Countless businesses are learning that it takes a lot of time, effort and a significant part of the budget to manage and store physical paper documents. Once filed, the information on the documents is much harder to access, especially by employees in the field. In regards to Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE, EHS or HS&E) management, safety regulations, hazard management protocols, incident reporting requirements and other important information must be readily available to employees as part of an effective HS&E Management System. We live in a time where just about any piece of information one needs is at our fingertips thanks to the cloud and smart devices. Surprisingly many companies do not have the same access to business information. Here are three ways using just one part of the cloud, document storage, improves your HS&E management system.

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We are moving into a modern workplace where live video streaming is quickly becoming the norm for communication. A perfect example is all the video meetings that take place thanks to services like GoToMeeting, WebEx and Zoom. But live video has other applications outside of regular meetings, particularly in incident response. The definition of Incident Response is an organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of an event. When responding to an incident at an oil pipeline, having a video-enabled communication system will not only help your company limit damages, but also reduce costs and recovery time. The days where still images were the only way of documenting an incident are over. Having a reliable, live video streaming system available in the field will soon be the norm for rapid incident response and resolution.

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The Oil and Gas (O&G) industry is usually slow to adopt new software technology. Many small- to mid-size exploration & production (E&P) companies simply cannot afford the complex business process management software that larger companies can when crude oil barrel prices are struggling to rise above $60bbl. Fortunately for O&G, as software matures, much like other technologies, it becomes less expensive for the masses. In regards to software companies use to manage their Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE or EHS) programs, it has gone mobile, which allows safety documents and procedures to come with you to the field without having to haul paper folders and files around. Let’s discuss how O&G companies can cut costs and improve outcomes by adopting mobile HSE management technology.

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Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) was established in early 2012 by 13 major oil sands producers in Calgary. Their vision is to enable responsible and sustainable growth in Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation. Sharing many of COSIA’s beliefs, Hitachi is committed to drive innovation and collaboration that will improve safety in people’s lives. Hitachi offers a lean business process management solution, called WorksBase®, that was designed to help Energy businesses improve collaboration and the effectiveness of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS or HSE) systems. Here’s how WorksBase can help COSIA’s members and associate members improve environmental management in Canada’s oil sands and meet the goals established in their vision.

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Here at Hitachi Solutions, we’re invested in supporting Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS/HSE) managers from multiple industries with our business process management solutions. EHS managers and other worksite managers have a lot on their plate when trying to assure employees are following Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Our solutions, like WorksBase, help support managers by providing the structure needed to organize HSE regulations. So, in order to support HSE managers in their goal of preventing illnesses and workplace injuries, we’ve compiled a list of OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited violations

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Paper documents can be properly filed and kept safely in a storage room, but those documents are much harder to access when employees are working remotely. In this day and age, we rely heavily on the ability to access documents quickly with the aid of technology. In regards to Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE or EHS) management, safety regulations, hazard management protocols and incident reporting requirements etc. must be readily available to employees as part of an effective HSE Management system.  Here are three reasons why using a cloud document management solution is essential for proper Health, Safety and Environmental management in today’s business environment.

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There are numerous ways a business interacts with Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE, also commonly referred to as EHS) management in the workplace. From training new employees on workplace safety to implementing updated safety standards from regulatory administrations, like OSHA, EPA or the CCOHS, a business must maintain compliancy in order to manage risks during audits or in case an incident occurs. An effective HSE Management System will ensure that your employees are following protocols and procedures required by regulatory administrations. Here are three HSE Management tips that will help keep your business compliant and decrease your risk.

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