ISO/TS 15066: New and Improved Safety Specifications for Collaborative Robots

Published earlier this year, ISO/TS 15066 are a set of technical specifications and QHSE requirements designed to mitigate risk by providing clear guidelines on how collaborative robots are to be used safely. The more detailed and clearly outlined specifications in ISO/TS 15066 will allow manufacturers to better determine if they have achieved the intent of these safety specifications, and perform …

Changing Canadian Health and Safety regulations hint at greater universal standardization

Recently, the Government of Canada has announced new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations as part of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). These new regulations will help protect Canadian workers who use, handle and store hazardous products in the workplace by ensuring QHSE standards and regulations are consistent both across Canada and internationally. The …

Day Two – ASSE – The Mentality of Safety

Day two of the ASSE show and I am happy to report it has been incredibly insightful, with the resonating theme of how companies view safety in their organization. Most people spend significant amounts of time thinking through the technology that their QHSE processes require without actually thinking through the processes involved or the people behind those processes. Here are …

Day One – ASSE Professional Development Conference – Atlanta, Georgia

As the Business Development Manager for NeoSystems Inc., a Calgary-based Health and Safety ISV company, shows like the ASSE Professional Development Conference are criticalto understanding the evolving HSE space. It’s exciting to speak to likeminded individuals and companies like my own that represent the tide of change in the once stagnant moving industry and see where the industry is moving. …

ITRAK Health & Safety ISV Solution – powered by Microsoft Cloud

Please email us for a previous ITRAK Seminar to our Partners & Resellers. This 60 minute webinar provides and introduction to ITRAK, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 ISV Solution for Quality, Health, Safety and Environment systems. Following a brief introduction and discussion about the opportunity for re-sellers a detailed demonstration will be provided showing the solution in action from both a …

5 Observations I've Made Since Returning to the QHSE Software Market

As I quickly approach my one-year anniversary at NeoSystems and with my recent return to the Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental (QHSE) software market, I’ve noticed a few trends in the companies and in the markets that I am serving: Penalties are real. It’s been over 10 years since the major over-haul to Canadian safety laws through the introduction of …

Alberta enters the technology business. Stranger in a Strange Land… no more?

As a software entrepreneur in Calgary for the last 25 years the domination of Oil & Gas industry has often had me feel like the character from Robert A. Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Having spent time in my career in software cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Boston and San Francisco, running a software company in YYC feels, well – …

Death spiral, Mr. Laut? Not if we make these choices.

A few weeks ago, Steve Laut, President of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL), one of Canada’s largest oil and gas producers, delivered a direct messageto the energy services businesses in a Fort McMurrary Chamber of Commerce meeting. His comments suggested to the muted audience that costs have gotten out of control before challenging the Canadian Energy Sector to become more efficient …

Case Study- Canadian Energy Services Leverages QHSE Innovations with NeoSystems’ iTrak Platform

In the oil and gas industry, health, safety and environment (QHSE) is of paramount importance, and an integral and essential part of the way companies operate their business. Canadian Energy Services and Technology Corp. (CES) is a leading provider of technically advanced consumable chemical solutions through the life-cycle of the oilfield. CES has not only acknowledged the importance of QHSE, …

5 reasons why Enterprise Mobile adoption will revolve around Safety and Inspections

  For nearly 10 years the mobility industry has tirelessly focused on convincing us about the undeniable value of Enterprise Mobility and the never ending search for the enterprise “killer app”. It’s been a tough sell, but an answer is emerging. Below are five reasons why I believe corporate safety programs will be the catalyst for adopting enterprise mobility widely …