How Leadership Styles Impact Employee Safety + 5 Ways to Customize Your EHS System

Posted by Brenda Percy on Fri, Apr 29, 2016

This week’s roundup focuses on the EHS industry. Read on for articles on how your leadership style impacts safety,  13 proven steps to staying safe in construction and 5 ways to customize your Environmental Health and Safety System.

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Tags: Industry Roundup

5 Ways to Make Workplace Sustainability Fun (and Not Totally Annoying)

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Your company sustainability team is probably already on top of things like reducing energy, minimizing waste and preventing unwanted releases. However, what may be missing is the element of fun.

Fun at work can be elusive. Everyone has a job to do, and safety and quality are serious matters. Fun with sustainability may sound even more questionable. In fact, you probably think I’m about to launch into a list of ways you can repurpose your old yogurt containers.

But I won’t bore you with tired ideas that sound like they came from someone’s third-grade art class. Instead, here 5 ways to make workplace sustainability fun, and not totally annoying.

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Tags: EHS

Biosimilar But Not Biosame – Tackling Your EMA EU-RMP Plan

Posted by Alexandre Alain on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Leap the Regulatory Hurdles into the Biosimilars Market with a Robust EU-RMP

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A Look at FSMA Rule #6: Sanitary Transport [Podcast]

Posted by Traci Slowinski on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The FDA has rolled out the 6th FSMA rule called Sanitary Transport. This is an exceptionally important regulation as there hasn’t really been any designated regulatory requirements around this area within our system to date. While everyone imagines that it is good business sense to ensure that all transportation of our food supply is handled in a safe and wholesome manner (and therefore a common best practice), trends within the industry would indicate otherwise.

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Tags: Traci's Tidbits, Food and Beverage

Creating a Risk Matrix + The Impact of Big Data

Posted by Emily Ysaguirre on Fri, Apr 22, 2016

This week’s blog roundup focuses on two industries, Life Sciences and Food and Beverage. This roundup offers readers the chance to truly understand tools such as the Risk Matrix and discusses mergers and acquisitions in the Life Sciences industry and more. It covers ways to strengthen relationships with contract manufacturers and big data in the food industry. We close with an infographic on how to pay more attention to food waste in your supply chain.

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Tags: Blog Roundup

4 Types of Leading Indicators to Monitor for Improved Safety Performance

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Thu, Apr 21, 2016


When safety consultants are called in, it’s often because OSHA recordable injuries, workers’ compensation costs and overall injury rates are too high. The irony is, these aren’t the correct metrics to track at all if you hope to improve them.

Post-incident metrics are just symptoms of the problem, so if you focus on them you’ll always be one step behind. The key is to monitor leading indicators, which provide important clues on safety performance before events occur.  This predictive approach is what defines a mature safety culture.

So which leading indicators should you focus on? Here’s a list of 4 key types.  

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Tags: aviation

How Avoidable is the Food Waste in Your Food Supply Chain? [Infographic]

Posted by Tim Lozier on Wed, Apr 20, 2016

We are all urged to waste less food amid global environmental concerns. Here’s how you can tackle food waste across your supply chain.

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Technology’s Role in Food Safety: The Impact of Big Data, Social Media and More

Posted by Traci Slowinski on Tue, Apr 19, 2016

When we think about technology in the food and beverage industry, we may think along the lines of enhancements to how we process the food, more innovative product ideas, and more unique methods for how to package and distribute food. But technology has also started to prove a worthy approach to how we deal with food safety. There is a reason why the profession we work in is called food science. It’s because science goes into every step of the supply chain process. From how a farmer figures out the best time of year to plant a vegetable, to how a manufacturer processes it, to how the retailer stores and sells it, to how a consumer prepares it—science is the basis for not only making a high quality product, but also a wholesome, safe one. Technology is one of the many tools that scientists use to expand their knowledge and support advances within our world.

Let’s take a look at some current and emerging technologies that are helping to change how the food and beverage industry is managing food safety.

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Tags: Food and Beverage

Ingredients for FSMA Success + How Can We Use Big Data in the Supply Chain?

Posted by Emily Ysaguirre on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

This week’s roundup is based on the most recent articles in the Food and Beverage industry. FSMA compliance is a huge topic today. That said, we have pulled an article from FDAVoice discussing two ingredients for FSMA success, and Food Safety Tech discussing how food companies need help in better preparing for FSMA. We conclude with an EtQ blog post discussing big data in the food supply chain from expert Traci Slowinski.

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Tags: Food and Beverage, Industry Roundup

3 Tech Tips to Strengthen Your Contract Manufacturing Relationships

Posted by Rachel Beavins Tracy on Thu, Apr 14, 2016

If your company works with contract manufacturers, there’s huge value to improving the strength of those relationships. That’s because setting up new contract manufacturing relationships takes a considerable investment of time and resources, also introducing risk to your organization.

Instead, working together toward common quality metrics results in improvements that deliver better products, increased profits and better customer satisfaction.

How do you get there? Technology is the key. Here are 3 tips to help you leverage your technology for more effective collaborations.

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Tags: Quality Management, Life Sciences, Supplier Quality Management