News Feature | September 2, 2014

EHS Best Practices Guide Can Help Align Employees, Processes, and Technology

Christine Kern

By Christine Kern, contributing writer

EHS Best Practices Guide

VARs know that environment, health and safety (EHS) programs are centerpieces for any manufacturer that seeks to maintain compliance, mitigate environmental impacts, improve worker health and safety, and ultimately save lives. Best Practices on EHS management also reveal that EHS also plays an enormous role in achieving overall operational excellence (OE) and end-to-end sustainability.

Yet while EHS management approaches have seen a significant transformation over the past 15 years, it is obvious that we are on the cusp of another significant transformation. Between mobility, cloud, Big Data, wearable technology, and other emerging technological trends, the game — for your clients and for you — is changing.

LNS Research has been evaluating contemporary approaches to aligning people, processes and technologies to help business make informed decisions when it comes to improving EHS performance, thereby boosting profitability, improving operational risk management, and achieving operational excellence and overall sustainability.

The Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Best Practices Guide establishes a framework for manufacturing organizations to align their people, processes and technology to meet operational goals around compliance, risk management, sustainability, and more. Topics covered in the guide include:

  • The changing scope of environmental and governmental regulations
  • The evolution of EHS management over the past few decades
  • Establishing a holistic vision of EHS that connects to overall financial objectives
  • The metrics and benchmarks driving the most value for today's manufacturing organizations
  • The effect of emerging technologies such as cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile applications on EHS management
  • Actionable recommendations for moving forward with a next-generation EHS management strategy

VARS can use the guide as a tool as they communicate with their clients regarding the future of their IT needs in light of the changing landscape.