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

Common Elements That Can Be Dangerous In The Workplace

Posted by Dave Rath on December 21, 2017

Companies that fail to provide their employees with a safe working environment are leaving themselves open to both legal action and federal citations. As our work/life balance continues to skew toward the workplace, there is an expectation that employers should be taking safety as seriously as they do the bottom line.

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

Why OSHA safety software is a good thing for compliance

Posted by Dave Rath on November 1, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued more than 58,700 violations in 2016, according to internal agency records. Total violations have dropped precipitously for the last six years. 

However, fine amounts have risen significantly over the same period. Now, those who receive serious violations incur penalties of $12,675 per safety infraction, while willful or repeat offenders - more than 6 percent of all violators recorded in 2016 - must pay fines of $126,749 per violation. In short, while many organizations are improving their health and safety protocols and allocating more resources toward compliance, they are likely to pay hefty penalties for the smallest of miscues.

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, OSHA, safety software

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

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

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 Automotive

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