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The Importance of Top Management Buy-In

Top management is crucial when it comes to a successful management system. Management should actively show that they can see the added value of the system. Almost every director states that quality is at the core of the organization and is recognized as one of the pillars of the company. Ensuring that this is actually […]

Transparency in QHSE Management

Transparency has a pretty broad spectrum and can mean different things to different people. Not necessarily the meaning of the word transparency, but more the level of transparency and when you are considered transparent and when not. Of course, certain information is on a “need to know” basis within an organization, and not everybody needs […]

HSE management isn’t a cost center

Last week we touched upon the advantages of Quality management and why this is actually a strong driver for growth. Of course, the same is true for Health and Safety. The people make the organization so their health and safety should be a top priority. Unfortunately for lots of companies, this isn’t the case, and […]

How a good Quality Management System helps the company

Everybody in Quality knows that having a functioning Quality Management System will reduce costs. Maybe not the next day, but in the long haul it will make the company money if it is functioning properly—and this is where the real problems lie. A significant number of Quality Management Systems don’t function correctly, either due to […]

Change Management in Quality Management

The continuous improvement plans created have to be implemented properly to really add value. Coming up with the plan or idea is the easy part. Making sure the plan is fully implemented and supported by the organization is the hard part. To make a plan successful, change management is the key. Personal Change Most people […]

Impact of mental health in Safety Management

Sadly, at any given time, approximately 1 in 5 workers is likely to be experiencing a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. This is estimated to cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030. The enormous economic cost is primarily due to the early onset of mental illness and lost productivity, with an […]

Safety Management in a Thriving Economy

The economy is on a rise again and companies are ramping up production. A lot of businesses are running a tight schedule and projects need to be completed as soon as possible. This environment is great for business but not necessarily for the safety perception. During these times it is crucial the safety officers keep […]