4 Risk Management Gaps and Opportunities [Infographic]

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Dec 07, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

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

This infographic identifies 4 of the most common risk management gaps and shows you how solutions like quality management software can help mitigate these risks.

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What Can BP Do to Improve its Safety Culture?

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Oct 25, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Almost 30 accidents occurred this year at BP’s operations site in Alaska. Of those incidents, five were considered “Tier 1 events,” which put the lives of employees at risk.

“We must change now,” said BP Alaska President Janet Weiss. “We must have a reset.”

The change she’s referring to is a change in safety culture. Out of date safety processes and a disengaged safety culture are causing these incidents that, if continue, will result in death or irreparable damage.

So what can BP—and companies in similar positions—do to overhaul their safety culture and make permanent changes?

Here are three aspects of EHS management to utilize to promote an improved safety culture.

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Come Visit EtQ at the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Oct 23, 2017 / by Emily Ysaguirre

EtQ is excited to attend the 25th annual NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum in Fort Lauderdale, FL from October 25th to October 27th

This year, more than 275 companies will gather in-house with corporate EHS&S decision-makers and peer leaders to network, attend sessions and develop best practice solutions.

EtQ is a Gold Sponsor of the show and you can find us planted at booth 402!

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How to Prepare for Incidents with EHS Management Software

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Oct 19, 2017 / by Emily Ysaguirre

Earlier this week, seven people were hospitalized after an explosion at what was believed to at first have been an oil rig, later discovered as a natural gas storage platform in Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. One remains missing.

As stated in the NBC News article, four of the seven people injured in the explosion were released from hospitals on Monday, October 16th. Rescue workers were able to make it onto the smoldering rig and shut off the main gas line.

The exact cause of the explosion is unclear, officials say. In the aftermath, they said they “suspect it was touched off after cleaning chemicals on the platform ignited during some kind of maintenance work.”

While emergency situations often occur unexpectedly, there are methods that can be put in place to lower the risk of an event’s occurrence.

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Do You Know the True Cost of EHS Risk? [Infographic]

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Oct 05, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Ineffective EHS risk management practices contribute to huge costs at U.S. companies, causing a drag on the entire economy. Workplace injuries, inefficient systems, and the release of toxic chemicals are just some of the downfalls.   

Ineffective EHS risk management practices contribute to huge costs at U.S. companies, causing a drag on the entire economy. Workplace injuries, inefficient systems, and the release of toxic chemicals are just some of the downfalls.   

View our infographic to learn the true cost of EHS risk.

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New Video: A Quality Management Platform for Businesses of Every Size

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Sep 20, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

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

That’s where EtQ comes in. For over 25 years, we’ve been the constant support businesses need to move forward. We’re with you every step of the way, growing and scaling as your business adapts in a fast-paced environment.

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Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Made Simple: A 6-Step Process

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Sep 15, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires formal hazard assessments for situations such as confined space work or when a job calls for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Conducting a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is one way to meet these requirements, and to make any dangerous job less risky.

The purpose of a JSA is to better understand the hazards of a particular procedure, so you can take steps to mitigate them. When performed correctly, JSAs also promote better safety communication and engagement among management and employees.

With that in mind, we’ve broken down how to conduct a JSA into 6 simple steps, with added tips on how to make your JSAs more effective.

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Making the Case for Automating Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Sep 12, 2017 / by Emily Ysaguirre

First responders are suing a chemical company over Hurricane Harvey injuries. According to ISHN, first responders in Texas have filed a million dollar lawsuit against a chemical company, alleging that they were injured by dangerous chemicals because the company failed to adequately prepare for Hurricane Harvey. 

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3 Questions About Behavior-Based Safety, Answered

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Aug 15, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Behavior-based safety (BBS) programs are one of the guiding principles of an integrated management system. They bring together people, processes and technology to promote a total safety culture.

Here are 3 commonly asked questions about BBS programs—answered.

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Weathering the Storm: The Importance of a Weather-Related Risk Management Plan for Your Supply Chain

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Aug 01, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

We wear boots to walk on icy sidewalks and bring umbrellas when it rains—we plan ahead and prepare for bad weather events in our daily lives. But in our businesses, we tend to overlook nature and weather-related issues in favor of operational ones.

So why don’t we batten down the hatches (so to speak) when it comes to weather-related risks and our businesses? After all, weather events can affect your business just as much—if not more—than operational risks.

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