Webinar: 5 Essential Steps for Managing Safety to Win Contracts in Construction

Demonstrating that you have comprehensive commitment to safety isn’t just a nice to have in the construction business, it’s imperative. More and more construction projects are actually requiring contractors to show that they have a safety management system in place to protect workers, ensure compliance and reduce risk. Without it, you just can’t win those contracts.

What’s important to know is that ensuring you have those systems in place isn’t as challenging as you might think! In this FREE 30-minute webinar, Intelex construction solution expert Tomas Kuras covers what it means to implement a safety management system for your business and how your company will benefit.

Watch this webinar and learn how to:

  • Identify the essential components of a safety system.
  • Assess the investment and timelines that are involved with implementing a safety system.
  • Calculate the potential savings to your business when utilizing a safety system that streamlines the management
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Notes from NSC, Michaels on the Health and Safety ‘bell curve’, U.S. close to reaching 2020 emissions targets, and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Notes from this week’s National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo, including remarks from OSHA head Dr. David Michaels.
  • ASSE and OSHA’s work on risk in the Oil and Gas industry.
  • The U.S.’s progress to meeting 2020 emissions goals, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at paul@ehsthisweek.com. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. 

Until next week, enjoy the program! 

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In 2011, over 4,600 Americans left for work and ‘never returned home to their families’

So the U.S. Bureau of Labor released 2011 Statistics’ on workplace deaths. Turns out just over 4,600 American workers died from work-related injuries last year. Yes, this does indicate a slight decline from the previous year when more than 4,690 Americans died on the job, but in both cases that represents about 13 workplace deaths a day – and that’s too many.

In light of this, as reported over at EHS Today, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSE) is asking one key question: “Where is the concern?”

ASSE President, Richard A. Pollock (pictured, noted that the 2011 rate of workplace fatalities, in spite of a marginal decline over 2010 numbers, “alarming” and “unacceptable.”

He emphasized three key things:

  • Businesses need effective management systems to proactively identify any health and safety issues before they lead to injuries and fatalities. 
  • Health and safety issues are not solely associated with dangerous industries
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Intelex partners with airport experts to develop comprehensive FAA SMS solution

Intelex has long had a presence in the aviation and aerospace sector. It’s a presence that is about to get a lot bigger thanks to a unique alliance with two aviation experts. Intelex has partnered with SITA, a global IT provider to the air transport industry, and JDA, a leader in aviation safety, certification and compliance services, to develop a complete airport safety management solution.

This robust solution will help airports achieve complete, effortless compliance with a key regulation that has been top-of-mind for most businesses in the sector lately: the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 139 SMS rule, due later this year. This mandate, which will affect more than 540 commercial airports across the United States, essentially requires airports to implement a safety management system (SMS). When the mandate comes into force, airports will have about 18 to 24 months to roll out a complete SMS solution.

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Nalco named one of America’s 12 safest companies

Intelex is thrilled to congratulate client Nalco Company on being included in a prestigious list of America’s 12 safest companies for 2011!

Since 2002, EHS Today has presented an annual list featuring 12 companies that have developed innovative safety solutions, boasted low injury and illness rates, and engendered a corporate culture of safety.

In addition to Nalco, which uses Intelex’s Safety Management System, the list of winners included Caterpillar Inc., ACCO Brands Corp, Honeywell and more. Drop by EHS Today for a complete list, and take a look at the article on Nalco.

The awards were handed out Monday in a ceremony that program sponsor MCR Safety calls “the Academy Awards of safety.”

EHS Today editor Sandy Smith noted that all of the winning companies had ingrained safety as a core value of their company.

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