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

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January 19th, 2018

Sphera Learning

Training Time: Check Out Our Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Your train is about to enter the station. At Sphera we are committed to ensuring our customers get the training they need to properly use and manage their solutions. That’s why we schedule regular training sessions for our clients—some in person and some via the web. We encourage our customers to take full advantage of […]

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January 17th, 2018

Rosemary Feiter

Safety Data Sheet Authoring: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

It’s what’s inside that matter when it comes to substances. The most important part of building a compliant Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is appropriately assessing the hazards associated with the substances within the product mixture. A solid scientific background and experience in Environmental Health & Safety regulations is a prerequisite for the preparation of compliant […]

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January 9th, 2018

Francis Trudeau

The Transparency Transformation Enters the Fragrances and Flavors Arena

This article originally appeared in the winter/spring edition of Safety Decisions magazine. You’ve heard the saying, “What they don’t know won’t hurt them,” right? In the world of flavors and fragrances, that isn’t necessarily true. In 2016, for instance, Mother Jones magazine detailed the breathing difficulties that one New York-based library scientist said she had every […]

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December 27th, 2017

James Tehrani

Sphera Safety Day Offers a Lot of Insights—Fermi and for You

At Sphera, we’re always focused on learning—and this is especially true when it involves risk mitigation. That’s why, for Sphera’s inaugural Safety Day, Spherions from the Chicago office visited Fermilab, the particle physics and accelerator laboratory in nearby Batavia, Illinois, while colleagues from other offices participated in a host of other safety-related endeavors around the […]

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December 21st, 2017

James Tehrani

Sphera’s Year in Review: Looking Back at Highlights From 2017

While we at Sphera are always looking forward, as the year comes to a close, it’s also nice to take a quick look back on what we have accomplished over the year. In this blog we’ll go through some of the highlights from 2017. We look forward to continuing this momentum next year and beyond, […]

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December 11th, 2017

Paul Marushka

A Safety-First Culture Requires Integrated Risk Management

Compliance is a very important thing, but it’s far from the only thing when it comes to true Operational Excellence. It takes a true integrated risk management strategy to ensure your organization is performing safely, efficiently and profitably. When properly planned and executed, an integrated risk management plan can appropriately balance all of these factors. […]

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December 8th, 2017

Frank Arcadi

Formulating a Data-driven Plan for Chemicals in the Supply Chain

This article was originally posted on Chemical Watch. Frank Arcadi of Sphera Solutions explains how and why companies must track down hidden chemicals throughout their supply chains When you consider the chemicals contained inside the dyes, solutions and materials that make up the goods we use at home or work, you start to realise that even […]

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November 29th, 2017

Paul Marushka

Making the Case for Worker Safety Culture & Communication

Just over 100 years ago, there were roughly 61 deaths per 100,000 U.S. workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, today this number is about three deaths per 100,000 workers. Quite an improvement. But there’s still work to be done. Beyond the obvious moral and ethical tenets behind the importance of keeping your people safe, the […]

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November 29th, 2017

James Tehrani

Until We Meet Again: Recapping inspire 2017

The word “meet” and its homonym “meat” come to mind when reflecting on inspire 2017. After all, the 300-plus people who joined us in Austin, Texas, for inspire from as far away as Australia came to learn from their peers and experts in Operational Excellence, and, of course, to meet up with colleagues, make new […]

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