Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

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The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and highlight the steps companies are taking to not only ensure compliance with workplace legislation but create a proactive, performance-driven culture to transform their organization.

The Human Cost of Caught-In Injuries

Caught-in/between injuries kill 39 workers annually. This figure includes construction workers killed when crushed between equipment, debris, or other objects. The key difference between caught-in incidents and struck-by incidents is that struck-by deaths occur as a result of impact with an object, caught-in deaths are the result of crushing between two objects.

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The Mobile Advantage: How Technology is Changing EHSQ Management

mobile-advantage-headline-bannerThere was a time when handling a mobile device in the workplace was deliberately avoided – it may even have resulted in some stern words from your boss. Not too long ago the very idea of swiping a smartphone on the job, in the field, or on the plant floor would have been unthinkable.

blog_img_enterprise_app_marketTimes have changed. Very quickly, mobile has proven itself invaluable (and some would say indispensable) in our personal lives.

More and more, we’re seeing that businesses are finding ways to take advantage of the power of mobile technology to meet workers where they are. In fact, the mobile enterprise app market is expected to grow to $61 billion by 2018.

Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality Managers Lag Behind

But Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality (EHSQ) professionals are still not taking full advantage of the benefits that mobile offers.

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5 Reasons to Keep Suppliers & Buyers in the Loop

charts_businessOrganizations love to make design changes to their products on a regular basis.  Any firm producing a product, be it the Tesla Model S or McDonald’s French fries, strives to introduce incremental improvements to add new features, reduce costs, comply with the latest regulations, and remain competitive.  Sometimes these changes have an impact on suppliers.

  • Tesla just released its Version 8 software that introduces over 200+ enhancements for the Model S Autopilot technology.  Some of these changes will have an impact on Tesla’s suppliers due to integration between purchased components and Tesla’s design.
  • In 2008, McDonald’s formally announced it changed its recipe for French Fries by changing to trans-fat-free oil to address general health concerns over cardiovascular disease. Imagine the impact of this change to the supplier providing the trans-fat oil from a capacity, inventory, and profit standpoint.

The impact that design changes have on suppliers is significant.  Let’s take … Read more...

EHSQ Intelex Community | Safety Performance

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityWe invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week, join our member Randy Cadieux as he shares his expert insights on how to use Storytelling to improve Safety Performance. We invite you to join the discussion and share your knowledge with our members.

  • How to use Storytelling and Lessons-Learned for Improving Safety Performance

  • Kicking Boxes Podcast | Become a Better Leader with Disruptive Leadership Lessons

  • Environmental Testing Market to Progress at a Healthy CAGR in Coming Years

  • New Member Welcome!
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Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

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The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and highlight the steps companies are taking to not only ensure compliance with workplace legislation but create a proactive, performance-driven     culture to transform their organization.

Struck-by an Object Injury Statistics are Striking

Struck-by injuries occur as a result of forcible contact between a worker and an object or piece of equipment. 76 construction workers died as a result of being struck-by objects in 2014.

Struck-by hazards can be categorized into four different groups, with injuries possibly occurring as a result of being struck-by: flying objects, falling objects, swinging … Read more...

Intelex Community | ISO

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityWe invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week, our member Peter-Elias Alouche shares ISO 9001:2015 FAQs. We invite you to join the discussion and share your knowledge with our members.

  • ISO 9001:2015 FAQs

  • When we listen do we hear?

  • Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace: Navigating the National Standard for Successful Implementation

  • Medical Review Board Task Report on Insulin Treated Diabetes Mellitus and Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers – Proposed

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Intelex at CSSE’s 2016 Professional Development Conference

CSSE’s 2016 Professional Development Conference
September 18th-21st, 2016
Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia

CSSE’s 2016 Professional Development Conference is only a couple of weeks away and the Intelex team is very excited to participate as a bronze-level sponsor. The theme of this year’s event is “Navigating the Future of OH&S”, with an agenda structured around helping professionals at all stages of their careers support development and innovation around OH&S.

EHSQ Advisor Corey Nelmes and Senior Account Executive Gurpreet Lalwani will be exhibiting for Intelex. Register to book an onsite demo with them here.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have and to show you how Intelex can help your organization become safer.

Dinner RSVP

Nothing beats connecting face-to-face! If you are attending the event or in the area, Intelex welcomes you and your colleagues to join us for dinner on September 20th at 6:00 P.M. … Read more...

Intelex at the EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference

EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference 
September 19th-21st, 2016
Marriott City Center Downtown
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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EHS Today’s Safety Leadership conference is approaching fast and Intelex is excited to be supporting the event as a Workshop Sponsor. This will see Intelex’s Risk & Sustainability Practice Leader Eric Morris deliver a presentation called “The Future of Safety: Moving Your Organization Through the EHSQ Maturity Curve”. In this session, Eric will give attendees a primer on lagging, leading, and transformational indicators, describe how these ladder up with levels of organizational maturity, and discuss how firms can organize themselves to capture as much data and derive as much insight as possible.

Additionally, Eric and EHSQ Advisor Emily Johnston will be exhibiting for Intelex. You can register to book an on-site demo with them here. We are so excited to answer your questions and to show you how Intelex can advance your organization’s EHSQ … Read more...

The Legacy of Labor Day

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In North America, the September long weekend has come to signal the end of summer and the chance for one last backyard barbecue before the fall. Its original significance is sometimes lost on us in the hustle and bustle of back-to-school preparations.

But Labor Day is a cultural holiday that commemorates an important moment in workers’ rights history and celebrates how far we’ve come. Labor Day is also one of the few holidays celebrated on the same day across all of North America, regardless of religious affiliation.

Labor Day’s Origins
Labor Day began in Toronto, Canada back in 1872. At the time, unions were illegal in Canada and workers often faced deplorable working conditions, long work weeks, and low wages. The late 1800s weren’t easy for those in the U.S. either, with the average American working a 12-hour day and a seven-day week, just to make a decent living. Workers … Read more...

Intelex Community | Regulations

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityWe invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week we ask “How will the World React to ISO 45001?” with member Chris Ward sharing his expertise. We invite you to join the discussion and share your knowledge with our members.

  • “How will the World react to ISO 45001?” by Chris Ward

  • Mining Environmental Management – Do we need a regulation overhaul or better Best Practices?
  • Safety & Health Summit

  • Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Correction – Rule

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