Peter Bussey

Peter Bussey is a Research Analyst with LNS Research; he primarily focuses on environment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability in the industrial sector. Mr. Bussey has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, consulting and technology to support EHS management, R&D, asset management, risk management, product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise asset management (EAM), and supply chain. He has held key positions at global companies such as SAP, Alcoa, Michael Baker Corporation, Arthur D. Little and Oracle. Mr. Bussey earned a Masters of Science in Environmental Health from Harvard University, a Masters of Public Management with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in natural sciences with departmental honors from Johns Hopkins University.
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Is it Time to Stop Focusing on Safety Culture?

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Mar 02, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

Safety culture has been a long-standing topic in environment, health, and safety (EHS) and operational risk management (ORM) for industrial organizations. It’s receiving more attention in recent years with increased recognition of the essential role of human capital management and organizational dynamics in running a successful business.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Culture, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Continuous Improvement, Risk Management

Alexa, What’s in Store for EHS Management in 2018?

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Mar 01, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

Last year was big for the environment, health, and safety (EHS) business function, regarding the technology available to manage it, and industry developments that impacted EHS. For the most part, the trends we projected in our 2017 trend and impacts to watch blog were realized, or at least advanced substantially.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Culture, Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), ISO Standards, Industrial Automation, Big Data

5 Most Asked Questions from Harness Organizational Culture for EHS Performance and Operational Excellence Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

 

On Thursday, February 22, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Harness Organizational Culture for EHS Performance and Operational Excellence.” The presentation examined how to assess culture in relation to safety and operational performance, and strategies to foster culture and operationalize management systems to support organizational objectives.

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Tags: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Culture, Compliance, Operational Excellence, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation

Change of Guard at Enablon: Implications for the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Software Industry

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.” — Ralph Lauren

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Tags: #MondayMusings, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Culture

3 Strategies to Get Business Executives to Walk Their Safety Talk

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 09:59 AM

When it comes to safety, one thing most people agree on is that it starts at the top. If safety is not a top priority for senior management, including the C-level, an organization is sure to fall short of achieving their stated objectives. Even in companies that tout a strong commitment to safety, there is often a disconnect between what the leaders say and their actions.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Culture

EHS 4.0: New Risks, Opportunities Demand a Strategic Approach to EHS Management

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Dec 06, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

Change creates risk. The increased complexity and rate of change in the global business environment presents new risks to manage, despite resource constraints. Much of the change occurring today in industrial operations and global supply change is enabled by technology.

Digital Transformation (aka the fourth industrial revolution) is upon us. Industrial organizations strive to compete using emerging technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data analytics. For environment, health and safety (EHS) leaders, this creates new business and operational risks to be managed, and new opportunities to optimize performance.

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Tags: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Sphera Unveils Roadmap to the Cloud at Inspire 2017 User Conference [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from recent briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

Some software vendor customer conferences are routine, incremental improvements of what transpired the year before.  Others are step-change events representing a major milestone in the evolution of a company and its presence in the market. The Sphera Inspire 2017 conference held recently in Austin, Texas, (and the week following in Brussels, Belgium) marked such as milestone.

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Tags: #MondayMusings, Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

5 Most Asked Questions from the EHS 4.0 Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 @ 08:45 AM

On Thursday, November 9, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “EHS 4.0: Leveraging Technology to Reach New Levels of Safety and Environmental Performance.” The presentation explained a new approach to EHS management that helps EHS leaders overcome the complexity and risks typical in today’s business environment.

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Tags: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

[Infographic] Four Use Cases That Prove The Power and Potential of EHS 4.0

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

Industrial organizations no longer question “if” or “when” they’re going to invest in Digital Transformation. Today, it’s a matter of “what and where” they’re going to focus investments. The EHS function is at risk of being left behind. However, real-world use cases prove that there’s significant business value in Digital Transformation that’s focused on safety and environmental performance. The key to success is quick wins to show value, then building a strategic business case for improvement.

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Tags: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Beginners Guide to EHS 4.0: The Seven Dimensions to Overcome Challenges and Seize Opportunities

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 @ 09:55 AM

The goals of environment, health and safety (EHS) management have remained relatively constant since I started my career as a corporate EHS professional with Alcoa in the 1980s. Keep people and the environment safe, and the plant running smoothly. Stay in compliance and manage risks to prevent problems. Look for opportunities to help the business grow profitably.

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Tags: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)