Software, consulting services and training provider KPA will release a new software platform that allows organizations to perform functions such as conduct mobile audits and inspections consistently across multiple facilities.
KPA, which provides its services in the areas of workforce compliance and environment, health and safety, or EHS, says the new software platform, called Vera Suite, also allows organizations to track and report incidents and accidents with an audit trail for regulatory reporting and compliance.
Vera Suite works with small- and mid-sized companies in industries in which it says “employee safety and regulatory compliance are business imperatives.” Some of those industries include automotive, manufacturing, transportation, construction, and hospitality.
The company said the release of the platform will help in the areas of managing environment, EHS, workforce compliance, online training, and regulatory management in a single integrated cloud system.
KPA describes Vera Suite, which will be available to all KPA customers in March, as a “comprehensive workforce and workplace solution.”
It is the next generation of KPA software currently used at more than 10,000 U.S. and Canada client locations.
Vera Suite also allows organizations to:
— Perform corrective and preventive actions;
— Manage safety data sheet library and chemical inventory;
— Stay compliant with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Labor, and additional regulatory standards through the use of a regulatory library and recommended actions from KPA;
— Manage online employee training through the use of a catalog of EHS and human resources training modules;
— Manage the elements of the employee lifecycle such as hiring, onboarding, training, performance management, and termination;
— Monitor EHS and Workforce compliance with reports and dashboards that offer a clear compliance view by location, department, or individual.
The company said Vera Suite helps organizations streamline operations and manage risk and gives safety professionals, operations leaders, and human resources managers the necessary tools to manage potential risks before injury or compliance concerns take place.
Through the platform, managers can assign issues for corrective action. And they can manage them through to completion.
That includes tracking federal and state-level regulatory requirements, according to the company.
“Vera Suite is a major step forward for KPA and the EHS industry,” KPA president and chief executive officer Chris Fanning said in a news release.
Fanning continued, “Vera Suite combines innovative and easy-to-use SaaS software, award-winning online training, and the regulatory and safety expertise of our 125+ certified EHS field consultants. That organizational expertise is built directly into Vera Suite, helping our clients not only stay current on federal and state regulations but enabling their organizations to more effectively manage their employees’ safety and risk.”
Fanning added, “A comprehensive compliance program protects your reputation, facilities, employees and, ultimately, your bottom line.”
Raschell Floodman, human resources director at Dallas Retirement Village, said Vera Suite is easy to navigate.
“It has all the latest and greatest resources and is extremely helpful for both EHS and HR compliance,” Floodman said.
Floodman continued, “The real gem is the service that you receive as a client. The customer service team is beyond amazing and always there when you need them.”
“KPA’s Vera Suite SaaS platform provides the right combination of compliance management software, regulatory resources, online training, and workforce management tools to help keep your organization compliant and to provide employees a safe working environment,” Fanning said. “We are extremely proud to bring this level of innovation to the market.”