Robert Foster, M.S., Director of Automation Services at Environmental Health & Engineering (Needham, Massachusetts), has written a white paper explaining how environmental health and safety (EHS) managers can save time and cut costs by automating their EHS programs with Microsoft SharePoint.
In his white paper, titled "Microsoft SharePoint: A Single Platform for EHS Management and Automation," Mr. Foster claims that the software is a cost-effective solution offering an array of data collection, process automation and reporting capabilities that can alleviate the administrative burden of manually transcribing and entering stacks of inspection forms into other, separate Microsoft document types. Case studies in the paper outline the success of SharePoint implementation for EHS program compliance requirements, including accident/incident reporting, compliance calendars, inspections, corrective actions and compliance documentation.
"With some initial development, SharePoint's inherent functionality and ease of use make it particularly useful for developing a variety of EHS management applications to automate the gathering, tracking and collating of program information," Mr. Foster says. He adds that increasing efficiency for routine administrative tasks frees EHS managers to focus on program analysis and initiatives.
Download the white paper at www.eheinc.com/sharept_platform_ind.htm.
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