Safety, Profitability and the Data-Driven Business

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What is the value of safety? When discussing safety there is the intangible value that impacts everything from employee engagement to brand equity. But are there any tangible financial opportunities as well? What can an organization gain by becoming safer?

There are the obvious answers. Workers going home safe and having the confidence that they are part of an organization that cares that they do so has immeasurable value. Likewise, regulatory bodies like OSHA are quite transparent when it comes to the fines and penalties that companies can incur in cases where they fail to be safe. So the worst case scenarios of what happens when things go wrong are quite well documented.

Ongoing Positive Business Impact

How can a safety program and cultivating safe behavior be connected back to the other business operations that make an organization tick?

In my own journey to try to quantify the opportunity value … Read more...

Intelex Community | This Week: Safety

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityFind out what’s new in Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality this week on the Intelex Community!

  • Chemical Safety Board Public Meeting – Update
  • Leading Indicators to Predict Safety Performance Webinar
  • ISO 45001 discussion group, updates and resources
  • New regulatory update on Tolerance Exemptions
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Everything You Need to Know About The FTA’s Public Transportation Safety Program

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Early this year, The Federal Transit Administration issued a new framework for mitigating safety risks within public transit as part of the Public Transportation Safety Program. We’ve outlined everything you will need to know about the FTA’s proposed rule:

Everything You Need to Know About The FTA’s Public Transportation Safety Program
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Intelex Community | This Week

Find out what’s new in EHS&Q this week on the Intelex Community!

  • Join us and share your Company Sustainability Stories

  • Free Fall Protection Webinar

  • An Introduction to Personal Fall Protection Equipment

  • New regulatory update on Amendments Related to: Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards – Rule

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It’s Earth Day – Get Inspired!

EarthDay2016_InfographicEvery year on April 22nd since 1970, people around the world commit themselves to a day of going green. Earth Day symbolizes the collective initiative we need must have in order to instil a new, positive impact on our environment.  But that’s exactly what it is, a symbol. The environmental consciousness that comes with this day must expand into a practice that lasts all year round.

The theme for Earth Day 2016 is “Trees for the Earth.”  North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences conducted a study concluding one tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. They reduce soil erosion, lift up to 100 gallons of water from the ground to the air (in only a day), and one large tree can provide … Read more...

Intelex 2016 Spring Conference Kick Off

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What a better way to welcome spring then to kick off our 2016 conference season! We started off the season with yet another successful year as sponsors at the NAEM EHS and Sustainability Software Conference in Tampa, Florida this March which was the perfect boost to get us geared up for the season. See what other conferences we will be attending below and hopefully we will see you there!

Partners in Prevention

April 26th – 27th 

The International Center, Mississauga, Ontario

Coming up next is Partners in Prevention! It’s is your health & safety conference of the year, bringing together over 4,000 Canadian, U.S and other international safety professionals. Being an annual event for Intelex we are excited to return for another great year with new products to showcase. Our Senior Manager of Demand Generation, Carlos Araujo, and our Manager of Health and Safety Practice, Eric Morris along with Account … Read more...

Intelex Community | This Week

Find out what’s new in EHS&Q this week on the Intelex Community!

  • Ontario Passes Legislation to Support First Responders with PTSD
  • Free Fall Protection Webinar
  • ANSI/ASSE Z359.0-2012 Definitions and Nomenclature Used for Fall Protection and Fall Arrest

  • New regulatory update on Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 402 of FDA Act
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Corporate Culture and Consequences of Complacency

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • Corporate culture and consequences of lax safety cultures
  • Compliance shortcuts never pay off

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Learn more about sentencing related to a high profile mine safety case. Click here
  • Learn more about using coffee filters as a compliance shortcut. Click here  

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4 Common Mistakes that Impede Data-Driven EHS Decisions

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Gone are the days when data was just a matter of facts and figures. Today big data is what runs the world. Every day we are all ravenous consumers as well as producers of vast amounts of data. This data is driving decisions that impact everything from what restaurant we will eat at to the insurance premiums we pay.

Businesses are also increasingly reliant on this data and data analyses to inform all of the discrete decisions that ultimately impact their bottom line. But as a health and safety professional, how can you ensure that you and your team are getting the most out of your EHS data and avoiding the bad decisions that can happen when data is not part of your decisions?

Here are 4 most common mistakes we see:

1. Stuck in old habits

We’re all creatures of habit. Especially in the world of health and safety. … Read more...

Intelex Community | This Week

Find out what’s new in EHS&Q this week on the Intelex Community!

  • Global ISO Survey Results: What the World Thinks of ISO 45001
  • Webinar Whistleblower Investigations – OSHA’s 11(c) and other Statutes
  • Fall Protection Professionals Group
  • New regulatory update on Hazardous Waste Management
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