Streamlining Tier II Reporting With Digitization and Automation — Occupational Health & Safety
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Streamlining Tier II Reporting With Digitization and Automation — Occupational Health & Safety

Streamlining Tier II Reporting With Digitization and Automation

Streamlining Tier II Reporting With Digitization and Automation

Using technology can help empower EHS teams and ensure proactive environmental compliance for businesses.

The environmental, health and safety (EHS) market is anticipated to grow to $9.4 billion by 2027. As the market expands, vendors are developing innovative software solutions that support environmental compliance. While some businesses continue to make progress in their digital transformation journeys, others remain committed to manual processes and risk non-compliance.

The ever-changing requirements of Tier II reporting create challenges for EHS leaders filing reports across hundreds of facilities in sometimes dozens of states. Combining portals from various states with a single reporting interface can make all the difference. By leveraging digitization and automation, businesses can streamline Tier II reporting and ensure continual, proactive environmental compliance.

Digitizing Compliance Data

Traditionally, businesses and their EHS operations have used siloed data systems, unvalidated spreadsheets and binders to collect and organize environmental compliance information. Reliance on manual processing and paper trails opens the door to reporting errors, missed deadlines and fines levied for non-compliance. In fact, poor data quality generates an average of $15 million per year in losses.

To move away from disjointed data sources and improve data quality, businesses must digitize records and establish a solid foundation for compliance data. Digitization streamlines Tier II reporting by converting paper records into a computer-readable format.

EHS teams also feel empowered to collaborate through knowledge sharing. With this technology, teams can quickly locate, access and share digitized data stored in a central database. This single source of truth increases visibility of compliance data and processes across different facilities and improves report accuracy. For example, EHS teams can monitor chemical statuses in distributed facilities, track all associated data and keep a comprehensive, auditable reporting record for every location.