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Dave Rath

Dave Rath is responsible for driving the overall strategy and vision for ProcessMAP, which has grown to become the world’s leading software platform for environment, health, safety, and sustainability information management. Dave has over 20 years of experience in the EHS arena – from regulatory agencies to EHS management consulting and EHS information management solutions. Prior to ProcessMAP, Dave worked for ERM, the world’s leading multi-national EHS consultancy headquartered in London. During his tenure at ERM, Dave was involved in a wide range of EHS compliance and management consulting engagements for a wide range of customers, including GE, General Dynamics, and Bausch & Lomb. Prior to ERM, Dave served in many positions at the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).

Recent Posts

ProcessMAP User Conference Day 2 Recap: Customers and Thought Leaders Talk Mobile-First EHS Management

Posted by Dave Rath on April 13, 2017

As we close out Day 2 of our annual User Conference, we’re sharing more of the insights, discussion topics and key trends our customers, industry analysts and executives are talking about at the show. Check out our Day 1 recap if you haven’t read it yet. 

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Topics: EHS, Technology, EHS Software, Safety, Risk & Compliance, Business Insights, health and safety management

ProcessMAP User Conference Day 1 Recap: Industry Experts Gather for Next-Generation EHS Collaboration

Posted by Dave Rath on April 12, 2017

This week we’re convening customers, industry analysts and executives for our annual User Conference in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Attendees are gaining valuable insight on industry challenges and best practices, while experiencing dynamic on-site demos of ProcessMAP’s offerings. As Day 1 comes to a close, we thought we’d share some key insights from the event thus far. 

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, Safety, Business Insights, Automotive, Retail, health and safety management

Restaurant Industry Special of the Day: Employee Safety

Posted by Dave Rath on February 14, 2017

Restaurant employees know the industry's stance on safety all too well. Frantic peak times where patrons never seem to stop entering the establishment may often mean protocol is tossed to the wayside, but it's time that changes.

Fostering a culture of safety among your employees not only facilitates a healthier and more engaged workforce, but the financial returns can be significant as well.

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Topics: EHS Software, OSHA, Ergonomics, Business Insights, Food & Beverage

Behavior-based Safety and Your Organization

Posted by Dave Rath on January 3, 2017

There are various ways companies can approach health and safety in the workplace, but some work out better for certain organizations.

Safety managers must understand the intricacies in each strategy and map out how effective they would be in their particular workplaces.

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Topics: EHS Software, OSHA, BBS, Behavior Based Safety,, Business Insights

Knowing is half the battle: How integrated training management can prevent safety accidents

Posted by Dave Rath on October 7, 2016
Keeping workers safe on the job requires a holistic approach, and without training management software, it's difficult to ensure that the right employees get the right training at the right time.

Keeping workers safe on the job requires a holistic approach, though it can be challenging. On any given day, a safety manager can be running from worksite to worksite ensuring employees aren't harmed, as well as creating and executing training programs.

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Topics: EHS, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, Training

Top 10 OSHA Safety Standard Violations: Prevention is Better than Cure

Posted by Dave Rath on September 9, 2016

Anything and everything can happen on a worksite, yet safety managers must constantly be aware of the dangers—and that can be a very tall order if predictive modeling isn't incorporated.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration puts together a list every year of the top 10 most common safety standards violations in workplaces across the country.

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Topics: EHS, Safety, OSHA, EHS Management System

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

Posted by Dave Rath 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

Can CCS Be The Solution To The Issue of Global Warming?

Posted by Dave Rath on June 22, 2015

 The Bloomberg New Energy Finance has recently predicted that by 2013 the EU carbon market will be worth € 80 billion and then increase to € 94 billion by 2014. This market in essence is a response based on free market principles to the issue of climate change. Even after the checkered track record of Kyoto Protocol the world has not lost faith in the idea that emission reduction and mitigation is the most effective way to fight Global Warming. As we continue to cap and trade our net emission and try to make a quick buck while saving the planet another idea has been gaining prominence; Carbon Sequestration.

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Topics: GRI, Environmental & Sustainability Performance

Incentives of Sustainability Reporting

Posted by Dave Rath on April 15, 2015

During the last decade, the reporting of nonfinancial information has become widespread. While only 44 firms followed the Global Reporting Initiative‘s (GRI) guidelines to report sustainability information in 2000, the number grew to 1,973 by 2010. National governments and stock exchanges have promoted sustainability reporting by adopting laws and regulations that specifically mandate this form of disclosure.

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Topics: GRI, Environmental, EHS Software, Environmental & Sustainability Performance, Sustainability, EHS Management System, Business Insights

OSHA’S Top Priority: I2P2.

Posted by Dave Rath on April 1, 2015

Are You Ready?

The I2P2 Injury and Illness Prevention Program has been in OSHA’s agenda since April 2010. OSHA, along with the ASSE, recently published a white paper urging President Obama to advance I2P2 and praised the possibility of making it a regulatory requirement in the near future.

What to expect from I2P2?

I2P2 is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers get injured. It can help reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, improve safety culture, and increase productivity while reducing turnover and costs. OSHA proposes the program with following six elements:

  1. Management Leadership
  2. Worker Participation
  3. Hazard Identification and Assessment
  4. Hazard Prevention and Control
  5. Education and Training
  6. Program Evaluation and Improvement

Why do you need I2P2?

OSHA believes that adoption of injury and illness prevention programs based on simple, sound, and proven principles will help millions of U.S. businesses improve their regulatory compliance, decrease the incidence of workplace injuries and illnesses, reduce costs (including significant reductions in workers' compensation premiums) and enhance their overall business operations.

What you need to do?

If you have an existing injury and illness prevention plan in your company, you just need to review it as per the OSHA. If not, start gearing up before the enforcement is passed by following these 5 tips: 

  1. Standardize an effective Hazard Assessment System for your business and identify the areas within your company which bear high operational risks.
  2. Set up goals for your injury and illness prevention program.
  3. Formulate programs to lower operational risks and achieve the set goals.
  4. Ensure that employees are trained for implementing the program.
  5. Once implemented, regularly inspect and evaluate the program.

Conclusions

Despite the combined efforts of employers, workers, unions, safety professionals and regulators, more than 4,500 workers lose their lives and more than four million are seriously injured each year. Tens of thousands more die or are incapacitated because of occupational illnesses including many types of cancer and lung disease. The human toll from this loss is incalculable and the economic toll is enormous.
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Topics: Incident Management System, EHS Software, Safety, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

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