Best Practices: Deploying Mobile EHS Apps

Published 15 March 2019 by Bill Pennington &
EHS Mobile Apps EHS Software Environment, Health & Safety Incident Management Worker Safety Best Practices

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Executive Summary

This report provides managers and buyers in corporate EHS roles with an overview of the best practice framework for deploying mobile EHS applications (apps). This study covers barriers and considerations relating to processes, people, technology and data. To capture the best practice insights, Verdantix interviewed mobile EHS app vendors and corporate EHS managers. Verdantix analysis finds that a multifaceted approach focused on identifying requirements, evaluation of infrastructure, training development and collaboration leads to successful mobile EHS app deployment. Furthermore, this report identifies emerging technological innovations and developing use cases associated with mobile EHS apps.

Table of contents

Best Practices: Deploying Mobile EHS Apps 

Identify EHS Programme Gaps That Mobile EHS Apps Can Fill
Determine EHS Programme Requirements To Capitalize On Mobile EHS Applications’ Wide Range of Use Cases
Consider Unique Industrial Requirements To Ensure Maximum Utilization

Re-evaluate Existing Business Infrastructure And Organization Collaboration In Relation To App Deployment
Identify A Firm’s EHS Objectives And Workflows That Mobile Apps Can Support
Facilitate Management Of Change (MOC) Process

Push EHS Into The Next Generation Of Worker Safety Through Best Practices Of App Deployment
Ease Of Accessibility Creates Excitement And Desire To Use Mobile EHS Apps
Utilizing Mobile Devices To Develop New Use Cases And Cultivate Underserved Use Cases
Data Collection, Management And Analysis For Incident Prevention

Table of figures

Figure 1. Mobile EHS Application Vendors Interviewed
Figure 2. Digital Transformation
Figure 3. Best Practices Process For Deploying Mobile EHS Apps
Figure 4. Use Cases For Mobile EHS Apps
Figure 5. Factors Against Mobile EHS App Adoption
Figure 6. Native Versus Web Versus Hybrid Apps: Pros And Cons Of Each Architecture

About the author

Bill Pennington

Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

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