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Why Product Recalls Are Often A Compliance Issue

 

Regulatory compliance is both an essential part of the quality journey and a catalyst for product recalls. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Fri, Aug 23, 2019
   
Why Product Recalls Are Often A Compliance Issue

 

Regulatory compliance is both an essential part of the quality journey and a catalyst for product recalls. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Fri, Aug 23, 2019
ETQ's 2019 User Conference Is Focused On The Future Of Quality

 

ETQ's fall conference is coming up fast, time to start thinking about the future of quality.

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Wed, Aug 21, 2019
Report: 62 Percent Of Executives Get Business Analytics From Spreadsheets

 

Paper-based document management is still a thing ... but the time has come to leave paper behind. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Fri, Aug 16, 2019
Why Safety Compliance Must Be A Quality Priority For Carmakers

The auto industry is always touting the continuous improvement in the driving experience, but missing parts can be a problem.

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Workplace Safety: Five EHS Pitfalls That You Need To Be Aware Of.

 

Nobody wants to work in an unsafe environment, but companies can often miss hazards that create preventable EHS incidents.

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Aug 09, 2019
Quality Matters: QMS Never Takes A Vacation

 

Frogs, fish, fire and the daily work of the FDA ... just some of the QMS topics that surfaced in July. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Wed, Aug 07, 2019
Why Samsung's Galaxy Fold Issues Are A QMS Lesson

 

Innovation is a differentiator in the electronics industry, but product quality is what counts.

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Fri, Aug 02, 2019
Lab Safety: How QMS Software Can Prevent Costly Mistakes

 

Creating a culture of quality in the workplace starts with reducing the potential for human error. 

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Adoption Rates Increase As Companies Focus On AI's Potential

 

The singularity is coming closer, but humans still have a major part to play in AI adoption.  

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Fri, Jul 26, 2019
How To Make Quality Management A Recruitment Tool

 

Companies need to send the right message to attract the next generation of quality professionals.

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jul 23, 2019
Overcoming Poor Quality In Manufacturing With Advanced Analytics

 

Automated QM solutions can ensure that quality standards are met at every step. 

Arthur Lee
By Arthur Lee
on Thu, Jul 18, 2019
Five Best Practices To Improve Employee Training

 

Employee training should be less of a necessary evil and more a path to continuous improvement. 

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jul 16, 2019
How To Achieve Big Company Quality On A Small Company Budget

 

"At ETQ we believe that quality matters, regardless of company size. Quality is, in fact, size-less and undiscriminating."

Rob Gremley
By Rob Gremley
on Thu, Jul 11, 2019
FSVP Inspections Are Here, But Are You Ready?

 

Non-compliance with U.S. food safety standards could create a quality issue for importers.

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jul 09, 2019
Summer's Here, But We Are Thinking About The Fall

 

October is a few months away but registration for the 2019 ETQ Product Strategy and Training Conference is open.

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Wed, Jul 03, 2019
Quality Matters: Dispatches From The QMS Front Line

 

Quality is under pressure every day. Our new monthly round-up provides a few highlights. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Mon, Jul 01, 2019
How To Map ISO 14001:2015 To Your EHS Management System

 

Environmental compliance should be a priority for every company, but an EHS management system helps ... 

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Jun 27, 2019
Report: 64 Percent Of Electronics Manufacturers Have Product Quality Issues

 

Complex hardware plus short product lifecycles equals quality management problems.

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Tue, Jun 25, 2019
ISO Certification: Why Life Sciences Companies Should Be Aware Of Its Benefits

 

Compliance with regulatory standards does not mean that life sciences companies should ignore ISO standards.

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Report: Why Companies Should Align EHS Processes With QMS Software

 

23 percent of companies have integrated EHS and quality management software into one business unit. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Thu, Jun 20, 2019
Cloud vs On-Premise: Why A SaaS Solution Is The Way Forward

 

Cloud adoption rates show no signs of slowing down. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Behavior-based Safety: What You Need To Know

 

BBS and Batman were both born in the 1930s, and still relevant in the 21st century ... 

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jun 11, 2019
ETQ Is Buckling Up (Again) And Heading Back To Texas

 

Save the date ... the ETQ team will be back in Texas in October. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Fri, Jun 07, 2019
How To Avoid Frequent Food Safety Compliance Mistakes

 

The food safety landscape is set to be transformed ... FSMA is here, and quality is its focus. 

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Wed, Jun 05, 2019
How To Map Your QMS To EU MDR Requirements

 

The EU's revision of medical device legislation was long overdue ... but what is the impact?

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, May 31, 2019
Farouk Systems: Doing the Right Thing by Understanding the “Speed of Quality.”

Product recalls are never welcome, but quality wins when the recall is done right.  

Rob Gremley
By Rob Gremley
on Tue, May 28, 2019
ETQ @ ASQ's WCQI ... What We Learned In Texas

 

ASQ's annual conference confirmed that quality is the glue that holds everything together.

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Fri, May 24, 2019
Why Quality Matters ...

 

Product quality is always personal and subjective but we think about it on a 24/7 basis ... 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Mon, May 20, 2019
Driving Quality Forward: What You Need To Know About ETQ At ASQ

 

Quality creates value and ETQ is coming to Texas to prove it. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Thu, May 16, 2019
Why ETQ Is Buckling Up And Heading To Texas

ASQ's annual conference is an event that ETQ looks forward to every year.

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Tue, May 14, 2019
Webinar: How To Prepare For FDA Migration To ISO 13485 And MDSAP

 

ISO 13485 and MDSAP ... moving towards international harmony in the medical devices sector.

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Mon, May 06, 2019
Buckle Up, The ETQ Blog Is Back

Guess who's back, back again ... the blog's back, tell a friend. 

David Bolton
By David Bolton
on Wed, May 01, 2019
ETQ: New Home, New C-Suite, Same Focus on Quality, EHS and Compliance Management

Since its founding in 1992, ETQ has set the standard for delivering best-in-class quality, EHS and compliance management...

Rob Gremley
By Rob Gremley
on Wed, Dec 05, 2018
4 Quality Lessons Medical Device Manufacturers Can Learn from Tech Giants

Patient-centricity is a buzzword in life sciences, part of a push for innovation made difficult by complex regulations and...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Sep 06, 2018
How Does Quality 4.0 Fit into My Quality Plan

A major misconception about Quality 4.0 is that it is meant to completely replace your current quality management practices.

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Thu, Aug 30, 2018
A Goofus and Gallant Tale of EHS Management

When I was a kid, I loved reading Highlights magazine. It always had really solid knock-knock jokes there, as well as...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Aug 23, 2018
4 Things Life Sciences Companies Should Know About FDA Warning Letters

The number of warning letters handed out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been on a steady rise over the...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Aug 17, 2018
4 Ways to Leverage Data for Operational Excellence

Data can be a gift and a curse when it comes to operational excellence. For some companies, ineffective practices make data...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Tracking Waste: How to Avoid Common RCRA Pitfalls

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is the main U.S. law governing hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Aug 09, 2018
6 Ways You Could Be Using Your EHS Software More Effectively

Nearly 3 in 4 Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) professionals say their department is understaffed. Whether due to...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Aug 02, 2018
Understanding Gartner's 5 Dimensions of Manufacturing Maturity

Gartner recently released a report as guidance for organizations to build more efficient manufacturing process while keeping...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Thu, Jul 26, 2018
9 Free OSHA Resources to Help Companies Improve Safety

Where do you start if you need to create a comprehensive employee safety program from scratch? What can you do if your...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Jul 19, 2018
ISO 13485 Countdown: 5 Critical Tasks to Focus on Now

The clock is ticking: in less than a year—February 28, 2019—previous ISO 13485:2003 certificates will no longer be valid....

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Jul 12, 2018
3 Steps to Achieving Manufacturing Operational Excellence

Gartner’s five stage manufacturing maturity model helps organizations improve their manufacturing processes and supply chain...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Thu, Jul 05, 2018
150,000 Tons of Food is Wasted in the US: How Automation Can Help

Americans waste 150,000 tons of food each day, which is the equivalent to a pound per person, says the Guardian. According...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Fri, Jun 29, 2018
Industrial Hygiene Trends [Infographic]

Industrial Hygiene (IH) software helps perform qualitative assessments utilizing Similar Exposure Group (SEG) methodologies...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Wed, Jun 27, 2018
Using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot) to Improve Quality

Disruptive technologies like ride-sharing, 3D printing and self-driving vehicles are driving rapid transformation across...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Jun 22, 2018
What Does EU’s New MDR Mean for Small to Medium-Sized Companies?

As of 2020, medical device companies that market products in Europe will be subject to a much larger set of requirements...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Jun 18, 2018
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for EHS: Risks and Rewards

TechTarget defines an Internet of Things device as “any nonstandard computing device that connects wirelessly to a network...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Jun 15, 2018
Documentation Requirements in ISO 13485 - Start with a Quality Management System (QMS)

When it comes to ISO certifications, one thing companies can count on is a mountain of documentation.

It’s especially true...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Jun 08, 2018
3 Ways Blockchain is Transforming Manufacturing

Traditional business methods are enough to handle basic manufacturing processes but can’t keep up with the pace at which...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Jun 04, 2018
Using the Quality Management System (QMS) to Support the 8 Principles of Total Quality Management (TQM)

Total Quality Management (TQM) emerged in the 1980s in response to economic losses experienced due to Japanese manufacturers...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Jun 01, 2018
MDR and IVDR - What Medical Device Manufacturers Need to Know About New EU Standards

Big changes are on the horizon for medical device manufacturers who market and sell their devices in Europe. On May 5, 2017...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, May 28, 2018
How the Internet of Things Can Transform Manufacturing Safety

More than 1 in 3 U.S. manufacturers are using smart sensors to collect and analyze data to improve their processes. The...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, May 25, 2018
Why Innovation is Key to Food Waste Reduction in the Supply Chain

Pressure to reduce food industry waste is transforming the way companies operate. Here, we take a look at how innovative...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, May 23, 2018
5 Most Useful Resources for Starting Out in Quality

If you’re just getting started as a quality professional, it can be overwhelming. If you’re unfamiliar with the industry,...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, May 21, 2018
5 Tips for Automating Your Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Compliance Management Processes

More and more life science companies are moving towards an automated GMP compliance management system, with the goal of...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, May 18, 2018
6 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Training Trends  to Start Incorporating Now

Training your employees should be more than just having them memorize processes and testing them on safety procedures. The...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, May 14, 2018
The FDA Issued Its First Mandatory Recall—What Does This Mean for Food & Beverage Organizations?

On April 3, 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first ever mandatory recall to Triangle...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Sat, May 12, 2018
How Machine Learning Can Transform Quality Management

Services like Netflix, Google and Facebook are known for using predictive technology to learn our preferences and provide...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, May 11, 2018
7 QMS Tools to Demonstrate Compliance with 21 CFR Part 820 for Medical Devices

 

How a Quality Management System Can Ensure Compliance With FDA 21 CFR Part 820

21 CFR Part 820 contains a huge number of...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, May 07, 2018
EHS Managers: Automate EHS Management with These 6 Software Tools

Spending on cloud computing will hit $162 billion by 2020, growing at more than six times the rate of IT spending as a...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, May 04, 2018
Innovation Trend – The Cloud-based Enterprise Quality Management System

The cloud-based QEHS system gives businesses both agility and control as they extend their quality culture across all...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, May 02, 2018
The Risk Management Toolbox [Infographic]

Risk Management tools help organizations make better decisions, filter events and prevent risk within the compliance system.

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Apr 30, 2018
Q&A: What’s the Impact of New EU Medical Device Regulations (MDR)?

The most sweeping European medical device regulations in decades are slated to go into effect in 2020, leaving many...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Apr 27, 2018
Visibility and Control ‒ Why Now Is the Time to Automate Your EHS Processes

EHS management software gives you visibility of data and control over processes.

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Apr 25, 2018
EHS 4.0: What You Need to Know About the Digital Transformation

 

Environmental, health and safety (EHS) management has always had three main goals: to keep people safe, minimize negative...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Apr 23, 2018
7 Signs of a Strong Culture of Quality

Ask any expert, and you’ll get varying answers on what makes a quality culture. Definitions often center on a set of shared...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Apr 20, 2018
The Case for an Integrated Quality Management and EHS System

By bringing together quality management and environmental health and safety (EHS), the integrated QEHS system is a powerful...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Apr 18, 2018
What the FDA is Doing About Illicit Opioid Sales

What’s Going On?

FDA chief Scott Gottlieb addressed social media leaders in a speech on April 4, 2018, drawing attention to...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Getting Ready for GDPR

Going into effect May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the most sweeping changes to EU...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Apr 16, 2018
How Product Stewardship Impacts EHSQ Performance

Once upon a time, few people gave any thought to the fate of what happened to light bulbs, paint cans, computers and...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Apr 13, 2018
How Quality Management Systems Take the Crisis Out of Food Recalls

Food recalls present a real crisis for manufacturers and producers, but the proper use of food safety management systems...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Apr 11, 2018
The Industry 4.0 Approach to Quality

Experts are calling Industry 4.0 the fourth Industrial Revolution (hence the 4.0). The concept represents a push towards...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Apr 09, 2018
What Are the Changes in ISO 13485:2016?

Transitioning to the New 13485:2016 Standard - Ensuring Compliance

If your organization is one of the more than 59,000...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Apr 06, 2018
Selecting an Enterprise Quality Management System for Your Business

Whether you’re looking to make your first investment in an Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS) or replace your...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Apr 04, 2018
4 Hidden Costs of Poor Document Control [Infographic]

Poorly controlled documents are a huge source of risk in organizations today,costing millions in profits and productivity...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Apr 02, 2018
Data Harmonization in Europe’s Life Sciences ‒ How a Quality Management System Can Help

A quality management system can help your life sciences company deal with new EU regulations and cope with the demands of...

Tony Parise
By Tony Parise
on Wed, Mar 28, 2018
ISO 45001—What You Need to Know

Why ISO 45001? What Does It Mean to EHS Leaders?

Did you know that over 7,600 people die each day from work-related...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Tue, Mar 27, 2018
3 Things You Need to Know About the MDSAP

Audits are an essential part of the Life Sciences as they ensure manufacturers are producing safe products and operating...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Mar 26, 2018
Risk-Based Regulatory Compliance for Manufacturing: A Practical 4-Step Approach

In 2015, the Code of Federal Regulations totaled nearly 180,000 pages of requirements. While not all of these will apply to...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Mar 23, 2018
A Checklist for Adopting Risk-Based Thinking in Your Enterprise

To introduce risk-based thinking across your organization ‒ as mandated in ISO 9001 and other important standards ‒ follow...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Comparing ISO 9001 & ISO 13485: Differences Between the Two Standards

ISO 13485 for medical device quality management shares many similarities with ISO 9001, the leading global quality...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Mar 19, 2018
What Can We Learn from the FIU Bridge Collapse?

Six people were killed in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University on March 15.

The bridge,...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Mar 19, 2018
Using Technology to Support Behavior Based Safety Programs 

Look at leading organizations with low incidence rates, and you’ll notice one thing many of them have in common: behavior...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Mar 16, 2018
How Pharma Companies Can Manage Clinical Trial Risks with Document Control

Pharmaceuticals companies who want to reduce the risks of clinical trials need to realize that their document and data...

Tony Parise
By Tony Parise
on Wed, Mar 14, 2018
Reducing Overdue Corrective Actions: A Practical Guide

Imagine a situation where your plant has a huge backlog of corrective actions 30, 60, even 90 days overdue. Defects and...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Mar 12, 2018
4 Ways to Manage Post Market Events in Life Sciences

You have a solid quality system in place for product design, production and testing. Your medical devices pass all tests...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Fri, Mar 09, 2018
EtQ Case Study – Maple Leaf Farms Selects EtQ Reliance™ to Standardize Enterprise-Wide

EtQ has helped Maple Leaf Farms address challenges, such as allowing Quality Assurance to directly initiate Corrective...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Mar 07, 2018
The 3 Step Process for Building Emergency Preparedness Plans with EHS Software

Emergency Preparedness Plans (EPPs) let you record personnel, equipment and external parties associated with emergency ...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Mar 05, 2018
Document Control for Food Safety: 7 Gaps to Watch Out For

Imagine the following situation: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inspecting your facility, and regulators ask...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Mar 02, 2018
How Companies Like Siemens Manage Cyber Risk

Cybersecurity risk management is an area all businesses need to address.

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Feb 28, 2018
4 Best Practices for Leading Metrics

The ECA Academy shared that in 2016, most GMP inspection deficiencies involved quality systems—more specifically, the...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Feb 26, 2018
4 Ways EHSQ Software Streamlines Waste Management

Improving waste management is a top priority for many companies in the EHS industry.

As environmental initiatives gain...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Risk-Based Thinking ‒ Your FAQs

The questions you’ve always wanted to ask about risk-based thinking, and how to roll out risk management best practices...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Feb 21, 2018
5 Questions for Your Corrective Action Plan

Danish physicist Niels Bohr once said, “Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Avoid FDA Warning Letters with These 4 Document Control Best Practices

Incomplete records stuffed in the trash, with the signatures still showing. Blank forms issued complete with signatures....

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Feb 16, 2018
EU GDPR Data Protection Regulations ‒ Four Ways to Manage the Risks

Are you ready for the GDPR? This new EU data protection regulation poses new risks for organization of all shapes and sizes.

Tony Parise
By Tony Parise
on Wed, Feb 14, 2018
3 Ways EHS Software Helps You Maintain Chemical Compliance

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the EPA is given the authority to issue regulations regarding the exposure to, testing...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Feb 12, 2018
How Different Industries Use Bowtie Risk Assessment

When it comes to making decisions informed by risk, each industry has its preferred risk assessment tools. A risk matrix is...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Feb 09, 2018
Quality Innovation Trend – The Risk Register

Businesses are becoming more risk-conscious, bringing risk management tools such as the Risk Register to the fore.

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Feb 07, 2018
Employee Training Tips for a GMP Compliant Workforce

Is your employee training program proactive, looking forward and evolving to incorporate lessons learned? Or is it reactive,...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Feb 06, 2018
4 Benefits of Using a Centralized Solution for Water Management

Water and wastewater management are closely tied with energy use, environmental impact and employee safety, as each of these...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Feb 05, 2018
5 Quality Management Trends to Watch for in 2018

Technology, business best practices and quality management all saw substantial growth and change in 2017. We don’t...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Fri, Feb 02, 2018
Europe's Aging Population ‒ Are Your Valued Older Workers Really a Health & Safety Risk?

There’s a short answer to this question. No, older people shouldn’t be a considered a health and safety risk even though the...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Jan 31, 2018
Document Control as the Foundation of ISO Standards

ISO standards are the backbone of quality management. They set detailed criteria for best practices for quality management...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Jan 29, 2018
How a Good Corrective Action Plan Helps You Comply with ISO 13485:2016

ISO 13485:2016, A Review

ISO 13485:2016 is the latest revision of the standards for quality management systems in medical...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Fri, Jan 26, 2018
Quality Standard in Focus – ISO 31000

Compliance with ISO 31000 in combination with an Enterprise Quality Management System will provide the platform your...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Jan 24, 2018
Best Practices in Automated Industrial Hygiene Management

Humans have been concerned with industrial hygiene since ancient times, when in the 4th Century B.C., Greek physician...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Jan 22, 2018
7 Strategies for More Engaging Employee Training

A large study of over 4,000 workers showed that nearly 3 in 4 employees don’t think they’re achieving their full potential. Add...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Sugar Tax ‒ Risk or Opportunity for UK Food and Drink?

In 2015, the UK sugar tax seemed to be a huge looming risk for the industry, but since then have food and drink producers...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Jan 17, 2018
3 Reasons Why Audits and Corrective Action Software Are a Dynamic Duo

Audits are more than just sets of checklists, and corrective actions are more than just band aids for your organization.

They...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Jan 15, 2018
3 Water Management Pitfalls and How EHS Software Helps You Avoid Them

EHS software is helpful in managing a number of processes, but it’s essential for water management.

Like any process, there...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Supporting Risk-Based Thinking Across Your Business

EtQ’s Tim Lozier looks at the role that risk-based thinking can play in safeguarding both business and reputation.

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Jan 10, 2018
3 Elements of Effective Corrective Actions

Many quality or Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management professionals rely on Corrective Action software everyday...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jan 09, 2018
How Should Europe's Medical Device Industry Manage the Cyber Threat?

Medical device cybersecurity is a crucial issue for the healthcare industry ‒ manufacturers must learn to manage risk...

Tony Parise
By Tony Parise
on Wed, Jan 03, 2018
4 Tips for Improving Employee Safety with Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene prepares organizations for a number of environmental stressors—chemical, physical and biological—that may...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Jan 02, 2018
How EHS Software Can Keep You Audit Ready

Think for a moment about the last time a safety auditor came to your facility. Were you nervous? Did you feel ready? Were...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Dec 29, 2017
5 Operational Excellence Myths and Facts

When you hear the term operational excellence, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it:

  1. Just another worthless...
Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Dec 28, 2017
The Quality and Compliance Management Guide to Stranger Things
The second season of Stranger Things was released by Netflix on October 27 th . Hopefully by now you’ve binge watched it...
Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Fri, Dec 22, 2017
Happy Winter Solstice [Comic Strip]

It’s that time of year again! Winter Solstice, December 21st, is marked as the shortest day of the year and the start of...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Thu, Dec 21, 2017
Document Control for Food Safety: Common Mistakes and Best Practices

Ask the average food manufacturer today about their Document Control system, and more often than not they’ll likely start...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Dec 19, 2017
5 Elements of an Effective Corrective Action Plan - Steps to Take to Ensure a Streamlined Process

When it comes to solving problems that arise in manufacturing, identifying the cause of what went wrong is top priority. But...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Q&A: EHS Expert Talks Latest Developments, Most Impactful EHS Software Solutions and More

The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) landscape is rapidly evolving. Safety and sustainability are initiatives that...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Thu, Dec 14, 2017
The Charles Dickens Guide to Quality and Safety

Author Charles Dickens was famous for his depictions of 19th Century life and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Dec 12, 2017
5 Ways Cloud-Based QMS Software Can Help with Task Management

If you’ve watched the hit satire Portlandia, you might remember a sketch where Fred Armisen is frantically switching back...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Dec 08, 2017
4 Risk Management Gaps and Opportunities [Infographic]

To achieve operational excellence, you need a comprehensive, forward-thinking approach to managing safety and quality risks.

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Dec 07, 2017
A Checklist for Improving Your EHS Culture

It can be difficult to know where to start with cultural change. Apply our plan-do-check-act framework and your EHS culture...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Ask a 70s Pop Deejay Anything About Quality Management

If you’re a fan of the satirical news site, The Onion, you might be familiar with the advice columns with titles like “Ask...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Dec 05, 2017
EtQ Announces the Release of Verse Solutions 12.0e

EtQ is pleased to announce the latest release of Verse Solutions, 12.0e.  Two key additions to the latest release include a...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Mon, Dec 04, 2017
3 Types of Leading Indicators for EHS Management

You hear it all the time on Car Talk, the classic radio show where mechanics Tom and Ray (aka “Click and Clack”) dispense...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Dec 01, 2017
How Are European Manufacturing Businesses Like Nestle Reducing Emissions?

The Paris Agreement to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has the support of nearly 200 nations worldwide, but what...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Nov 29, 2017
EtQ Announces Latest Culture Ambassador Award Winners

It’s that time again! Time to applaud the newest Culture Ambassador Award Winners, Annamarie DiMezza and Ala’ Khalil. The...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Tue, Nov 28, 2017
4 Benefits of Using a Cloud-Based Quality Management System to Improve Traceability

If you’ve seen The Secret Life of Pets, you probably remember the scene where dogs Max and Duke happen upon a sausage...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Nov 24, 2017
Thoughts from the EtQ Family: What We’re Thankful For

It’s that time of year again—time to celebrate family, friends and food. But most importantly, it’s time to reflect on what...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Wed, Nov 22, 2017
EtQ Case Study – Kimberly-Clark Corporation Integrates Safety, Environmental, and Quality Workflows to Support a Quality Culture Across the Enterprise

In our latest case study, Kimberly-Clark integrates several siloed systems into a single harmonized quality and health and...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Nov 22, 2017
What to Expect from EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference

EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference will take place from November 28th to November 30th in Atlanta, GA and EtQ is...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Tue, Nov 21, 2017
How to Turn Challenges into Opportunities with a Quality Management System (QMS)

Everyone faces challenges, personally and with their businesses. People say the true mark of character is how you respond to...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Fri, Nov 17, 2017
5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense

Quality and EHS convergence brings opportunities to streamline business processes and get a better view of compliance across...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Nov 15, 2017
A Dog’s Guide to Quality Management Software

Gone are the days when most dogs were relegated to a lonely backyard existence, when a pup might never set foot in the house...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Nov 14, 2017
The Bare Necessities of Quality Management Software: 5 Lessons from the Jungle Book

There are many life lessons taught in The Jungle Book. Some of my favorite quotes from the book that can be applied to ...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Fri, Nov 10, 2017
Supporting a Quality and Safety Culture Across Your Business – Your FAQs

The questions you’ve always wanted to ask about the role of quality management systems and processes in underpinning quality...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Nov 08, 2017
Tips for Managing the Top 5 Life Sciences Risks [Infographic]
Life sciences companies face risks that threaten product quality, patient safety and profitability--this infographic reviews...
Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Nov 07, 2017
The Samurai Approach to Quality Management

Samurai warriors are symbols of discipline and nobility. But they didn’t just get there overnight—they dedicated their lives...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Thu, Nov 02, 2017
Costume Ideas for Your Quality Themed Halloween Party

Scrambling to find a last-minute costume for your quality themed Halloween party? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Oct 31, 2017
What Can BP Do to Improve its Safety Culture?

Almost 30 accidents occurred this year at BP’s operations site in Alaska. Of those incidents, five were considered “Tier 1...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Wed, Oct 25, 2017
EHS Innovation Trend – Emerging Solutions to Support Your EHS Culture

Behind the hype, how will the Internet of Things and wearable devices transform quality and health and safety processes in...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Come Visit EtQ at the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

EtQ is excited to attend the 25th annual NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum in Fort Lauderdale, FL from October 25th...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Mon, Oct 23, 2017
How to Prepare for Incidents with EHS Management Software

Earlier this week, seven people were hospitalized after an explosion at what was believed to at first have been an oil rig,...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Thu, Oct 19, 2017
How Companies Like Aviva Are Using Gamification to Bring Health and Safety to Life

 Mothercare and Aviva are among the organizations using gamification in their health and safety programs to strengthen...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Oct 18, 2017
How Wearable Technology Can Improve Aviation Safety

According to Forbes, the wearable tech market will be worth $34 billion by 2020, with experts predicting over 400 million...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Quality Standard in Focus – ISO 14001: 2015

The 2015 revision of ISO 14001 can help you embed improved sustainability practices throughout your business in support of...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Best Practices for Prioritizing Pharmaceutical Serialization

The 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is full swing in its implementation phase. This act hopes to drastically...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Do You Know the True Cost of EHS Risk? [Infographic]

Ineffective EHS risk management practices contribute to huge costs at U.S. companies, causing a drag on the entire economy....

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Oct 05, 2017
How Can European Food Producers Halve “Farm to Fork” Food Waste?

European food producers are a few small improvements away from halving the amount of farm to fork food waste they produce. 

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Oct 04, 2017
Operational Excellence in Food and Beverage: What Are Market Leaders Doing?

Research by the Aberdeen Group shows that operational excellence leaders in food and beverage outperform their profit margin...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Oct 02, 2017
Mapping Your Food Safety Management System to ISO 22000: Key Tools and Processes

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is currently in the process of updating ISO 22000 for Food Safety...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Sep 29, 2017
Supporting a Quality and Safety Culture Across Your Business

EtQ’s Doug Hatler looks at the growing trend for automated quality and health and safety processes, and what it might mean...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Sep 27, 2017
A Look into Artificial Intelligence in Medical Devices

Sharing a name with one of the most popular Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies of current times (thanks for that,...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Mon, Sep 25, 2017
How European Pharma Companies like GlaxoSmithKline Address Staff Wellbeing

We examine five examples of major pharmaceutical companies that are attempting to improve staff wellbeing

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Thu, Sep 21, 2017
New Video: A Quality Management Platform for Businesses of Every Size

Humans are a progressive species, always looking to innovate and move forward. But with progress comes change, and change...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Wed, Sep 20, 2017
A Look Back on EtQ’s Summer Activity: The Marcum Workplace Challenge

The 2017 Marcum Workplace Challenge was a huge success! The Marcum Challenge was a 3.5-mile run/walk for charity and Long...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Disruptive Pharma: 4 Innovation Trends to Watch

Wikipedia. Smartphones. LED light bulbs. Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft. All of these innovations have turned...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Job Safety (JSA) / Job Hazard (JHA) Analysis  Made Simple: A 6-Step Process

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires formal hazard assessments for situations such as confined...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Making the Case for Automating Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

First responders are suing a chemical company over Hurricane Harvey injuries. According to ISHN, first responders in Texas...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Out of the Frying Pan ‒ Egg Contamination Crisis Generates Heated Discussion at Global Food Safety Conference

The Continent’s Senior Quality Leaders Discuss Lessons Learned as the Egg Contamination Crisis Rolls On

Steven Leisegang
By Steven Leisegang
on Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Build a Quality Culture - 12 Best Practices in Quality Management Training

Employee training remains crucial to enterprise growth and for regulatory compliance – but which training methods are most...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Sep 06, 2017
Should Life Science Companies Comply with ISO 9001 or ISO 13485…or Both?

Many Life Science organizations are asking that question as new ISO deadlines approach.

Medical device manufacturing...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Sep 05, 2017
10 Ways to Automate Your Business with Quality Management Software

These days, it’s not enough to just survive in the business world—you need to thrive. There’s so much competition across all...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Fri, Sep 01, 2017
EtQ Case Study - Managing Quality and Compliance at FUJIFILM

In this case study, EtQ helps FUJIFILM halve time spent on quality and compliance administration by automating its quality...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Aug 30, 2017
How Risk Management Helps When Disaster Strikes

Hurricane Harvey has been wreaking havoc on Texas and the surrounding area for days now. By now I’m sure your social media...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Aug 29, 2017
The New EU Medical Device Regulations - A Game-Changer for Quality Professionals?

The recent updates to EU medical device regulations will have a significant impact on quality management processes. We...

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Wed, Aug 23, 2017
14 CFR Part 5: What You Need to Know for Aviation Safety Management Systems

The deadline for 14 CFR Part 5 is quickly approaching—aviation organizations have until 2018 to have a Safety Management...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Supporting a Quality and Compliance Culture Across Your Business - Your FAQs

The questions you’ve always wanted to ask about the role of quality management systems and processes in underpinning quality...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Aug 16, 2017
3 Questions About Behavior-Based Safety, Answered

Behavior-based safety (BBS) programs are one of the guiding principles of an integrated management system. They bring...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Aug 15, 2017
7 Compliance Management Methods for Building a Quality Culture Across the Enterprise

How to build a compliance culture in your organization by mastering seven compliance management methods.

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Aug 09, 2017
EtQ Announces its First Culture Ambassador Award Winners

At EtQ, we pride ourselves on bringing people, processes and technology together to create a unique framework for our...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Quality Innovation Trend - The Internet of Things

Behind the hype of the Internet of Things, how will this exciting innovation impact the quality manager and the enterprise’s...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Aug 02, 2017
Weathering the Storm: The Importance of a Weather-Related Risk Management Plan for Your Supply Chain

We wear boots to walk on icy sidewalks and bring umbrellas when it rains—we plan ahead and prepare for bad weather events in...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Aug 01, 2017
Are You Ready for Serialization?

The 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is aimed at improving end-to-end traceability of pharmaceuticals throughout...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Wed, Jul 26, 2017
What Does the Internet of Things (IoT) Mean for Life Sciences?

The number of networked medical devices is expected to grow 500% over the next decade, putting Internet of Things (IoT)...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Continuous Improvement - How Quality and EHS Collaboration Improves Performance

In the quest for operational excellence, how can pooling resources, expertise and management systems through quality and EHS...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Quality Standard in Focus - ISO 9001: 2015

The 2015 revision of ISO 9001 is driving the development of quality culture in today’s businesses. What demands does this...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Jul 19, 2017
6 Strategies to Reduce Ergonomic Injuries

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as carpal tunnel syndrome and herniated discs are some of the most common workplace...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jul 18, 2017
The Game of Thrones Guide to EHS Management

The seventh season of Game of Thrones is set to air this weekend, and fans are anxiously awaiting the coming battle for the...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Latest Food Recall Risk - Managing Undeclared Allergens and EU Food Labeling Regulation

Clear policies and communication, supported by the right technology, can help manufacturers avoid and manage food recalls.

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Using the QMS to Support Operational Excellence: 5 Essential Strategies

Operational excellence: it can mean the difference between lackluster performance metrics and a well-oiled process that...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jul 11, 2017
Supporting a Quality and Compliance Culture Across Your Business

EtQ’s Tim Lozier explains what is meant by quality culture, and how businesses can foster quality awareness across all...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Jul 05, 2017
7 Golden Rules of Effective Corrective Action

One of the last things you want to hear after a safety or quality incident is “I knew this would happen.”

Why is this...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Wed, Jun 28, 2017
The Impact of Brexit - Why 8 Out of 10 Cats in the Life Sciences Prefer the EU

Brexit is poised to have a major impact on the UK life sciences industry as companies face changes everything from funding...

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Wed, Jun 28, 2017
The Proactive Quality Economy – Putting People First

 

How Strong is the Quality Culture Across Your Enterprise?

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Cybersecurity in the Cloud: How Safe is Your Data?

Cloud-based software is a growing option for quality management solutions. It is a cost-effective way to lessen IT burden...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Wed, Jun 21, 2017
4 Critical Components of the Food Safety Pyramid

Many of us grew up with the old-fashioned food pyramid: 6 servings of grains, 5 servings of fruits and veggies, 3 servings...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jun 20, 2017
How Disruptive Technology Can Transform Aviation Safety

Uber recently announced its intention to develop Uber Elevate, a new air taxi service using helicopters to transport people...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Brexit and the Life Sciences – Are We Heading for Chaos?

As Britain prepares for its referendum on leaving the EU, business leaders in the life sciences are already counting the...

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Wed, Jun 07, 2017
5 Tools for Getting Started with Risk in ISO 9001:2015

The ISO 9001:2015 standard places a great deal of emphasis on using risk to drive processes and make decisions. The old...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Tue, Jun 06, 2017
The Proactive Quality Economy – Beyond Compliance

Beyond Compliance – A Second Chance to Catch Recent EtQ Blog Posts on a Broader and More Proactive Approach to Quality and...

Brenda Percy
By Brenda Percy
on Wed, May 31, 2017
Is Excessive Risk Management Blocking Innovation in Your Pharma Business?

At a Time When Society Demands more Affordable and Accessible Medicines, Has the Industry Become Obsessed with Risk...

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Wed, May 24, 2017
­­­­­­Wearable Devices for EHS & Job Safety: 4 Key Insights

In 2015 alone, there were 7.2 million work days lost from occupational injuries and illnesses and 4,821 workers killed on...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, May 23, 2017
How to Reduce Recalls with Proactive Risk Management

Risk management starts with identifying key threats. To get a real handle on risks, you must first understand where they...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Tue, May 16, 2017
Closed-Loop Risk Management with the Bowtie Method

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

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, May 10, 2017
5 Leading Brands That Actually Get Sustainability

There’s no question that consumers are getting smarter about sustainability. Things like excessive packaging, irresponsibly...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, May 09, 2017
Beyond Compliance – 5 Ways EHS is Transforming Health and Wellbeing at Work

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

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Thu, May 04, 2017
621,000 workers injured. What can we do to stop it?

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

Brenda Percy
By Brenda Percy
on Tue, May 02, 2017
3 Ways to Strengthen the Quality Culture in Your Pharma Business

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

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Does Your Company Make This Common Risk Management Mistake?

There’s a widespread misconception going around about risk management. It’s something you see in the food and beverage...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Are Food Suppliers Following or Shaping the Healthy Lifestyle Agenda?

It’s in the Interest of Food Suppliers to Promote Quality. So Why Is the Industry at Loggerheads with Government and Public...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Using Employee Perception Surveys to Measure Aviation Safety Culture

Many companies mistakenly believe compliance alone controls safety performance. In reality, many studies have proven that...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Apr 18, 2017
7 Medical Device Trends to Watch in 2017

After the mega-merger era of 2015-2016, the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act and a new administration in the White...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Wed, Apr 12, 2017
The Proactive Quality Economy and Beyond Compliance

Over the Next 2 Months, the EtQ Blog Will Look at the Need for Businesses to Move Beyond Compliance in their Approach to...

Brenda Percy
By Brenda Percy
on Wed, Apr 12, 2017
4 Tips for Creating and Using a Risk Matrix

The risk matrix is a commonly used risk tool across industries ranging from quality management to finance. And while all...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Apr 11, 2017
3 Tips for Becoming an EHS Leader

LNS Research recently released an article called From EHS to Leader: Moving Up the Capability Maturity Curve. Here are 3...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Wed, Apr 05, 2017
4 Essential Truths About EHS and Sustainability Performance Management

We talk a lot about EHS and sustainability on the EtQ blog. And for the most part, there is wide variation in how companies...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Apr 04, 2017
5 Emerging Innovations in the Life Sciences

Discover How 5 Emerging Life Science Innovations Are Helping Transform the Sector Through Boosted Collaboration, Optimized...

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Key Elements of a Quality-Safety Mindset

Imagine watching a lab employee who has just arrived at work. He verifies his training records are up to date, checks for...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Mar 28, 2017
What will Predictive Analytics Mean for Compliance Management in Food and Drink?

Now Is the Time for Food Producers to Think About How Best to Use Risk Management Data to Improve Compliance and Quality...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Mar 22, 2017
5 Important Considerations for Your Next Change Management Initiative

Research shows a full 70 percent of organizational change projects fail, a statistic which has remained at the same level...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Software Validation and Change Control: A QMS Compliance Overview

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires companies to validate any software used in design, manufacture,...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Internet of Things – How can It Help Manage Compliance?

The Internet of Things is a Growing Network of Connected Devices Which Will Help Businesses to Manage Quality and Compliance...

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Core FSMS Elements to Leverage for Reduced Compliance Risk

Travel around the world, and you’ll find a wide variety in what comprises a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) at...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Mar 14, 2017
6 Emerging Innovations for EHS Professionals

We Take a Look at Some of the Latest Technology Innovations, Including Wearable Technologies, and the Exciting Potential...

Sean Salvas
By Sean Salvas
on Wed, Mar 08, 2017
4 Aviation Safety Management System Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) technology has been steadily advancing over the past few years. This year, we can...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Join EtQ at the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Conference

Where in the world is EtQ?!

In Houston, Texas, at the National Association for Environmental Management’s (NAEM) EHS &...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Mar 07, 2017
6 Ways to Prioritize Action with Risk Assessments

Ask any productivity guru, and you’ll find that effective prioritization is key to getting stuff done. Whether it’s focusing...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Wed, Mar 01, 2017
All the Better to Eat You With – How Pharma Regulators Are Growing Teeth

The Pharmaceutical Industry Has Become Increasingly Accountable to a Wide Range of Regulatory Bodies. Driven by Patient...

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Wed, Mar 01, 2017
Security in the Cloud – A Buyer's Guide for the Life Sciences

Cloud Solutions Have Revolutionized IT, from Computation to Infrastructure and even Office Productivity, but Businesses Must...

Alexandre Alain
By Alexandre Alain
on Wed, Mar 01, 2017
How to Use Proven Happiness Principles to Improve Quality Management

In Shawn Achor’s bestselling book The Happiness Advantage, he describes how the traditional idea that success leads to...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Tue, Feb 28, 2017
7 Innovations That Can Transform the Food Industry

Our Infographic Offers a Glimpse into the Key Food Trends that Will Disrupt the Food Industry in 2017.

Tim Lozier
By Tim Lozier
on Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Meeting Safety and Quality Goals with a Compliance Management System

Quality and safety, regardless of industry, are not as far off from one another as you’d think. In fact, most organizations...

Emily Ysaguirre
By Emily Ysaguirre
on Wed, Feb 15, 2017
The Proactive Quality Economy and Innovation and Technology

Over the Next 2 Months, the EtQ Blog Will Look at a Range of Innovations in Quality Management, Including the Cloud-Based...

Brenda Percy
By Brenda Percy
on Wed, Feb 15, 2017
The Proactive Quality Economy – Embracing Risk

Embracing Risk – A Second Chance to Catch Recent EtQ Blog Posts on Risk Management in a Context of Constant Change

Brenda Percy
By Brenda Percy
on Wed, Feb 08, 2017
FDA Recommendations for Cybersecurity in Life Sciences

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

That’s how Suzanne B. Schwartz of the FDA...

Alexa Sussman
By Alexa Sussman
on Tue, Feb 07, 2017
4 Ways to Improve Traceability in Food Manufacturing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 150 food recalls in 2015, exceeding the number of recalls for every...

Rachel Beavins Tracy
By Rachel Beavins Tracy
on Thu, Feb 02, 2017