Quality Management 2.0 Blog

Don't make this Quality career killing mistake!

Posted by Jim Verzino on Dec 04, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

Failed projects, even if not directly your fault, can be detrimental to your career.

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Topics: Jim Verzino, IBS America, Environmental Quality Management, Quality, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, EH&S, 20/20 Hindsight-In-Advance, quality control

Transform Your Approach to Environmental Management

Posted by IBS America on Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:26 AM

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Topics: IBS America, Environmental Quality Management, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, EH&S, Environmental

Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety: Shaken not Stirred

Posted by Mary McAtee on Oct 16, 2013 @ 01:00 AM

It was the end of a long and frustrating day. My long-time colleague, Tisha Tomlinson and I were discussing the situation and trying to plan a strategy that met the needs of all involved parties, over dirty martinis with extra olives. We had spent the day with various Quality and EH&S personnel at one of our large, long-time clients. The company senior management was pushing to expand their product usage to include EH&S.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, CAPA Software, CAPA, Tisha Tomlinson, Mary McAtee, Environmental Quality Management, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions, Quality, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, EH&S, Environmental, Auditing Software

Are We Really "Predictably Irrational" with Our Compliance Systems?

Posted by Jim Verzino on Oct 02, 2013 @ 02:16 PM

Why do we continue to make decisions that are not in our own best interest, and often not in the best interests of our organizations? Why do we let our finances, our relationships and our quality management systems and environmental management systems work at sub-optimal levels?

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, IBS America, QMS, Environmental Quality Management, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software

Stop Wasting Everyone's Time With A Disjointed QMS!

Posted by Jim Verzino on May 01, 2013 @ 02:23 PM

We are all doing triple the amount of work that we need to do, and most of us don’t even know it!  At the same time, we are making things more difficult for everyone around us.  The saddest part is that we’ve been doing it for a long time.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Quality Management Software, Jim Verzino, IBS America, CAPA Software, CAPA, Environmental Quality Management, Health and Safety Software, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, Environmental, Social and Governance Management

Addressing Multiple Regulatory Requirements with EH&S

Posted by Mary McAtee on Oct 02, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

I was conducting a planning session with a new client recently and as I looked around the room at the implementation team I asked who was representing EH&S? I knew they had purchased the EH&S modules but they weren’t represented in the project plan and time line they had presented to me.  The team leader responded that I would be meeting with personnel from the Environmental Management Group and Corporate Safety Team for separate planning sessions, plural.

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Topics: Quality Management Systems, Environmental Quality Management, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software, 9001 Software, EQMS, Regulatory Requirements with EH&S

Quality Management Software Qualifies for Year End Tax Savings

Posted by IBS America on Dec 01, 2011 @ 09:18 AM

Now that Q4 is coming to a close and you are wrapping up end-of-year business and setting fresh quality management goals for the year ahead, there is still time left (about 30 days) to make a valuable investment that will pay for itself in 2012. Let me explain.

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Topics: Quality Management Software, Document Management Software, Stephen Cummings, Environmental Management Software

Sherwin-Williams Fined $570k: Poor Environmental Quality Management

Posted by IBS America on Nov 15, 2011 @ 09:20 AM

Sherwin Williams Company has agreed to pay a $570k civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its paint manufacturing facility located in Baltimore, Md., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last month.

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Topics: Environmental Quality Management, Stephen Cummings, Compliance Software, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software

The Case for Environmental Management Software

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 25, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

By implementing an aggressive environmental management system, companies can save energy, reduce pollution, eliminate environmental hazards and enhance competitiveness. 

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Topics: CompliantPro, QSi Systems, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software

USA Tenaris Global Services to Pay Over $700K for Environmental Reporting Violations

Posted by Ashley Osgood on Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:05 AM

This past summer in Dallas, Texas, Tenaris Global Services, (USA) Corp., agreed to pay $717,324 in civil penalties to the United States to settle violations of environmental regulations at seven facilities related to the public reporting of toxic chemicals at its facilities in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

Tenaris, a manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products for the oil and energy industry, failed to report quantities of chemicals that were manufactured, processed or otherwise used at the facility during 2005-2008. Regional Administrator, Al Armendariz, commented on the environmental quality management failure,

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Topics: Environmental Quality Management, Environmental Management System, Environmental Management Software, Environmental Compliance Software

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