How to Reduce Recalls with Proactive Risk Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, May 16, 2017 / by Emily Ysaguirre

Risk management starts with identifying key threats. To get a real handle on risks, you must first understand where they are derived from. There are several top reputational risks that Life Science organizations face.

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Life Sciences

Closed-Loop Risk Management with the Bowtie Method

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, May 10, 2017 / by Tim Lozier

Assessing Risk Using the Bowtie Method Should Form a Critical Part of Your Approach to Risk Management. Here's Why

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5 Leading Brands That Actually Get Sustainability

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, May 09, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

There’s no question that consumers are getting smarter about sustainability. Things like excessive packaging, irresponsibly sourced ingredients and sketchy supply chain practices can’t be covered up by slapping a green label on your product and proclaiming it “all natural.”

That’s because true sustainability isn’t about what you say—it’s about what you do every day.

In this post, we’ll look at leading brands that actually get sustainability, with real results to show for it.

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Beyond Compliance – 5 Ways EHS is Transforming Health and Wellbeing at Work

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, May 04, 2017 / by Doug Hatler

More Businesses Are Going Beyond Compliance to Change to Tackle Health and Wellbeing at Work.

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621,000 workers injured. What can we do to stop it?

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, May 02, 2017 / by Brenda Percy

Let’s make the workplace a little bit safer...and fun!

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3 Ways to Strengthen the Quality Culture in Your Pharma Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Apr 26, 2017 / by Alexandre Alain

How to Embed Quality Culture at the Heart of Your Organization.

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Does Your Company Make This Common Risk Management Mistake?

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Apr 25, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

There’s a widespread misconception going around about risk management. It’s something you see in the food and beverage industry, as well as others where risk management is still a relatively new concept.

It’s a mistake that can mean the difference between identifying a problem and solving it, and ultimately, one that has a significant impact on consumer safety.

The problem? It’s thinking that risk assessment is the same thing as risk management. Let’s take a look at the difference, plus how you can better automate risk management and incorporate it into your everyday work.

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Life Sciences

Are Food Suppliers Following or Shaping the Healthy Lifestyle Agenda?

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Apr 19, 2017 / by Tim Lozier

It’s in the Interest of Food Suppliers to Promote Quality. So Why Is the Industry at Loggerheads with Government and Public Health Charities over Issues such as the Sugar Tax?

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Using Employee Perception Surveys to Measure Aviation Safety Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Apr 18, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Many companies mistakenly believe compliance alone controls safety performance. In reality, many studies have proven that safety culture has just as much, if not more, influence on safety and operational excellence.

Leading companies that have cracked the code on creating an aviation safety culture recognize that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. And like anything else, measuring safety culture depends on a robust process, asking the right questions and acting on the results.

Employee perception surveys are a primary tool many companies use to gauge safety culture, revealing hidden risks and helping pinpoint opportunities for improvement.

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4 Tips for Creating and Using a Risk Matrix

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Apr 11, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

The risk matrix is a commonly used risk tool across industries ranging from quality management to finance. And while all sorts of companies like to talk about their risk-based solutions, the truth is it’s not just as simple as using these tools straight out of the box. Risk is a complex concept, and tools like a risk matrix are only useful if they are informed by data that’s highly specific to each organization.

So how do you create a risk matrix, and how do you properly use it? First you have to start by understanding the basics of how a risk matrix works, using collaboration to build a robust model so you can successfully apply it to your quality processes.

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Quality Management

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