Designed to offer insight into near-miss incidents in industries such as oil and gas, chemicals and mining
SAP has introduced new functionalities to the latest version of its SAP EHS Management application, aimed at improving environmental, health and safety (EHS) conditions of organisations.
The German software firm said that for each fatal or catastrophic accident, there are typically 600 near-miss incidents that occur in the background. The new operational risk management offering provides better insight, helping companies to identify and resolve root causes for these of incidents and the resulting impact on employees, profitability and the environment, said SAP.
The company added that designed for operations, manufacturing and EHS departments, the application helps reduce the cost and risk of keeping people, plants and products safe. In addition, it helps customers take proactive steps to guarantee up-time and business continuity.
SAP claimed that for a 10,000 employee company with an "average" safety performance, a 20% reduction in incident rates can mean $4m in annual savings.
The company said any company with workplace hazards and safety concerns can benefit from better incident management, especially those in industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, mining, mill products, discrete manufacturing and transportation.
One of the first enterprises to go live with the incident management capabilities of SAP EHS Management is the Max Planck Society, a Germany-based research association.
Max Planck Society occupational safety project leader Dr. Joerg Tittor said the organisation now has a centralised platform for running operational safety management through all its member institutes.