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A Manager's Guide to EMIS

This guide was prepared for environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) managers, or their counterparts, who are investigating solutions for EH&S information management. Developed by Digital Solutions, a multidisciplinary organization focused solely on providing EH&S information solutions to industry, this guide focuses on our experience assisting clients, as well as accepted practices within the information systems and management consulting fields for a wide range of solutions. Whether the project is to be managed by internal staff, an outside consultant, or more commonly, a combination of the two, these concepts will assist you in identifying and implementing a solution that achieves stated objectives, is deployed on time and within budget, and has a high utilization rate.

EMIS investigation topics include:

  • Planning
  • Selection
  • Implementation
  • Maintenance
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Within this document, the term EMIS refers to an integrated system implemented at a large single site or across multiple sites that can manage data for multiple environmental media as well as health and safety requirements. Although commercial software products form the backbone of most EMIS solutions, discussions include the usage of mobile technologies for gathering and managing field data and the issues and possibilities associated with custom solutions as well.

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