New OSHA Silica Standard: What you Need to Know

    Posted by Ann Dohler, RN, BSN on August 25, 2016

    OSHA has updated its silica exposure regulations for the first time since 1971. The final rule took effect on June 23. Depending on the industry, employers have between one to five years to comply. Silica, also known as quartz, is the second most common mineral found in the earth’s crust and is known to cause lung disease and cancer. Exposure to this common and dangerous substance is prevalent in various industries including construction, fracturing, and quartz counter manufacturing.

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    Topics: EHS, EHS Software, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health Management

    The power of mobile risk assessment [Video]

    Posted by ProcessMAP on August 19, 2016

    Most employers don't allow workers to use cellphones on the job - but that could be changing in some circles.

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    Topics: Technology, Risk & Compliance, Business Insights

    How modernizing data can better protect employees [Video]

    Posted by ProcessMAP on August 15, 2016

    Companies still taking notes with pen and paper will have to switch things up on January first, 2017. This is when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is requiring all businesses to electronically submit their injury reports.

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    Topics: Technology, EHS Software, Safety, OSHA, Business Insights

    2 simple steps to avoid injuries at work [Video]

    Posted by ProcessMAP on August 10, 2016

    Injuries may seem certain and unavoidable at some workplaces, but by taking precautionary steps you can bid farewell to risk altogether.

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    Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, EHS Software, Safety, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

    Does your organization incorporate automation? [Video]

    Posted by ProcessMAP on August 5, 2016

    Did you know that musculoskeletal disorders are among the most frequently reported causes of injuries that result in lost or restricted work time? In the automotive industry, a high amount of repetitive tasks and musculoskeletal injuries present the perfect stage for incorporating automation techniques.

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    Topics: EHS, Technology, EHS Software, EHS Management System, Business Insights

    Common risks workers face in the summer [Video]

    Posted by ProcessMAP on August 1, 2016

    While summer may be the perfect time to get outdoor projects done, the heat turns up for safety managers. Keep employees safe by knowing the common risks associated with the season.

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    Topics: EHS, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

    How to Demonstrate the Business Value of Industrial Hygiene Data Management

    Posted by Mabely Wise on August 1, 2016

    Industrial Hygiene (IH) is one of the least mentioned yet one of the most valuable Occupational Health and Safety sciences that organizations can practice to protect workers’ health.

    However, the business value of IH Programs can only be truly perceived and communicated to business leaders when effective data management of health hazard exposure and occupational disease risk is performed.

    Demonstrating the business value of IH programs to the C-Suite requires Industrial Hygienists or EHS professionals to understand the IH Hazards associated with organizational processes, how they are impacting – or can impact – business objectives, and how they affect the bottom line.

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    Topics: EHS Software, Business Intelligence, Industrial Hygiene, EHS Management System, Business Insights

    From Inception to Influence: The Maturity Curve of EHS, Risk, and Quality

    Posted by Brian Stenson on July 29, 2016

    Remember the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day?” As you know, neither is world-class EHS performance. 

    With the increased pressure on EHS professionals, some people are expected to move from paper reports to predictive analytics overnight. Others are tasked with leaping from an incident rate of five to zero in just one quarter. In the frenzy to meet increasing demands, the level of effort required to achieve world-class EHS results sometimes gets overlooked.

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    Topics: EHS, Safety, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

    Unlocking the Power of Actionable Data: Moving from Reactive to Predictive

    Posted by Richard Rabs, AIC, ARM on July 27, 2016

    We all want it.  We all say we need it.  And we all think we have it.  But what is “actionable data”?

    For most in the risk management community, “actionable data” is what we get from analyzing the claims data received from the claims system of our carrier or administrator. The data is often used for underwriting and pricing rather than learning and trending. 

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    Topics: EHS, EHS Software, Safety, Business Intelligence, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

    How Automation and Intelligent Safety Practices Reduce Injuries in the Automotive Industry

    Posted by ProcessMAP on July 22, 2016

    Accidents resulting in injuries have become all too common in the automotive industry. With the rise in popularity of machinery and automation, it's time to take a step back and look at how leveraging it all can create a safer workplace.

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    Topics: EHS, Technology, EHS Software, Business Intelligence, EHS Management System