Why Companies Should Align EHS Software With QM Functions

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jun 18, 2019 / by David Bolton


Companies that combine their existing environmental, health and safety (EHS) systems with quality management (QM) processes are already taking a more proactive attitude to risk. And while some industries are more likely to silo these processes than others, there is evidence that integrating the two functions into one business unit can be a positive step forward.

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Behavior-based Safety: What You Need To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jun 11, 2019 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy


Behavior-based safety may have its roots in the 1930s, but the continued evolution of the workplace means that the decades-old scientific concept is just as relevant in the 21st century.

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Tracking Waste: How to Avoid Common RCRA Pitfalls

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Aug 09, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is the main U.S. law governing hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste management. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for enforcing the law, handing out $200 billion in criminal fines in 2016 over RCRA and other violations.


The problem for manufacturers is that, despite many companies’ hopes of a more relaxed regulatory environment, the potential EPA penalties are more costly than ever. In this post, we’re looking at some of the most common RCRA pitfalls, including how to avoid errors in waste determinations, labeling and storage.


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Industrial Hygiene Trends [Infographic]

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jun 27, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Industrial Hygiene (IH) software helps perform qualitative assessments utilizing Similar Exposure Group (SEG) methodologies for the categorization of hazard types, job roles, processes, locations, demographics and more. 

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for EHS: Risks and Rewards

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jun 15, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

TechTarget defines an Internet of Things device as “any nonstandard computing device that connects wirelessly to a network and has the ability to transmit data.”

The Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing, not least of all when it comes to health and safety. What’s equally clear is that implementing IIoT is a huge undertaking, and not without its risks.

In today’s post, we’ll look at what environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals can expect with the evolution towards IIoT, both in terms of risks and benefits.

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How the Internet of Things Can Transform Manufacturing Safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 25, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

More than 1 in 3 U.S. manufacturers are using smart sensors to collect and analyze data to improve their processes. The Internet of Things (IoT), which simply means connecting non-computing devices via the Internet, is rapidly evolving and shaping how companies do business.

One of the most meaningful impacts IoT technology can have is in the realm of safety, helping reduce the 2.9 million workplace injuries and illnesses that occur every year.

With that in mind, let’s look at how companies are using IoT to address workplace safety, including areas like equipment safety, personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency response.

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6 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Training Trends  to Start Incorporating Now

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, May 14, 2018 / by Alexa Sussman

Training your employees should be more than just having them memorize processes and testing them on safety procedures. The latest developments in EHS training software for employees revolve around engagement and utilizing today’s latest technology. Tools like mobile devices and virtual reality have completely changed how managers can create effective and engaging safety training programs.

Here are some of the upcoming trends for EHS Management Software that leaders should be paying attention to in order to ensure environmental health and safety training success:

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How Product Stewardship Impacts EHSQ Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 13, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Once upon a time, few people gave any thought to the fate of what happened to light bulbs, paint cans, computers and leftover medications after they were done with them. Use them up, throw them away and leave it to the city to figure out how to dispose of them.

Today, that paradigm has been flipped on its head, with companies engaging in product stewardship initiatives that make disposal the responsibility of the manufacturer.  

In today’s post, we’ll look at the business case for product stewardship, including how it directly impacts Environment, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) performance.

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ISO 45001—What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Mar 27, 2018 / by Sean Salvas

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

Did you know that over 7,600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases—that’s over 2.78 million every year as stated by the International Labour Organization. Clearly, this number (or any number besides zero) is too high. The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, absenteeism and rising insurance premiums. Even worse, employee productivity and morale suffer directly which affects an organization’s bottom line.

To combat the issue, ISO has developed a new standard, ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

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Risk-Based Regulatory Compliance for Manufacturing: A Practical 4-Step Approach

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Mar 23, 2018 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

In 2015, the Code of Federal Regulations totaled nearly 180,000 pages of requirements. While not all of these will apply to any single manufacturer, regulatory compliance is still a major challenge for companies. In fact, many of them aren’t even aware of certain regulatory risks until it’s too late.

This fact is especially true when companies use manual or paper-based methods for quality or environmental management, which make it difficult to effectively track compliance activities.

With that in mind, today’s post looks at a practical, risk-based approach manufacturers can use to identify and assess compliance gaps.

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