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DataPipe Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Management Software Modules

Modules: Environmental (E), Health (H), Safety (S), Core (C)
 
Module Type Description
Absences      H   S    Log when and why employees are absent from work, expected and actual return dates.
Agent Parameters (req. by several MSDS, IH, and Env. modules)  E     S    A "mini-MSDS" used by several other modules. Once in a system, it is shared by all other referencing modules; it is not licensed again for each.
Agent Use    H   S    History of where and when agents are used. Often combined with Work History to identify potential employee exposures.
Air Pollution  E        See Emission Source Tests below
Area (in Core)       C List of areas in each facility. An "area" is whatever the users define it to be.
Asbestos    H   S    Identify sites, equipment containing asbestos; type and percent. Log removal projects, personnel working on project, permit, responsible persons, amount removed, disposal manifest. Not intended for shipping.
Audiograms    H   S    Hearing baseline and periodic tests. Age correction database. Semi-automatic new baseline calculation. STS calculation, with and w/o age correction.
Bloodbourne Pathogens    H      Use Incidents, Immunization & Training
Breathalyzer / Blood Alcohol    H      Measurement of blood alcohol by "breathalyzer." Employees test results.
Buildings (in Core)        C List of buildings in each facility. A "building" is whatever the users define it to be.
CDL / DOT    H   S    Drivers's information, including DOT CDL. Driver's record, medical dates, other information. Works with substance abuse/drug screening module
Clinic Visits (Services & costs)    H      Records when, why patient/employee visits clinic. Services rendered, cost of services, disposition of case. May be linked to Injury & Illness case. Includes vital signs, medical problems & SOAP notes.
Confined Spaces      S    Track locations of confined spaces, requirements for entering same. Issue permits for personnel to enter spaces.
Container Mass Balance  E        Movement of agents from container to container and movements of containers from location to location. "Cradle-to-grave" detailed mass balance tracking, from purchase order to shipping/disposal. Also used for waste minimization analysis.
Controls (inc. ventilation)      S    Log IH and safety control measures and costs instituted, by facility, area, building, department, job.
Core Module (REQUIRED)        C Required in all DataPipe systems. Includes Personnel module, security and common databases used throughout system. Report writers (ad-hoc and programmed) also included.
Departments (in Core)        C List of departments in each facility. A "department" is whatever the users define it to be.
ECG    H      Electrocardiogram data, interpretative codes and strip image.
Emission Source Tests  E        Emission limits and test results from multiple air and water sources.
Employee Assistance Plans (EAP)    H      Details of employee (or family member) referral for assistance, counseling, etc. Includes information on diagnosis, referrals, dates, notes.
Employee / Patient Summary (medical & other)    H      Single form collects and presents all medical tests, clinic visits, progress notes, training, injuries, PPE, IH samples, etc. for an individual. Printed (and other forms of output) reports may be prepared to summarize this information. Information collected depends on modules in system.
Facility (in Core)        C Information on each facility (plant, office, client, etc.) in system; location, local contacts, etc. Much information stored in DataPipe is automatically related to individual facilities. Facilities may have areas, buildings and jobs within them.
Fires **       S     Fire location, description, spread, damage, and other incident information. Based on NFPA 902 Basic Fire Incident. A sub-incident that may be linked to a General Incident
Form R  E        Includes a comprehensive program (programmed report) to generate the U.S. E.P.A. Form R report (site and chemical agent use, treatment and disposal information) and these basic record-keeping forms: Waste Generator Facility, Hazardous Chemical Registry, Waste/Hazardous Chemical Accumulation. Requires List of Lists and Waste Characterization. Other modules which, if included, are used by the Form R report are NPDES, Disposal, Minimization, Receiving, Storage, Shipping, and Treatment/Recovery.
Hazardous Chemical Inventory  E     S    Agent type, location, quantities, dates, storage methods. Typically used for IH evaluation and SARA Tier 1 and 2 reports. Requires Agent Parameters.
Heat Stress    H   S    Measurements of employee NWBT, DBT, GT and/or deep body temperature, calculation of WBGT and permissible heat exposure TLV as defined by ACGIH.
Hematology     H          Blood test results. Automatic comparison to laboratory "normal low and high" values, by lab, test, date range. Define "standard" test suites to use.
Immunizations & Inoculations     H        Date given, results, follow-up date if appropriate. By employee/patient and type of Imm. & Inoc.
Incidents, General (Events)  E       S    A general purpose module for logging "events"; what, where and when, cost, employees, other personnel, etc. May also tie together multiple "sub-incidents." Some sub-incidents require this module; see each for details.
Indoor Air Quality  E     S    Information on monitored CO, CO2, humidity and temperatures measured during a study. Records min., max. and avearge levels during both overall test and actual exposure hours.
Industrial Hygiene Air Samples      S    Personal, area, & blanks; timed and "spot" (direct reading) measurements. Automatic flow and volume calculation, lookup and comparison of results to limits. Calculation of composite exposure. Combination of multiple samples and times for multi-sample TWA.
Injury & Illness *    H   S    Injury and illness information; employee, cause code, body part code, cost, treatment, disposition. Primary uses are OSHA 101 & 200 (300 when they're ready!), first report of injury, and risk management-style reports. Required by Workers Comp. module. May be linked to General Incidents.
Instrumentation (in Core)         Manufacturer, make, mode, calibration intervals and history, sign-out log; calibration curves for IH samples flow calculation.
Job Profiles; Job Restrictions / Requirements, HEGs    H      Physical requirements (ADA) Training, personal protective equipment, agent exposures, medical tests, etc. for facility, area, building, department and/or job.
Jobs (in Core)        C List of jobs in each facility. A "job" is whatever the users define it to be.
Lab Packs  E        Allows for tracking of multiple wastes in a single container (lab pack). Requires Waste Storage. May be used with Disposal, Receiving, Shipping, Treatment/Recovery.
LASERS       S    Location and characteristics of lasers, responsible individuals.
List of Lists  E     S    A basic list of chemical CAS numbers and associated regulatory limits or categorization. USER CONFIGURABLE! Used by many forms for Form R calculations.
Loss, Property & Material **      S    Quantity, description and value of damaged or destroyed materials or property associated with an event. A sub-incident.
Manhours      S    Number of man-hours worked and number of employees working, by Facility, Area, Department and/or Job over a time interval. Often used with Injury & Illness data for accident statistics and risk management.
Medical Problems & Restrictions    H      Employee-specific list of medical problems & restrictions (from user-defined codes) with start and optional end dates. May also be used for matching job/work, training, PPE and other requirements and restrictions.
Medication    H       Medication history of patients/employees; what, when, amount, by whom.
Mileage      S    Distance traveled (miles & other units) and number of vehicles, by Facility, Area, Department and/or Job over a time interval. Often used with Motor Vehicle Accident data for accident statistics and risk management.
Motor Vehicle Accidents *      S    Accident scene, vehicle driver(s) and involved persons information. A sub-incident.
Motor Vehicle Fleet      S    Details of fleet vehicles, inc. use records. May automatically feed MVA information.
MSDS (ANSI Z400.1)  E     S    All 16 sections of ANSI standard MSDS, including ingredients and IH limits. Includes fields for storing images of mfg.'s original sheets, which may be viewed and printed. Requires Agent Parameters; automatically updates same.
MSDS Generation  E        Build and maintain MSDSs based on user-defined sub-sections, phrases and text, with the text in multiple languages. Output may be to a word processor for final formatting or a HTML file for Inter/Intranet-based distribution. Requires Agent Parameters.
Musculoskeletal / FCE    H      Also called Functional Capacity Evaluation. Define work requirements in terms of range of motion, strength, etc. and then measure individual's performance and changes w.r.t. those requirements. NEW
Necrology    H      Also called Death Registry. Information on where, when and why a person died. Links to diagnostic codes, Incidents, Injury & Illness.
Noise Exposure    H   S    Employee or area noise exposure tests. Multiple exchange rates, thresholds, etc. Designed for multiple measurements from modern noise dosimeters.
Non-Ionizing Radiation      S    Logs exposures to general non-ionizing radiation, by employee, location, date, quantity, etc.
NPDES  E        Monthly results from sampling, permit requirements for each source, comparison of measured amounts to permit requirements. May be used with List of Lists.
Ozone Depleting Substances / CFCs  E        Track equipment using CFCs and the amount, plus maintenance history, inc. person and amount of CFC removed and/or added.
PCB Inventory & Containers  E        Location of equipment containing PCBs. Transportation, storage and disposal information, by container ID, of materials.
Periodic Activities  E   H   S    Record and/or schedule periodic events. Prepare "to-do" lists by subject or person. Automatically update schedule. Events are anything scheduled; inspections, meetings, training classes, sampling, etc.
Permit History  E     S    Log all permits associated with each facility; air, water, waste, etc. Dates, agency, cognizant persons, etc. Image fields may store actual permit pages in system for viewing and printing.
Personal Protection Equipment      S    Types of equipment. Items issued to employees and when. Fit test dates.
Personnel (in Core)        C Employee/patient name, address, birth date, sex, other demographic information.
Physical Examination (depends on questionnaire)    H       Information associated with a physical exam of a patient/employee. This module is usually specific to the customer because of lack of standardization. SEE QUESTIONNAIRES
Physical History (depends on questionnaire)    H      Details of a physical history from a patient/employee. This module is usually specific to the customer because of lack of standardization. SEE QUESTIONNAIRES.
Process Models  E        Define, for any source, the amount of agent(s) and/or waste produced, based on operating characteristics of the source, then calculate discharges over time. Inc. calculations at points before and after pollution control devices. AP-42 type calcs.
Progress Notes (Medical)    H      General purpose notes on patient/employees. Log contacts, questions, research, etc. by person. Need not relate to clinic visit or I&I.
Project Management  E     S    Track project tasks, dates, responsibilities, costs. Includes times for PERT/CPM analysis and other metrics. Links to Incidents if included. Use with recommendations, site remediation, other significant works.
Protocols    H      Descriptions of procedures for specific clinic services and/or scheduled medical resources. Typical applications are to print protocols along with list of employee/patient's appointment items and times, and for referral during clinic visits. Links to Resources & Clinic Services.
Questionnaires  E   H   S    Build multiple questionnaires from lists of questions. Answers may be logical, text and numeric. Build physical exam, medical history, safety and IH survey and other questionnaires with one module. Also maintains answers to questionnaires. May be linked to General Incidents.
Radiation Exposures      S    Results from measuring employee radiation doses, such as from TLDs.
Radiation Scans    H      Results from whole and partial body scans to determine activity of radioactive materials in employee/patient.
Radiation Sources  E     S    Source ID, initial activity, type, location history, cognizant persons. Automatically calculates current activity from half-life.
Recommendations  E      S    Description, status, costs, work order, responsible persons, location, due dates of recommendations. May be linked to General Incidents and/or Injury & Illness.
Referrals (Medical)    H      Patient/employee referrals, results, follow-up, costs.
Respirator Fit    H   S    Record qualitative and quantitative fit test data and factors affecting fit.
Responsible Care (tm)  E        Based on Chemical Manufacturers Association system for tracking meeting of objectives for Codes of Management Practice. Maintains history, by facility, code and practice.
Scheduling (clinic & other)    H      Overall clinic and "resources" schedule databases. Schedules patient/employee for visit on specific day and time for resource. Graph allows viewing 24 hour schedule for multiple "resources" on one screen and choosing times to automatically schedule.
SOAP Notes    H      Conventional four-part SOAP note for medical information. NOW IN CLINIC VISITS
Spill Calculator  E     S    From volume spilled, calculates reportable quantities for the agent and automatically compares to standards. Database of volume-weight conversion for container types.
Spills & Releases **  E     S    Identifies location, date, time, etc. of spill or releases plus agents, amounts and other information. A sub-incident linked to General Incidents. Requires Agent Parameters.
Spirometry    H      Employee/patient test results from testing respiratory function.
Sputum Cytology    H      Saliva test results. Automatic comparison to laboratory "normal low and high" values, by lab, test, date range. Define "standard" test suites to use.
Storage Tanks  E        Storage tank (above and underground) location, contents and construction. Tank inspection/test history.
Stress, Explosives **      S    Logs incident of handling or working with explosives, or in vicinity of explosives, that was did not follow procedures. Not an explosion. A sub-incident.
Substance Abuse / Drug Screening    H      Employee drug tests & results, including for DOT. Includes provision for random selection.
Tank Test History  E        Details of individual tank inspections and tests. Requires Underground Storage Tanks module. INCLUDED IN STORAGE TANKS
Tasks (in Core)        C The specific operations being performed in a Job.
Tickler / To-do  E   H   S    Special report that links together all inspections, permits, etc. by "cognizant person." Depends on modules included and scope of analysis.
Training, Courses & Requirements      S    Databases of course types, presentations, student rosters and grades. Training requirements by facility, area, building, department and job to determine eligibility.
Treatment Plans    H      Set up (define) medical treatment plans (dates & activities) and then apply to individuals, tracking what is due, dates performed, etc. May be linked to Injury & Illness cases.
TSCA *  E         Log TSCA incidents and allegations. A sub-incident, may be linked to General Incidents.
Urinalysis    H     Urinalysis results. Automatic comparison to laboratory "normal low and high" values, by lab, test, date range. Define "standard" test suites to use.
Vision Screening    H      Vision acuity at close, intermediate and far distances. Color. Peripheral vision. Day and night. Comparison of results to job standards.
Vital Signs    H      Basic medical information on patient/employee. BP, pulse, respiration, smoking, allergies, notes. NOW IN CLINIC VISITS
Waste Characterization  E        Properties/components of a hazardous waste, similar to an MSDS, but specific for waste. Requires List of Lists. Required for most other waste-related modules.
Waste Disposal  E        On-site disposal tracking and associated information for report generation. Requires Characterization. May be used with Process Systems, Waste Storage, Waste Receiving.
Waste Minimization  E        Records waste minimization activities (recycling/reduced production) and identification methods. Requires Characterization. May be used with Process Systems.
Waste Receiving  E         For sites which receive waste from off site. Requires Characterization. May be used as input to Waste Storage or to track waste directly to Disposal or Treatment/Recovery.
Waste Shipping  E        Preparing of manifests and then receipt of information back from TSDF re amounts, handling codes and other information needed for completion of GM, IC and other standard reports. Requires Characterization. Will use Waste Storage information if available.
Waste Storage  E        For sites which store waste rather than immediately disposing, treating or shipping waste off site. Tracks container location, date, contents. Allows for combining multiple containers into a single container. Requires Characterization. May be used with Disposal, Receiving, Shipping, Treatment/Recovery.
Waste Treatment / Recovery  E        On-site waste treatment/recovery tracking and associated information for report generation. Requires Characterization and Process Systems.
Water Quality  E     S    A more generalized module than NPDES, this module tracks allowable concentrations of contaminants (min., max. & avg.) as well as actual amount from analysis of samples. Users may define "panels" of standard tests to speed data entry.
Work History      S    Where and when employees worked. Often combined with Agent Use to identify potential employee exposures.
Work Requirements & Restrictions    H   S    See Job Profiles
Workers' Compensation (providers, costs)    H   S    Individual items, costs and providers associated with I&I cases. Automatically updates total costs in I&I Module. Requires I&I Module.
X-ray    H      Employee X-rayed, date, time, type, description of results, name of person interpreting/B-reader

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