Webinar: Streamlining Environmental Management

With today’s emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your environmental programs are running at top performance. This free 30 min webinar covers how you can ensure environmental stewardship by leveraging the power of technology to significantly improve efficiencies in capturing, tracking and reporting on environmental data and processes.

Key topics covered include:

  • Improving visibility into environmental metrics to spot trends and address issues
  • Ensuring your entire organization speaks the same language of sustainability and environmental responsibility
  • Reducing duplicate entry and eliminate silos of data by leveraging a centralized management system
  • Leveraging technology tools to achieve consistent, sustained environmental management compliance
  • Integrating your environmental management program with other systems to improve performance, ensure compliance, and reduce risk across your entire enterprise

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Intelex Employees Help Feed Our Future

You may have heard that Intelex makes great software, but did you know that we also make a mean sandwich?

Last week, a few members of Intelex’s Global Support Services team took some time out of their busy work schedules to volunteer for a great cause: Second Harvest’s “Feeding Our Future” program.

The Feeding Our Future program provides lunches for hungry kids in city camps, ensuring that children who receive subsidized lunches during the school year also receive at least one nutritious meal a day while attending summer camp.

To meet the demand, volunteers make hundreds of delicious and nutritious lunches every single weekday in July and August. Our Intelexians had a great time making sandwiches and learning a little bit about food safety at the same time (check out Joonha’s  stylish hair net/baseball cap!)

Intelex truly believes in giving back to the community and supporting its employees in pursuing their passions. It’s why every Intelexian is encouraged to take two special Volunteer Days each year, independent of vacation and personal days.


Sound like the kind of place that you’d like to work? Well you’re in luck, because we’re hiring! Check out a complete list of our open opportunities here, and maybe we’ll get a chance to meet you at our next Intelex team event!

Intelex Employees Help Feed Our Future

Canada’s National Exhibition (CNE) Food Safety: Post-Cronut Burger

It’s that time of year again – summer is rolling to an end, the office is deserted, and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is open for business. Established more than 135 years ago, the CNE annual fair is known for its agricultural innovations, classic (and perhaps a bit rusty) rides and more recently, its unique and unlikely hybrid food.

With this food craze, the CNE has offered up novelty food items such as deep fried Mars bars and Nutella fries. Last year’s most notorious offerings were the bacon and peanut butter milkshake and of course, the infamous cronut burger. Now while you might think the cronut burger, a half-croissant half-donut bun with a beef patty smeared with maple bacon jam, is well-known for its interesting ingredients, think again.

The cronut burger gained its infamy after sending hundreds to the hospital with food poisoning in August 2013. While thankfully there were no fatalities, there were over 250 reported cases of food poisoning, one of the biggest food-borne illness outbreaks in Canada.

The Toronto Public Health (TPH) investigation into the incident identified the culprit as the maple bacon jam, which had been contaminated by Staphylococcus aureus toxin, a main cause of food- borne illness. The TPH said the topping had been stored at the wrong temperature, allowing for the bacteria to develop in the jam. While the burger was then voluntarily removed from the vendor’s menu, the damage had already been done to both the restaurant and CNE’s reputation for food safety.

This year though, the CNE has implemented stricter rules for food safety. Vendors were required to provide a full list of all the foods they planned to prepare and sell. Twenty food inspectors were on site at the CNE’s food building on opening day to conduct a full inspection and carefully reviewed the temperature items were stored at. Off-site inspections for food to be brought into the CNE were also conducted and the CNE also has a small group of food inspectors working daily while the fair is open. All of these steps are geared toward the prevention of any food safety issues, such as cross-contamination.

Food safety and quality assurance continues to be a major area of concern for organizations in the food and beverage industry. The number of recalls, outbreaks and illnesses seems to be continuously increasing, as organizations outsource products and have multiple tiers of suppliers and vendors. Many organizations in the food and beverage sector are turning to food safety management systems to streamline their safety processes and ensure quality across their supply chains. A management system ensures the highest level of food safety and food quality while providing 100% traceability across their entire supply chain.

Food Safety in China, Germs in the Office, the Results of EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey, 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:

    • China’s supply chain food safety concerns
    • Infographic highlights germs and illness in office environments
    • The CDC’s bird flu investigation, reporting failure
    • Results are in for EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. 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!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

    • How Clean Is Your Workspace? Infographic. View it here.
    • EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey. Read about the results here and here.
    • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) August 15th Bird Flu Investigation. Read it here.

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Food Safety in China, Germs in the Office, the Results of EHS Today’s 2014 National Safety Survey, and more on EHS This Week!

Webinar: Deriving Value from Your Supply Chain

Businesses are increasingly trying to cultivate sustainable supply chains, and many are realizing that making environmental considerations a cornerstone of supply chain management can actually boost overall profit margins. However, companies that want to link sustainability efforts and profitability sometimes encounter problems gaining visibility into the relationship between the two. But that’s about to get a whole lot easier, thanks to this insightful, free 30 minute webinar.

Key topics covered include:

  • How to develop a sustainable supply chain program that merges environmental goals with financial profitability
  • How to establish informed, relevant environmental key performance indicators (KPI) and build sustainability goals
  • Leveraging environmental scorecards to rank supply chain processes and suppliers based on key metrics

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Webinar: Deriving Value from Your Supply Chain

Proposed Revisions to Heat Illness Prevention Standard, FAA Expands Safety Reporting, US Army Teaches Employers About Safety 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:

    • California proposes revisions to the Heat Illness Prevention Standard
    • Workers with second job face increased health risks
    • FAA expands safety reporting program
    • USDA issues guidance to inspectors on reporting workplace hazards
    • US Army explains how businesses can improve safety

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. 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!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

    • FSIS Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Final Rule. View it here.

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Proposed Revisions to Heat Illness Prevention Standard, FAA Expands Safety Reporting, US Army Teaches Employers About Safety and More on EHS This Week!

Introducing Intelex EverSync: Our new ground-breaking mobile and offline application

Here at Intelex, being at the forefront of technological innovation is almost as important to us as our commitment to our clients. This is why we are so excited to introduce our new mobile application, Intelex EverSync!

The first mobile solution of its kind, Intelex EverSync provides mobile and offline access to the Intelex system. Whether you’re working on an offshore oil rig, cruising at an altitude of 33,000 feet, or inspecting an underground mine, Intelex EverSync guarantees access to your data and tasks. We don’t use the word ground-breaking lightly!

Here’s how it works:
Intelex EverSync provides users access to the Intelex system from anywhere, while offering the ability to input and interact with their data while on the move. It is designed to provide users with online, offline and on-the-go access to the Intelex system for continuous EHSQ management.

The Intelex EverSync platform saves data entered offline and syncs all updates once an internet connection is established. Data management, personalization and all unique configurations made on the Intelex home system are then pushed to Intelex’s EverSync platform across all devices.

Organizations previously faced with only static mobile applications finally have a solution! Intelex EverSync is a dynamic, flexible and scalable approach to mobile and offline scenarios, transforming organizations’ abilities to grow their environmental, health, safety and quality initiatives.

 

For product details on Intelex EverSync visit here or check out the press releases here and here.

Introducing Intelex EverSync: Our new ground-breaking mobile and offline application

Webinar: Eliminating the Top 5 HSE & Quality Risks in Oil & Gas

Health, safety, environment (HSE) and quality professionals in the oil and gas industry must juggle competing and complex priorities on a daily basis. From conducting inspections to maintaining compliance with countless regulations, it can be difficult to proactively manage all of your HSE and quality risks while also ensuring the success of your day-to-day operations and the safety of your workers. To successfully address the top HSE and quality risks you face, you need the right strategies, policies and procedures in place.

From process safety management to permits, this FREE 30-minute webinar outlines the 5 major HSE and quality risks in the oil and gas industry, strategies for eliminating them and how implementing a risk management program can lead to better business practices.

Watch and learn how to stop HSE and quality risks in their tracks by:

  • Conducting proactive audits and inspections
  • Tracking leading indicators to prevent near-misses
  • Maintaining compliance by staying on top of permit renewals
  • Managing CAPAs to reduce the frequency and quantity of incidents
  • Effectively managing and meeting the demands of your supplier
  • Integrating risk management into all aspects of your business

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Webinar: Eliminating the Top 5 HSE & Quality Risks in Oil & Gas