Information Technology Solutions for EH and S Professionals

Information Technology Solutions for EH&S Professionals provides a practical collection of specific environmental, health and safety (EH&S) strategies that you can use to track and manage complex, voluminous information for compliance activities. Maintaining easily accessible, accurate, and up-to-date operational information-especially for activities that the federal government regulates-can mean the difference between prevention and disaster for many companies. This book addresses the technological options your facility has for handling, storing, and updating various types of EH&S information, including software application choices, network solutions, and database design, deployment, and operation. Also included are sections targeting specific kinds of information such as air emissions, accidents and injuries, MSDS databases, electronic reporting and signatures (21 CFR 11), and security issues. This reference begins with an overview of basic information technology (IT) concepts as they apply to EH&S professionals. The author then explains how you can use the concepts and technology to streamline the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of your facility's current systems using environmental management systems, audit and assessment tools, ISO and business risk solutions, incident-based systems, and geographic information systems.