Notes On The Move

Whether I am visiting a manufacturing plant, a power generation facility, hotel, or logistics warehouse, they all seem to have the need to capture notes on the go. It may be a leaking valve or a broken window. You may see a safety hazard that needs reporting or you...

Digitized Records – Return Found

Regardless of your industry, there are some universal practices that are worth your investment. Whether you are working in manufacturing, energy production, petrochemical, or logistics it is important to invest in an easy-to-use record keeping software. Here are...

NERC CMEP IP Part 2 – The Process

Building a Process Last week we discussed the creation of a solid plan for the upcoming year to ensure a safer more compliant operation. A good plan is your initial step into the right direction. Now come the details. The question “How will I get the plan implemented...

NERC CMEP Implementation Plan Part 1 – PLAN

Setting up for Success As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 is on the horizon, plants around the country are determining what measures need to be taken in order to meet NERC compliance and reliability standards. Each entity has its own set of challenges but there are...

The Importance of Collecting Data

I think most of us would agree that having access to data is important, but many times we may fall short of setting a priority to collect it. The data that may seem to be insignificant today could be the very thing that protects us tomorrow. Over my many years in the...

Importance of Digital Logs

Proper documentation is essential to a safe and efficient operation. Whether your operation is large or small, keeping a log of activities and issues can help managers understand how their team and equipment are performing throughout each day...

Why You Should NOT Use Paper Logbooks

10 Reasons You Should Abandon Paper Logbooks.   Although numerous advancements have been made in the energy and manufacturing industries to create efficiencies, it is surprising that many companies are still using paper logbooks to track...