CQ Guide: Automation of Permit to Work (PTW) in the Life Sciences Industry

McKinsey’s Organizational Health Index (OHI) offers a data-driven, analytical framework for any organization to benchmark its health and safety management efforts with other peers worldwide. Specifically, it helps with the following:

1. Getting an OHI Score for your enterprise - which helps health & safety leaders determine where they stand currently in terms of organizational health

2. Spot gaps, identify and document what needs to be improved

3. Lay down a step-by-step implementation plan to execute organizational health and workplace safety efforts

Additionally, there is ample evidence that automation and digital transformation of key health and safety management processes directly impact improving the OHI Score.

The question is: what are some of the processes that need to be automated?

The answer to the above question is simple and direct: automate everything. Get rid of manual processes as much as possible, and go the extra mile to build a truly integrated health and safety management system.

If you’re still using a manual approach (pen-and-paper, to-do lists, e-mail, and word documents) to coordinate H&S management efforts, you’re way behind what your peers are doing. Mind you, better organizational health practices have a direct impact on innovation and financial and business performance.

We recommend using a cloud-based EHS Management Solution to automate the following processes and workflows: Incident Management, Risk Management, Training, Supplier Processes, Management Reviews, and Permit to Work Management. Use real-time data from each of these processes to continuously improve safety efforts.

In this guide, which is focused on helping health and safety leaders in the life sciences industry, we talk about the automation of Permit to Work processes.

If you’re looking for a solution to automate your company’s complete health and safety management effort, visit: https://www.compliancequest.com/work-health-and-safety-management-system/

A good Permit to Work (PTW) process will include the following: a list of tasks that need a permit, precautions to be taken for each, worker certification checklists, work scheduling, and skills that may be needed for the employee/contractor to perform the activity safely.

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