Spill Reporting Mobile App SCCOM Brings Help Fast

anne Benefits, Technology, Uncategorized

Environmental spills of hazardous materials and other pollutants require fast action to minimize cleanup costs and damage to the environment. A mobile device application from Spill Centerâ„¢ connects the user to a team of spill compliance associates who provide an immediate response to manage the spill, report it to the authorities and coordinate cleanup and disposal operations.

Spill Center, a North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management, offers clients its proprietary, full-featured mobile app called SCCOM. It displays a dynamically generated dashboard of electronic tools, tailored to the user’s profile, whether that is a truck operator, fleet manager, plant safety officer, insurance adjuster, or other user who needs immediate access to emergency response resources and incident reporting.

Available for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices, the app enables an intelligent, automated workflow, providing a link that gives the user everything needed to handle and report pollution events. Clicking on SCCOM triggers a coordinated effort that includes communication with a Spill Center team that is experienced in working with authorities at the site of the spill, completing required incident reports, and managing cleanup and site remediation operations.

When the user opens the app on a smartphone or other mobile device to report an incident, a list of available Spill Center resources appears on the screen along with a map indicating the precise location of the incident. The user can select the type of assistance needed: cleanup contractors, environmental consultants, tele-medicine, legal services, and other specialists.

The interface provides details about the spill to Spill Center compliance associates, who begin coordinating an appropriate response and preparing incident reports. Spill Center maintains a database with comprehensive information on more than 3,000 contractors throughout North America who are qualified and equipped to respond quickly to spills. Another database contains contact information and reporting requirements for nearly 30,000 local, state, provincial and federal jurisdictions.

The SCCOM app provides Spill Center’s clients with the names of cleanup contractors closest to the spill. Contact information and distances from the contractors’ locations to the incident site are accessible through the app, along with information on each contractor’s capabilities and qualifications. All information is optimized for mobile devices. Spill Center receives no compensation from contractors. The listings are provided as a service to clients.

The app can serve as a mobile command center for company executives who are responsible for handling pollution emergencies, enabling them to command and control their own response to the spill. Spill generators can handle the response themselves or opt to have the Spill Center team take charge, coordinating with authorities at the scene and contractors, while completing the required reporting. The client is kept in the loop throughout.

An alert distribution feature is an integral part of SCCOM. It enables the client to create groups of contacts for various levels of notification. The app also provides the ability to review past incidents. The locations of the company’s previous spills are marked on a map and linked to a report of each spill. The user can also post photos of incidents to spill reports.

“SCCOM gives our clients the power of timely and accurate incident reporting to avoid fines and penalties for non-compliance with environmental regulations,” relates Tom Moses, president of the company which he founded in 1990 as a 24/7 resource for companies at risk for hazardous materials releases.

“The app provides the ability to respond quickly in order to mitigate damages and contain spill-related costs. Operators involved in transportation spills and facility managers experiencing pollution events are able to instantly connect with the right people at the touch of a smartphone screen,” observes Tom.

The SCCOM app can be downloaded at no charge from Google Play for Android, Blackberry World and the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad. If you’re not yet a Spill Center subscriber, first go online to www.spillcenter.com and enroll in the Spill Center program.

SCCOM users include Spill Center clients in the insurance, chemical, environmental and transportation industries – from the largest truckload, less-than-truckload and private fleets to small fleets – to improve their preparedness to handle pollution events and other environmental spills requiring emergency response, cleanup, waste disposal and required reporting.

Insurance adjusters who manage large claims are benefitting by using SCCOM because the app lets them get involved within minutes of a reported incident and become proactive in helping the claimant quickly mitigate the situation, control spill-related costs and limit liability.

Spill Center’s team includes legal, technical and environmental specialists who are experienced in regulatory reporting, cleanup contractor referral and management, as well as industry compliance, documentation and invoice auditing. Tom has a law degree and a certificate in hazardous materials control and emergency response. He also served as a U.S. EPA toxicologist.

“Our support program is designed to help clients deal with environmental emergencies and required regulatory reporting without expending their resources to build and maintain their own emergency response system. By managing incidents throughout North America, we know what works and what saves clients money,” he observes.

“Spill Center is leading the way in technology-driven applications that speed up the support and reporting aspects of environmental releases and other pollution events,” he added. The company has been providing 24/7 support to clients in the transportation, chemical and insurance industries for more than 27 years.

“Our primary objective is helping you contain your spill-related costs, limit any potential liability and keep you from incurring fines and penalties for non-compliance with environmental regulations,” says Tom.

For more information on the Spill Center program and to learn how it can boost your spill preparedness, visit the integrated website at www.spillcenter.com. Or call Tom Moses at 978-568-1922 to discuss your company’s needs. Email Tom at tmoses@spillcenter.com.