Due to downsizing, "right-sizing," and budget cuts, it's becoming increasingly common for people with little or no training in safety to find themselves in charge of safety for their facility. In response, Dr. Barbara Boroughf created a blog series designed to help guide you on your path to becoming the ultimate plant safety manager, and now we have compiled everything into one downloadable e-book.
A troubling trend has been preoccupying scientists: Honey bees are disappearing or dying at increasing rates. Last year alone, 44% of the bee colonies in the United States disappeared. While no exact cause has been determined, scientists have termed the issue Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon in which very low or no adult honey bees are present in formerly active hives, leaving behind only food and a live queen. While the issue itself is puzzling, the decline of the honey bee population also has a major impact on humans.
Aberdeen's ongoing researchinto safety and operational performance shows that leading manufacturing companies do combine a Safety Management System (SMS) with analytics to build an efficient safety culture. Bringing safety processes to the next level is all about getting to and analyzing the data being collected.
A recent Aberdeen study on the Environment, Health, and Safety (EH&S) side of manufacturing found that EH&S affects all levels of an organization, from plant manager to CEO. Getting buy-in from these various levels of the company is crucial, as that is where a safety culture comes in. However, this focus on safety should go beyond compliance and work to reduce manufacturing costs and increase productivity. Organizations looking to develop or improve the safety culture in their own company should:
The price of oil has declined, leading to slashed budgets. By now, pretty much everyone in the Oil & Gas industry is familiar with these words. During these challenging times, it’s tempting to look at things from a short-term tactical perspective, and lose sight of the long-term strategic view. Many firms are forced to postpone capital expenditures to take into account the situation of the market. Other types of investments that companies tend to postpone include IT and software technology.
Between declining oil prices, slashed budgets, and increased incidental risks, conference to focus on how to create process efficiency and gain productivity improvements across all organizational levels
Mobility can be a powerful tool in the right hands. It saves operator time and bolsters labor productivity, provides a system of record with one-to-one accuracy verification, and limits incidents by granting employees access to data in real-time.
User interface, mobility offering and results achieved by clients set Enablon apart
Chicago / Paris, April 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of EH&S, sustainability and operational risk management software, today announced that the Enablon 7.5 Platform received Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader. Enablon 7.5 is considered by judges as an exemplary product.
How many times do you say “If I only knew then what I know now”? We see it all the time: companies wanting to throw out their EMIS software. It’s not performing, it’s not working, promises undelivered and requirements unmet. The software often takes the blame when in fact it’s the implementation process that doomed the deployment.
What EHS Managers Should Learn from Best-In-Class companies
Gaining visibility into and control over the multitude of internal and external risks is one of the top priorities of corporations today. With a recent jump in regulatory mandates and increasingly active shareholders, many organizations have become sensitive to identifying and eliminating areas of risk — including operational, IT, brand, and reputation areas — from their business.
For EHS Managers, reducing operational risks such as environmental & social risks, incidents and regulatory sanctions is a core component of any effective EHS strategy.