Smart Innovators: Software For Industrial Hygiene And Occupational Health

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Executive Summary

This report provides corporate decision-makers and buyers of industrial hygiene (IH) and occupational health (OH) software with an overview of the current market—highlighting technology trends, innovations, opportunities and growth areas to anticipate. The IH and OH software landscape has transitioned from one-size-fits-all enterprise solutions to solutions that are specially developed to meet the needs of industrial hygienists and EHS generalists. As firms outsource IH and OH duties to third parties, EHS generalists are increasingly required to fill these roles. Hence, firms need solutions that are simple enough for the EHS generalist but also cater to the seasoned industrial hygienist. This report covers nine vendors of EHS, IH and OH software with value propositions that leverage trending or emerging innovations in the EHS digital technology landscape to provide such solutions.

Table of contents

Cost-Saving Efforts And Outsourcing Are Reducing Firms’ IH And OH Expertise  
Overlap Of Health And Safety With IH And OH Increases Need For Better Solutions
IH And OH Software Play Critical Roles In Shift To Proactive Compliance  
Leading IH And OH Indicators Are Aligning With The Digital Megatrend
Characterizing Vendor Activities According To Technology Innovation Areas  
Acquisitions, Mergers And Innovation Causing Healthy Market Competition
Nascent But Promising Technology Innovation Areas  
Technology Convergence Offers Unique Business Opportunities 

Table of figures

Figure 1. Vendor-Corporate Market Dynamics Over Time 
Figure 2. Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health Sub-Areas 
Figure 3. Priority For Innovation By EHS Function 
Figure 4. Adoption Of Digital Technologies In 2020 
Figure 5. Adoption Of Software By EHS Processes In 2020
Figure 6. Vendor Technology Adoption Assessment 

About the authors

Kel Udeala

Industry Analyst

Kel is an Industry Analyst at Verdantix. His current agenda focuses on EHS, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational health software. He has a background in oil and  gas, renewable energy, waste management and recycling. He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University College London and an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Brunel University London.

Steve Bolton

Research Director

Steve leads the Verdantix EHS research practice, based out of our New York office. He has 25 years of experience advising on sustainability, EHS, circular economy, corporate social responsibility and other business value topics. Steve received a dual environmental science and public policy Bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University, and an MBA degree from James Madison University.

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