EHSQ Community | Organizational Behavior

Our EHSQ members Dr. Judith Erickson, Jim Loud and Dave Rebbitt share their insights on how Organizational Behavior and Corporate Culture impact safety management and practices. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.

  • Organizational Behavior and Corporate Culture: The impact on Safety Management and Practices member by Dr. Judith EricksonJim Loud and Dave Rebbitt
  • DIS 45001 2 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems by member Zulfiqar Dhakan
  • Ask you ISO 45001 questions in our ISO 45001 OHSMS group with member Chris Ward
  • Trump Admin. Pumps the Brakes on New OSHA Rules in its First Regulatory Agenda member Eric J Conn

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EHSQ Community | ISO 45001 draft Update, and Organizational Behavior and Corporate Culture

ISO 45001 draft – update join members  Chris J Ward and Jane Standerwick as they share an update from the discussion on July 20th results ballot announcement. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.

  • ISO 45001 draft – update from July 20th results ballot announcement by Chris J Ward and Jane Standerwick
  • Organizational Behavior and Corporate Culture: The impact on Safety Management and Practices by Dr. Judith Erickson, Dave Rebbitt  and our member Jim Loud
  • Learnings from Safety Professionals: Refrigerant Rule Revisions member Tamara Parris
  • Can Relationship-Centered Safety Decrease Fatalities? by member Rosa Antonia Carrillo

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The Conscious EHSQ Conversation: Our First with Vinay Nair, SVP of Marketing

The Conscious EHSQ Conversation

The company announcement has been made, the press release published, and the personal notice made to his social network; now, Vinay Nair shares why he came to Intelex, a leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality Management (EHSQ) software, and how the mission of the company and its customers aligns with his own personal beliefs.

Vinay, tell us about your introduction to Intelex and the EHSQ industry.

When I was first approached about the Senior Vice President position at Intelex, I was surprised to say I was unaware of the company and knew very little about the EHSQ market. Having been an analyst that had covered the Canadian Enterprise Applications market, I prided myself on knowing the key players in the country. All this time, Intelex had grown into a formidable SaaS company right in the heart of Toronto and I missed it. But once I was introduced … Read more...

EHSQ Community | Rule Revisions

Refrigerant Rule Revisions: Is Your Facility Prepared? join member Kirk Lowery as he discusses recent amendments to the Montreal Protocol and U.S. EPA refrigerant management regulations. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.

  • Refrigerant Rule Revisions: Is Your Facility Prepared? by Kirk Lowery
  • Best Practices to Improve Team Engagement, and Problem Solve Conflicts by member Michael Toebe
  • Why are organizations not including IAQ assessments within their H&S programs? by member Tamara Parris
  • EPA Website – Refrigerant blend compositions by member Carie Mathison

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Measuring Safety Part 3 – Serious Injury Prevention – S is for Subjective

Serious Injury Fatality

Serious Injury Prevention – S is for Subjective

In Measuring Safety Part, 1 we reviewed the drawbacks of focusing solely on the measurement of safety outcomes absent understanding and tracking operational processes and events that are predictive of a safe workplace. In Part 2 of the series, we dove deeper into the implications of this thinking by reviewing “Serious Injury Fatality” (SIF). In this Part 3, we look at the subjective nature of serious injury and fatality prevention recording and whether SIF is indeed the better approach to take.

Building a SIF Safety Triangle addresses previous serious safety prevention framework shortcomings, but it also introduces new issues. Our next question: Who decides upon the categorization of processes and events that have the potential for serious injury and fatality? Also, how is this categorization done?

It seems to be relatively easy to define some categories that separate SIF from the non-SIF … Read more...

EHSQ Community | Safe + Sound Week!

Join us for Safe + Sound Week! In this members monthly open discussion we join forces to drive social awareness around safety in the workplace, and worker’s rights. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.

  • Join us for the Safe + Sound Week! with Tamara Parris
  • Don’t Blame the Silos by member Terry L Mathis

  • Speaking Truth to Power by member Ron Gantt
  • System Safety Program – Rule

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EHSQ Community | Organizational Success or Failure

Take a moment to join our members Chris J Ward and Jane Standerwick  by listening to their discussion about why organizations fail to manage H&S. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.

  • Reasons Why Organizations Fail to Manage H&S by members Chris J Ward and Jane Standerwick

  • Why Employers Should Be Screening ‘At Risk’ Laborers for Cancer by Cassandra Kennicot
  • EMIS Implementation from Your IT Director’s Perspective by member Kay Eileraas

  • Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Control of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From Coal-Fired Electric Generating Units – Rule

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Safety Leadership Spotlight | How to Use Leading Indicators to Benchmark Your Safety Program

On March 31, 2017, I sat down with EHSQ Community member Faustino Martinez, a V.P of EHS, to hear his thoughts on how using leading indicators in EHSQ is transforming workplace safety in business.

In several of our recent community open discussions we have been learning from our members the Leading Indicators they are using to benchmark their safety data, such as near misses, and unsafe conditions.

During our interview conversation, Faustino shared his view that part of the key to success is identifying the right leading indicators that will strengthen your own organization’s management system. He stated to look at it like an “iceberg”. Often we only see 10% of what is happening when we look at lagging indicators. It is really the last minute view which means you have no opportunity to gain actionable proactive insights.

In his experiences, the secret to preventing incidents and accidents is to … Read more...

EHSQ Professional’s Voice: Workplace Violence Prevention

This month Community Expert, Mark Mann, lead our member’s discussion on Workplace Violence Prevention. He discussed workplace violence prevention and the challenges an EHS professional faces when identifying risks of violence within their workplace. Here is a recap of what Mark, and our EHSQ Community members discussed during the open discussion.

We invite you to view the Recording of the Live Member Open Discussion which inspired this month’s Learning’s from Safety Professionals post; “link to recording here”.

What does “workplace violence” include for you?

To begin the discussion, Mark asked our members to share their opinions on what they believe workplace violence can look like.

Workplace violence can include:

  • Everything from bullying to terrorism,
  • Past patterns or predictable violence,
  • Threats to person or property,
  • Intentional damage to operations,
  • Words and pre-attack indicators, and
  • Failure to share known warning signs (due to innocent ignorance or social stigma
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EHSQ Community | Managing Health and Safety

This month our member Kamran Akhavan Attari shares a post about Safety within Critical Discourse Perspectives, a while members Chris J Ward and Jane Standerwick discusses why organizations fail to manage H&S. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.

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