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Optimizing Your Safety and Permitting Practices: Insights from a Global Chemical Manufacturing Company

Learn how global leader Kuraray improved its permit process by implementing key practices that have allowed for consistency throughout. As well as safety best practices and other ways of process improvement.

May 29, 2024

11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT / 3:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour 

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Most organizations still use manual permitting processes, which can lead to decreased efficiency, increased potential for errors, and low visibility into permitting history. To address these issues, improve safety, and increase uptime, organizations must have full visibility and control of their permitting to maintain consistency throughout the process.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How Kuraray -- a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin productions -- improved their permit process by implementing required fields, approval workflows, and mobile accessibility.
  • Permitting and safety best practices that can significantly boost efficiency, reduce delays, and ensure a safer work environment for your organizations.
  •  How to improve processes, including standardization, digital documentation, and integration with maintenance. 


Nick Breedlove | Functional Consultant | Prometheus Group

Nick Breedlove is a Functional Consultant at Prometheus Group specializing in Environmental Health and safety (EHS) solutions. With a strong background in software and engineering, Nick's expertise lies in manufacturing and construction. His professional journey started in the realm of manufacturing operations and engineering, where he was a manufacturing engineer at Altec Industries. In this capacity, he dedicated himself to enhancing process safety and driving efficiency improvements within the manufacturing environment. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.

Richard Bass | KAI EVAL HSE Manager | Kuraray

Richard Bass is the HSES Manager at Kuraray EVAL, Chairperson for the Houston Business Roundtable, Chairperson of the Texas Chemical Council 2023 EHS Seminar, Texas Chemical Council Occupational Safety Committee Vice Chair, 2021 TCC Safety Professional of the Year, Vice Chair of the La Porte, Morgan’s Point and Shoreacres LEPC, consultant to the La Porte Plant Managers Network, Texas Safety Foundation board member, and a member of San Jacinto College CPET EHS advisory board. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.


Dave Blanchard | Editor in Chief | EHS Today

During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Endeavor Business Media's best-known brands, including IndustryWeekEHS Today, Material Handling & LogisticsLogistics Today, Supply Chain Technology News, and Business Finance. In addition, he serves as senior content director of the annual Safety Leadership Conference.

With over 30 years of B2B media experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2021), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its third edition. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major trade shows and conferences and has won numerous awards for writing and editing. He is a voting member of the jury of the Logistics Hall of Fame and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

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