Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) professionals often find it challenging to justify the purchase of new
software systems, even though it is understood in broad terms that such systems can simplify and
streamline business processes. While human resources, payroll, finance, and operations are often given the
green light to seek state‐of‐the‐art solutions to “get the job done”, OHS may be left behind in automating
health and safety processes.
This paper provides a list of management concerns that can be used as a checklist when preparing your
business case for a new OHS software system.