Learnings from Safety Professionals: Biggest Challenge in Building Safety Program

Learnings from Safety Professionals

February, 2017, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind session with Jake Thiessen and Keith Voykin, hosted by Tamara Parris, to discuss the challenges EHS Professionals face building their safety programs in the workplace.

During our sessions we had just over 30 community members share their views, challenges and insights learned through their work experience on our workplace safety issue.

From our “Member’s Voice” discussion we learned 27 members have personally experienced challenges when trying to gain Organizational Buy-In to their safety program.

Which is a good indicator many EHSQ Professional are facing this challenge.

A suggestion Jake shared with us, to help with the challenge of gaining buy-in from all levels of the organization, it is important to develop the different strategies needed to generate the desired buy-in at the various levels.

With buy-in one of the questions that must be answered is where do you start?

Jake shared, what … Read more...

Integrated EHSQ Platform + Mobile Technology: 5 Opportunities for EHSQ Gains

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Mobile technology in manufacturing and resource extraction industries are typically not thought to go hand in hand. Indeed, most employers discourage personal mobile devices from shop floors and from near any use with heavy equipment and transport. We all clearly understand why: personal consumer mobile applications are sources of distraction, putting safety at risk and productivity as well. While this is undoubtedly true, banning all use of mobile technologies may be holding your company back. Traditional health and safety investments at some point suffer diminished returns, especially if they are not modernized for the new workplace. Worse still, separate software for environmental compliance and yet again for Quality Assurance all threaten to replace manual processes with technical burdens. New social and mobile technology offers the opportunity to drive safety engagement, environmental compliance and quality assurance throughout an entire organization using a unified platform.

Employers should consider the potential that integrated … Read more...

Intelex at NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Conference

Attending the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Conference this week?  Be sure to watch Laura Espinoza, EHS&S Specialist II, presentation as she demonstrates how Apache Corp uses the Intelex ACTS software.

During the presentation, Laura will demonstrate how Apache’s seamless integration of Intelex ACTS software has improved their overall reporting workflow, increased the accuracy of their collected data, which has enabled them to achieve multiple regulatory reporting requirements.

Presentation Details:
Tuesday March 7th
10:45am – 11:45 am… Read more...

Intelex 2017 Spring Conference Kick Off!

The 2017 Intelex Conference Season is about to start!

Spring is quickly approaching and with the warmer weather comes the start to the Intelex conference season!

The schedule kicks off with two big events in March: NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Conference and the American Manufacturing Summit. See below for more details on these conferences and let us know if you’ll be attending, we would love the chance to meet up!

NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Conference
March 6th – 8th, 2017
Westin Galleria Houston
Houston, TX

As annual supporters of the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Software Conference, we can’t wait to return for another year!  Our team is heading to Houston, Texas where we are proud Terabyte Sponsors.  This conference is a must-attend, as it brings together corporate EHS and sustainability leaders to discuss EHS software.

Visit the Intelex Booth!
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Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

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On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production facilities and on nuclear/chemical waste clean-up sites. Site sizes varied from a few acres and plants with hundreds of thousands of square feet up to thousands of acres and many millions of square feet of work area. His EHSQ teams varied in size from 10 to 160 staff on larger government sites with thousands of workers.

Companies that experience the lowest lost-time and reportable injury rates are also the ones with high levels of management commitment and employee involvement. Larry coaches, “It is important that management demonstrates their … Read more...

EHSQ Community | OSHA E-Recordkeeping

This month our member Eric J. Conn hosts an open discussion on OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rule. 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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Learnings from Safety Professionals: Worker Attention to Improve Safety and Operational Outcomes

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In January, 2017, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind sessions with Amanda Wang Valentine, Dr Gary Edwards and Tamara Parris to discuss how attention impacts our workers safety in the workplace.

During our sessions we had two community members volunteer, Jessie Aiton and Thomas Colla of Fomas Group. They shared their views, challenges and insights learned through their work experience on our workplace safety issue.

We had 22 participants joining us this session, during which we learned everyone believes attention does influence safety in the workplace. 64% of our participants said “yes” they do have methods to help strengthen their workers attention, to optimize their teams work performance.

The four top mentions were (1) safety signs, (2) discussing concerns at meetings (3) speaking directly with their workers on the site floor and (4) encouraging workers to take a break.

When ask our sessions three polling questions, our members responded accordingly;… Read more...

EHSQ Community | Symptoms to Systems

We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week, join our members Zachary Shewmaker for Seven Simple Tips for Preventing Workplace Injuries. We invite you to join the discussion and share your knowledge with other members.

  • Seven Simple Tips for Preventing Workplace Injuries
  • Obama Makes a Late Term Nomination to Fill the Last Vacancy on the CSB with  Richard Rosera

  • Webinar: Controlling Major Risks: Moving from Symptoms to Systems with Ron Gantt and Jim Loud
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EHSQ Community | Risk Control

We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week, join our members Chris Ward for a new ISO 45001 Update. We invite you to join the discussion and share your knowledge with other members.

  • New Timeline for Publication of ISO 45001 with member Chris Ward
  • Controlling Major Risks: Moving from Symptoms to Systems with Ron Gantt and Jim Loud

  • Master Training Series ACE, GCI & CITS ISSA Certification-Orlando with David Thompson
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EHSQ Intelex Community | Operational Outcomes

Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality Professional CommunityWe invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional discussions. This week, join our member Amanda Wang Valentine and Jack Sahl  in their discussion about workers attention and its influence on safety performance. We invite you to join the discussion and share your knowledge with other members.

  • Strengthening Worker Attention to Improve Safety and Operational Outcomes
  • Will ISO 45001 Improve our Standard of Safety Globally? view Webinar Recording
  • Speaking Truth to Power with Ron Gantt

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