Campus Safety

Vector Launches K–12 Environmental Health, Safety Incident Management System

Vector Solutions, a training and software solutions provider, recently announced the launch of an incident management system for K–12 schools designed to help districts keep track of health and safety incidents, hazards and trends. According to a news release, Vector EHS Management provides functionalities like recording and managing safety incidents, identifying trends, ensuring compliance with regulations and time management. Districts can use the software to report and track incidents, injuries, hazards and health-related situations (including outbreaks of COVID-19) in real-time.

“A busy school district can have a large number of incidents every year such as injuries, property or equipment damage or school bus accidents. Documenting and managing these incidents can be time-consuming,” said Marc Scheipe, Vector Solutions CEO. “Vector EHS Management simplifies incident management by making it easier and faster to report and track these incidents from investigation through resolution and to use data to identify bigger picture issues and trends to help improve safety. It’s important for schools and districts to create a culture of safety for both employees and students, and Vector EHS Management helps them do that.”

Vector EHS Management offers the following features, according to a news release:

  • Web-based forms and a mobile app for easy access to incident reports (both viewing and adding), as well as conduct and record safety inspections.
  • The ability to auto-generate reports: The system can automatically fill in incident data across multiple forms, saving users time in potentially crucial situations.
  • Dashboards and analytics to help official track and manage incidents across the district and identify larger trends. Data, charts and graphs help visualize the information.
  • A pre-built, configurable risk matrix to help schools and districts perform risk assessments based on their particular circumstances.
  • Email alert systems notify users of hazardous conditions on campus and supervisors of situations like upcoming or overdue safety inspections.
  • Tools to generate, file and manage claims including state-specific “first report of injury”, workers’ compensation, property damage, vehicle damage and more. The system also keeps track of employees’ time off related to incidents.
  • Tools for planning, tracking and implementing corrective procedures. After a hazard has been documented, the system can help schools create a corrective action plan and track these plans’ progress.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].