Thursday, April 17, 2008

Knorr Associates Launches New Website

Recently Knorr Associates launched a brand new website to showcase its EHS software data management product - DataPipe. This updated site comes with a newly branded look and feel showcasing the three main markets of Environment, Occupational Health and Safety. Throughout the site visitors will find helpful information about EHS software implementation, and modules specific to managing and reporting on data in those markets. DataPipe EHS Software will assist companies in compliance issues and through data mining and analysis, help to mitigate risk and loss.

Monday, April 7, 2008


HSE Software
What is "HSE Software"?

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.

Injury and Illness and OSHA 300

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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


I have been trying to jot down a few notes about EHS software and create essentially an EHS software guide for people trying to figure out what they should look for when implementing this kind of solution for the EHS data management needs. I am linking to a page that has begun to create an EHS software guide. Perhaps this will be a good start. There is a lot of information on that EHS Software website that may be helpful. I will do some more research and try to put out a guide of my own down the road.

Some Keywords:
EHS Sofware Guide
EH&S Software Guide
Environment Health and Safety Software Guide
Environment and Waste Management
Occupational Health and Medical
Safety And Industrial Hygiene