Alexa Sussman

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3 Ways EHS Software Helps You Maintain Chemical Compliance

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Feb 12, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

3 Ways EHS Software Helps You Maintain Chemical ComplianceUnder the Toxic Substances Control Act, the EPA is given the authority to issue regulations regarding the exposure to, testing of and controlling of chemical substances. To keep the workforce and environment safe, regulators have created globally recognized standards for classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals as well as REACH for the European Union.

These standards require an ongoing effort to manage chemical inventory and workplace safety.  Automated EHS software has tools to help you maintain chemical compliance efficiently and safely.

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4 Benefits of Using a Centralized Solution for Water Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Feb 05, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

Water and wastewater management are closely tied with energy use, environmental impact and employee safety, as each of these impacts—and is impacted by—water management processes in your organization.

Just like with all of your other EHS processes, how you manage and organize water and wastewater management can make a big difference in its success.

Here are some benefits of managing all water and wastewater permits, analytical results and reports in one central platform.

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5 Quality Management Trends to Watch for in 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Feb 02, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

Technology, business best practices and quality management all saw substantial growth and change in 2017. We don’t anticipate that these areas will stop innovating any time soon.

We talked to five of our industry leaders to find out what quality management trends we’re likely to see in 2018—with focuses on the market outlook, the evolution of technology, regulated industries, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and software.

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Document Control as the Foundation of ISO Standards

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Jan 29, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

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

Learning the best ways to apply these standards to your operations is extremely important for compliance success. Executing ISO standards with the proper tools lets you efficiently master compliance.

Of those tools, document control is one of the most critical because it standardizes your documentation and training processes and mitigates risk.

Document control aligns with the goals of ISO standards to achieve and maintain compliance.

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How a Good Corrective Action Plan Helps You Comply with ISO 13485:2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jan 26, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

quality_icons.jpgISO 13485:2016, A Review

ISO 13485:2016 is the latest revision of the standards for quality management systems in medical device manufacturers and their suppliers.

Since companies only have until September 2018 to comply with these standards, it’s important to understand the main takeaways of the latest revision:

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3 Reasons Why Audits and Corrective Action Software Are a Dynamic Duo

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Jan 15, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

Image-002.jpgAudits are more than just sets of checklists, and corrective actions are more than just band aids for your organization.

They are both critical quality management functions—and they happen to work extremely well together.

Here are three reasons why we consider audits and corrective action to be a “dynamic duo,” a duo that brings out the best in each other.

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3 Water Management Pitfalls and How EHS Software Helps You Avoid Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jan 12, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

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

Like any process, there are a few common mistakes that people tend to make when setting up and executing a water and wastewater management plan. Fortunately, EHS software automates the entire process and helps you avoid costly and dangerous pitfalls.

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4 Tips for Improving Employee Safety with Industrial Hygiene

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jan 02, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

Industrial hygiene prepares organizations for a number of environmental stressors—chemical, physical and biological—that may impair the well-being of employees or community members.

Having good industrial hygiene practices plays an important role in improving employee safety and developing an organization-wide safety culture.

Here are 4 tips for leveraging Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management tools to improve employee safety through industrial hygiene.

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Q&A: EHS Expert Talks Latest Developments, Most Impactful EHS Software Solutions and More

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Dec 14, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) landscape is rapidly evolving. Safety and sustainability are initiatives that are now present in businesses of all sizes and professions. Those who are new to the idea of EHS may have questions about what exactly EHS software can do. Those who are more familiar may be wondering what the latest developments are.

To answer those questions and more, we spoke with our EHS expert, Sean Salvas.

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6 FDA-Recommended Considerations for Smart and Safe Medical Device Interactions

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 29, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

In September 2017, the FDA announced a guidance called “Design Considerations and Pre-market Submission Recommendations for Interoperable Medical Devices.” This guidance will help Life Science organizations via considerations for design and development of medical devices to safely exchange information.

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