EHS technologies have taken rapid strides over the past year. Even as the priority on workplace safety grows; organization are constantly seeking to harness new innovations that keeps them on top of safety issues.
HSE software developers strive doggedly in a never-ending pursuit to bring more innovations to the fore. Considering that they deal with something as precious as the safety of human beings, it is pivotal for every QHSE leaders to stay updated with the latest trends and technologies of the industry.
Let us look at EHS trends that made an impact in 2018:
1. Remote-access technologies gets a face-lift:
2018 witnessed a higher adoption of wearable technology (PPE) like tracking devices in the forms of watches, eye-glasses and even body sensors on suits, sensors that track anomalies on machinery and the multi-faceted drone technology.
2. EHS expenditure gets hiked:
This would come as an incentive to all QHSE leaders, considering the judicious approach of management teams in allotting budget for HSE safety. According to research firm Verdantix, between now and 2020, 62% of firms will increase their expenses on operational risk due to better performance.
3. Mobility will facilitate greater efficiency:
Mobile audit applications has liberated HSE field personnel of elaborate paperwork. 2018 have seen more companies implement mobile strategies to instantly carry out audits by directly filing e-forms or images into the company database, connect back-end office with field personnel to share continuous feedback, approvals, request and much more.
4. Cloud becomes widely endorsed:
About 80% of HSE leaders have embraced cloud-based software as their leading source of data management. Furthermore, companies are on the lookout for software that encapsulates stringent security protocols to safeguard data against the rising cyber-threats.
5. More emphasis on smarter technology:
Integrating smart technologies like big-data and AI will help drive smarter, faster and more accurate outcomes in decision-making, forecasting based on behaviors-based safety, automated responses, and creating predictive and preventive analysis.
Technology will continue to push the envelope – bringing bigger, brighter solutions to ensuring less incidents and better regulations.
What other technology advancements have you noticed in the EHS industry in 2018? Do let us know through the comments.
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