Before you can understand the importance of a solution, you first have to fully understand the scope of Occupational Health and safety (OHS) itself. OH&S issues are actually part of a larger set of issues called Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) issues; they are all interrelated. Whether a company chooses to look at the big picture or focus on managing a smaller sub-set of EHS is determined by the scope of the issues facing the organization.
The goal of occupational health and safety software is to maintain and enhance health, improve safety, and increase productivity by compiling data and finding any meaningful relationships that may exist within the data. This is not only beneficial for the employee, as the compliance benefits for any given organization are undeniable. By remaining compliant an organization is better able to mitigate the risks of workers compensation losses and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) fines. In uncertain economic times, every dollar is critical.
While there are a number of firms who provide Occupational Health software solutions, none are as complete or functional as DataPipe EHS Software - when considering flexibility and return on investment. DataPipe is a modular solution that will allow your organization to piece together a program that meets your unique specifications, at a reasonable cost.
Knowing and understanding the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) laws will help you avoid the unnecessary costs and damage to your business caused by workplace injury and illness. NIOSH and other websites are a good source of this information.