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By: Megan Day

September 14, 2017

Originally published by Gensuite, here on August 21, 2017. 

 

Maintaining environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance in colleges and universities can pose some challenges. Construction and a consistent pass-through of students and visitors combined with budget pressures and limitations create an environment where health and safety are occasionally overlooked. How can you keep your students safe this upcoming school year? The answer is simple, invest in EHS and chemical management software.

How can EHS management software keep your students safe?

The goal of any EHS software is to put a strong safety program in place. By engaging with environmental, health and safety software solutions you can join the global movement toward a safer, healthier and greener organization. EHS management software offers many benefits including minimizing risks associated with environmental regulations, reducing your campus’ environmental impact, and improving campus safety for students. An effective and efficient EHS management program encourages compliance, minimizes risks, impacts financial stability and improves the safety level of the school.

How can chemical management software keep your students safe?

Lab projects are constantly changing, making it difficult for colleges and universities to manage chemicals and hazard communication. A chemical management software simplifies chemical hazard communication and risk management. An efficient chemical management software offers tools for chemical labeling processes, regulatory analysis and reporting, safety data sheet (SDS) maintenance, integrated chemical management safety and more.

To start your school year off on the right foot, here are 8 safety tips from Occupational Health & Safety (OHSto follow in your school’s labs.

  • Use general standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Focus on air flow- ventilation is important to minimizing exposure
  • Keep all floors clean and dry- slip and fall injuries are the third-leading cause of worker injury and lost work time.
  • Keep storerooms well-organized for efficiency and safety
  • Keep a spill kit readily available
  • Properly maintain safety equipment
  • Training- create a chemical hygiene plan
  • Use proper tools

Using improper equipment such as damaged glassware is a common mistake that can easily be avoided. Be sure to check equipment before use to prevent spills and exposure. Following these safety tips will save your school time and money.

How can Gensuite applications help?

We want to help your college/university have a safe and successful school year. Gensuite EHS Management Software solutions provide best-in-class environmental, health and safety management software for professionals like you. Our solutions will enable your organization to achieve robust and effective business compliance and EHS management. We can help your organization digitize compliance and EHS management system processes through our 65+ web applications that can be used on or offline, on mobile or on the desktop, at any location and in over 16 languages. Gensuite is a proven software application suite for Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) and Sustainability; QualitySecurityResponsible Sourcing, and Product Stewardship.

Gensuite Chemical Management Software can be implemented in your labs to help you achieve transparent chemical hazard communication (HazCom). Our solution simplifies HazCom and risk management with a suite of tools for chemical management safety, environmental and product compliance, SDS maintenance and much more. With Gensuite SDS, students and faculty that handle chemicals or other hazardous materials can find SDS information on any chemical they’re using with Mobile accessibility.

Lead the way to environmental, health and safety excellence this school year. To learn more about how our software solutions can help your college or university achieve safety and sustainability request a demo!