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EHS Leader KMI Hosting Webinar on 'Lean and Safe' Process Integration in Manufacturing

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KMI, the leading provider of EHS Management Information Systems, announced today that it is offering a new webinar on integrating safety and lean manufacturing productivity goals. The webinar, featuring Damon Nix of the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, is scheduled for January 29, 2015 and open to manufacturing and safety professionals at no cost. Registration is available at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/574821743711224578.

Entitled "Lean & Safe: Integrating Safety Management and Process Improvement" the webinar will:

  • Identify processes with high potential for cross-departmental collaboration
  • Explain how unsafe conditions and operational wastes correlate and how to eliminate them simultaneously
  • Discuss how to use Lean principles to access the highest levels of hazard control
  • Demonstrate how to reduce inter-organizational conflict and undesirable tradeoffs
  • Show how EHS systems contribute to elevate visibility and increase collaboration

"Too often, safety and productivity goals are perceived to be in conflict. There is growing evidence that aligning safety and manufacturing goals produces superior outcomes," said Patrick Lizotte, a senior sales consultant at KMI with a background in sustainability. "By making inter-departmental peace between safety and other groups, organizations can reduce waste, improve hazard control and ultimately boost productivity."

Mr. Nix, the webinar's featured speaker, worked as a Safety Specialist with Georgia Tech's Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program. There he provided industrial safety and ergonomic assistance to small businesses throughout Georgia. Mr. Nix continues to serve as an instructor and course developer for Georgia Tech's OSHA Training Institute Education Center. He holds a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as a Master of Divinity from Mercer University.

Visit http://innovate.gatech.edu/ to learn more about the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute. For more information about KMI's approach to software that solves complex safety, environmental and sustainability challenges, visit www.kminnovations.com or in North America, call 1.866.919.7922.

About KMI

The KMI EHS Software Suite helps companies operate more sustainably, safely, and efficiently. By focusing on a rich and intuitive end user experience KMI has developed an unparalleled record of user engagement and implementation success. KMI enables companies to reduce injuries, increase the effectiveness of regulatory compliance initiatives, perform audits and inspections, manage greenhouse gas reporting, and initiate or improve corporate sustainability programs. KMI is a trusted supplier of EHS Management Information Systems (EMIS) to global manufacturing, energy, mining, biotech, food service, and transportation companies ranging in size from a few hundred to over half a million employees. In 2014, KMI was acquired by MSDSonline — the leading provider of cloud-based compliance solutions and an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.

CONTACT: Media Contacts KMI James Haydock 416.410.4817 jhaydock@kminnovations.com MSDSonline Brad Harbaugh 312.881.2855 bharbaugh@MSDSonline.com

Source: MSDSonline