When one needs to rethink about managing wastes, the need to go beyond the pursuit of waste prevention and waste reduction arises – its effective management becomes necessary to avoid employees succumbing to the incidents due to the ineffective management.
Just think about it – in a large industry, there are continual tasks going on. EHS personnel have plenty of obligations and too little time for concentrating on waste management tasks. Tasks can be pretty time consuming and profiling wastes and their access becomes very important. Tracking waste storage times ensure that the industrial personnel do not exceed the regulatory time limits and documenting the amounts of waste generated track the waste generator status.
There lie two major problematic areas in waste management – collection and disposal.
Issues in managing these arise due to non-regularized slow processes, inefficient tracking mechanisms, communication barriers, not having enough resources and scattered settlements.
Plus, when we talk about the current situations, there’s this volatility that never entirely disappears, that flares up in crises, having the potential to upend everything from the industrial relationships to entire business models, all prevalent in today’s current landscape as Covid-19 creates widespread disruption.
It complicates leaders’ efforts to make lasting changes in their organizations—efforts that have historically required years of sustained efforts to take root.
And since the hygiene protocols have become austere in industries, managing wastes is definitely not an option for everyone.
Software for the changed scenario
In reality, systems and the necessary software need to be tested to become successful across a range of environments, and both share a similar set of foundational objectives – one, to deliver value efficiently for the industrial personnel that further help in discovering new ways of working and help us continuously learn and improve. Further giving the industrial goals a meaningful perspective.
And this helps the digital management for all the issues – if we specifically stress upon managing the waste records manually with paper binder systems, inefficiencies that crop in add to the workloads and their increased frustration. People get stressed upon when they need to track down missing manifests or return receipts.
One needs to –
- Analyze key trends and indicators to proactively manage compliance
- Benchmark hazardous waste generation to help develop waste reduction and sustainability initiatives
- Quickly generate proper reports for essential guideline formats and waste reports for direct submission to the management.
No doubt, easy-to-use, customizable data collection forms let one record waste profile information in the field, and let them upload it to the databases in real-time.
Improved waste management with greater access to information about the waste streams at those facilities will include waste profiles, amounts generated and stored, and shipping manifests, along with their return receipts.
Responsive mobile design lets one quickly record and manage waste profile information anywhere and anytime with using tablets or smartphones.
Setting up and receiving automated email notifications for upcoming or overdue compliance tasks include return receipt submission deadlines and waste storage time limits.
Date and time stamping of all data entries, calculations and modifications provide easier and more accurate verification and auditing.
Directly talk about the benefits of waste management software, and you will arrive at –
- Improved Information Management
Waste management includes documenting and gathering information for different collection and dumping sites. The gathered data ought to be stored securely for future undertakings.
A smart waste management system or a software help is a beneficial aid.
- Enabled safer disposals
Safe disposal of wastes remains a top concern especially in maintaining the cleanliness and sustainability drives for health and resource conservations.
With software, you can oversee the work done at every level and ensure that these processes function in compliance with the safety standards set for waste management and recycling programs.
- Better Task Scheduling
Industries need to require dealing with multiple projects, on a simultaneous basis. And if the track of the progress needs to be kept, it definitely is tricky.
Waste management software offers clear and easy-to-follow dashboards, helping EHS professionals remain constantly updated about each and every change. The software also allows to implement instructions in an accessible way, letting the safety staff have a clear idea about the individual tasks.
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