Help Ensure Safe and Sustainable Operations and Products


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Help Ensure Safe and Sustainable Operations and Products

  1. 1. Preventing Incidents andEnsuring Safe OperationsPelican ProductsEllenmary Michel, Vice President Worldwide Human ResourcesDana Brooks, Director of Human Resources – AmericasPelican ProductsSAPPHIRE NOWMay 2013
  2. 2. Agenda• Company Overview• Effective EHSM• Incident Management System Driversand Objectives• Incident Management Benefits• Why SAP for EHS?• Incident Management Process• Implementation Scope and Approach• Results and Benefits• Lessons Learned• Future Roadmap
  3. 3. Leaders in Protective Cases & Advanced Lighting SystemsPelicanExpanding Product line:•Watertight Protector Cases•Rugged Shipping Containers•Pro-Grade Flashlights•Remote Area Lighting Systems• 1300 employees worldwide• 6 Manufacturing Facilities• 18 Sales Offices• 8 Advanced Case Centers$200 MillionTransaction
  4. 4. Effective EHSM-Integral to Business SuccessPelican is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy work environment inwhich all employees actively support and participate in achieving company-wide safety initiatives. Our goal is to continually reduce the number andseverity of occupational injuries, illnesses and potential hazards and to berecognized as a leader in safety excellence within our industry.EHS is critical• Ensures legal compliance• Provides safe and secure work environment• Protects the environment• Motivates employees• Minimizes hazards & risk• Reduces costs• Increases shareholder value
  5. 5. • Provide tool for incident recording,tracking and reporting• Consistency in investigation methodsthroughout organization• Tracking of Corrective Actions -intended/unintended consequences• Increase awareness of and reducerisks/hazards• Provide real time accurate metrics anddashboardsIncident Management System Drivers and ObjectivesDrivers Objectives• Acquisition; One location became eightlocations in the U.S. in 2008• International expansion and rollout ofSAP to global locations• Multiple EHS philosophies
  6. 6. • End-to-End Incident Management Process• Improve Compliance Reporting by automating process toprovide accurate and timely reports (e.g. OSHA 300/300a).Results were reduction of time spent compiling and analyzing data• Provide visibility of Corrective Actions. Quick reporting provides timelyprogress reports• Harmonize and Standardize business processes across U.S. Pelican sites.Allows for sharing of incidents across all sites and ability to identify risksnationally• Increase incident, near misses and safety observation follow up as a result ofelectronic tracking. Management visibility ensures the right people arereviewing incidents, investigations and corrective actions (up to ExecutiveTeam)• Provide electronic means of documenting information, engaging the rightpeople, assessing data and trendsIncident Management Benefits
  7. 7. Why SAP for EHS?In 2008, Pelican chose SAP as our Global operating system consolidating roughly 22different operating systems.SAP is the platform that ties all our business systems together and allows us to createa consistent safety culture across all entities. It also allowed for data and businessprocess integration between Human Capital Management and Purchase Requisitions,Quality Management Workflows, Product Lifecycle Management.SAP provided a roadmap supporting ourenvironmental, health and safety needs.• Incident Management• Environmental Compliance• Product Compliance
  8. 8. Project Overview – Incident ManagementSites in Scope• U.S. Sites OnlyProject Timeline• Started: January 9, 2012• Go Live: April 16, 2012Project Resources• 3 Pelican Employees• 2 SAP Employees• Support Staff• 2 Pelican Employees (Basis and BI/BW)• 2.5 SAP Employees (developers) part of ramp upTraditional ASAP MethodologyProject Prep > Blueprint > Realization > Final Prep > Go liveImplementation Scope and Approach
  9. 9. Incident Management ProcessFormalized Incident Management Process as a result of this projectstandardizing:• Investigation methodologies• Corrective Actions• Reporting and Analysis10Start20Create correctiveactions30ImplementCorrective Action60Complete correctiveaction in SAP80Verify effectivenessof corrective action70NotificationtoEHS orSecurity100Close correctiveaction90Effective?120Close currentcorrectiveactionsYesNo50Extend due date40Due dateextensionneeded?Yes140End1234SupervisorEH&SSecurityDepartment Manager / Teamleader2 31 42 32 3130Create newcorrective actions3 2 32NoCorrectiveaction statusreport110UnintendedconsequenceNoYesCorrective Actions1 2 3 4
  10. 10. Incident Reporting• Simplified form makes it easy for users results in timely and accuraterecording of incident• Allows for EH&S staff to edit incident (e.g. type of restrictions, type ofinjury, factors influencing incident, define investigation method, etc.); supports trending ofdata to identify priorities• Dashboards reducing the amount of time spent compiling and presenting data; providestransparencyResults and BenefitsInvestigation & Corrective Actions• Define investigation type based on incident levelresulting in proper risk analysis• Define workflows to ensure appropriate parties areinvolved in the approval of corrective actions• Tracking of corrective actions• Expectations for completion raisedOther Benefits• EH&S staff able to cover foreach other• Leadership team informed ofincidents• Electronic recordkeeping for allUS Sites (trending)
  11. 11. • Training and deployment with limited resources,timeline and budget• Resource availability (Document Management System,Basis & BI/BW)• Confidentiality of data• Document management• Test scriptsLessons Learned
  12. 12. Expanded Health and Safety Management—Phase 12• HazCom & Chemical Inventory Management• Industrial Hygiene & Safety• Occupational HealthEnvironmental Compliance• Air Emissions, Water Discharge, Hazardous Waste Management• Permit & Certificate Management• Reporting• Environmental ComplianceProduct compliance• MSDS Generation & Storage• Global Label Management• Substance Volume & Dangerous Goods Management• Reach, WEEE ComplianceFuture RoadmapWhat’s Next for Pelican ESHM?