About Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith is the Global EHSQ Content Lead for Intelex Technologies. Formerly the Content Director for EHS Today, she has been writing about occupational safety and health and environmental issues since 1990. Her work as a journalist and editor has been recognized with national and international awards. She has been interviewed about occupational safety and health for national business publications, documentaries and television programs; has served as a panelist on roundtables; and has provided the keynote address for occupational safety and health conferences.

Black History Month 2022: Tatiana Gomes: More Work Needed to Improve Working Conditions and Enhance Safety for Employees Worldwide

This year, Intelex continues our support of Black History Month by spotlighting four of our Black employees every Monday in February. Hassan Joseph, Jade Shortt, Zee Ndlovu and Tatiana Gomes discussed their roles at Intelex, the reasons why they entered the tech field, their mentors and what inspires them. If you missed any of our previous blogs this month, just click on the Intelexian’s name to read their blog post.

Today we are profiling Tatiana Gomes, who is a Customer Success Associate and joined Intelex in November 2020. In her role, she helps build long-term relationships with our customers.

Tatiana, what do you do at Intelex?

My role at Intelex as a Customer Success Associate is to build a long-term relationship with our customers to ensure they’re receiving the tools and support needed to achieve their goals.  I am their advocate internally, as well as the face of Read more...

WHO/ILO: Work-Related Causes Claim the Lives of Almost 2 Million People Worldwide each Year

Maria Neira, Director of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at WHO: “These almost 2 million premature deaths are preventable. Action needs to be taken based on the research available to target the evolving nature of work-related health threats.”

Work-related diseases and injuries were responsible for the deaths of 1.9 million people in 2016, according to the first joint estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO). These WHO/ILO global estimates on disease and injury in the workplace outline the level of preventable premature deaths due to exposure to work-related health risks.

“It’s shocking to see so many people literally being killed by their jobs,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Our report is a wake-up call to countries and businesses to improve and protect the health and safety of workers by honouring their commitments to provide universal coverage of occupational health and … Read more...

Black History Month 2022: Zee Ndlovu: Never Be Afraid to Ask for Help

ESG is a movement that ensures we create world of equal opportunities and safer environments not only for Black people but for people from all walks of life.
Zee Ndlovu: Within the EHS landscape, ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) has become an undeniable force. This is a movement which ensures that businesses help create an equal world of opportunities and safer environments not only for Black people but for people from all walks of life.

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Join us every Monday in February as we show our support of Black History Month by spotlighting four of our Black employees. Hassan Joseph, Jade Shortt, Zee Ndlovu and Tatiana Gomes discuss their roles at Intelex, the reasons why they entered the tech field, their mentors and what inspires them. Please join us every Monday to celebrate Black History Month and diversity at Intelex.

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Black History Month 2022 – Jade Shortt: Having an Impact on How People Live their Lives Is Contagious

Intelex continues our support of Black History Month by spotlighting four of our Black employees every Monday in February.
Intelex continues our support of Black History Month by spotlighting four of our Black employees every Monday in February.

Intelex continues our support of Black History Month by spotlighting four of our Black employees every Monday in February. Hassan Joseph, Jade Shortt, Zee Ndlovu and Tatiana Gomes will discuss their roles at Intelex, the reasons why they entered the tech field, their mentors and what inspires them. Please join us every Monday to celebrate Black History Month and diversity at Intelex.

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States that celebrates diversity and Black achievement. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

This week, we profile Jade Shortt, who is a Team Lead in Business Development. She has been with Intelex for 3 years.


Jade, what do … Read more...

Black History Month 2022 – Hassan Joseph: Take the Best that Exists and Make it Better

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States that celebrates diversity and Black achievement. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

This year, Intelex continues our support of Black History Month by spotlighting four of our Black employees every Monday in February. Hassan Joseph, Jade Shortt, Zee Ndlovu and Tatiana Gomes will discuss their roles at Intelex, the reasons why they entered the tech field, their mentors and what inspires them. Please join us every Monday to celebrate Black History Month and diversity at Intelex.

Our first profile is Hassan Joseph, who has been a Team Lead for our consultants in the services department for four and a half years. He helps them with their day-to-day work, provides coaching and mentoring and handles their performance reviews.

Hassan, … Read more...

2022 National Black History Month: Black Health and Wellness

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States that celebrates diversity and Black achievement.
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States that celebrates diversity and Black achievement. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Black History Month is an opportunity to understand Black histories, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black achievement. The theme of this year’s Black History Month, which starts Feb. 1, is “Black Health and Wellness.” We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic in which racism has been labeled a “public health crisis” and there is an ever-growing awareness about the ways in which African Americans have been disproportionately affected by health concerns.

This year, Intelex continues our support of Black History Month by spotlighting four of our Black employees every Monday in February. Hassan Joseph, Jade Short, Zee Ndlovu and Tatiana Gomes will … Read more...

SCOTUS Scuttles OSHA’s ETS on COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh hopes employers ontinue to promote vaccination and testing for employees, despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision that halted OSHA ETS for vaccination-or-testing mandate.
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh hopes employers continue to promote vaccination and testing for employees, despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision that halted OSHA ETS for vaccination-or-testing mandate.

In an unsigned opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ruled against the Biden administration and halted enforcement of the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard mandating that companies with 100 or more employees require vaccination or weekly testing for COVID-19. The ETA impacted more than 84 million workers in thousands of workplaces around the country and SCOTUS’ opinion makes it clear the majority of justices believe OSHA’s ETS overstepped the agency’s mandate to protect employees from workplace hazards.

Under the standard, covered employers were required to develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face … Read more...

Popular Reads: The Top 10 Intelex Blogs of 2021

The list of the Top 10 Intelex blogs provides a view into some of the most important and challenging topics of 2021.

The list of the Top 10 Intelex blogs provides a view into some of the most important and challenging topics of 2021. COVID-19 and its impact on business and different industries, AI, ESG, Quality 4.0, worker fatigue and behavior-based safety all made the cut for most-read blogs. Maybe more surprising was the popularity of blogs that focused on the importance of diversity, such as those for International Women’s Day and Black History Month. As the workplace changes, priorities shift and diversity continues to be an important aspect of the world of work, our blog will reflect the topics that are important to our customers, the industries we support and our employees.

#1 The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry in the United States

New research released by the Center for Construction Research and Training focuses on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry through September 2020, … Read more...

Secret Santa Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Santa’s safety and health tips should help you navigate the holiday season, whether it’s ladder safety or avoiding decking yourself instead of the halls.

Santa Claus has many years of experience with sourcing presents—the elves can’t make everything!—and in self-care (delivering presents to children around the world in a 24-hour period is hard work!).

Whether it’s buying presents, decorating the tree or staying healthy over the next few weeks, here are a few tips from the jolly guy himself to help you successfully and safely navigate the holiday season.

Presents: Visions of Product Safety Dance Through Our Heads

With the pandemic having pushed in-person shopping online for many people, it can be much harder being informed about your gift purchases. It also means fraudsters or businesses with low quality management standards are ready to take advantage of desperate shoppers. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while stress-testing your credit card. … Read more...

Simply the Best: From Tips to Manage Incidents to Regulatory Compliance – The Top 10 Downloaded Reports from Intelex.com in 2021

From software comparisons to practical advice to guidance about adopting ISO standards, we’ve got you covered with our 2021 Top 10 list of downloaded reports.

From software solution comparisons to practical advice to guidance about adopting ISO standards in the workplace, we’ve got you covered with our 2021 Top 10 list of downloaded reports.

  1. Verdantix Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021 
    This benchmark report, written by Verdantix, dives into the capabilities of 20 EHS software vendors across Air Emissions, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Waste and Wastewater, Hazardous Waste, and Sustainability Management. Intelex was a leader in both Environment and Sustainability Management, achieving a top-3 score in all capabilities assessed.
  2. The Top 10 OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them: A Checklist
    Each year, OSHA publishes a top 10 list of the most frequently cited violations it has recorded. The list for 2020 is largely unchanged from 2019, suggesting that little progress has been made addressing the most common workplace incidents. The Top 10 OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them: A Checklist Approach provides checklists to
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