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: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Risk Management, 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: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Risk Management, ISO Standards, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

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

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

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

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

5 Most Asked Questions from The Connected Worker: Modernize Safety Risk Management Webcast

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, Jun 15, 2018

On Wednesday, June 13, LNS Research co-presented the webcast, “The Connected Worker: Modernize Safety Risk Management” with Gensuite, a Cloud-based EHS management software provider. The presentation examined how safety and health leaders can use digital innovations to enable the connected worker, improve safety, and mitigate risk.

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

The Connected Worker: Modernize Safety and Risk Management with Digital Innovation

Posted by Peter Bussey on Tue, May 22, 2018

Digital Transformation is a widespread trend across industry. Our research shows that about two-thirds of industrial organizations have already implemented Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies, or plan to soon. This trend is only accelerating. To date, most companies have focused digitalization investments on using asset- and operations-related data to improve core operational areas such as asset reliability, energy management, and production efficiency.

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Categories: Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Smart Connected Assets, Risk Management, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Gensuite Conference 2018: Digital Innovation Brought to Life [MondayMusings]

Posted by Peter Bussey on Mon, May 21, 2018

LNS Research recently participated in the 2018 Gensuite Conference in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The annual gathering of the Gensuite ecosystem helped addressed a fundamental question faced by environment, health, and safety (EHS) business leaders: How can digital innovation improve EHS management? Based on the proceedings, the answer is “a lot.”

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

The Why and How of Integrated Risk Management

Posted by Peter Bussey on Fri, May 04, 2018

To say that industrial organizations today are operating in an intensely competitive, fast-changing business environment, dramatically understates the situation. Companies are under constant pressure to be more efficient, more innovative, and attain a competitive edge. Environment, health, and safety (EHS) and operations leaders face significant challenges with greater compliance obligations, complex global business networks, increased stakeholder demands for transparency, and the constant drumbeat of rapid change. Using a set of manual, localized solutions to manage business and operations data further adds to the woes of EHS and operations leaders.

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