Second Spark magazine focuses on emerging safety technologies, including augmented, virtual and mixed reality.

CHICAGO, IL (May 16, 2019) – Sphera, the largest global provider of Integrated Risk Management software and information services with a focus on Environmental Health & Safety, Environmental Performance and Product Stewardship, released the second edition of Spark magazine, a new safety and risk publication designed to help people and companies keep their workers and communities safe, at Sphera’s inspire 2019 customer conference in San Antonio.

Spark is designed to not only showcase Sphera’s decades of Environmental Health & Safety experience but also to bring in outside voices and ideas that go beyond the customary EHS topics,” said Paul Marushka, Sphera’s president and CEO and the publisher of Spark. “There is no shortage of risk- and safety-related issues for this magazine to explore, and I think people will really enjoy and learn from the interesting and sometimes forward-looking content in Spark.”

The cover story of Spark’s second issue takes an in-depth look at augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality as a tool to enhance workplace safety processes and procedures, and features experts from several industries discussing the topic. The magazine also has an exclusive Q&A with Dr. Robert Ballard, a nautical explorer who found the Titanic in 1985 and keynoted inspire 2019. The magazine also offers insights into the origins of Hazardous Material Management Systems (HMMS), climate change and what companies can do to help weather the storm, and insight into security features for cloud computing.

“With Spark, we hope to educate readers about important safety developments and, hopefully, entertain them as well with engaging columns and features,” said James Tehrani, Spark’s editor-in-chief. “This publication is not just your ordinary safety publication. It is designed to give experts—and anyone who has any interest in making the workplace and the world a safer place—the information they need to evolve and enhance their organization’s safety culture. And that really should be everyone.”

About Sphera

Sphera is the leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services focusing on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management (ORM), Product Stewardship and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM). For more than 30 years, we have served over 7,000 customers and a million-plus users in 80 countries to help companies keep their people safe, their products sustainable and their operations productive

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