Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

December 27, 2017
By Jean-Grégoire Manoukian

The end of 2017 marks the close of the second full year for Enablon Insights, and all of us at Enablon would like to say a big Thank You to all readers of our blog. Our goal is to cover insightful and relevant topics.

Based on feedback received from readers and Social Media, we are proud to showcase the top ten posts of 2017 that deserve a second look. Below are brief summaries of each post in chronological order. Click on the titles to get to the full posts.

At one of our SPF events, Pete Bussey, analyst with LNS Research, gave a presentation on driving business efficiency through smart EHS management. In this post that is part of our interview series, Bussey shares the process for leveraging technology-enabled EHS management to achieve operational excellence. EHS managers should focus on operational excellence and manage risks, including risks of non-compliance.

Following on from a PwC report on the three lines of defense, we look at how each line can be strengthened through risk management software. The first line of defense owns and manages risks. The second oversees risks. The third provides independent assurance. Risk management software strengthens each line by increasing cooperation, breaking down barriers, and eliminating silos.

is vital for compliance, risk mitigation, and environmental and safety performance, but the software system is only as good as the data it manages. Good quality EHS data is needed for successful EHS management programs, and EHS software can help improve data quality through four key features highlighted in this post.

In this post, Sarah Toussaint from Enhesa draws on her extensive experience in auditing sites across many different industries and jurisdictions to provide her key tips for making EHS compliance audits a success. Tips for success include a competent team, careful scheduling, coordination between all parties, document review, and having the right EHS audit software.

enable a greater risk awareness by extending visibility into frontline operations. Having greater risk awareness of what’s going on in the field also means implementing control measures quicker, and therefore reducing incidents. In summary, EHS mobile apps accelerate the identification of risks, the implementation of control measures, and the verification of control measures.

If you’re in an EHS software selection process, it might be a challenge to get a full assessment of EHS software systems and vendors. Fortunately there is a way to get an evidence-based, objective, and independent analysis of EHS software vendors to help you determine the leaders in the market, and the ones that offer the best fit for your organization.

As part of our in-depth interview series, Verdantix CEO and founding director David Metcalfe discusses digital transformation. Metcalfe explains the unique challenges that organizations are facing in terms of digital transformation, as well as the steps and untapped opportunities that EHS managers can take to help their companies along their digital transformation journey.

Today’s software market is full of vendors. The correct choice of vendor depends on your business requirements, budget, and personal preferences. Before the software selection process begins, your company should create a list of criteria that can be used to differentiate software vendors from one another. This post identifies the criteria that will help you select the right software solution.

Petroleum refineries and other asset-intensive organizations must keep track of millions of pieces of data and match them with complex EHS requirements and rules. EHS data validation is more important than ever, since it allows for a proactive blend of automation and engineering judgment to improve accuracy, while reducing data validation time by up to 85%.

Chemicals can harm human health and the environment. As a result, chemicals have been highly regulated for decades. A stringent regulatory landscape and public pressure to eliminate the use of dangerous chemicals have led to significant challenges. Thankfully leading organizations learned how to address them by implementing best practices highlighted in this post.

We plan to continue publishing many new posts throughout 2018 and beyond. You can be notified about new posts by following us on Twitter or Linkedin, or by subscribing to our blog.

Have a great 2018. See you next year!

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