EAM and safety: 5 strategies for success

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media September 3, 2018

One of the panelists in the GAMS session on maintenance and IIoT is Kevin Price from Infor, who has the entertaining title of “technical evangelist”. In the Plant Engineering Mid-Year Report, Price evangelizes about the relationship between safety and enterprise asset management. He notes the relationship between data and operational efficiency. While often the focus is productivity and profit, the right data can have a profound impact on safety—an area which, if left ignored, can cut into productivity and profit. “Apart from the lasting impact of a workplace accident, properly-maintained equipment and clear, consistent safety procedures support a company’s bottom line,” Price writes. “A safer workplace helps keep production operations steady, consistent, and reliable, builds a firm’s social license to operate, and keeps workplace relationships on track.”

Bob Vavra, content manager, Plant Engineering, CFE Media, bvavra@cfemedia.com.