About Irina Adriana Barbu

Irina is the Senior Product Marketing Manager at Intelex.

4 Steps to Engaging Stakeholders in your Sustainability Reporting Process

In a recent blog post, we outlined four simple steps to a materiality assessment that you should consider when developing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability program.

Now that you’ve identified your internal and external stakeholders and defined the key indicators you plan to measure, the next step is to outline a stakeholder engagement strategy.

Below we listed four steps to consider before engaging stakeholders in your sustainability reporting process:

1. Engage Stakeholders Early

Stakeholder inclusiveness should be an essential part of your sustainability reporting process. According to GRI, “the reporting organization should identify its stakeholders and explain in the report how it has responded to their reasonable expectations and interests.” Involving your stakeholders early in your sustainability reporting process will give your organization an opportunity to understand their proprieties and emerging concerns, while discovering opportunities to address issues before they become a serious threat to your organization’s … Read more...

New MSHA Mine Safety Rule, Nurses Tackle Workplace Violence 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:

  • $2.19 Million Federal Grant Goes to Pennsylvania for Pipeline Safety
  • MSHA Proposes New Mine Safety Rule
  • Explosion at Alberta Oilsands Processing Site
  • Nurses fight back against workplace violence and bullying

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.

  • MSHA Proposed Proximity Detection Rule. Click here
  • 2015 State Base Pipeline Safety Grant Program.Click here
  • Nurses fight back against workplace violence and bullying. Click here
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Meet an Intelex Client: Ashlee Bronson, Oliver Tolas

Ashlee Bronson works as a Quality System Coordinator at Oliver Tolas; a global medical device and pharmaceutical packaging company with over 40 years experience providing high-value, cost effective packaging solutions for customers in the healthcare industry. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI with manufacturing sites on three continents, Oliver Tolas works aggressively to comply with environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations, maintain an ISO 13485 quality system and achieve a zero landfill impact. Oliver Tolas came to Intelex to improve their document control and training management process. In this video, Ashlee Bronson shares how the Intelex system has closed the loop between document control, task management and training.

Prior to Intelex, Ashlee used an electronic document control system that was not effective in organizing documents or aligning with other internal processes and workflows. The previous system was cumbersome to use and could not tailor their vast library of documents for … Read more...

Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Safety Groups Push for Veto to OSHA Funding Cuts 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:

  • Obama Administration Unveils Clean Power Plan
  • Safety Advocates Push for Veto to OSHA Funding Cuts

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.

  • GreenBiz Webinar, “The Road to Paris: The Role of Business at COP21. Click here
  • Blog Post, “5 Questions to Ask About EPA’s Forthcoming Clean Power Plan. Click here.
  • Obama Administration Looks to Reduce Carbon Emissions from Power Plants. Click here
  • Safety Advocates Push for Veto to OSHA Funding Cuts. Click here
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OSHA Announces New Hazards for the Healthcare Industry

Last month, OSHA announced that agency investigators would increase their focus on a set of new key hazards for the healthcare industry during upcoming inspections. These hazards will aim to address musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; blood borne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls.

To those in the healthcare industry, this announcement comes as no surprise. Workers in hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities have the highest work related injury and illness rates in the country. In 2013 alone, nearly 58,000 hospital workers reported a work related injury or illness, amounting to an incident rate almost twice as high as the rate for private industry overall. Close to half of these incidents reported relate to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by overextension and other ergonomic stressors related to patient handling.

Proper workplace ergonomics are an essential component of any safety culture and can significantly … Read more...

Public Employee Safety, New Construction Standard and George Clooney, War Profiteers

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

  • Loophole in Safety Laws Contribute to Injuries and Death
  • Enforcement of New Construction Standard for Confined Spaces Postponed
  • George Clooney, War Profiteers and the Hidden Costs of Conflict Minerals

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.

  • Safety of Public Employees. Click here
  • Construction industry gets more time for confined space compliance. Click here.
  • George Clooney, War Profiteers and the Hidden Costs of Conflict Minerals. Click here.
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Violence Against Health Care Workers and New Pipeline Safety Standard

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

  • Company Failed to Protect Murdered Employee from Workplace Violence
  • Oil & Gas Industry Rolls Out New Pipeline Safety Standard

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.

  • Epidemic in Violence Against Healthcare Workers. Click here
  • New Pipeline Safety Standard. Click here.
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