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The Environmental Health and Safety application suite provides a comprehensive, singular web based platform to mitigate risk and liability – while improving safety and workflow efficiency for employees within healthcare, research and construction environments.

Project Overview

Specifically this Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) platform provides a centralized cloud-based data repository with mobile interface for managing risks related to emergency response, federal and state compliance and  general safety & health within internal and external work environments. The platform increases the efficiency of collecting, managing and analyzing data related to EH&S issues – and aims to reduce injuries among employees and patients, damage to equipment and facilities, regulatory failures and business disruptions.

  • Includes algorithms for predictive analytics and risk mitigation
  • Enables advanced user management and security features
  • Cloud computing; iPhone, iPad, and Web browser, allowing for mobile use, data entry, reporting, analytics, and peer-to-peer benchmarking

Healthcare Context

In 2011, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reported that employees in U.S. hospitals experience nearly double the rate of work-related injuries compared to the average for all industries. In 2012 OSHA reported that hospitals also have the highest lost-time injury rates of all industries, exceeding construction and manufacturing.  Despite this high rate and severity of employee injuries and illnesses, there is no comprehensive platform for environmental health & safety risk management in the healthcare and biomedical research industries. The EH&S platform aims to fill that gap.

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