Important Concepts

Four key concepts in the system are: Roles, Activities, Exposure Risks, and Training Requirements.

Roles

Everyone in the organization of interest to EHS is represented by one or more roles in the system e.g. EHS Staff, Principals, their Assistants, Trainees, etc. Some common primary roles are ‘hard coded’ as a part of the system e.g. EHS Staff and Principals. However, in many other areas of the system you can extend its functionality by defining additional role types and assigning them as needed e.g. Facility Manager for Buildings.

Activities

The work of interest to EHS is represented by activities in the system e.g. Research, Dinning, Grounds Maintenance, Work Shop Usage, etc. In a similar vein to roles, (but to a lesser extent), regular activities may be ‘hard coded’ as a part of the system e.g. inspection/service tasks for safety critical equipment. Again however, in many areas of the system you can extend its functionality by defining additional activity types and assigning them as needed e.g. Building Management for Buildings.

Exposure Risks

From the various activities a person performs within the organization they can be exposed to any number of hazards/risks. You can define your own Exposures Risks that you want to track and have them associated with individuals based on activities they perform, their position, or department.

Training Requirements

Training Requirements can be associated with Exposure Risks and that information along with Training Records allows you identify who’s in or out of compliance. Such information can be seen for any individual or all Assistants associated with a Principal.