Building a Business Case for Safety in an Era of Change

Posted by Brian Stenson on April 26, 2017

Change is in the air. Regardless of your position on the political spectrum, it’s important to acknowledge that the changes in the regulatory landscape may impact how companies decide to manage employee health and safety. One school of thought purports that fewer regulations will further challenge EHS professionals to gain buy-in from the C-suite when it comes to prioritizing EHS performance as a strategic objective, resulting in budget and manpower reduction.

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

Does Safety Management Software Make Sense for Small Businesses?

Posted by Gregory Monzo on October 17, 2016

Small and medium-sized businesses are the foundation of employment in America, accounting for roughly 65 percent of all new jobs established since 1995, and half of all positions currently held in the country, or 120 million people, according to Forbes.

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Topics: Technology, EHS Software, Safety, Business Intelligence, 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

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 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

Leveraging big data for safety and financial performance

Posted by Harold Gubnitsky on July 8, 2016

Emotion no longer drives decision-making - big data does. Analytics have become inescapable in the modern workplace. According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day.

There's now a number attached to nearly everything - from operational efficiency down to how an employee dresses for his job. Businesses that foster a culture of statistical analysis are 2.2 times more likely to outperform their competitors, IBM reported. Is your company ready to take the next step?

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Topics: EHS Software, Business Intelligence, Business Insights

The Changing Shape of BI: Are we Doing Enough?

Posted by David Castella on April 29, 2015

Recently, I came across an article which mentions BIG DATA 1.0 was all about storing volumes of independent silos of data to provide competitive advantage to business. Organizations would toy with Data Mining architecture to generate meaningful content. There is much hype and hoopla surrounding the analysis of independent silos of data, but is it worth the effort? The deluge of data is difficult to store, capture and visualize. A proliferation of diverse datasets- from historical data to recordable data and from safety records to sustainability data is even difficult to manage.

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

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