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  • Workplace fatalities

    An increase in workplace fatalities, like the untimely deaths of a crane operator and construction worker in New York’s lower-east side (May 2008), reinforces the desperate need for workplace safety programs.With thousands of people needlessly dying on the job every year, one can’t help but wonder what’s going wrong. According to Michael Belzer, associate research scientist with the Institute of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • What To Do When OSHA Arrives - Part 1

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers You have been the new plant safety manager for a little over two months. During this timeframe you have had the opportunity to review the limited number of safety procedures left in your office by your predecessor and you are beginning to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Workplace falls get fresh attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries — slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walkingworking surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the reasons why ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

    Whether we’re talking about safety violations in retail store like Dollar Tree or an unsafe lab environment at an educational institution like ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – What you need to know about falls from height

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Intelex Blog: The Best of Intelex Friday Safety Facts

    Many of the statistics on safety are staggering, but valuable lessons can be learned from every single one of them. In this compilation of Intelex's popular "Friday Safety Facts," we cover a wide variety of topics: from hazards and risk to OSHA and regulations, use these clever visual aids as reminders to stay safe in the workplace. The safety facts depicted in these mini infographics come from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Software Solutions for Effective Management Systems

    There should be zero tolerance within the workplace for poor risk management, the result of which is unnecessary fatalities, ill health, accidents and ultimately high costs. Financial personnel have long recognised that poor financial management can lead to critical business problems, and as a result international standards are commonplace for recording, managing and reporting of financial data. ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • The 80-20 inversion: how we waste time and money without automated systems

    Tracking and analyzing near-misses and at-risk behaviours should be central to any preventive health safety management system. In 2003 ConocoPhillips Marine conducted a study that indicated that for every workplace fatality, there were at least 300,000 at-risk behaviours – basically, activities inconsistent with health and safety rules – and about 3,000 near misses. This applies ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. Take a look at what exactly this monumental Act involves and what impact it has had on employee health and safety during the last 40 years. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • How to Assess Fall Hazards

    Fall hazards are an ongoing concern in most workplaces and include both falls from heights as well as falls from the same level. Slips, trip and falls from both categories consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to offices. In fact, the only other category of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • BST Presents Eight Critical Safety Issues at the 2015 Safety in Action® Conference

    We're proud to unveil the eight safety issues facing organizations today at this year's Safety in Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. Based on our experience in the field, we've selected these issues for their potential to affect the future of safety practice and performance. Their solutions will require the insight of employees at every level of the organization. Join us March 19-21 as we ...

  • BST Presents Eight Critical Safety Issues at the 2015 Safety in Action® Conference

    We're proud to unveil the eight safety issues facing organizations today at this year's Safety in Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. Based on our experience in the field, we've selected these issues for their potential to affect the future of safety practice and performance. Their solutions will require the insight of employees at every level of the organization. Join us March 19-21 as we ...

  • Visualizing Your Data with EHS Software

    When you're teaching teams about environmental, health and safety (EHS) metrics, data visualization is essential because you're reaching people of different ages, educational levels and they might even speak different languages. As you are presenting safety statistics, you want to make sure all stakeholders are responsive, alert, and in tune with your materials to help the environment, ...


    By EHS Insight

  • CO and CO2 - What`s the Difference

    It’s easy to understand why people confuse CO-carbon monoxide and CO2-carbon dioxide. The names sound the same, they both are colorless and odorless gases, and at high concentration, both can kill you. The media doesn’t help. Back in the old days, movies taught us that you could commit suicide by sticking a garden hose in your car’s tailpipe and window, then gunning the ...


    By CO2 Meter, Inc.

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #3

    It can be hard for businesses to determine which regulatory events will directly affect how they do business. That's why I’ve put together a list of the Top 5 OHS regulatory events on the immediate horizon business leaders as well as OHS managers and staff need to know about. Yesterday we talked about ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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