Alexa Sussman

Alexa Sussman

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­­­­­­Wearable Devices for EHS & Job Safety: 4 Key Insights

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, May 23, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

In 2015 alone, there were 7.2 million work days lost from occupational injuries and illnesses and 4,821 workers killed on the job, costing all sectors a total of about $170 billion.

As technological advancements have brought us wearable devices—like smart watches, fitness trackers and augmented reality glasses—EHS professionals are introducing them into EHS and job safety to reduce those numbers.

Here are 4 insights into this development:

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Join EtQ at the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Conference

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Mar 07, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Where in the world is EtQ?!

In Houston, Texas, at the National Association for Environmental Management’s (NAEM) EHS & Sustainability Software and Data Management conference.

This conference offers potential buyers information on software selection, implementing and integrating new systems and how to optimize current software.

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FDA Recommendations for Cybersecurity in Life Sciences

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Feb 07, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

“Cybersecurity threats are real, ever-present, and continuously changing.”

That’s how Suzanne B. Schwartz of the FDA describes production and postmarket for medical devices. And it’s true, cybersecurity threats pose ever-present challenges to the Life Sciences industry, putting people’s health, safety and security at risk.

With that in mind, the FDA released official guidance for postmarket cybersecurity management.

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Life Sciences

What Do CSR Trends Mean for EHS Management?

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jan 26, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Forbes recently released an article called 6 CSR Trends to Watch in 2017. As Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) becomes a stronger fundamental business priority, we were thinking about the ways that these 6 shifts may impact EHS management.

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3 Key Takeaways from an Independent Survey of EHS Professionals

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jan 04, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

The EHS industry is unique in that it is less involved in the technology discussion than many other industries. But it’s important that EHS managers know the types of software available to them to make informed decisions and improve their operations.

Recently, Verdantix surveyed over 300 EHS professionals to find out more about their technology preferences, to gain insight into this elusive topic.

Here are three of the main takeaways that we learned from this survey.

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Make Yourself at Home with A Dedicated Cloud Environment

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Dec 02, 2016 / by Alexa Sussman

In today’s software world, enterprise cloud deployments are no longer an up-and-coming trend—they’re practically a standard offering. Cloud offerings provide the same flexibility and scalability of an in-house solution while reducing installation and maintenance costs, so they are a good option for many businesses.

Some clouds are hosted in multi-tenant environments, where many customers are sharing a single, centralized system. Then there are dedicated cloud environments, where each customer receives their own hosted realms and separate bandwidth that they draw from to make the software work.

The type of cloud environment makes a big difference to customers. Think of multi-tenancy as squeezing as many people as possible to live in one single house while dedicated cloud environments give everyone their own homes—there is bound to be chaos in the crowded house.

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Quality Management Cloud

The Island of Misfit Quality Management Systems

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Nov 21, 2016 / by Alexa Sussman

“Every night, he searches the entire earth. When he finds a misfit toy, one that no little girl or boy loves, he brings it here to live on this island until someone wants it.” -Charlie-In-The-Box

You may remember watching the Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and feeling bad for the toys exiled to the Island of Misfit Toys. But can you name any of those toys? Or has their misfit nature caused you to forget them?

There are some Quality Management Software (QMS) companies that are on their own forgotten island. But how did they get there? Why can’t they escape?

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Quality Management

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