About Danielle Elliott

As a Product Marketing Manager at Intelex I write about all things EHS and Quality, but more specifically the Transportation sector, including the Automotive, Aviation and Aerospace industries. I'm passionate about sharing emerging trends, innovative technologies, best practices and other insights that can help organizations streamline EHS and Quality management while minimizing negative social, environmental and human impacts. Traveller | Foodie | Dog Lover | Athlete

Three Best Ways to Utilize Technology in EHS

Big or small, there’s no doubt that technology affects and challenges the way your business operates more and more every day.  So what separates the strong from the weak?  Success from failure? Throwing it back to ancient Greece, philosopher Heraclitus said, “All is flux, nothing stays still – there is nothing permanent except change.” Evolve, adapt, progress, change!

Today, entire industries can disappear with a wave of new technology, and the most common error businesses can make is thinking they’re immune to that change.  In the EHS world, we’re just on the brink of our technology transformation, but make no mistake it’s coming fast and furious.  Below is the three best ways to utilize technology in EHS:

BIG DATA.
What is it?  Big Data in a nutshell, is when a data set is so large or complex that traditional data processing applications become inadequate, making it difficult to capture, analyze, … Read more...

NIOSH New Safety Study, World’s First Solar Powered Airport and More!

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

  • World’s first Solar Powered Airport
  • NIOSH new oil and gas worker safety study.
  • Automakers to Making Automatic Emergency braking a standard feature
  • Manitoba Trucking Association Launches Safety initiative

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.

  • Oil and Gas Worker Safety Study. Click here
  • World’s first Solar Powered Airport.Click here
  • Automakers Commit to Automatic Emergency Braking. Click here
  • Manitoba Trucking Association Launches Safety Initative . Click here
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Airport Safety Week, FAA Studies Air Traffic Controller Fatigue and More!

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

  • Airports Safety Week
  • FAA study conducted by NASA on Air Traffic Controllers and Chronic Fatigue
  • Safety concerns raised after Pearson runway accident

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.

  • Canadian Airports Launch First Ever Airports Safety Week. Click here
  • FAA study conducted by NASA on Air Traffic Controllers and Chronic Fatigue.Click here
  • 18 Year Old in Critical Condition After Runway Incident. Click here
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Five Ways to Become the MacGyver of Sustainability Reporting!

First things first, why should you track and report on sustainability? There are many ways in which organizations who report on corporate sustainability benefit both internally and externally.  From an internal standpoint, Sustainability Reporting provides a deeper understanding of a business’s risks, opportunities, strategic direction, operating efficiency, and how they rank in the market and stack up against the competition.  Externally it can greatly impact your brand awareness and loyalty, empower stakeholders, demonstrate your organization’s sustainable development over time, and mitigate/reverse negative environmental, social and governance impacts.  But for those who are new to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, it can seem a daunting task.  Where do you start, who do you involve and what’s the best way to disseminate the information?

In this first post of our Sustainability Reporting Series, we share 5 Best Practices to keep in mind when embarking on your organization’s CSR journey:

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Meet an Intelex Client: Harold Fowler, BBA Aviation

Harold is a Data Systems Assistant and Intelex System Administrator at BBA Aviation, a market-leading provider of global aviation support and aftermarket services.  Based out of London, BBA operates at over 230 locations on 5 continents and has more than 13,000 employees worldwide.  In this video, Harold explains what separated Intelex from the pack when BBA was looking to replace their previous system.  

Before implementing Intelex, BBA was using another EHS system that simply wasn’t meeting their expectations.  It failed in configurability, and making necessary changes proved to be a very expensive and lengthy process.  They began their search for a more flexible solution that could be customized to satisfy the organization’s needs. 

Intelex proved to be highly configurable and was able to customize a system for BBA in a way that did not cause drastic change throughout the organization.  Switching from one system to another is often met with Read more...

Rail Safety Improvement Act, EPA Toxic Spill, Massive Explosion in China and More!

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

  • Massive Explosion In China Tianjin
  • EPA Spills Toxic Wastewater Into Colorado’s Animas River
  • The Rail Safety Improvement Act & Positive Train Control
  • NIOSH to examine vehicle crashes in Oil & Gas Industry

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.

  • EPA Spills Toxic Wastewater Into Colorado’s Animas River. Click here
  • The Rail Safety Improvement Act & Positive Train Control. Click here
  • NIOSH wants to study vehicle crashes in oil and gas industry. Click here
  • Massive Explosion In China Tianjin.
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4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ultimately the sustainability of life on this wonderful planet we call home.

It’s more important than ever in the Transportation sector to find innovative ways to decrease our carbon footprint and endeavour to become a low carbon economy.  While efforts have been made in some areas, the aviation industry has been slower to implement policies and regulations to control carbon emissions.

Worldwide flights in 2013 were responsible for 705 million tonnes of CO2, which accounts for 2 percent of all carbon emissions globally.   According to the EU’s Climate Action Plan, the world was on track to see emissions … Read more...

Food Industry Injuries Rates, Workplace Bullying in Alberta and Intelex 6.5

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

  • Alberta OHS Puts Spotlight on Workplace Bullying
  • Food industry workers more prone to deaths, illness, injuries
  • Intelex Launches 6.5 Native BI Platform

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.

  • Alberta OHS Sheds light on Workplace Bullying. Click here
  • Study Confirms Higher Injury Rates in Food Industry. Click here.
  • Intelex’s Native Business Intelligence for Integrated EHS and Quality Management Platform. Click here.
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Automakers Improve Average Initial Quality Rating

J.D. Power released its 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) on June 17.  The annual study examines consumer experience within the first 90 days of ownership determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100). This year’s study shows a 3 percent year-over-year improvement in initial quality for the automotive industry, with an average 112 PP100 in 2015 compared to an average of 116 PP100 in 2014.

Korean automakers further distinguished themselves from the pack as Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors received top marks, with Kia leading all non-premium brands in initial quality for the first time in IQS history. This was an especially painful blow to rival Japanese brands who fell below industry average for the first time in 29 years. Renee Stephens, VP of U.S. automotive quality at J.D. Power addressed this trend in a recent interview with Forbes, calling this “a clear shift Read more...

NY Bans Fracking, Killer Robot and Protecting Workers from Fireworks

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

  • Robot Kills Auto Worker
  • New York Officially Bans Fracking
  • Tips for Protecting Workers from Fireworks

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.

  • Robot Kills Auto Worker. Click here
  • New York Officially Bans Fracking; Texas Bans Fracking Bans. Click here.
  • Tips from OSHA to Protect Workers from Fireworks. Click here
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