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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Intelexian Kristen Duda Spotlighted at NAEM EHS&S Women’s Leadership Conference

naem womens leadership conference

Intelex is proud to have been represented at the NAEM Women’s Leadership Conference last week (June 20-22nd). The conference provided EHS&S professionals the tools and roadmap to grow and advance their careers. Along with an impressive group of women, Intelexians including Kristen Duda, Jasprit Gupta and Shannon Summers took part in the 2-day summit filled with inspirational speakers, exercises and a variety of activities designed to drive personal and professional growth.

Upon their return, Kristen shared her key takeaways from the conference:

1)     What was a wow moment for you from the NAEM EHS&S Women’s Leadership Conference?

NAEM Women's Leadership Speaker

Source: NAEM Twitter page

Sophia Danenberg told her story of summiting Mt. Everest. She was the first African-American woman to do so and was so incredibly humble about it, highlighting the boring nature of the planning and organization that goes into it. Her perspective on the planning, preparation, expedition, and life … Read more...

EHSQ Community | Global Safety

Are We Taking Safety Too Personally? join member Jim Loud‘s online discussion to share your opinion. In this members monthly open discussion Industry Expert Kirk Lowery will share 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.

  • 6 Easy Workplace Awareness Programs by Tamara Parris
  • Chernobyl Lesson and Global Safety Awareness by member Kamran Akhavan Attari
  • Are We Taking Safety Too Personally? by member Jim Loud
  • Refrigerant Rule Revisions: Is Your Facility Prepared? – Kirk Lowery

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Intelex Returns to Another Exciting Year at ASSE Safety 2017!

ASSE Safety 2017
June 19th – June 21st, 2017
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

Intelex is headed west to Denver, Colorado to attend ASSE Safety 2017 on June 19th! We are very excited to return to this must attend event and join over 4,000 OSH professionals to discuss best practices and trends to advance safety.

If you are attending the show, stop by Booth #1667 to meet the Intelex team!

Interested in scheduling an onsite demo?  E-mail Mark.Dahlke@intelex.com to pre book.… Read more...

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...

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!
Join our Product Solution Consultant, Matt Adams, as he provides an Intelex Occupational Health Solution demo during Read more...

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...