Getting EHS right in the Chemical Industry brings peace of mind, but little fanfare or thanks — even though chemical companies produce over 70,000 products and employ millions of people worldwide. On the other hand, EHS failures result in world-wide headline news coverage. VelocityEHS software helps the chemical manufacturing industry manage the risks that arise from the dangers of the chemicals themselves, change management related to complex processes, as well as the equipment and plant layout, which involve bulk storage tanks, piping containing hazardous materials, and work conducted at heights. Let us help you identify and control your risks, while giving you the visibility you need to drive better engagement and safety performance.
The Power to Be Proactive
Many high-profile safety incidents, including fires, explosions and releases of toxins, have occurred at chemical facilities, which have driven development of many regulations targeted toward this sector, intended to protect worker safety and the environment.
OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) Rule and EPA’s Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule in the US, and international regulations such as the Seveso III Directive and Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) establish extensive requirements for inspections, risk and hazard identifications such as process hazard analysis (PHA), preventive maintenance, and formal management of change (MOC) for operations involving flammable and highly hazardous chemicals, as well as specific environmental regulations such as air emissions standards.
With all of these “must-dos,” it can be hard to find the time and resources to take a proactive approach going beyond regulatory compliance. Even so, a growing number of internal and external stakeholders expect chemical manufactures to commit to sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives, which require a great deal of company-wide coordination.
These challenges are compounded for organizations lacking simple ways to map their risks and verify controls, verify that workflows for planned changes have been reviewed and approved, or maintain fast access to safety data sheets (SDSs) for all chemicals in your inventory, even as processes change and new chemicals are added or removed from your facility. Why keep doing things the hard way? Modern EHS software can give you the efficiency and data visibility you’ll need to maintain your safety performance, keep up with regulatory obligations and implement best practices.
We’ve built our platform with the needs of EHS professionals like you in mind. We know it all starts with getting a handle on risks. That’s why we offer powerful risk management capabilities, facilitating hazard studies of all types, allowing you to quickly assess workplace risks and perform qualitative risk analysis in a simple, consistent and centralized way. Our bowtie analysis tools make it easy to visually map the linkages between risk causes, events and impacts, then assign targeted controls to manage risks. Powerful control verifications tools then enable you to determine if controls are installed and working as planned.
We also make all of your most important EHS responsibilities easier. Our MOC software helps you manage workflows for proposed changes, facilitating pre-startup safety review (PSSR) and escalating notifications when needed actions are coming due or past due. You can develop checklists for specific purposes like preventive maintenance tailored to your facility and deploy them in the field using a mobile device, schedule and manage safety meetings, and manage all of your actions in a centralized location.
Our chemical management software helps you maintain an up-to-date inventory of all chemicals, even as your usages change, and provides right-to-know access to SDSs to your entire workforce whenever and wherever your people need it through the mobile app. And our environmental software suite helps you with compliance obligations like EPA Title V calculations and reporting for major air emissions sources, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste manifest tracking and biennial hazardous waste reporting, and water discharge compliance. If you have continuous monitoring in place, you can even capture air and water data in real-time, and analyze it later with powerful calculation engines.
A key benefit to our software is visibility. We know that with all of the tasks you have to manage, it’s crucial to know exactly where you stand. That’s why we give you the ability to configure performance dashboards showing the metrics that matter the most to your business. You can even assemble customized reports and schedule them for automatic distribution to the right people. You’ll get the connectivity you need to maintain a world-class safety management system, and the data visibility to not only meet your compliance requirements, but continue to drive toward the continual improvement expected by stakeholders inside and outside your organization.
Helping You Be Better
The VelocityEHS Platform helps you better manage the risks to your business, your people and your environmental impact. Our tools eliminate the day-to-day burdens associated with EHS and sustainability tasks so you can focus on being a more effective EHS leader.
All of our products are designed with continuous feedback from customers like you. This deep level of understanding of the complex challenges EHS professionals face, in every industry, has helped us create a solution that delivers the most value to you and your business. Our easily accessible platform and relevant cloud EHS capabilities are more affordable, quicker and easier to implement, and provide the simplest user experience for you and your people.
Solving Complex Problems Simply
By leveraging our knowledge of EHS management best-practices and unique software design expertise, we’ve created a comprehensive solution that is highly effective and incredibly easy to use. Our simple and intuitive design means that you spend less time using the solution and more time focusing on the overall EHS performance of your facilities and people. We believe simplicity is paramount to user engagement and, ultimately, your success.
Providing Personalized Service and Support
We understand that our success depends on your success. That’s why we believe it’s not about selling you software, but creating a supportive relationship with personalized service, support and expert advice. All of our solutions are backed by our team of experts to give you the personalized attention that helps you achieve your safety goals faster. It’s this responsiveness that sets us apart and makes companies continue to use our software solutions.