Streamlining Compliance: Using AI to Solve Pain Points in Your Regulatory Compliance Efforts

Artificial Intelligence doesn’t have to be scary or confusing. Find out how AI works behind the scenes to help update your database of regulations and permits in this webinar from Intelex Technologies and EHS Today.

Ever wonder why, if you click on an online ad, you suddenly start seeing ads for similar products? Or why, if you join a Facebook group, you suddenly start receiving suggestions of other groups you might want to join? The answer is artificial intelligence. It tracks our browsing habits – that’s what those “cookies” are for – and fuels the suggestions search engines and powerful online entities like Facebook and Amazon make for us.

AI in the Workplace

By 2035, it’s projected that the construction industry will see a profit increase of 71 percent by making use of artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline operations and increase precision. Neoteric, in “10 use cases of AI in manufacturing,” reports that “Accenture and Frontier Economics estimate that by 2035, AI-powered technologies could increase labor productivity by up to 40 percent across 16 industries, including manufacturing,” adding a potential $3.8 trillion dollars GVA in 2035 to the manufacturing sector, which is an increase of almost 45 percent compared to business as usual.

In State of the Planet, the blog of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, staff blogger Elaine Cho writes in “Artificial Intelligence—A Game Changer for Climate Change and the Environment,” “In India, AI has helped farmers get 30 percent higher groundnut yields per hectare by providing information on preparing the land, applying fertilizer and choosing sowing dates. In Norway, AI helped create a flexible and autonomous electric grid, integrating more renewable energy.”

Streamlining Compliance Webinar

The Intelex Technologies webinar, “Streamlining Compliance: Using AI to Solve Pain Points in Your Regulatory Compliance Efforts” examines the use of AI in streamlining environmental compliance efforts. Through the use of technology developed by ehsAI, you can reduce the possibility of human errors, allowing EHS managers to devote more time to the oversight of safety management systems and environmental management and less time on labor-intensive manual data management.

Join Margery Moore, CEO of ehsAI, and Alan Tan, SVP of Engineering at Intelex, as they show you how to solve pain points around:

• Regulatory compliance
• Automatically converting complex EHS regulations and permits into action items
• Reducing compliance costs
• Tracking compliance performance, audits, certifications, and more.

Obligations for Permits and Regulations

“I’ve been commercializing EHS software for two decades, and there was a big problem in the market that industry had been complaining about for easily that long: The enormous administrative burden of complying with complex legal obligations in permits and regulations,” said Margery Moore, CEO, in the Intelex blog post “Faster, Smarter, Accurate EHS Compliance Arrives with ehsAI and Intelex.”

Moore and Greg Gasperecz of ehsAI (Moore & Gasperecz Global Inc), realized that the application of AI – specifically, Machine Learning (ML) – had the potential to turn an existing process on its head. Knowing what constitutes compliance based on the nature of your operations, the jurisdiction or jurisdictions in which you operate and the specific regulatory landscape for the products or services you provide means that experienced EHS professionals or skilled consultants are required to map an organization (plant, operations etc.) to the legal landscape and then review relevant regulations and permits to provide specific and detailed requirements to which compliance is demanded.

These specific and detailed requirements must then be assigned ownership and dates, limits, reporting triggers and so on. The requirements have to be tracked and followed through. That’s a lot to digest.  The current approach takes many hundreds of manual hours to complete and the accuracy level and consistency in interpretation can vary depending on the skill of the individual doing the work. Moore and Gasperecz determined that the basic tenets of AI, again, ML, could be applied to processing EHS regulations and permits to identify, tag and relate requirements in depth.

Manual Updates Lead to Errors

When compliance is based on manually updated Safety Data Sheets, permits and Excel spreadsheets, errors are more likely to occur. The use of new technology such as AI reduces the possibility of human errors and allows EHS managers to devote more time to the oversight of safety management systems and environmental management and less time on labor-intensive manual data management.

Watch the on-demand webinar now to find out how you can benefit from ehsAI’s research into EHS and AI and save yourself hours of time complying with regulations and permitting procedures.

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About Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith is the Global EHSQ Content Lead for Intelex Technologies. Formerly the Content Director for EHS Today, she has been writing about occupational safety and health and environmental issues since 1990. Her work as a journalist and editor has been recognized with national and international awards. She has been interviewed about occupational safety and health for national business publications, documentaries and television programs; has served as a panelist on roundtables; and has provided the keynote address for occupational safety and health conferences.

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