The Top 10+1 Hot Tips for Summer Safety

Everyone wants to enjoy summer fun and activities. That said, there are hazards associated with most summer activities. Here are some tips to protect yourself and your family from summer safety hazards.

1. Heat Safety

The first thing most people think about when they hear “summer safety” is heat stress and heat-related illness. The human body normally can regulate its temperature through sweating, unless it is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death.

People at every age are at risk of suffering from a heat-related illness, but infants, those over 65 and people who are ill or have chronic health conditions or have certain medical conditions are more vulnerable. When temperatures soar or when spending time outside in hot weather, take extra breaks and drink lots of water. For employees who must work … Read more...

Mining Pain Points and Solutions: How Technology Makes the Difference

Approximately 230,000 miners work across 11,500 metal/nonmetal mines in the U.S., while 64,000 work in the nation’s 1,000 coal mines. The mining sector employs 3.7 million+ workers worldwide.

In 2020, mining-related deaths declined and the mining industry achieved its highest compliance with U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration health standards, which protect the long-term health and safety of miners. The year 2020 saw all-time-low average concentrations of respirable dust and respirable quartz in underground coal mines, as well as exposure to dust and quartz for miners at highest risk of overexposure to respirable dust.

That said, the agency issued thousands of citations in 2020 for violations of the Mine Safety and Health Act, and the fines for all of those citations add up to millions of dollars. And despite the good news of fewer fatal injuries and fewer citations, miners continue to die and be seriously injured at work.

Our … Read more...

Kristen Duda, Intelex EHSQ Ecosystem and Alliances Leader, Recognized as one of CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel

Kristen Duda, vice president of Strategic Alliances at Intelex, named to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kristen Duda, vice president of Strategic Alliances at Intelex, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel who pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Duda, a professional engineer who has 18 years of experience in EHSQ, is an integral part of the growing success of Intelex because of her devotion to building value-based connected EHSQ ecosystem partnerships. Being included in the 2021 CRN Women of the Channel listing marks Duda’s second accolade from CRN in 2021, coming on the heels of being recognized as a 2021 CRN Channel Chief earlier this year.
 
“CRN’s 2021 Women … Read more...

ABC: Calling All Construction Companies That Want to be 600% Safer!

With the best practices outlined in the 2021 Safety Performance Report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), construction companies can drastically improve their safety performance.

The 2021 Safety Performance Report is an annual assessment that furthers the construction industry’s understanding of how to achieve world-class safety. The companies highlighted in the report deploy ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. The report details the drastic impact of using proactive safety practices to reduce recordable incidents by up to 85%, making the best-performing companies more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.

“Leading from a posture of safety and committing to a culture of safety create the conditions for all in the construction industry to complete their work without incident and go home safe and healthy every day,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “ABC’s Safety Performance Report creates … Read more...

Your Training Probably Won’t Prevent Nuclear War, But It Might

Effective Training Strategies

On September 26, 1983, the Soviet early warning system detected the launch of five intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) from the United States. Rather than launch an immediate retaliation—which was the standard protocol—the Soviet commander on duty, Stanislav Petrov, determined that an attack by the United States would most likely involve an overwhelming number of ICBMs, not a handful. Petrov decided that the launch detection was a computer malfunction and did not issue orders for a nuclear counterstrike, despite not having the computer access to prove his belief. Petrov was proven correct when the American missiles did not arrive. In subsequent interviews, Petrov credited his training with providing him with the critical thinking skills to assess and judge the probabilities of the situation. Today he is recognized as the man whose clear thinking in a stressful situation helped prevent a global catastrophe.

While the consequences of poor training aren’t as high … Read more...

The Texas Blackout is a Powerful Reminder that Systems Can Be Fragile

Texas Blackout Energy

To describe the blackout that occurred in Texas recently as tragic would be an understatement. It had serious consequences on the well-being of individuals, took a heavy toll on the state’s energy infrastructure and will end up costing taxpayer’s billions to repair. However, what is truly heartbreaking is that the suffering continues for many.

To date, the weather conditions that caused the blackout have resulted in:


According to the Independent, the estimated cost of damages is close to the $50 billion mark. While it appears that the situation couldn’t get worse, ERCOT – the Electric Reliability Council of Texas – now says the Texas … Read more...

Black History Month 2021: The Honourable Justice Lori Anne Thomas: Find People Who Will Help You Through Adversity

The IntelexOne Visible Minorities, Womxn and Allies employee resource groups invited The Honourable Justice Lori Anne Thomas to join Intelex employees for a discussion on her career, the importance of representation in the judicial system and how allyship played a role in her career.   

The Honourable Justice Lori Anne Thomas is a judge in the Ontario Court of Justice (Toronto). Before her appointment, Justice Thomas was a criminal defense lawyer for 11 years. She was the President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and was an executive board member on the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) Board, where she was the only racialized member for four years.

She has made submissions to the Federal Government on proposed criminal law amendments. Justice Thomas is a frequent speaker on various topics at educational events held by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Law Society of Ontario, CABL, CLA, … Read more...

Lorenzo Tennant: Remain True to Who You Are and Never Forget the Obstacles You Have Endured and Overcome to Get to this Moment

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration which recognizes the significant contributions of African-Americans throughout history, through their artistic, cultural, scientific and political contributions. The theme of Black History Month 2021 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”

Intelex Technologies joins the celebration by launching a blog series that shares the first-person experiences of our employees and celebrating their accomplishments and contribution to Intelex. Our first blog introduces you to Lorenzo Tennant, who joined Intelex in June 2017 and now is the Director of Business Development.

What is your name, title and how long have you worked at Intelex?

Lorenzo Tennant, Director, Business Development, and I joined Intelex June 2017

What do you do at Intelex?

My role is to lead the Business Development department, which is the frontline function for the sales journey in our business. Our team is tasked with generating opportunities from an inbound and outbound … Read more...

Black History Month 2021 Celebrates the Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

Intelex launches blog series in celebration of Black History Month.

Black History Month is an annual celebration which recognizes the significant contributions of African-Americans throughout history, through their artistic, cultural, scientific and political contributions.

Intelex Technologies joins the celebration by launching a blog series that shares the first-person experiences of our employees and celebrating their accomplishments and contribution to Intelex. Our first blog will introduce you to Lorenzo Tennant, who joined Intelex in June 2017 and now is the Director of Business Development. Look for it tomorrow.

“As part of building a culture of inclusion and belonging at Intelex, we are on a mission to ensure all employees can bring their authentic selves to work,” said Kellie Hart, Vice President, Human Resources, Intelex. “I am continuously in awe of the conversations we have been able to have as an organization and the amount of bravery and courage our employees have … Read more...

8 Checklists for 2020: A Quick Way to Check In and Level Up Your EHSQ Programs

These checklists from Intelex offer practical advice about managing aspects of safety like slips and falls and electrical hazards, help you touch base with employees during these stressful times, offer insight into your organization’s preparedness planning, provide guidance on quality issues like voice of customer and 5S, and much more!

Don’t Be Shocked – A Checklist for Electrical Safety – While the objective of protecting the safety of their employees continues to be a strong focus for employers, there still needs to be more checks in place to reduce injuries.

Embrace the New Age of Digital Learning: Training Management in the Age of COVID-19 – Learning and training is more important than ever. When the world moves quickly, sometimes in unexpected ways, we need to make sure our training can keep up and give our teams what they need to survive and thrive.

Back to Work Checklist for Mindful Leaders – While strategic vision … Read more...