EHS Mobile Apps: Advantages for Oil and Gas Industry

We live in a highly digital world that is driven by mobile devices by a significant measure. That much is abundantly clear. However, what the layman doesn’t often realize that this increasingly connected existence where mobile devices not only enable people to share information in real-time but accomplish a lot more than they previously could. And this shift has had consequences for not only individuals but the entire spectrum of industries, including the oil and gas industry. Scratch that; make it mainly for the oil and gas industry. A recent study in the sector found that as many as 55 percent of the top brass in companies operating in this space believed that mobile technology stands to enhance their operations substantially.

Now, mobile technology has a variety of subsets, even in the context of the oil and gas industry. But for this article, we will maintain focus on EHS. Why? Because it is decidedly one of the most crucial elements of an organization in this industry. And EHS mobile technology has already given this industry a taste of what it can offer; among other things, such solutions have enabled companies to improve their safety standards. It has been enabled via a variety of factors, including the ability to communicate seamlessly. As anyone in this sphere would tell you, communication is vital to ensuring top-notch safety standards. But that’s not all EHS mobile technology has to offer here, and to help you understand better, we have put together a quick list of some of its most compelling benefits for this industry.

  1. Foster a better safety culture across the organization: To elaborate further on how EHS mobile tech helps create a robust safety culture in oil and gas companies — as everyone knows, that this is a group effort. And, even the workers need to be able to participate in this endeavor. To that end, such solutions help companies make sure that they can immediately report any relevant observations to their managers and superiors even when they are still in the field. Such abilities play a crucial role in helping companies discover any potential risks and hazards and quickly work to prevent any injuries.
  2. Integrate remedial measures: One of the features EHS mobile apps offer is mobile assessment findings. What that means is that instead of merely assessing risks, one can arrive at conclusive results and then use that information to address the issue immediately. And in case that is not possible, such tools help ensure that the duty for remedial action is assigned to the proper personnel.
  3. Improved decision-making process: These tools also ensure that the right people have the correct information at the right time, thus enhancing their ability to make smarter, data-driven decisions.
Given the complexity caused by a variety of factors in the world, occupational health and safety software is not merely a shiny new technology, but one that oil and gas companies simply can’t do without.