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

Posted by Dave Rath on April 12, 2017
Dave Rath

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. 

In two sessions this morning, we heard from Nate Snyder, Global Manager, Operations EHS at Valvoline, and Gregory Monzo, EVP, Product Management at ProcessMAP, about incident management systems and empowering workers to make a safer workplace.

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Make Incident Management Reporting a Priority

Valvoline is a 150-year old startup with 6,000 employees and products sold in 140 countries via 20 global manufacturing and distribution plants, as well as more than 1,000 company-owned and franchised Valvoline Instant Oil Change stores. With a goal of optimizing performance through technology, and by using leadership, employee engagement, risk reduction and performance measurement, Valvoline engaged ProcessMAP for a two-pronged EHS approach. 

  1. EHS for manufacturing locations focused on reducing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation and enhancing recycling practices. As well as a safety focus on material handling and ergonomics, slips, trips and falls, and remote sales workforce safety.
  2. EHS for retail locations focused on reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gasses, as well as a safety focus on slips, trips and falls, sprains and strains, employee turnover, and customer liability.

The program was implemented just 12 months ago and Valvoline has already seen impactful results, including enhanced processes and improved timeliness of reporting and notifications. The company is even working toward a zero incident EHS culture using predictive analytics, consistent reporting and real-time data. 

In this session, Nate shared that near-miss reporting data is an essential piece of the complex EHS puzzle at an organization like Valvoline. With their new program, they’re able to ask the right questions through clear, concise and optimized reporting.

ProcessMAP Incident Management Roadmap

With the industry changing rapidly due to digital transformation drivers like the cloud, big data analytics and the Internet of Things, customers are needing to reinvest back into their EHS technology every four to five years. Gregory described how ProcessMAP is optimizing its platform to address evolving customer challenges around incident management in the following ways:

  • Enhanced incident reporting including initial severity classification of injury or illness at the time of reporting
  • CAPA management changes including associate/classified countermeasures for preventative action
  • Investigation improvements including established responsible team for investigation process and new critique option to determine effectiveness of environmental investigation

You can learn more about ProcessMAP’s Incident Management Software here: http://www.processmap.com/solutions/health-safety/incident-management/

Additional Topics Covered – and More to Come!

Other sessions today included “Measuring safety performance using a balanced scorecard” and “Aggregating data for improved decision making.” Loren Bowe of LCBowe Consulting discussed in the latter session the importance of benchmarking processes and data. Companies today are finding it incredibly valuable to learn what competitors are doing from an EHS data perspective, and some are comparing themselves against industry averages for their benchmarking. Partnering with a company like ProcessMAP can help ensure you’re up to speed on the latest changes not only to EHS as a whole but also to EHS practices within your specific industry. 

See our resources for more industry insights: http://www.processmap.com/resources/ 

Over the next few days, attendees at our User Conference have access to a wide array of more than 30 best practice sessions on topics that address the next generation of EHS challenges, including business intelligence, mobile and emerging technology. Participants will gain valuable hands-on experience through product demos and case studies that showcase ProcessMAP’s software solutions, in addition to user labs and industry-specific workshops led by power users and technical experts.

Click here for the day two User Conference recap with an overview of industry trends and topics covered at the event! 

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

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