Technology and Innovation

EHS Technology Week: A Review

As EHSDA’s Technology Week wraps up, let’s recap the various content offerings that became available throughout the week. They highlighted how technology can help improve workplace safety today and in the future. Special thanks to Alcumus, Avetta, Cority, Intelex, KPA, and SAI360 for sponsoring the week.

Monday

Back to Basics | Increasing Productivity with EHS Automation 

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine automation, the use of artificial intelligence in EHS reporting, and how it can increase the productivity of the workforce.

Read the article here.

Panel Discussion | Talking Tech: Panel Discussion on EHS Technology

Time: 2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

Sponsored by Avetta

Panelists: Abby Ferri, CSP, Sr. Risk Control Consultant, Gallagher, Jennifer M.T. Hsu, EHS Project Specialist, Milestone Technologies, and Mwangi Ndonga, Senior Health and Safety Hygienist, Ball Corporation

In this engaging discussion, three industry experts will provide tips and advice on how EHS technology can help companies improve regulatory compliance, reduce risk, and prevent unwanted safety incidents.

View the discussion here.

Tuesday

EHS On Tap Podcast | Tyler Davey, CEO, North America, Alcumus

In this technology-themed episode of EHS on Tap, host Jay Kumar talks to Tyler Davey, CEO, North America, for Alcumus, about the company’s new Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) solution and the biggest challenges facing businesses when it comes to ESG and sustainability efforts. You won’t want to miss this exciting episode!

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Educational Session | Tech Is Not Enough: The Role of Change Management in Successfully Implementing EHS Solutions

Time: 2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

Sponsored by Alcumus

Presented by: Marta Montero, Director, Customer Success, Alcumus

Every year in every type of business, software is purchased to help solve a variety of problems, and frustration inevitably ensues when that software is not the ‘silver bullet’ they’d hoped for.

Through 10 years of supporting organizations through the implementation of software, as well as through their ongoing adoption, Marta Montero, Director of Customer Success from Alcumus, has seen both success and failures in implementation. She will be sharing her learnings about how to move BEYOND the technology purchase to leveraging that tool to create true change in your organization.

Marta will provide you with a helpful change management framework to help ensure your EHS tech solution becomes a tool for change and not just a line on an expense report. During this session you will learn:

  • The keys to success in implementing an EHS tech solution.
  • What the ‘Safety Maturity Journey’ looks like, and how to support your organization to move along that path.
  • The stages of change you will experience, and how to support your organization through this transition.
  • A change management framework to help you activate your new solutions and program within your organization.

View the session here.

Wednesday

Ask the Expert | Chuck Pettinger on Predictive Analytics

In this special EHS Technology Week installment of Ask the Expert, we hear from Dr. Chuck Pettinger of Newmetrix about predictive analytics and how this type of data is useful in the EHS industry. Here’s what he had to say. 

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Special Report | Buyer’s Guide to EHS Software: Recalibrating to Meet the Moment

Sponsored by SAI360

This is your definitive guide to making an EHS & Sustainability technology choice – the key to a safer, healthier and more sustainable workplace for employees, contractors, communities and the planet. EHS and Sustainability (EHS&S) management was once a siloed function – full of gaps with zero visibility and only seen as a cost-center – without a return on investment (ROI) and meaningful impact to the business. But due to new and existing levels of risk and an ever-changing and complex regulatory landscape, EHS&S is now a core value for many organizations across all sectors. We discuss how to choose software that will support your EHS&S strategy.

Download your free copy here

Educational Session | Set Up Your Safety Program for Success

Time: 2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

Sponsored by KPA

Presented by: Amanda Rawls, District Manager & Compliance Expert, KPA

Has your safety program been as successful as you want it to be? How can you evaluate your current program and determine your areas for improvement?

Join KPA’s District Manager and compliance expert, Amanda Rawls, as she dives into the key areas to focus on to make your safety program the most successful yet. 

You will learn:

  • How to evaluate your current safety program
  • Key steps to a successful safety program
  • Meeting reoccuring deadlines
  • How to use accident trend data 
  • Tips for safety committee meetings

View the presentation here.

Thursday

“Faces of EHS” Feature Interview | Ashley Gill on Evolving Safety Leadership 

For our latest Faces of EHS interview, we sat down with Ashley Gill of Valicor Environmental Services to discuss new technologies, new metrics such as ESG, and how safety leaders should evolve the way they lead in the workplace.

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Educational Session | Making It Stick: Tips and Tricks for a Truly Effective EHS Training Program

Time: 2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

Sponsored by Cority

Presented by: Sean Baldry, Product Marketing Manager, Cority; and Andrew Smith,  CEO, Jicom

Building an EHS training program to meet the needs of today’s workforce is one tall order.  Programs must be flexible enough to address the increasing rates of remote work, new regulations, and standards. Not to mention the constant shift in employee responsibility, as organizations look to build greater operational resiliency. 

On top of that, training must reflect the evolving needs of learners, each with their own needs, challenges, and preferences, in order to maximize skills building and knowledge retention needed to achieve sustainable EHS performance.

It’s no small feat.  Yet, companies who take a pragmatic and human-centric approach to training will find navigating these challenges much easier and will ultimately realize a more productive and safer workforce in the long run.

In this webinar, Andrew Smith, CEO of Jicom, and Sean Baldry, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Cority, will share practical tips and real-life examples of how to evolve your EHS training program to meet the needs of today’s workforce.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of EHS training and its impact on the bottom line.
  • Where current learning and development programs fall short—and what to do about it.
  • How to structure your EHS training programs to meet the needs of today’s workforce.
  • Tactics for improving engagement, boosting knowledge retention and personalizing the training experience.

View the session here.

Friday

Educational Session | Taking the Next Steps in Your EHS Journey: Is Your Technology Up to the Task?

Time: 2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

Sponsored by Intelex

Presented by: Saba Shadrokh-Cigari, Product Director, and Rob Polito,
Manager, ESG Sales and Enablement, Intelex

We all care about compliance—it’s the foundation of EHS programs. But compliance is just the first step on what could be an exciting journey towards EHS maturity and resilience. Is your organization ready to evolve, from simply tracking things like injuries and illnesses to successfully managing change, creating a strategy around ESG goals, and maturing into a truly sustainable business model that eliminates death on the job and protects the environment?

This webinar, featuring Saba Shadrokh-Cigar, Director, Product Management EHSQ Applications, and Rob Polito, ACTS Sales Manager, provides insight into why scalability of software is so important. As you’ll learn—if you haven’t already learned the hard way—any software you choose not only has to fit the needs your company has today, but your future needs.

You will learn:

  • How software can support the growth and evolution of your company’s EHS programs.
  • The characteristics you should look for in software solutions.
  • What you should ask software providers about their products to ensure you choose one that’s a good fit with your company’s needs, now and in the future.
  • The trends that are influencing the practice of EHS and where technology fits in.

View the session here.

Infographic | Increasing Productivity with EHS Automation

In the EHS industry, there has been a surge of individuals and organizations who are advocating for the automation of EHS processes, especially when it comes to reporting and data collection. Here’s what you need to know about implementing automation in EHS workplaces.

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