Right-to-Know Articles

  • What You Need To Know About Baler or Compactor Service

    Any business owner can tell you that when equipment goes down, time is of the essence.  This is certainly true with waste and recycling equipment.  Backroom safety, cleanliness, and recycling revenue are all diminished by broken equipment.  The ability to contact a service technician or order parts in a timely manner is critical.  Taking the time to search out reliable baler ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma highlight need for regulating developments

    There’s a lingering image of the American Frontier where a calm breeze blows through endless prairies of tall grass, and “the skies are not cloudy all day.” ...


    By Hamilton Kent

  • New software monitors baler and compactor service

    The True Cost of Equipment Repairs One thing all business owners and managers know is that downtime of any equipment, especially back-room waste and recycling equipment, is costly.  Not only can baler and compactor service be expensive, but the loss in revenue from delayed recycling and in the slowing down of daily operations can negatively affect your bottom line.  These ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • 5 ways to bridge the gap between best community engagement practice and actual project experiences

    Community engagement and impact assessment go hand-in-hand. Our core principles prize informed consultation and human rights. Many IAIA members also subscribe to the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), striving to deliver the golden experience promised at the far side of the engagement spectrum. But any of us who’ve spent time in the field know that the ideal ...

  • Get Empowered: Browse Projects | Tip #9

    In the last Empower Tip of the Week for Empower Chromatography Data Software (CDS), we explored how to compare calibration curves. In this blog, we are going to demonstrate how ID numbers are generated. Here we go. Did you ever wonder where the ID numbers ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Forget big data! Collect the right data

    The term big data is everywhere nowadays, but what does it actually mean? According to a definition provided by Google, big data is ‘extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.’ Sounds great, right? In theory, yes. Through big data, businesses can have a greater overview of their operations than ever before, allowing ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • How HDXRF Helps Volcom Comply with Global Regulations - Case Study

    Volcom, Inc. is a lifestyle brand that designs, markets, and distributes high-quality boardsportsoriented products like clothing, footwear and accessories. As a global company, their restricted chemicals list is a combination and reflection of many international standards. CPSC and Proposition 65 lead the way for many of the chemicals’ lower limit regulations, but Canadian, Chinese, and ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • Did You Know? 10 Fascinating EHS Facts from Around the Globe

    Expanding your organization into a new global location with little or no understanding of the local environmental health and safety (EHS) and cultural implications of doing business there can be extremely challenging and even risky. When it comes to ensuring a successful cross-border ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Don`t Let EHS Be a Barrier to International Expansion - What to Know Before You Go

    Expanding your organization into a new global location, with little or no understanding of the local EHS and cultural aspects of operating your business there, can be extremely challenging. When it comes to ensuring a successful cross-border expansion, there are a number of factors to take into consideration, some of the most crucial being Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and cultural ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • An International Business & Human Rights Treaty: Is Your Company Prepared?

    The international community is moving towards the adoption of a legally-binding United Nations (UN) instrument that regulates the activities of corporations with regards to human rights. Under the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, many companies already report on human rights. However, this international instrument can be expected to go much further, requiring companies to carry out due ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Choosing the Right Vibratory Sifter for Sieving Food Powders

    Food and beverage manufacturers have to adhere to extremely high standards of production quality, both to meet their regulatory obligations and to manage risk when bringing a product to market. Sieving and sifting food powders is a critical step in the manufacturing of several products, one that is responsible for filtering out fine impurities that can ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • What you need to know about Lone Working

    Staying safe and being prepared for the unexpected With lone working on the rise lately a lot of people may be wondering; exactly what constitutes this practice and what are the health & safety requirements? A lone worker is essentially defined as an employee who works by themselves without direct supervision, perhaps on a remote site, in their own home or on the move. It can ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • What’s Good For The Goose …

    We’re not just a software company. We’re a quality company; and that means we love processes. When we say “processes,” some people roll their eyes. But it’s really a matter of perspective. Some people see processes as restrictive. We see them as an agreed upon way to get the desired result, a way to ensure the desired result. I see them as my pathway to ...


    By Qualtrax Inc

  • 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.

  • Here’s what UK developers need to know about machine learning

    Here’s what you need to know about machine learning languages, tools and frameworks. Thanks to its role underpinning many of the recent advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning has become of mainstream interest to many technologists and developers. Here we’ll explain what it is, how you can get started plus the best tools and languages you need to develop machine learning ...

  • The business value of doing the math

    Under the impulse of trends like ‘big data’, MathWorks, a leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, is broadening its scope, from the technical disciplines to other – more business- and service-oriented – domains. To promote the broad spectrum of applications for its tools and their role in improving the effectiveness of R&D ...

  • The Five Principles of Dynamic Safety Protect Your People – and Yourself – With an Open, Efficient Approach

    Be honest: you didn’t become a safety manager because you love paperwork, or filling out forms to ensure compliance. You do your job because you want to make people safer. And sure, a lot of what you do is number crunching, but that’s because you know that the numbers you work with represent real dangers and real people, and help predict real events that shape real lives. ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Do you have the right portable extinguishers? A quick knockdown.

    Why do we have portable fire extinguishers? It may appear an obvious question however many struggle to answer this and I have heard many different analogies over the years. Fires in the workplace tend to start as small incidents and this is where portable fire extinguishers come into their own. By extinguishing, slowing down or preventing the dangerous escalation of the fire; an ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • User Adoption of EHS Software: Best Practices from the Mining Industry

    On Friday, June 17, Intelex had the pleasure of hosting senior leaders, program managers and consulting partners at its first ever Mining Thought Leadership session. Attendees came to our downtown Toronto offices from as far away as Utah and northern Quebec to share their ideas, best practices, and insights on the use of technology in their industry. Specifically, they were there to discuss EHS ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Sustainable financing: We know we can… but how?

    Ensuring water and sanitation services for all depends on securing appropriate financing, an issue that has long been a major challenge for the water sector. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes this challenge all the more urgent. How much money do we need to expand and improve water services infrastructure? What about financing for operations and maintenance? Can we put ...


    By IWA Publishing

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