Why Government Entities Should Track Risk

The Risk Management standard ISO 31000:2009, released in 2009, has been guiding organizations with applicable and adaptable standards for best practices in Risk Management for the past 4 years. This set of standards can be applied to public, private, group or individuals and was not developed for specific industries or groups.

Implementing an ERM Solution

Whether you manage risk at the municipal, provincial, state or federal level, a framework to incorporate your risk management process is important. Putting tools in place to help planners address uncertainty, identify risk and analyze it in order to evaluate is critical. Tools help with documentation and storage of risk information such as scoring, checklists and assessments in one central repository.

This helps in providing an accurate view into organizational vs. enterprise risks so that when putting treatment plans together we can segregate the two and implement correct treatment actions. Implementing an ERM solution … Read more...

Intelex on Quality and Cities in Municipal World

The need for quality management is apparent in an industrial context, but how about…a municipal organization? Well, just as quality management has expanded its reach from manufacturing to customer service, quality can have a huge role in any organization, including municipal corporations.

So check out the latest issue of Municipal World for an article I wrote on Quality Management in Municipalities. You’ll need a subscription to Municipal World to read it (unless you are already among their thousands of subscribers…after all, these guys have been around for more than 115 years!) 

In the meantime, check out our recent webinar on Quality Management in Municipalities where Intelex partnered with The Town of Ajax, one of the very first municipalities in North America to achieve ISO 9001 certification. In this free 30-minute discussion, David Forget, Ajax’s Manager of Quality Service, joined Intelex to examine exactly how municipalities and other service-based organizations can benefit from ISO 9001 registration and streamlined quality … Read more...

OSHA Opens Grant Solicitation for $1.2 Million in Susan Harwood Training Grants

The US Department of Labor’s OSHA has announced that it is seeking applications for two types of training grants, with funds to be awarded totalling $1.2 million. The two types of grants available are Targeted Topic Training and Targeted Topic Training and Educational Materials Development.

OSHA has outlined the following topics for the grants: fall protection, grain handling operations, crane safety, workplace violence, hazard communication for chemical exposure, injury and illness prevention programs, and shipyard safety hazards. Under the Susan Harword Training Grants Program, the focus of these grants is to provide workers and employers with the tools and resources necessary to understand workplace hazards, control measures, and rights and responsibilities.

The grant was named in honour of the late Susan Harwood, a former director of the Office of Risk Assessment in OSHA’s Health standards directorate, who died in 1996. During her 17-year tenure with the agency, Harwood developed OSHA … Read more...