Do You Know the Most Popular Gift Items to Make the Safety Professional’s Holiday Wish List?

Holiday Gifts for Safety Professionals

When it comes to satisfying the safety-minded individual, holiday gift buying is more about practicality than material things. After all, there’s something to be said about prioritizing health and safety above everything else.

Even though it’s that most wonderful time of the year, shopping for near and dear ones can, at times, be most stressful. But what about shopping for safety professionals? Is that any different?

The answer to that is a resounding yes!

An article by EHSToday highlights the fact that safety professionals put an emphasis on understanding risks and hazards, not just following procedures. With a laser-focus on preventing workplace and safety hazards as well as managing the number of incidents, wouldn’t it seem logical that they would appreciate gifts that helped keep their teams (as well as themselves) safe on a day-to-day basis?

You bet it would!

Here are some popular gift items for safety professionals … Read more...

Revitalize Safety Management in 2021 with New Safety Trends

2021 Safety Trends

2020 created challenges across industries and practice areas. These anticipated safety trends for 2021 run the gamut from artificial intelligence to professional development. What’s tops on your list for 2021?

For most of us, the end of each year has come to represent a time of reflection and reevaluation and a time to look forward. This year in particular, with its unique set of challenges, has forced us to reevaluate the way we’ve been doing business and propelled change in many areas, including safety management.

The Applicability and Value New Safety Trends

With 2021 around the corner, it’s exciting to see what the future will bring to the practice of occupational safety. A blog published by Pie Insurance, explores the top safety trends that are expected to make waves next year:

Mobile Applications:

  • The application of new technologies and upgrades to mobile applications help workers stay connected to their

Enterprise Mobile Apps – Don’t Just Shrink the Screen

ehs & quality mobile app

Do you have a smart phone? I do, and chances are you do as well. In fact, research from Mary Meeker shows that today there are over $2.5 billion smartphone users around the world. Much like the internet before it smart phones and the rising use of mobile devices is a technology trend that is influencing many facets of our lives today, both personal and professional.

Over the last few years mobile has driven significant changes in how, where and when we use the internet. The internet’s initial value proposition of – all the world’s information available to anyone – has now become – all the world’s information available anywhere. This constant connectivity has impacted all areas of our lives, from how we navigate around town, to how we do our work, even to how we shop. In fact, earlier this year mobile use reached a very significant milestone. During … Read more...

How to Save $1.2 Million in Workers Compensation Dollars

Blog Image_PaceIndustries_450Pace Industries is North America’s largest full-service aluminum, zinc, and magnesium die casting company. Founded in 1970, Pace operates 12 divisions with 21 facilities and over 4,200 associates across the U.S. and Mexico. Today, their safety performance is a source of pride and a competitive advantage within their industry. But Pace Industries has learned a lot along the way.

Pace Industries focuses on building a strong safety culture in a number of ways, from committing to personal safety pledges to investing in safety by providing appropriate resources, training and education. “We challenged our leadership team to give our EHS personnel more responsibility,” says Kenny Sandlin, Vice President of Health & Safety at Pace Industries. “To give them authority, to empower them, but also to give them resources. Intelex was one of those resources.”

Barriers to Safety Excellence

Not too long ago, the majority of Pace Industries’ safety data was still … Read more...

The Secret to Streamlined Safety Compliance

Let’s face it, the world as we know it is changing. For the most part that’s a very good thing. As health and safety professionals one way that we see these changes is in increasing regulatory pressures. For example, as of January 2015, OSHA has increased pressure on U.S.-based businesses regarding reporting of workplace incidents. These new requirements include reporting work-related fatalities within 8 hours and severe work-related injuries within 24 hours.

Ultimately these changing regulations are a good thing. But the question that’s in the minds of businesses across America is “How can I keep up with these changing regulations, and do it in a way that isn’t disruptive to my business?”

After all, safety isn’t just about the human tragedies that can accompany workplace safety incidents, there is a significant financial cost to noncompliance as well. Fines for noncompliance with these regulations can run into millions of dollars … Read more...

ASSE Safety 2014 – Intelex Safety Experts at Booth #1559!

From June 8-10 safety professionals from around the globe will be attending The ASSE Safety 2014 Professional Development Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida. Three full days of education sessions, roundtables and lectures from industry experts is what attendees of Safety 2014 can expect when they invade the Orange County Convention centre this year.  This ASSE conference is an annual occurrence for the Intelex team and we are thrilled to announce we will be returning again this week!

Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Stephen Ross will be accompanied by Safety Solutions Specialist Brett McClennan at the event. Make sure to stop by booth #1559 (look for the bright Intelex-blue) to chat with our experts about the latest concerns that organizations face in safety.  Steve and Brett will be available for live demos of a variety of our solutions from our Safety Management System and would love to show how Intelex … Read more...

Report shows U.S. lags on oil refinery safety, recommends more attention to performance metrics

Refining oil is a process by which crude petroleum is transformed into more useful products such as gasoline. It is a dangerous process, one that results in hundreds of safety incidents annually that are reported to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). However, while oil refinery incidents like explosions, fires and fatalities have prompted fundamental improvements to safety procedures in other countries, it appears that the U.S. is not catching on quite as quickly.

U.S. refineries sustain far higher financial losses than EU counterparts

The United States sustains financial losses from refinery incidents at a rate that is three times higher than the losses sustained by its European Union counterparts, according to a 2006 report by Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer. In 2012 Swiss Re officials reported to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board that the incident gap between U.S. refineries and others across the world had only widened since … Read more...