The Key Components of a Successful EHS&S Software System

Deborah Briggs
Deborah Briggs
February 6, 2019
Deborah Briggs, Vice President EHS, Security and Facilities at Polaris Industries, Inc., describes the components of an effective EHS&S software system.

"The software application is only as good as the people utilizing it...The people have to leverage the tool, you have to actually utilize it. So software also has to be really user-friendly...We want everybody to utilize it, we want everybody to engage in our EHS processes and let us know if there are hazards in the workplace. So it has to be something that's simple for folks to use, but on the back end it has to have data that, once again, can be turned into actionable items."


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About the Author

Deborah Briggs
Deborah Briggs
Polaris Industries, Inc.
Deborah Briggs is the Vice President, EHS, Security and Facilities, for Polaris Industries. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. 

Deborah has led Polaris' EHS&S efforts since 2015. Prior to joining Polaris, she spent 21 years working for Cargill. She has worked across many disciplines throughout her career, including Quality Assurance, Production Supervision, Integration Management, Strategic Business Development and EHS Leadership. 

She received her B.S. from Indiana University with a double major in biology and environmental science, and her M.B.A from St. Thomas University. Deborah is board-certified in safety and certification in advanced project management.

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