaS (Software as a Service) or cloud deployment of software applications, along with configurable interfaces and integrations with open Application Programming Interface (APIs) and the wide adoption of mobile devices have further spiked the volume of machine-generated EHS data. However, data without meaningful analytics is reminiscent of a line from the famous poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”.

The same is also true of parched and raw data without actionable analytics to make the data useful. Adopting solutions that process seemingly disjointed data sets to stitch together a coherent larger picture, thereby enabling informed decision making by key EHS stakeholders, has often proven to be a critical game-changer.

The Business Case For EHS Leaders to Adopt Analytics

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Adopting decision-grade analytics as an integral part of an organization’s EHS management program can contribute to significant reductions in incidents and operational overheads that directly impact the bottom line, improve employee morale, strengthen the reputation of the business and provide a platform for financial strength and competitive differentiation.

Descriptive and diagnostic analytics help EHS leaders to predict workplace incidents with more than 85% accuracy and thereby take preventive measures in advance to minimize the risk exposure of employees as well as organizational assets.

According to some of the estimates provided by the National Safety Council, an average workplace injury can cost a company approximately US$41,000 in compensation, productivity, and medical and administrative expenses. The cost of a workplace fatality are, of course, even higher and can sometimes exceed US$1.2 million. Workplace injuries also include indirect costs such as the negative impact on employee morale and productivity, potential property damage, the impact on families and communities, and significant erosion of business reputation. These indirect costs can often be several times higher than the direct costs.

Therefore, taking an analytics-driven approach to proactively mitigate risks and hazards is longer a wishful want for EHS leaders. Instead, it is a strategic imperative and a sound business investment.

Analytics as the Foundation of the ProcessMAP EHS Platform

Over the last 20 years, ProcessMAP has been co-innovating with EHS leaders from leading Fortune 1000 companies to develop cutting-edge solutions that can help our customers’ employees return home to their families and loved ones, after a safe and healthy day at work.

With a singular focus to offer safety-focused organizations a comprehensive, intuitive, mobile-ready and user-friendly EHS platform that includes advanced analytics, along with an exhaustive library of powerful data-visualization models, ProcessMAP has been enabling customers to connect the dots across their enterprise and strive towards the ultimate goal of Zero – Zero Injuries, Zero Incidents, Zero Accidents. 

Organizations that have partnered with ProcessMAP on their digital transformation journey have experienced, on average, a 75% reduction in their Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) between 2010 and 2019. Additionally, ProcessMAP customers track several leading indicators, like Near-miss Reporting and On-time CAPA Closures, to inculcate a safety-driven culture, both at a corporate level as well as the plant/facility level.

For more information on ProcessMAP’s analytics-driven EHS solutions, reply to this blog in the comments section below or sign up for a demo by clicking here.

Anoop K Sreedharan

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A 3 Year Journey Of Mobile EHS Solutions That Improve Safety Performance

A 3 Year Journey Of Mobile EHS Solutions That Improve Safety Performance

Mobile has continued to play a transformative role in empowering and engaging employees to drive health and safety transformation. At ProcessMAP, we continue to monitor mobile adoption across 100,000+ locations of our customer base, with end-users in 140+ countries. We continue to see a stronger and more seamless integration of EHS mobile solutions with customers’ day-to-day operational processes and workflows. The adoption of mobile solutions is instrumental to the EHS community as it strives to keep people healthy and safe. Unless otherwise stated, the data presented below is compiled from ProcessMAP customers for the period ending in December 2020.

Increase in Mobile Traffic by 82.21% and Facility Adoption of Mobile is Up by 75.19%

In the last three years,  ProcessMAP has seen an 82.21% increase in mobile traffic globally. A total of 79.4% of our traffic came from iOS and 20.6% from Android. While traffic from iOS devices continues to dominate, internationally the traffic from Android devices has doubled from 9.1% in 2018 to 20.6% in the last three years. We also see the Facility Adoption of Mobile has increased by 75.19%. Like many industries, we continue to see a significant focus on enterprise mobility initiatives across our customer organizations.

Data reported using Mobile has increased by 656% and Unique User Logins using Mobile have increased by 190.2%

Globally, we have seen a 656% increase in mobile usage, with continued higher adoption in North America (84.3%), followed by LATAM (9.4%) and EMEA (5.9%). We also see that unique user logins using mobile have increased by 190.2%, resulting in a rapid increase in data reporting using mobile devices during the last three years.

Increase in Utilizing the Near-Miss Reporting Process of 1,707.5% via Mobile
Incident Reporting via Mobile Increased by 1,402.7%

As safety leaders in our customer community continue to focus on processes that prevent incidents, near-miss reporting has taken center stage for engaging employees to report, investigate and implement countermeasures. Near-miss reporting, as a key leading indicator of safety performance, has now become an integral part of the safety culture across ProcessMAP’s global customer community. Increased near-miss reporting, driven by the adoption of mobile solutions, has played a major role in fostering a culture of safety. Data trends indicate that nearly 50% of all near-miss incidents in 2021 will be reported via mobile solutions.

As safety leaders in our customer community continue to focus on processes to prevent incidents, Incident reporting via mobile has truly been a game-changer. By actively co-innovating, our comprehensive mobile solutions with global EHSQ leaders and stakeholders, we see our customers better managing incidents across their employee health and safety, operational risk, and environmental risk areas, with mobile reporting playing a critical role in achieving an incident-free safety culture.

566.2% Increase in Assessments and Audits:

With mobile solutions providing significant advantages for field auditing, inspections, and/or verifications, we observed that the number of audits being conducted on mobile devices continues to increase significantly, with more than 566% increase in the identification and management of Audit Action items.

Compliance Increased by 87.6% and Action Item Closure Rate via Mobile improved to 93%

We observed that 87.6% of the Calendar Action Items reported from across our global customer base were created using mobile devices. We also saw that Calendar On-Time Action Items Closure Rate using Mobile devices improved to 93%. Encouraged by the accelerated momentum in the adoption of the Calendar module on mobile, we foresee this trend will continue in CY 2021.

Safety managers can record real-time BBS observations digitally in the field and do not need to rely on completing paper-based forms or using their in-office desktop computers to complete the process. They have quickly adopted mobile solutions to perform observations and engage employees more effectively and directly on the floor of operations. 

Some of the key drivers that have elevated mobile as the new frontier of EHS digital transformation include:

  • Greater employee empowerment
  • Improved employee engagement
  • Enhanced workplace safety
  • Higher regulatory compliance
  • Improved productivity with increased efficiency
  • Real-time monitoring with faster access to critical information
  • Improved collaboration between people at all levels
  • Accelerated digitization because of the COVID-19 pandemic

To learn how ProcessMAP’s mobile-first solutions can transform your workplace EHS initiatives, sign up for a free trial today! 

Anoop K Sreedharan

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