3 Simple Strategies to Achieve EHS Business Process Excellence

Posted by Peter Bussey on Wed, Dec 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Efficient and effective business processes are a pre-requisite to Operational Excellence (OpEx), but are only part of the story. We at LNS Research have written extensively about the need for a holistic approach to OpEx that encompasses alignment of the right combination of People, Process, and Technology capabilities. This is a well-accepted paradigm and reminds us to keep the big picture in mind in continuous improvement efforts.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Environment Health and Safety, EHS, Digital Transformation

Tech Buzz, EHS Superstar, and Planning for that Trip to Mars: [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as EtQ showing off solution integration; GE releases WIP Solution; chem company earns “Healthy Worksite” certification; and sensors in space with humans.

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Tags: Enterprise Quality Management Software, Environment Health and Safety, EQMS, Supplier Quality Management, MOM Software, Compliance Management, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT

Why 10% of Your Operations Cause 50% of Your Safety Incidents

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

When it comes to safety, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is one most businesses should heed. It is well-understood that equipment that is in a poor state of repair is more dangerous than equipment that is well maintained within environmental, health, and safety (EHS) regulations and standards.

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Tags: Risk Management, Environment Health and Safety, Quality Management, EHS

Why Risk Management Dominates EHS Priorities

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

We use a lot of lingo in environment, health, and safety (EHS) management to describe different metrics, approaches, technology, and best practices. There’s behavior-based safety (BBS), near-miss evaluations, at-risk behaviours, adverse events, and even—as one of the more cumbersome terms out there—outcome-and-behavior-based safety incentive programs (OBBSIP). What’s generally missing in conversations peppered with these terms is the fact that we’re often talking about different aspects of the very same thing: risk management.

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Tags: Risk Management, Environment Health and Safety

3 Reasons We Need to Bring Product Stewardship Back

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 @ 12:43 PM

Once upon a time, product stewardship entered the corporate lexicon as a term that essentially asked producers to take responsibility for the complete lifecycle of their products, particularly from an environment, health and safety (EHS) perspective. But somewhere in the process, "product stewardship" got lost as an all-encompassing term describing how we approach the cradle-to-grave impacts of the things we generate. No longer should this be the case.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety

5 Ways to Achieve Successful Safety Leadership

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

As we have discussed to great lengths on this blog, effective safety performance is built on a foundation of involved safety leadership from the top down, and engaged safety activity from the ground up. It sounds great in principle--and perhaps simple, but in reality is a lot more challenging in execution.

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Tags: Environment Health and Safety

Is Mobility the New Norm in EHS Management?

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

A scant decade ago, when dedicated, cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) offerings were starting to become mainstream, ‘mobility,’ as it were, was in its comparative infancy. Tablets were still a number of years off, smartphones as we know them today were only beginning to take shape, and Blackberry was the talk of the town.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety, Mobility

What Motivates Companies to Produce Sustainability Reports?

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

The term ‘sustainability reporting’ can either excite business leaders or incite them to roll their eyes. Some view it as an opportunity to benchmark and improve sustainability performance, while others see it as a waste of time, effort, money, and resources, with no positive bottom-line impacts.

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Tags: Sustainability, Environment Health and Safety

BYOD: The Challenges of Mixing Mobility and EHS

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 @ 09:27 AM

For the past few years, mobility has been the talk of the town when it comes to the future (and, indeed, present) of environment, health and safety (EHS) management. The EHS software conversation used to be centered on the need to move from paper-based systems to streamlined, integrated EHS management software. For example, paper incident records—even if they contain accurate information—wind up in file cabinets and collect dust, while electronic records enable us to use historical information to trend, analyze and act on incident data.

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Tags: Environment Health and Safety, Mobility

3 Ways Big Data Factors Into the EHS Conversation

Posted by Paul Leavoy on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

The potential of Big Data has factored into so many conversations of late. Between boosting profitability through enhanced analytical capabilities, to improving asset performance, to achieving superior operational intelligence, we’ve talked to the ends of the earth about the possible value Big Data presents.

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Tags: Environment Health and Safety, Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things