Insights on Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), Operational Risk and Product Stewardship

April 28th, 2017

Matt Bixler

2018 REACH Landscape Won’t Be a Pretty Picture for Unprepared Companies

Picture this: A global up-and-coming U.S. paint manufacturer wants to brush up on future regulatory requirements so it can be a true global player. Taking a paint-by-numbers approach to ensure it doesn’t miss anything, the company realizes exporting its products to Europe will become more challenging next year. It’s not a reach to say the […]

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April 26th, 2017

John Crosman

The Risk of Ignoring Low Risks Following Assessments

It’s a common theme in films where near the end of the movie the protagonist realizes everything he or she thought to be true was actually false. Just think about the big reveal in M. Night Shyamalan’s film “The Sixth Sense” as an example. The same can hold true in the world of risk assessment. […]

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April 24th, 2017

Francis Trudeau

Brexit Brings Uncertainty to Substance Regulations, but the Solution’s Still in REACH

The clock is ticking away on the so-called “Brexit” when the United Kingdom officially says “cheerio” to the European Union—but as is the timer on how the country will handle heightened REACH registration requirements once Brexit is official. We know that the last and lowest tonnage threshold for REACH registration of substances placed on the […]

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April 21st, 2017

Todd Lunsford

Sphera TV: Keeping our customers top of mind

In this edition of Sphera Insights, Todd Lunsford, Sphera’s director of process improvement, discusses the fun tools Sphera has to offer customers to help them solve their problems. Sphera works directly with its customers to understand where the challenges are and what problems they are trying to solve. Because of our broad and deep solutions, […]

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April 21st, 2017

James Tehrani

4 Surprising Sustainability Facts to Get You Ready for Earth Day

The Earth is flat out the coolest place to be in our universe. That’s why taking care of the third planet from the sun is so important. It’s hard to believe in three years Earth Day will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. That means for nearly half a century companies and advocates have marked April […]

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April 19th, 2017

Francis Trudeau

Sphera TV: Understanding industry trends

In this installment of Sphera Insights, Francis Trudeau, Sphera’s solution manager, discusses the key industry trend he’s seeing: More substance regulations nowadays are focused on specific volumes, like European Union Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Substance Volume Tracking, better known as REACH SVT. Companies will need software that’s able to track and account […]

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April 19th, 2017

Jeremy Johnson

Customer Journey Mapping: Introducing Our New Compass to Excellence

Things are taking shape swiftly at Sphera. We want to get to know you better as much as you want to get to know us better. That’s how it should be. Being better informed allows us to do our job better by exceeding your expectations. Many companies are satisfied to be product and services vendors, […]

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April 18th, 2017

Todd Lunsford

Sphera TV: The state of risk management today

In this edition of Sphera Insights, Todd Lunsford, Sphera’s director of process improvement, talks about how companies have come a long way in terms of safety and risk management, which has removed a lot of unsafe conditions from the workplace—but companies still face a lot of risks. Sphera can provide customers with solutions that meet […]

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April 17th, 2017

The List: Reliability

5 Key Reliability Elements for Feeding Effective FMEAs

We at Sphera spend a lot of time thinking about failure—and that’s what makes us so successful. While failure tends to have a negative connotation for obvious reasons, the truth is failure is inevitable. In industry, it’s how we learn from failure and plan for its occurrence through reliability in Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, […]

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