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Building a Learning Minded Organization

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 2PM CDT

Learning-mindedness is essential to operational excellence. However, learning-mindedness can be an intimidating or nebulous concept for organizations eager to address problems and improve their performance. This webinar will explore what it means to be a learning-minded organization, identify obstacles to learning, and offer some practical activities that produce learning value. Join the discussion as we also share methods to provide structure to learning, to turn lessons-learned into corrective actions, and to monitor & measure learning activities.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 9AM EDT

REACHing into the Future… Communicating Mixture Hazard Information

A few years have passed since the crazy rush of creating exposure scenarios for registered substances. Now, we are faced with this daunting task of developing an approach that is both pragmatic and meaningful for communicating safe-use information of mixtures to downstream users in a useable format. In this webinar, we will take a look at the future for formulators and how they will need to communicate the Exposure Scenario information to their customers.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017, 2PM EDT

Realize MRO Success

Companies experiencing rapid growth, resulting from general business success or mergers and acquisitions, grapple with a series of integration challenges such as multiple unconnected systems, processes, and data. These situations frequently result in unplanned downtime and increased Maintenance, Repair and Operations expense. MRO data optimization and governance is foundational to an organization’s asset-management ecosystem. This webinar will provide expert insight and lessons learned through a case study that showcases a large multinational company’s approach to MRO data optimization.

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Design for Quality – A Risk Based Approach

A lapse in quality means financial impact in terms of product recalls, shortage of supplies, dissatisfied customers and penalties for suppliers. This webinar will walk you through a harmonized approach to manage inherent risks in the development and manufacturing processes, addressing quality issues at the source. Irrespective of your industry, the risk assessment principles outlined here will enable you to address key principles of TP 14693 (aviation), IATF 16949 (automotive), ISO9001 (general manufacturing), and ISO 14971 (medical device) frameworks. Sign up today!

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Refinery Flare Rule – Shaping Your Information Management Strategy

With the “Refinery Flare Rule” now being implemented, don’t make the mistake of thinking these requirements are only for refineries or exclusive to flares! Join us as we discuss the precedent these regulations set for public reporting of air emissions monitored at a property’s fenceline and from key sources within a facility. With the intention of this rule being to eliminate smoking flare emissions and upsetting emission events, the impact to daily operations is extensive.

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Benchmarking – Shaping Your Risk Management Strategy

In June 2017, Sphera will begin creating our second-annual Operational Risk Benchmarking study. Our aim is to help companies improve their safety performance through measurement and management of leading indicators. Last year a dozen companies participated, and we’re looking to expand that roster of organizations for 2017. This year’s study includes important benchmarks in the areas of: Adoption and Usage, Reporting Culture, Process Discipline, Risk Sensitivity, and Learning Mindedness. It will also include collaborative sessions with the participants to uncover other areas of comparison in the Safety domain and best practices around quality reviews. Please join us for this 30 minute overview of the 2017 Sphera Operational Risk Benchmarking study with Carrie Young, Sphera's Vice President of Consulting Services.

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Better Incident Management is no Accident

A recent news release from Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, states that there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015, a rate of 3 cases per 100 equivalent full time workers. This trend has been found to be a reoccurring theme every year, a challenge that Rivo Software, a Sphera company, has taken on since 2003 to reduce incidents in the workplace. This webinar will outline key components that are an integral portion of a strong and effective safety aware culture enabled by a mobile platform driven solution.

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Making Your HAZOP Study Work for You…In Real Time

Too often, a HAZOP study, despite the investment of human and financial capital, becomes a stand-alone document, securely archived for regulatory purposes. Many disparate processes or in fact even a lack of processes, related to study follow-up activities may not give you the insight you need into what actual risks your operation poses on a day-to-day basis.

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GHS by Design…. What a Concept!

As more and more countries adopt GHS it is becoming difficult to keep track of all the differences in the implementation. The question becomes, how can we make our life easier?

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Using Process Execution Measurements to Increase Safety Performance

Monitoring your organization’s ability to execute the operational risk communication processes will help uncover which parts of your business are ready to take their process to the next level of maturity while also identifying other parts that may need help just getting the basics down. This webinar will explore an additional set of metrics and indicators that will help take your organization to a greater level of safety performance.

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Substance Volume Tracking (SVT) Solution Overview

In 2018 the annual volume threshold triggering substance volume registration obligations will drop to 1 ton. Registration filings are time and labor intensive, and many of our customers have expressed pain points around their current systems and processes regarding Substance Volume Tracking (SVT). Some are still using Excel and Access as stop-gap solutions that are proving inefficient and unreliable.

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Elevate the Value of EHS Management: Build a Strategic Business Case for Your EHS Technology Initiative

The link between Enterprise, Health and Safety (EHS) performance and business performance is well-established. Improved safety and environmental performance can contribute to better business performance in terms of productivity, reduced risk, and profitable growth. However, EHS leaders struggle to drive improvement due to fragmented systems and silo’ed organizational structures. Modern information technology can help businesses […]

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