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Roundtable Roundup

Focus on Integrated Risk Management and Communication.

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Visiting with Excellence Awards winners.

Film Review

Dino-havoc abounds in ‘Jurassic World.’

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A Letter From the Publisher

CEO Paul Marushka’s weclome to Spark!

Sparking Conversation

Environmental Leader’s Tim Hermes riffs on robots.

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Chasing away cloud conundrums.

Whatever Works

Sniffing out safety issues is truly man's best friend.

COLUMN

A LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

WELCOME TO SPARK

Column

A Letter from the Publisher


Welcome to Spark


IT IS WITH GREAT PRIDE THAT I PRESENT TO YOU THE FIRST ISSUE OF SPARK, THE NEW SPHERA MAGAZINE.

Packed with exciting content and intriguing articles, Spark is designed to not only inform Environmental Performance, Operational Risk and Product Stewardship leaders about what is happening at Sphera, but also to share with you safety-related issues and trends that you can bring back to your organization. Sphera has always been focused on advancing our capabilities through innovation, information and insights that benefit our customers, and Spark is just the latest example of that mission.

The timely and forward-looking content in Spark is also a perfect vehicle for empowering you to get the buy-in you need for your strategic initiatives.

The first cover story of Spark sets the tone as we take a deep dive into the world of robotics. Over the past half-century, robots have continued to evolve and become not only integral tools for handling repetitive tasks but also as high-tech devices that help keep workers out of harm’s way. The difference between today’s robots and the robots of tomorrow is that workers and robots will not be separated in the future.

As robots and humans begin to collaborate on a greater scale, it also presents an important question: How do companies keep their workers safe in this type of environment? It’s a complex challenge that scientists are working on right now; and, as you’ll see in the article, there are a lot of great innovations that are currently being honed and adapted for future success.

As always, companies will need robust Environmental Performance, Operational Risk and Product Stewardship software solutions to help them navigate this evolution in the workplace as they advance Operational Excellence through an Integrated Risk Management platform.

We hope you enjoy this first issue of Spark. Let us know what you think by emailing us at spark@sphera.com.

Sincerely,

Paul Marushka

Publisher, President & CEO


Watch Now:

SPARKS Are Flying: A Sphera Documentary


“We have an incredible amount of thought leaders and thought leadership across the entire company and we’ve developed a lot of content. The idea of the magazine surfaced and we have a lot of people on the team with journalist backgrounds. Piecing those things all together, we came up with the idea of Spark.”

Sparks Are Flying is a short video highlighting the design and production of Sphera’s first magazine. Meet the team that helped make Spark happen from start to finish.