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Knorr Associates Inc. has been providing DataPipe, the complete EH&S information management software solution for nearly 30 years (since 1979). DataPipe is a smart and simple, modular software solution for collecting and managing environment, occupational health, safety and industrial hygiene data. The system offers point-and-click reporting, data exchange utilities, automated e-mail messaging, complete point-&-click customization throughout the system from global down to the individual user level. It also provides automated interfacing with labs, instruments and other external systems for accessing enterprise EH&S information.
The software can be run as a Web or Windows application and is database independent utilizing Oracle, SQL Server or DB2 - your choice. Don’t have IT support or a manageable network infrastructure? That’s ok - Run DataPipe via a web-based managed application service provider.
Learn more about DataPipe at Knorr Associates website.
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HSE is an acronym for Environment, Health and Safety. The term "HSE Software" really refers to a database driven enterprise software application that covers data from the various broad fields of environment and waste management, occupational health and medical, safety and industrial hygiene. Typically an HSE manager would be responsible for collecting and storing HSE data for their organization in an HSE software application. That HSE manager will use data over long periods of time to do trending, risk analysis and data mining by utilizing HSE Software reporting tools. HSE managers can play a large roll in compliance, minimization of risk and savings corporate wide with an HSE software tool at their disposal.
When discussing HSE software, you will often here terms like integrating information technology or enterprise information management or data management to describe these types of systems. The main goal of these HSE software systems is to bring together large amounts of data from various disciplines into one centralized data management application (usually driven by a back end database such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or DB2). In doing so, an organization can now start looking at their data over longer periods of time to see trends and act on them. This leads to one of the most important aspects of any business which can be handled by HSE software - Risk Management.
Risk management can be stated simply as setting action plans in the face of uncertainty by first understanding and issues related to risk, loss or other incident that can negatively effect your business. HSE software is critical to a successful risk management program. Analysis of your organization's data in ways that have not been looked at before can lead to positive change. This type of trending can only be accomplished with a software solution that can integrate all aspects of your HSE program into one centralized database.
When an organization rolls out an integrated enterprise HSE software solution they are incorporating many areas that until now, have most likely been independent of each other. In some organizations this means that each department has its own excel, access or home built database. Sometimes a few departments even incorporate and off-the-shelf (OTS) software solution. But in the end, each system and each department still works independently of each other without sharing and analyzing data as a whole.
DataPipe EHS Software deals with OSHA reportable incidents in an easy and efficient manner. One of the most important modules that deal with health and safety in any organization is the Injury and Illness module.
It deals specifically with injury and illness information; employee, cause code, body part code, cost, treatment, disposition. Primary uses are OSHA 101 & 200 & OSHA 300 and 301, first report of injury, and risk management-style reports. Required by Workers Comp. module. May be used with General Incidents to link multiple sub-incidents together, but does not require the Incidents, General Module.
DataPipe has many modules that work in conjunction with the Injury and illness module. Our general Incidents modules is an umbrella module that keeps track of all kinds of incidents relating to one specific event and categorizes them under one incident ID. This allows you to manage an event in one easy to access report which is searchable by that incident ID.
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Usually as part of the wider management process in private organizations, incident management is followed by post-incident analysis where it is determined why the incident happened despite precautions and controls. This information is then used as feedback to further develop the security policy and/or its practical implementation. In the USA, the National Incident Management System, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, integrates effective practices in emergency management into a comprehensive national framework.
DataPipe EHS has an Incident Management suite of modules. For more information on DataPipe incident management or EHS software in general, please visit Knorr Associates.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released an interim final rule that imposes comprehensive federal security regulations for high-risk chemical facilities.
This rule establishes risk-based performance standards for the security of our nation’s chemical facilities. It requires covered chemical facilities to
- prepare Security Vulnerability Assessments, which identify facility security vulnerabilities, and to
- develop and implement Site Security Plans, which include measures that satisfy the identified risk-based performance standards.
It also allows certain covered chemical facilities, in specified circumstances, to submit Alternate Security Programs in lieu of a Security Vulnerability Assessment, Site Security Plan, or both.
- Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Interim Final Rule, effective June 8, 2007
- Appendix A: Final Rule (PDF, 41 pages - 2.12 MB), effective November 20, 2007
- Chemicals of Interest List (PDF, 16 pages - 2 MB)
- Top Screen Submission Deadlines
Development of the Interim Final Rule
Although Section 550 of the DHS Appropriations Act of 2007 gives the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security the authority to issue interim final regulations without prior notice and comment, the Department of Homeland Security chose to release an Advance Notice of Rulemaking (ANRM) on December 21, 2006; this notice sought comments on the proposed text for the interim final rule as well as on various implementation and policy issues related to the chemical security program. The Department received numerous and helpful comments from a variety of stakeholders, analyzed these recommendations, and incorporated many of them in the Interim Final Rule.
Read how the Appendix A: Chemicals of Interest list was developed.
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DataPipe - The Complete EHS Software Solution for Information Management.
Integrate your EH&S data with DataPipe. Knorr Associates has nearly 30 years experience providing an easy-to-use, modular software solution for collecting and managing environment, occupational health, industrial hygiene and safety information. DataPipe™ is a comprehensive, modular software suite incorporating best-of-breed functionality, integration and customization at every level in an easy-to-use solution. DataPipe is accessible from the Web or Windows, offers point-and-click reporting, data exchange with external systems and software, automated email notification, triggered events, extensive customizing capabilities, risk management, environmental compliance, compliance reporting and much more. Learn more about EHS Software.