Traditionally, EMIS referred to Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) centric software and left out Process Safety as a core component, likely because three aspects of Process Safety inject immense complexity into the works: Competency, Mechanical Integrity, Management of Change, and Process Safety Information.
These key components in protecting people, processes, facilities, and the planet must be addressed in asset-intensive industries, but organizations often struggle to implement and utilize an integrated solution. Additionally, new regulatory pressures for competency are driving the need to incorporate Workforce Management into all aspects of EH&S and Process Safety.
Today's EMIS solution needs to be framed around a core of workforce, assets, and compliance. An integrated approach to enhanced, holistic EMIS has the additional benefit of reducing operational risk, improving training and reducing operational costs over the long term.