Industrial Internet of Things: Risk Management from the Cloud
Whether your organization is a large global conglomerate or a mid-sized company, mitigating risk associated with EHS and sustainability – while preserving your financial health – is challenging.
When we learned Valvoline, named one of America’s Safest Companies for 2017 by EHS Today, was a customer of ProcessMAP and had deployed several of the company’s cloud-based solutions, we wanted to hear more.
With the goal of using technology to optimize safety performance, Valvoline deployed ProcessMAP’s Incident Management, Audit Management, Permits Management, Activity Management, Event Management and Sustainability Performance Management solutions in its manufacturing and retail locations in 2016. Since then, the company has seen improved safety performance, increased employee engagement and risk reduction as it works toward building a zero-incident workplace.
“Measuring safety initiatives with globally dispersed employees can be tedious and time-consuming for organizations, especially when there’s not company-wide buy-in at all levels,” said Harold Gubnitsky, president at ProcessMAP. “With a digital solution, organizations can enhance operational processes to improve the timeliness of
reporting and utilize data to drive corrective actions. Valvoline knows that prevention is key to a successful safety process and we are pleased to help the company meet internal safety benchmarks.”
Gubnitsky also serves as chief strategy officer for ProcessMAP, which offers cloud-based enterprise software solutions that enable organizations to manage risk in three key areas: employee health and safety, environment and sustainability and enterprise compliance. He is responsible for corporate development, strategy, strategic relations and business development, and has served as a founding board member of the company since 2000. He recently sat down with EHSToday.com to talk about software solutions, risk management around the world and what he’s hearing from his clients like Valvoline, Goodyear, CardinalHealth, Barill, Harley-Davidson, Republic Steel and PPG about their challenges.
Sandy Smith/EHSToday.com: When was the company founded and have you always focused on those three key areas – employee health and safety, environment and sustainability and enterprise compliance – or did the company respond to demand from clients and move in that direction?
Harold Gubnitsky: ProcessMAP was founded in 2000 and initially focused solely on environmental safety. The company quickly moved into proactive safety management followed by integrating risk and claims helping customers to create a safety culture as well as improve financial results. This evolution of ProcessMAP’s key areas has been led by changes in the industry as safety has become a strategic function within an organization.
ProcessMAP sees the intersection of operations with risk and claims as pillars driving investments within an organization while also proving strong returns and positive brand management.
Sandy Smith/EHSToday.com: How many end users do you have and in how many countries? Have you encountered any cultural differences between the way risk management is approached?
Harold Gubnitsky: ProcessMAP has more than 2.5 million users across 125 countries in more than 27 languages. Across various regions, there are cultural differences regarding risk management, including unique considerations associated with privacy laws in Europe versus the U.S. Also in the U.S., medical insurance is primarily paid by employers while in many European countries, there is socialized medicine. In these countries, instead of ProcessMAP’s solution integrating with third-party administrators (TPAs) for claims management, information is sent to government health officials.
Despite these minor cultural differences in the way risk is managed, organizations in different countries still want the same thing – a holistic safety approach. They are looking to create greater safety visibility, consistency across business processes, efficiency in information gathering and reporting and tools that provide actionable insights...