A lot of things have improved over the last four decades – few more so than technology. Yet so many potential spill generators are still using spill reporting standards and technology from generations past. This can make the process slow and challenging for everyone involved – it’s more prone to error and far less convenient. With tens of thousands of local, state, and federal reporting jurisdictions and requirements nationwide, digital tools are critical to keeping things running smoothly. Examples of the value of technology in spill reporting include:
- Nationwide cloud database of cleanup contractors
- Mobile reporting app to let drivers, site managers, or other personnel report quickly and easily
- Comprehensive, streamlined lists of reporting requirements based on GPS coordinates of the environmental spill or pollution event
- Contaminant disposal and alert distribution management to keep all relevant parties in the loop automatically, reducing the likelihood that important information fails to reach the appropriate parties
These are just a few important examples of how modern technology plays a role in successful spill preparedness and response strategies. Whether you’re a transportation carrier, a hospital, a chemical laboratory, a factory, a cruise line, or any other potential spill generator, having these tools at your disposal will make you more prepared for whatever comes your way, and more professional and effective in handling it.