According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2011, state and local government employees reported a nonfatal accident and illness rate of 5.7 cases per 100 full-time workers, considerably higher than the private sector rate of 3.3 cases per 100 full-time workers. Local government employees are at the most significant risk: about 4 out of 5 accidents and illnesses recorded in the public sector occurred among local government workers in 2011. The primary cause of occupational accidents was violence, falls and contact with objects.
A research conducted on behalf of SGS, the world’s leading testing and certification company, has suggested that UK public sector companies lag well behind the private sector in terms of health and safety. These results indicate that it is more important than ever for public sector organizations to imitate their peers in the private sector and implement appropriate health and safety framework.
Sodales fully integrated EHS solution for the public sector provides a digitalized safety management network that integrates all safety processes – facilitating improved efficiency, accountability, and safer ways to execute a range of operations in a streamlined process.
- Hazard-free environment
Sodales EH&S solution incident management enables organizations to build a hazard-free environment. It designs to emphasize the incident reporting process from the field to the health and safety department in just a few clicks. The solution allows the employees across multiple departments to report incidents and near-misses immediately. The automated notifications promptly push the incident details across the chain of command and facilitate them with actionable insights to analyze root-causes and take effective corrective actions.
- Automated claim process
The Disability Claims Management by Sodales aims to configure, simplify, and automate the public sector’s overall Claims process. The solution provides access to various roles that are involved in the disability claims processes. The solution allows the supervisors to send an absence package to the employee. Employees can submit their medical records online, and authorizes key stakeholders to manage employee claims till their return to full duties. The solution is configured in a way to allow flexibility and support claim specific business rules.
- Streamline Inspections
The public sector organizations can increase compliance and enforcement of health and safety policies by leveraging site inspection management by Sodales. The solution’s digital recording capability will eliminate the paper burden, and agencies can move on to digitalization. The proficiency of centralizing inspections and audit data offers analytics and insight to detect trends. The manager or supervisor can assign inspection tasks to their teams, review and allocate corrective actions. It is an easy-to-use audit system with automated inspection schedules, facilitates mobile audits, developing configurable forms and inspection checklists.
- Digitize Behavior-Based Safety
The Sodales behavior-based safety solution supports integrated safety processes to track behavioral habits collectively, communicates corrective actions immediately, and delivers comprehensive analytics to eliminate potential incidents in the future. The solution facilitates Occupational Health, Drug & Alcohol Testing and their results. The integration with Learning Management System improves qualification monitoring for training and site orientations. The different rewards, recognition, award points, and badge programs drive employees’ behavior.
Sodales EH&S solution enables public sector organizations to track all processes in real-time across the different departments. The configurable elements easily fit into operations and are ideally tailored to an organization’s scale and structure.
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