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Sandy Smith

The ILX.com blog features thought leadership, new product information, trending topics, regulatory updates and much more! Have you checked it out?

If not, you missed these interesting articles, but it's not too late to read them!

Best Practices for Managing Risk in High Hazard Industries - Despite many improvements over the last century, serious injuries, work-related fatalities and property loss remain a significant global challenge in different high-hazard industries. Improved risk identification, control and management can reduce risks to employees, facilities and the surrounding area. Our latest Expert Connection session, Managing Risk in High Hazard Industries, is designed to examine the elements of risk management, particularly in high hazard industries, and the technologies being used to mitigate risk. Find out more!

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: Intelex Hosts its First Employee Resources Groups SummitLast week, our Employee Resources Groups (ERG) hosted our first ERG Summit. Our ERGs worked hard to bring Intelexians informative and interactive sessions. As we continue our diversity, inclusion, and belonging journey, these sessions were a deeper dive into topics and discussions. We listened, we learned and we committed to continue to make Intelex a place where everyone can be their true, authentic selves. Read more here.

Safety by Design Demonstrates Good Governance - Workplace safety is a key piece of good corporate governance, especially considering recent global events. Smart companies are adopting a new approach, Safety by Design, a proactive and preventive method that makes good governance better. Over the last few years, companies around the globe have increased their focus and investment into environment, social and governance strategies (ESG). They realize that ESG delivers improved financial performance and keeps workers, customers and investors happier. In the first post of our series on ESG trends, we discussed several factors that are accelerating the rise of sustainable business and how organizations can benefit. This article shows how and why workplace safety is a critical component of good corporate governance. Learn more.

WHO Report on COVID-19 Response Shows the Importance of Organizational Learning and System PreparednessIn May 2021, The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response presented its final report on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to the World Health Organization. A significant lesson from the report is that standard EHSQ practices could have improved the COVID-19 response, reinforcing the importance of organizational learning and system preparedness. The report, titled COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic, aims to provide insights into how the world responded to the fast-moving pandemic in its early stages, as well as how to learn the important lessons that can mitigate the impact of future health crises. While the report contains many frustrating and heart-breaking insights, EHSQ professionals will probably recognize some familiar themes. Read our summary here.

Construction Industry Is Using Technology, Training and Regulations to Build a Safer FutureThere are many industries that involve a significant amount of danger for those who earn their livings within them: transportation, health care, emergency services and manufacturing, to name just a few of the riskier ones. None, however, are more dangerous than the construction sector. Year after year, the numbers bear this stark reality out. Among the various causes of death in construction are four that occur frequently enough to warrant their own collective moniker: “The Fatal Four.” This includes falls, which accounted for 36 percent of U.S. construction deaths in 2019; struck by objects, 10 percent; electrocutions, nine percent; and caught In or between objects, such as machines, devices or tools, at two percent. What is the industry doing to bring these numbers down? In a word, lots. Discover what the construction industry is doing to reduce injuries and fatalities.

Mental Health Month: 5 Ways to Stay Positive, Connected and Motivated - Like many of us over the last 12 months or so, the author has been acutely aware of how the effects of the pandemic, and the impact of remote working, reduced social interaction, increased uncertainty, negative media (you get the jist!) could take significant and lasting effect on her mental health and wellbeing. She decided to take the opportunity to share five basic principles she has discovered and applied consistently over the years, which have kept her feeling positive, connected and motivated during a time that has been challenging for us all. Read her five tips to stay positive.

May 28, 2021 @ 09:37 AM EDT Manufacturing, Construction, Energy - Oil and Gas Environment, Health & Safety, Operations, Risk Management, Training Management

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