News and Articles

  • Achieving Effective Conduct of Operations
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    Doing the same thing in the same way each day is the heart of Operational Discipline. An effective Conduct of Operations (CoO) philosophy turns the concept of operational discipline into assurance that workers actually do those things, in that same way day after day. Learn More »

  • Challenges Remain in Effective Management of Change Implementation
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    Management of Change (MOC) has been a regulatory requirement for more than 20 years, yet companies continue to struggle to implement and sustain it. While not always obvious, many process safety performance issues can be traced back to the failure of a central aspect of a Management of Change program… Learn More »

  • What Is Advanced Asset Lifecycle Management (Next Gen APM) and Why Do You Need It?
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    Next Gen Asset Performance Management (Next Gen APM) is shorthand for Advanced Asset Lifecycle Management. This improved approach to asset performance management goes beyond the traditional questions of maintenance, cost, safety systems and condition and takes APM to the next level by embedding operational intelligence to improve worker performance, and by providing insights far beyond what traditional APM approaches deliver. Learn More »

  • Why Hiring Potential Friends Is Smart Business
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    Organizations need to recognize the vital role that employee friendships play in boosting productive, can-do attitudes in the workforce. Fostering a work culture that promotes camaraderie and hiring new employees who fit your culture – new potential work friends – is simply smart business. Learn More »

  • Operational Sustainability Named to Top 20 Most Promising ERM Solution Providers, 2015
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    CIO Review Magazine recently surveyed more than 500 Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) solutions for companies and selected a "Top 20" as Best in Class providers. Operational Sustainability is honored to be one of those providers selected as a key player delivering powerful software solutions backed up by expert service and consultation to manage operational risks. CEO David Drerup says, "Our software's powerful analytics, mobility, and visualization allow field personnel to assess and prioritize emerging threats."

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  • TLAs and Communication Challenges in Risk Management
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    Three-Letter Acronyms (TLAs) are a mainstay of both manufacturing and technology. Sure, it's verbally more efficient to use TLAs than say or write "Operational Risk Management" or "Environment, Health & Safety" but challenges arise when all parties to the communication don't share the same frame of reference. A conversation about asset integrity and reliability can easily derail when the acronym soup gets a little too thick. In this post LNS Research takes a look at some of the acronyms and shares responses from manufacturers when those enterprises were asked how they view asset performance technology. Learn More »

  • Effective Operational Risk Management – The Plant Manager's Perspective
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    This article by LNS Research discusses the four things Plant Managers need to know about operational risk management. More importantly, the article gives solid insight into why these key points – and a better approach to risk management overall – matter in everyday operations and in the overall responsibilities of oil and gas, utility, petrochemical, or mining sector plant managers. Learn More »

  • Operational Sustainability, LLC partners with DuPont Sustainable Solutions
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    DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is launching a new holistic solution to managing process safety through an integrated, electronic platform,developed in partnership with Houston-based software company, Operational Sustainability, LLC (OS). Learn More »

  • Executive Order 13650

    We wanted to make you aware of Executive Order 13650, which was published on Dec. 3, 2013 as a result of the incident in West, Texas that will be targeting the modernization of the Process Safety Standard. This Executive Order presents some significant potential changes to the OSHA Process Safety Standard. OSHA is requesting comments as a result of this Executive Order. Learn More »

  • ADGas Signs Agreement for Operational Risk Management Solution
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    "The purchase of OSSuite™ enables ADGas to achieve regulatory compliance while enhancing operational efficiency with asset integrity and environmental, health and safety requirements," said ADGas CEO Luke Stuart. "OS's comprehensive offering allow us to take plants from conceptual design through the entire operational lifecycle." Learn More »