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...

See Where Intelex is Headed Next!

American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHce)
June 4th – June 7th, 2017
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

Intelex will be heading to Seattle, Washington to attend AIHce 2017 on June 4th!!  This is Intelex’s first time, and we are very excited to join thousands of IH/OH professionals worldwide at this must-attend event.

If you are attending the show, stop by Booth #1613 to meet the Intelex team and be sure to attend Intelex’s presentations at the conference:

Education Session at AIHce 2017!
Join our Product Solution Consultant, Matt Adams, as he demonstrates how you can move your organization through the EHSQ Maturity Curve during Tuesday’s Education Session.
When: Tuesday June 6th
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: Room 303

Learning Pavilion Session at AIHce 2017!
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Learnings from Safety Professionals: Crisis Management

April, 2017, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind session with Vince Marchesani, hosted by Tamara Parris, to discuss the crisis management planning.

During our closed sessions we had a small community gathering of 10 members who shared their views. In our Members voice survey we had 33 participants.

When asked “Do you currently, have a Crisis Management Plan?”  20 members responded “Yes” and 12 “No“. Of the 12, 7 stated they where thinking of creating a crisis plan. When asked “Have you tested your plan?” 15 said “Yes“, and 7 “No”. Of the 15 who stated “Yes“; 8 were satisfied with the test, and 9 not satisfied.

During the session, we had two members join us Juan Gutierrez and Roy Dojahn who voiced their challenges and insights learned through their own work experiences with … 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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Measuring Safety Part 2 – Serious Injury Fatality – Rethinking Measurement and Prevention

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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 are going to dive deeper into the implications of this thinking by reviewing “Serious Injury Fatality” (SIF).

Serious Injury Fatality (SIF) – Breaking it down

The concept is not new. Workplace fatalities have been the object of preventive corporate policies and regulatory scrutiny for decades. Before my interview with Todd Conklin during Pre-accident podcast, however, I had only seen the abbreviation of “SIF” online.

Being an avid reader and learner, I began my Google search on the SIF-phenomenon which revealed many sources on the topic: White papers, several documents by Fred Manuele, and a YouTube video for learning on the subject. Though my search was not an … Read more...

Join Intelex at the Verdantix EH&S Summit!

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Verdantix EH&S Summit
May 15th – May 17th, 2017J
JW Marriott Houston
Houston, TX

We are so excited to head down to Houston, TX to attend the Verdantix Summit 2017 as a Platinum Sponsor.  The Verdantix Summit is must-attend event as it provides industry insights on how to improve EH&S outcomes, and includes highly informative workshops and sessions for attendees to attend.  If you are planning on attending the Verdantix Summit, be sure to stop by Booth #3 to meet the Intelex team and don’t miss out on our two speaking sessions that will be happening on Tuesday May 16th.

Tuesday May 16th @ 9:15 am

Join our VP of Market Strategy, Cory Gendron, on Tuesday May 16th in a Panel Presentation:

Presentation Name: Strengthening EH&S Risk Management with Better Data and Analytics

Topic: Strengthening EH&S Risk Management with Better Data and … Read more...

Intelex Gives Back: One Brave Night

Intelex CAMH Night

This year Intelex took part in the awe-inspiring initiative put on by CAMH to help raise awareness towards mental health by participating in One Brave Night.

One Brave Night was Canada’s chance to band together and help the 1 in 5 Canadians that struggle with mental health issues. Our team of Intelexians both from Denver and Toronto came together for a night of:

  • Potluck
  • Video Games
  • Movies
  • Card games board games
  • Ping pong
  • Pool

All while raising awareness and donations for CAMH. This year, Intelex and their community were able to raise over $8,000 with a company incentive that if we hit our goal of $8,000, they would match, giving us a grand total of $16,000!

Intelex gives employee’s an amazing opportunity to give back to our community and we always look forward to getting to participate in events such as this one

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EHSQ Community | Safety Programs

This month our member Ron Gantt shares a post about the day in the life of a workplace professional, a while members Chris J Ward and Jane Standerwick discusses reasons 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.

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… by Ron Gantt

  • 3 Reasons Why Organizations Fail to Manage H&S by members Chris J Ward and Jane Standerwick
  • Workplace Violence Prevention – Live Discussion by member Mark Mann

  • State Inspection Programs for Passenger-Carrier Vehicles; Withdrawal

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