Innovation for modern EHS management continues to encompass enhanced technologies like the cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS), and artificial intelligence (AI). However, technology has also delivered enhancements such as automation and process efficiency, digital agility, and smarter ways of working.
Software as a service (or SaaS) is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.
What Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) & How Can It Be Used in EHS?
AI, which stands for artificial intelligence, refers to systems or machines that mimic human intelligence to perform tasks and can iteratively improve themselves based on the information they collect.
Computer vision is one of AI’s most promising applications in workplace safety. This technology can be used for various purposes, such as monitoring employee behavior, detecting potential hazards, and providing real-time alerts. For example, Intenseye has AI-powered workplace safety cameras. They empower EHS teams to monitor their workplace 24/7, receive real-time unsafe act notifications, and operationalize compliance procedures.
How To Adopt New Innovations Within the Organization
To adopt new innovations within an organization, its employees must be open-minded. They must be willing to accept change across various sectors—a process slowly taking place within EHS.
SaaS faced the same resistance when it first launched more than 20 years ago. AI is experiencing a similar hesitancy now. However, in an EHS digital transformation, companies and their EHS teams must be willing to adopt new tools, technologies, and processes to utilize and enhance business functions.
Lastly, EHS digital transformation and compliance technologies work together to streamline and complement EHS reporting processes, highlighting the positive impacts of adopting new tools and technologies.