EHS 4.0: 5 Best Practices to Digitally Transform EHS, Safety, and Risk Management

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Environment, health and safety (EHS) 4.0 digital transformation initiative isn’t an all or nothing proposition.Organizations need to assess their current foundation of people, processes and technology capabilities to determine the Digital Transformation readiness of their EHS business function. Each organization will have a unique starting point. For some organizations, it may be appropriate to shore up foundational EHS, safety, risk management system(s) before or in parallel with undertaking digitalization initiatives.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Connected Worker Emerges as a Key Pillar of Industrial Transformation

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Mar 12, 2019

Connected operations, connected assets, and connected products are all recognized as essential aspects of an Industry 4.0 “Factory of the Future” approach. What about the connected worker? Based on our most recent research on Industrial Transformation, Connected Worker strategies and solutions are a vital part of the Digital Transformation of industrial operations.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Connected Worker

7 Signs Your EHS Business Function is Ready for Digital Transformation

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Mar 05, 2019

Industrial Transformation (IX) is a subset of Digital TransformationIs your organization ready for the journey to digitally transform its environment, health and safety (EHS) business function? LNS Research recently published research on the digital readiness of organizations to undertake Industrial Transformation (IX) programs. We define IX as a proactive and coordinated approach to leverage digital technologies to create step-change improvement in industrial operations, i.e., the Digital Transformation of industrial operations. Most industrial organizations are already well underway with IX: 45% of industrial organizations are already engaged, and another 23% of companies expect to launch programs within one year. 

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Sphera’s Petrotechnics Acquisition Moves Risk Capabilities Closer to Plant Operations

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Despite years of acquisitions and private equity investment, the environment, health and safety (EHS) software market is still fragmented, even at the top. A crowd of significant players compete for market leadership, or to at least deliver the returns expected by their financial backers. Although most will likely survive for the foreseeable future in one form or another, relatively fewer are likely to thrive long-term with a breakout performance.

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Categories: Risk Management, Culture, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

EHS Technology in 2019: 5 Trends Driving Change and 5 Predictions

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Jan 08, 2019

2018 was a year of much change and progress in the world of environment, health and safety (EHS) management; especially the software and digital technologies that enable it. This made for an exciting year for EHS management research here at LNS. The primary focus was on expanding our market-leading EHS 4.0 research on the Digital Transformation of EHS management. We released our full agenda of research on topics such as Big Data and predictive analytics, the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) on safety, integrated risk management, the connected industrial worker, and the convergence of safety, quality, and risk in plant operations, among others.

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Categories: Risk Management, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Connected Worker

Is Now the Time to Implement an Integrated EHSQ Management Strategy?

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, Oct 09, 2018

The concept of effective integration of environment, health and safety, and quality (EHSQ) management systems has received much attention in the past few years. Though, not surprisingly, the idea of EHSQ integration has not translated into widespread implementation - after all, it’s hard to break down long-standing organization and technology silos, and bring teams, processes, and technology together for the greater good of the organization.

But, several forces have come together to create the opportunity, if not the obligation, for EHS and quality business leaders to look at the possibilities and develop an integration strategy to strengthen both domains and add more value to the business.

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, ISO Standards, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

4 Most Asked Questions from Unlocking Value from Shop Floor to the Enterprise: Digitally Transforming Risk, Quality and Safety Webcast

Posted by Dan Jacob on Wed, Sep 19, 2018

On Tuesday, September 18, LNS Research hosted the webcast, “Unlocking Value from Shop Floor to the Enterprise: Digitally Transforming Risk, Quality and Safety.” The presentation explained how integrating the critical functions of quality and safety can mean strategic value for the enterprise beyond the sum of what they offer separately. The discussion included an examination of how industrial organizations use advanced digital technologies to transform risk, quality, and safety management to deliver unprecedented value from the shop floor and throughout the enterprise .

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Categories: Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Quality 4.0, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Better Together: Digitally Transforming Environmental, Health, Safety, and Quality Systems

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Some things are good on their own, but simply better when paired with something else. Take peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, or as many of us are reminded at this time of year, the beach and sunscreen. However, sometimes better together is more than just the sum of individual ingredients, like chemical reactions. For instance, internal combustion is the combination of fuel, oxygen, compression, and a spark resulting in much more than a static mix of its respective parts. This is true with quality, and environmental, health, and safety (EHS).

Quality and EHS management systems have increasingly converged over the past several years, enabled by the efforts of standards organizations such as ISO. Combining these two previously disparate management systems into one is a better together story, with shared competencies, culture, data, and processes. However, when we combine these management systems with Digital Transformation, we create something more like a chemical reaction.

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Categories: Risk Management, Cost of Quality (CoQ), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Enablon Embraces an EHS 4.0 Digital Strategy [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, Jul 16, 2018

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

Wolters Kluwer | Enablon recently hosted the Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) in Chicago for its customers, partners, and solution experts. The event was part of the environment, health, and safety (EHS), risk, and sustainability software vendor’s global series of customer conferences.

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Categories: Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, IT/OT, #MondayMusings, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Why EHS Business Leaders Should Leverage Digital Transformation for Predictive Risk Management

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Jun 29, 2018

More so than ever, the environment, health, and safety (EHS) business function is expected to contribute to sustainable, profitable growth of the enterprise. This is part of the natural evolution of the goals for EHS management over recent decades. Leading companies have shifted their focus away from mere compliance to proactive risk mitigation, Operational Excellence, and shareholder value.

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