Technology can be a powerful tool when applied strategically and to the correct scale. It creates bridges for sharing information among different systems, standardizes business processes across multiple departments, and streamlines tasks to increase productivity. Trinity's Digital Solutions team has unparalleled expertise in the design and implementation of innovative and cost-effective EHS&S information management solutions.
Together we can answer the question - what can technology do for you?
The burden of collecting, managing, and calculating air emissions data is a constant challenge for industrial facilities. Technology provides a streamlined approach to reduce this burden. Users have access to the data in real-time, receive alerts when data is missing or exceeds regulatory limits, and reduce input errors and risk through automated data collection. These checks and balances provided by technology reduce risk and improve productivity.
- Streamline and automate EHS workflow and calculations
- Receive alerts when data is missing, bad quality or exceeds regulatory limits
- Reduce input data redundancy and calculation errors
- Generate regulatory outputs (state emissions inventory, Toxic Release Inventory)
- Real-time decision making with dashboards
- Generate emission calculation outputs for specific regulatory needs such as GHG
Demonstrating compliance is a requirement of doing business. With multiple stakeholders from the US EPA to internal organization stakeholders on a geographical, business unit, and/or facility level, organizations are generating more and more reports. Reporting has become as burdensome as collecting and managing the data itself. Introducing technology allows you to manage all of your compliance-related information in one central location. It gives you the ability pull reports faster, standardize or customize reports, and provide an audit trail. Integrating multiple data systems creates an optimized EHS workflow that provides a comprehensive view of the compliance health of operations to the EHS leadership. EHS managers are then able to proactively deal with non-compliance issues.
- Reduce time spent generating tedious regulatory reports
- Tailor any regulatory report to your preferred format as well as EPA desired format, such as EPA Form R, DMR, Tier II Chemical Inventory, Title V Deviation Report, Subpart W GHG
- Improve auditability and data alignment between various regulatory outputs
- Automate task summary reports and email reports to responsible parties
- Manage all compliance-related information in one central location
Managing compliance and project tasks can be overwhelming - scheduling tasks, following up, and tracking completion. Technology can help managers stay organized and promotes accountability of task owners. This efficiency then allows the managers to focus on other responsibilities. EMIS software products allow users to schedule automatic reminders to complete tasks and receive notifications when tasks are completed. Online task management allows users to monitor task progress in a real-time manner. This critical information can be used to avoid any non-compliance and ensure progress towards EHS reporting deadlines. This information can be used to improve on EHS workflow and create a motivated EHS team.
- Assign tasks to people and automate reminders
- Receive notifications when tasks are completed
- Review compliance applicability and task assignment in real-time
- View progress reports at a high level or drill down for detail
- Track team progress and project costs
- Visualize project progress through charts and tables
Each media has its own challenges. To demonstrate good water stewardship, facilities can use technology for asset management of water samples, chain of custody, and permit audit trails. Standardized water sample data collection and a centralized repository for facility data and sampling locations streamlines reporting functions, and schedules. Users are notified on when to collect samples, and alerted when contaminant concentrations in the samples have exceeded compliance limits. With a graphical dashboard or summary view, users can easily view water quality compliance indicators across multiple facilities and geographical areas.
- Demonstrate good water stewardship
- Manage water samples efficiently
- Streamline water management with a centralized repository for facilities data and sampling locations
- Standardize collection format, data format, and reports
- Notify users when sample collection is due
- Schedule sample-related activities
- Receive alerts when water samples exceed compliant levels
- View water quality across multiple facilities, sites, and regions using dashboards
- Create of Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) and Self-Monitoring Reports (SMRFs)
Regulatory obligations require an improvement of the waste management processes and proper monitoring of the waste through the complete life-cycle (transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal). This can be challenging as there could be a need to manage multiple waste types, classifications, permits, transportation methods and shipment locations. Technology solutions can streamline the collection, management, and tracking of data to demonstrate compliance with hazardous waste regulations. Through technology, users can view both a summary of all operations as well as report on a specific waste profile.
- Automate processes and calculations for Waste Manifest and Toxic Release Inventory reporting
- Generate regulatory output formats
- Track and manage waste types, quantities, classifications, and permits through all stages
- View, identify, and track waste sources
- Report on a specific waste profile - waste classification, container information, shipment information
Every organization has goals to enhance workplace safety and foster a safety culture. However, the reality is incidents happen whether it is a near-miss or more dangerous event. Safety managers need accurate and timely incident and event data to reduce operating risks. Technology provides the functionality managers a need to track events, identify trends, and prevent incidents. Incident reports can be completed in real time using mobile applications to collect data. Standardized mobile forms prompt users to ask the correct questions, allow for consistent tracking across departments, and enable consistent investigations. Reports can be automatically generated to notify supervisors of incidents and show high-level insights on all incidents.
- Manage incidents, near-misses, dangerous conditions
- View safety and incident data in real-time
- Reduce operating risks and prevent incidents by identifying trends
- Standardize forms for consistent tracking of incidents and events across departments
- Create dynamic checklists with prompts to ask approved questions to perform consistent investigations
- Automate incident notifications
- View all incidents and events across multiple facilities, sites, and regions using dashboards
In order to ensure compliance with EPA's RMP and OSHA's PSM program requirements, it is imperative that a proper Management of Change (MOC) process be in place. Lack of or dysfunctional MOC process can lead to unintended consequences by invalidating other safety measures or creating new hazards. Technology solutions available offer workflow management capabilities that allow for a blend-in of the users, existing systems, and existing processes to streamline the workflow and address any gaps.
- Initiate and track a MOC request, assign MOC numbers and reviewer
- Coordinate reviewer approvals
- Email reminders or notifications to managers for overdue MOC task elements
- MOC records management
- Create and reuse MOC workflows for efficiency improvements
- Ensure EHS Compliance and Safety assurance for a corporation
- Reduction in liabilities associated with EHS non-compliance
There is increasing demand for data on social and environmental performance so management can identify and document areas of improved performance across the entire organization. Technology simplifies operations monitoring, provides standardized reports to compare year to year, and identifies performance risks for better strategic decision-making. An integrated system allows manage to analyze, report, and share sustainability metrics from one database. With little effort, reports can be easily created for internal stakeholders or submitted to voluntary sustainability standards organizations.
- Customize format reports and plots for corporate reporting and investor communication
- Build consistent reports to compare year over year and across regions or countries
- Analyze and share sustainability metrics
- Identify trends using visual reports, charts, and dashboards
- Create correctly formatted reports for voluntary standards, such as ISO 14001, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and Carbon Disclosure Project
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