With COVID-19, businesses have had to adapt to new safety procedures quicker than ever. Safety has always been important to an organization, but now businesses have had to evolve to situations more frequently to minimize risks to their operators, assets, customers and brand.
During our recent “Managing a Dynamic Safety Program for Any Environment” webinar, US Ecology’s domestic compliance manager Anne McNeil and IntelliShift’s Ryan Wilkinson discussed how US Ecology was able to adapt to new safety measures with the help of IntelliShift’s platform. Below are the key takeaways for any organization focused on safety and compliance.
Since safety is the core value and foundation for operations at US Ecology, protecting human health and the environment has always been key, but even more so during COVID-19. For US Ecology, comprehensive safety means monitoring driver behavior, managing hours of service, optimized routing for fastest/closest response because they are both responding to incidents and transporting hazardous materials. It now also means protecting their employees and customers from getting and spreading COVID-19. Digitizing safety programs and the implementation of video telematics can benefit your organization adapt quickly to new protocols.
Holistic safety extends beyond standard safety initiatives and includes areas throughout your organization that can indirectly affect the health and safety of your operators and assets or that can improve your operations and bottom line.
The risk management team can use the platform for insurance claims and get real-time alerts if an asset is being moved when it shouldn’t be. Real-time alerts will also help your maintenance team know the moment a repair issue is found during an inspection in order to set up a “smart servicing” appointment during which they also perform any upcoming routine maintenance due on the asset or vehicle. This not only decreases downtime, maintenance costs and roadside inspection fines, but can prevent breakdowns or accidents.
Organizations that set themselves up to practice preventative maintenance get a lot of resulting safety benefits. US Ecology leverages IntelliShift to build out a holistic program that’s not just limited to speeding or harsh braking. IntelliShift provides US Ecology with an end-to-end solution, not just telematics or an eld solution.
Organizations can ensure holistic safety by using an end-to-end platform that combines all of your safety and compliance processes into one easy-to-use platform that allows you to systematize your safety program the same way across your branches and total operations. It’s also key to ensure with the customer success team organization wide adoption of the safety platform in use.
US Ecology was able to align their organizational mission statements with IntelliShift, allowing them to be successful in their safety and compliance endeavors. IntelliShift helps prevents common roadblocks such as siloed data and operations. Silos can often result in a lack of visibility into how your business is performing, inefficient processes and/or low morale. Unlike the typical out-of-the-box solution, IntelliShift is flexible to each organization’s needs, processes and goals – even if they might need to change overnight.