5 Ways You May Be Unintentionally Sabotaging Safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jul 28, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

They say hindsight is 20/20, but that clarity of vision sure is frustrating when you find out your past efforts were counterproductive to your goals. Like when you have a puppy, and you realize that adorable pawing gesture isn’t so cute when your pup grows into a seventy-pound dog.

The same is true in workplace safety, where people get so accustomed to their routines that they don’t realize when they’re undermining their larger goals. To help give you some fresh perspective, this post discusses 5 common ways you may be unintentionally sabotaging safety.

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EHS

Top Tips for Managing Brand Reputation During Food & Drink M&As – Part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jul 27, 2016 / by Tim Lozier

There are a number of reputation management best practices you can follow during food and drink mergers and acquisitions

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5 Qualities of a Mature Aviation Safety Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jul 26, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Companies exist across a wide continuum of safety culture maturity. On one end, you have companies with high numbers of safety incidents, compliance issues and even regulatory penalties. Employees mostly comply with safety policies only when they think the boss is watching.

Companies on the mature end of the spectrum have fewer incidents and costs associated with injuries, workers’ comp claims and regulatory fines. Just as important, employees in a mature safety culture work safely because they believe it’s the right thing to do.

How can aviation companies get from A to B? It’s not an overnight process—especially when managing multiple locations—but it all starts with focusing on the right goals. To help you get there, here’s a list of 5 qualities of a mature aviation safety culture. 

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5 Must-Haves For Your Food Safety Management System

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jul 21, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has resulted in many companies implementing Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) to help stay on top of the new requirements coming down the pike.

From written food safety plans to preventive controls, hazard identification and monitoring, an automated FSMS helps companies comply with many of the new requirements. But when it comes to picking the right solution, it’s not always clear what the best option is.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 FSMS features that make the biggest difference in terms of streamlining work while improving compliance.

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Food and Beverage

Cyberattack Reputation Management – How Companies Like HSBC Survived the Hit

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jul 20, 2016 / by Tim Lozier

As cyber crime becomes more common, we examine how four companies have survived with careful cyberattack reputation management

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5 Processes Ripe for Automation in the Life Sciences

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jul 19, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

In any situation, you can have everything planned out to the “T” and still have unexpected problems. That’s because despite our best-laid plans, there are always factors outside our control.

Part of it is just entropy, or the universal tendency of things to move towards chaos (trying to keep a home tidy is a macro-scale example). But there’s another important driver of disorder that accounts for many stumbling blocks—the human element.

And while there will always be things only humans can do, there are many processes ripe for automation in the life sciences that can save time and money while reducing errors. Let’s look at 5 of them.

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Life Sciences

Bowtie, Risk Matrix or Decision Tree: Which Should You Use?

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jul 14, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

I’m the type of person who prefers my neighborhood hardware store over the big box home improvement places. Sure, there are fewer options, but that makes choosing easier. What’s more, the employees at my local store are infinitely more helpful, asking what I want and walking me directly to the tools I need.

Today’s post will help you better understand exactly the Risk Management tools you need for different situations. We’ll look at 3 essential risk models in your EHS or quality management toolkit: the bowtie, the risk matrix and the decision tree.

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Life Sciences General Quality Food and Beverage aviation EHS Risk Management

Low Carbon Pharma and Your Corporate Reputation

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jul 13, 2016 / by Alexandre Alain

Investing in a strong environmental reputation can reap long-term dividends

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Does Your Company Walk the Talk when it Comes to Sustainability? 4 Questions to Ask to Find Out

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jul 12, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

We hear a lot of companies talking up their sustainability efforts these days. However, critics say many of these companies are just trying to “greenwash” their image in an attempt to look good with today’s eco-conscious consumers.

So is your company actually walking the talk on sustainability, or are you just going through the motions because marketing says you should? Here are some questions to ask to find out whether your company is on the path to true sustainability.

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EHS

5 Questions to Ask About Your SMS

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jul 07, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

In many ways, your Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) is the only thing standing between your company and a major crisis. It can be a key weapon for uncovering systemic issues, a collaboration tool for your team and a virtual record of your safety efforts.

But of course, without the right capabilities, your SMS may be none of these things. To find out if you’re using the right system, it’s important to ask yourself the following 5 questions.

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