Coronavirus – Leading EHS During Crisis

Have your priorities as an EHS leader changed during the current Coronavirus crisis?

Organizations are experiencing an unprecedented situation. Now more than ever, EHS professionals can help lead their organizations through the crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Over the past 25 years, I’ve spent all my time working as an EHS professional in local and corporate level positions, determined to improve business processes and performance. Throughout my career, I’ve noticed one consistent theme: organizations optimize their efforts when they provide robust and well-balanced leadership.

This means that they do not focus on a single factor but consider the work system, employee capability and capacity, how the organization is led, and the management system. During times of crisis such as what we’re now experiencing with Coronavirus, it is vital to lead your organization more effectively.

Simply, the dividing line between managing things and leading them is measured by the ability to affect … Read more...

The Campbell Institute Releases Strategies for Injury and Fatality Prevention

Organizations that pursue strategies to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities have reached a level of maturity in their safety management systems that allows them to identify the most serious risks to workers.

The Campbell Institute, the global Center of EHS Excellence at the National Safety Council, has released a new white paper, Designing Strategy for Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention – the second in its series on this emerging safety trend. The report shares the perspectives of 11 Institute member and partner organizations on a variety of topics surrounding the development of their serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention strategies and long-term goals, including metrics, tools, communication, and performance.

“We’re finding that organizations pursuing SIF prevention strategies have reached a level of maturity that goes beyond focusing on near misses and injuries to identifying the most severe risks,” said John Dony, director of the Campbell Institute. “Organizations working on SIF … Read more...

Streamlining Compliance: Using AI to Solve Pain Points in Your Regulatory Compliance Efforts

Artificial Intelligence doesn’t have to be scary or confusing. Find out how AI works behind the scenes to help update your database of regulations and permits in this webinar from Intelex Technologies and EHS Today.

Ever wonder why, if you click on an online ad, you suddenly start seeing ads for similar products? Or why, if you join a Facebook group, you suddenly start receiving suggestions of other groups you might want to join? The answer is artificial intelligence. It tracks our browsing habits – that’s what those “cookies” are for – and fuels the suggestions search engines and powerful online entities like Facebook and Amazon make for us.

AI in the Workplace

By 2035, it’s projected that the construction industry will see a profit increase of 71 percent by making use of artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline operations and increase precision. Neoteric, in “10 use cases of AI Read more...

Kristen Duda: It Is Critical to Align Your Personal Values to Those of the Company You Work For

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is: #EachforEqual. Women are encouraged to “actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.”

Kristen Duda was chosen to be profiled for Intelex Technologies International Women’s Day 2020 coverage because she believes that “being yourself and open fosters trusts and builds relationships in a stronger way.”

Kristen Duda is Vice President of strategic alliances at Intelex Technologies and is responsible for development and growth of the partner ecosystem, including consulting, independent software vendors (ISVs), and technology partners. With over 15 years of experience in environmental, health, and safety management field, Kristen possesses in-depth industry knowledge, which she has translated into highly successful environmental strategies for large, multinational corporations in the commercial and defense sectors. She has a proven track record leading and building teams, leading global sales strategies to exceed business performance metrics, and approachable thought Read more...

Jonna Pedersen-Killeen: My Goal Was to Always Be Involved in Work that Brought Good to the World

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is: #EachforEqual. Women are encouraged to “actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.”

Jonna Pedersen-Killeen was chosen to be profiled for Intelex Technologies International Women’s Day 2020 coverage because she strives to keep people safe, happy and connected. Part of the focus of International Women’s Day 2020 is that “Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.” Jonna focuses on helping her coworkers and her customers be the best they can be, every day, all day.

Jonna Pedersen-Killeen is Manager, Customer Success, at Intelex Technologies. She is a tenured relationship manager and is inspired by companies that strive to keep people safe and happy and connected. As a result, she has experienced a 100 percent retention rate on her team. She implemented a technical training course for her team and Read more...

Coronavirus: Will It Cause Workplace Distraction?

Mention the word Coronavirus, and an unsettling knot grows in your stomach. It is sweeping across the globe with great voracity.  Every newspaper headline screams it. Every television news program I’ve watched over the last month leads with it.  

While we can’t dismiss Coronavirus as a medical concern, what is it doing to the mental health of workers?  As a safety practitioner, I’m concerned about how much distraction this creates in the workplace. This especially is true in those work environments where an absolute focus on work tasks separates staying safe or becoming a tragic loss statistic.

Don’t allow workers to become so distracted by the latest news about Coronavirus that they become so distracted that they commit unsafe acts.

My Experience

Years ago, I worked in a paper mill that was progressive in the care for its people. You knew you were driving into a different type of manufacturing plant when you passed signage in the parking lot with the company name … Read more...

Margery Moore: Starting My Own Company Was the Only Way To Truly Honor My Dreams and Achieve My Goals

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is: #EachforEqual. Women are encouraged to “actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.”

Margery Moore was chosen to be profiled for Intelex Technologies International Women’s Day 2020 coverage because she is at the forefront of breakthrough technologies that can solve the most critical challenges in the EHS industry.

Margery Moore is Chief Executive Officer of ehsAI (Moore & Gasperecz Global Inc). Margery is always at the forefront of breakthrough technologies that can solve the most critical challenges in the EHS industry. Before founding ehsAI, an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning start-up based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Margery designed and developed multiple EHS software products for Bloomberg BNA. She has a BSc. and Masters in Environmental Data Management and in her spare time she is President of the Salt Spring Institute for Sustainability Education & Action, Read more...

Amy McNaughton: Building Safety Culture, Keeping Communication Open

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is: #EachforEqual. Women are encouraged to “actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.”

Amy McNaughton was chosen to be profiled for Intelex Technologies International Women’s Day 2020 coverage because she spent 10 years at the start of her career working on the front lines of occupational safety and health and she brings that knowledge and expertise to her work at Intelex Technologies.

Amy McNaughton has worked at Intelex for just over four years and is a Senior Product Consultant. She not only assists clients but also trains and coaches internal employees on working in the industry.  Amy came to work at Intelex following years of working the field for consulting firms and exploration and operational mining companies. She spent 10 years at the start of her career working on the front line of health and safety Read more...

Charlotte Oickle: Standing Firm and Taking Charge While Demonstrating Kindness & Empathy

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is: #EachforEqual. Women are encouraged to “actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.”

Charlotte Oickle was chosen to be profiled for Intelex Technologies International Women’s Day 2020 coverage because of her support and encouragement for women in the Tech field. Her philosophy is to always search for growth opportunities, and she has done that successfully throughout her career in Tech.

Charlotte Oickle has been with Intelex for seven years in a variety of different roles. She joined as a Project Manager in the professional services team, and then moved on to more technical roles in the IT teams, product teams, and pre-sales engineering teams as she pursued her love for technology and SaaS. When not at her computer, Charlotte can be found cheering on Toronto FC as a devoted season ticket holder, going for a Read more...

Ratna Morjaria: Managing EHSQ Proactively Is Essential to Business

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is: #EachforEqual. Women are encouraged to “actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.”

Ratna Morjaria was chosen to be profiled for Intelex Technologies’ International Women’s Day 2020 coverage because she has a proven track record in both implementing and promoting continual improvement processes in the EHSQ space, as well as driving a positive attitude to change management, ESH leadership and continuous improvement across all levels within the organization.

Ratna Morjaria is a dedicated EHSQ professional with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. She is currently works for Corporate ESHQ responsible for Culture, ESH Databases and Compliance Audit Management. She is responsible for developing and driving one Evonik ESHQ culture through the implementation of environmental, safety and health & quality processes, practices and culture across all of Evonik’s sites globally through systems and behaviors. Having held senior positions at Evonik in both the UK and Germany for two decades and supported sites Read more...