Webinar: How to Write a Results-Driven EHS Software RFP

Ensuring you get the best EHS software solution for your organization means providing a Request for Proposals (RFP) that clearly communicates your company’s key priorities, needs and objectives. But building an RFP can be an exhausting, labour-intensive process that, executed incorrectly, can lead to misguided proposals and out-of-synch solutions.

This free 30-minute webinar provides the tactics and tips for writing an effective RFP that will get you the best responses from your potential EHS software vendors. Whether you’re new to creating an EHS software RFP or have a few such documents under your belt this webinar will help you ensure your RFP is always on point.

Key topics covered include:

  • How to structure the document to ensure optimal communication between your organization and respondents.
  • Ensuring you and your prospective vendor are ‘speaking the same language’ when it comes to environment, health and safety management system requirements.
  • Building a document that is designed to extract the most integral information from software vendors.
  • Key questions to ask when seeking information on implementation plans, service and support, solution descriptions, and more.

Watch a preview below or click here to watch the full webinar.

A DIY Safety Guide for Your Workplace Halloween!

Only three days left until Halloween which means the ghosts and goblins of Intelex are working extra hard to prepare for the festivities! Pumpkin carving competitions, costume contests, and the first ever Intelex Sprout (children’s) Halloween Costume Parade are a few examples of the spooky activities being schemed.

But even the finest of monster mashes must be planned with the utmost precaution. Workplace safety includes social events and extra-curricular activities facilitated by the organization. We thought this would be the perfect time to share the top 5 tips and tricks we keep in mind when preparing for an extra safe night of fright!

1. Incident proof your Haunted House

  • Don’t be a ghoul, be safe on the foot stool! The ghosts and witches won’t hang themselves (…right?!!) so make sure to have a colleague spot you on the ladder when tackling those hard-to-reach decorations.
  • Keep streamers, balloons and other festive pieces away from hot lights.
  • Remember that while dark is spooky, too dark is dangerous. Keep your space well lit!

2. Encourage costume safety

  • Eliminate tripping hazards and snags – avoid long hanging costumes and oversized footwear. (I’m looking at you clowns)
  • Ensure complete hearing and visibility – a great way to do this is to use make up instead of a mask to complete your creep crawly look!
  • Reduce the number of sharp objects and props– smooth and flexible swords, pirates and ninjas!

3. Update your guests on building procedures

  • If guests are attending your event that may not be aware of evacuation procedures, make sure to give them a run down before the festivities begin. You can also assign a knowledgeable employee to be in charge of escorting the visiting crowd in case of emergency.

4. Take precaution when handing out treats

  • While you should be able to avoid the hazards that come along with going door to door for goodies, it is still important to check the quality of the treats you will be distributing. (Expiry dates, employee/guest allergies etc.)

5. Always have somebody on monster watch

  • It’s easy to get carried away with the logistical safety of the night! But please don’t forget that this is high season for many mystical creatures. Have a dedicated team in charge of protecting your party-goers from goblins, witches, zombies and monsters. Extra points if they are in Ghostbuster uniform!

Happy Halloween from our office to yours!

OSHA PEL Chemical Hazard Initiative, NTSB Drowsy Driving Forum, China’s Illegal Mining 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:

    • OSHA to address PELs in latest chemical hazard initiative
    • U.S. Labor Department Partners with the FCC & major carrier to prevent cell tower fatalities
    • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hosts drowsy driving forum
    • China’s illegal mining problem presents big EHS concerns
    • MSHA: Coal dust samples show mines are complying with rule

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.

    • OSHA: Preventing occupational illnesses through safer chemical management. Read it here.
    • OSHA’s recommended best practices for the Communication Towers industry. View them here.
    • NTSB – Highway Safety Forum: Awake, Alert, Alive: Overcoming the Dangers of Drowsy Driving. View it
      here.

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Intelex is Platinum Sponsor at NAEM EHS Management Forum!

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including Intelex’s presence as Platinum Sponsor at the final conference of the season: the NAEM EHS Management Forum.

NAEM hosts several specialized conferences annually that Intelex has always been eager to take part in. From the 2014 Advancing Compliance Assurance Conference this past August to the EHS Management Forum which comes to a close today, this elite group of conventions consistently remains on the roster of Intelex events.

EHS solutions experts Steve Ross and Jeremy Mawson traveled to Austin to represent Intelex at the forum.  Issue-focused conferences like this are an excellent way to network with driven industry professionals and a great opportunity to focus on how our applications can aid organization’s EHS initiatives. Steve and Jeremy were joined by Elie Mouzon, VP of Product Management at Intelex, and the trio eagerly showcased our wide variety EHS solutions including Sustainability Performance Indicators, Behavior Based Safety and more!

In true Intelex style, Steve, Jeremy and Elie wanted a chance to kick back, relax, and enjoy some quality time with current and future Intelex clients.  A dinner at Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse was the perfect solution and allowed everybody to unwind and enjoy some time in Austin.  To those who attended, thank you for a wonderful evening!

 

Visit our events page to see where you can find us in 2015!

Intelex is Platinum Sponsor at NAEM EHS Management Forum!

Intelex Soars into Safety at the NBAA Conference

Our aviation experts, Adam and Katsu, took flight to Orlando this week to attend the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) annual convention.   Each year 25,000 aviation professionals flock to this conference which is the world’s largest business aviation event.  Attendees can expect days packed with sessions and over 1,000 exhibitors who are all dedicated to ensuring safe and efficient aviation operations.

At Intelex we know that working offline is an important part of aviation efficiency and that long flights mean large periods of non-connectivity.  NBAA was the perfect opportunity to showcase our newest contribution to the industry, Intelex EverSync.  This mobile app allows users to update their data into their system from any location, assuring that you never have to leave your safety program on the tarmac again. Its offline capabilities make it possible to access your Intelex system during those long flights, tracking information when and where it happens.

The great thing about these conferences is that we get the chance to continue the discussions outside of the formal sessions. Adam and Katsu were joined for dinner and drinks with both current and future clients of Intelex! It was the perfect way to wind down after a long conference day, and to spend some quality time getting to know the friends of Intelex!

Will you be attending an industry event soon? We’d love for you to join us at one of the upcoming conferences. Visit Our Event Page to stay up to date on where we’ll be in 2015 and make sure to let us know if our paths will cross!

Visit our Intelex EverSync product page for more information on how we can prepare your safety program for takeoff!

Intelex Soars into Safety at the NBAA Conference

Albert Munoz of SGS Achieves the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Community Builder

Albert Munoz of SGS is this year’s winner of the Intelex Performance Award for Community Builder! This award recognizes an individual Intelex client user who has made an exceptional contribution to the Intelex community of clients, and to the development of Intelex-Exchange, Intelex’s community portal.

As the award winner, Albert Munoz embodies the essence of this award with his tireless contributions to the Intelex Exchange community. In the past year Albert has aided countless users in solving complex problems, while also providing a number of innovative ideas to improve the system. Fittingly, Albert is the person with the most points on Intelex Exchange, with over 3200 points.

Thank you Albert Munoz for your outstanding contributions to the Intelex community!

Albert Munoz of SGS Achieves the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Community Builder

Etihad Airways Awarded the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for User Adoption

Etihad Airways flew home from the User Conference with extra weight in their luggage –the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for User Adoption, that is. To win this award, a client must demonstrate extraordinary levels of effectiveness in their user adoption process, demonstrating the innovative and structured ways in which they have ensured high levels of adoption in their company.

At Etihad, user adoption is critical to their mission. Etihad’s CEO tackled user adoption by first focusing on corporate-wide messaging centered on safety culture. Then they rebranded their Intelex system, EYIntelex.com, for a consistent user experience. Etihad also created a main landing page featuring links to training materials, user manuals, and a new e-learning platform, to assist new users.

To reach Etihad’s global audience of over 20,000 employees, which is made up of pilots, cabin crew, engineers and ground staff in 80 different locations, the team had to be creative. Given that employees stay in crew apartments in Abu Dhabi, Etihad created EYIntelex.com-branded hotel door hangers, complete with messaging on why, when, and how to report incidents. The campaign was a success, easing the transition from manual to electronic reporting, and resulting in a 25% increase in the amount of reports submitted.

Congratulations Etihad for your excellent initiatives in user adoption – your hard work has paid off!

And the Winner of the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Quality Excellence is…Hussmann!

We are thrilled to share that the winner of the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Quality Excellence is Hussmann. The Quality Excellence award is aimed at a client who has become a leader in quality management through the use of their Intelex System. Hussmann’s team have certainly demonstrated that requirement!

Greg Garnier and his team at Hussmann have taken the Intelex Quality Management System (QMS) and have expanded and configured the solution to truly make it their own. Intelex applications that are currently in use at Hussmann include: Supplier Management, Process Non-Conformance, Monitoring and Measurement, a custom Voice of the Customer app, and more. We expect to see more great things from Hussmann in the future!

And the Winner of the Intelex Performance Excellence Award for Quality Excellence is…Hussmann!