Looking Beyond the Dots: Intelex Scores A Leadership Position in the Green Quadrant for EHS Software in 2021

Green Quadrant

An independent analyst research firm has recognized Intelex for its transformative, connected EHSQ ecosystem approach and core EHS and Quality Management application strengths.  

Intelex Technologies has experienced an uninterrupted leadership position in the Green Quadrant EHS Software since the report’s inception and 2021 is no exception. Since first participating in the Green Quadrant EHS Software Report in 2015, Intelex has consistently maintained a strong foothold in the Leaders quadrant. 

“EHS professionals and the businesses they support are facing a perfect storm of challenges that are forcing EHS programs to evolve faster than ever before,” said Justin McElhattan, president of Intelex. “We are honored by Verdantix’s continued recognition of Intelex’s ability to help customers reimagine what’s possible through the connected, digital interplay of EHSQ technology and ecosystems.”

Of the 22 vendors listed, Intelex had the sole-highest score in Vision & Strategy. Verdantix recognized Intelex for its differentiation in expanding from EHSQ … Read more...

How BSI is Creating Health and Safety Standards to Protect the Public from COVID-19.

Face Masks and BSI Standards

Before 2020, most people who didn’t work in health and safety or who weren’t required to wear PPE for their job knew what the acronym means. By March of that year, the coronavirus pandemic had ensured that the term personal protective equipment (PPE) was now on everyone’s lips.

Since then, news reports and social interactions have been dominated with discussions about masks. Health agencies, governments, and private businesses have provided guidance and policies about wearing masks in public, while the early stages of the pandemic saw massive supply chain failures endanger the flow of critical supplies of PPE like N95 respirators to the healthcare workers who needed them most. Since most people don’t typically keep a supply of personal PPE such as masks available to them at all times, the mandates requiring masks in public created a surging demand for cloth masks, which was met by various entrepreneurs, clothiers, and … Read more...

A Q&A about the Changing Role of Technology in Environmental and ESG Management

Expert Connect Q&A

As the notion of being a “good corporate citizen” becomes an imperative in the eyes of stakeholders such as investors, governments and employees, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) management is becoming top of mind for many. Learn the role that technology can play in managing ESG goals.

Expert Connect is a virtual event series that brings together EHSQ professionals, technology experts and thought leaders to discuss hot topics – all while having the audience steer the conversation by participating in live polling. On Wednesday, March 3, at 10 am EST, join Trevor Bronson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EHS, at Intelex Technologies, ULC, for “The Changing Role of Technology in Environmental and ESG Management.”

This session is designed to examine emerging technologies making an impact on everything from old-school environmental compliance to modern-day ESG reporting, their long-term viability, and how you might be able to use them in impactful … Read more...

Quadri Jimoh: There Aren’t Enough People That Look Like Me Employed in the Tech Space

Black History Month

Intelex Technologies has joined the celebration of Black History Month by launching a blog series that shares the first-person experiences of our employees and celebrating their accomplishments and contribution to Intelex. Black History Month is an annual celebration which recognizes the significant contributions of African-Americans throughout history, through their artistic, cultural, scientific and political contributions. The theme of Black History Month 2021 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

Our final blog introduces you to Quadri Jimoh, who is an infrastructure administrator at Intelex, which means almost everyone at Intelex who has had technical difficulties has spoken with Quadri at some point.

What is your name, title and how long have you worked at Intelex?

My name is Quadri Jimoh. I am an infrastructure administrator at Intelex. I have been at Intelex for just over 3 years.

What do you do at Intelex?

My role entails administration, management … Read more...

Does Document Management Apply to Fish? The Answer is More Complicated Than You Might Think

Document Management

In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that a fish is not a document. While this might seem like an absurd problem for one of the most powerful legal organizations in the world to consider, the idea behind it is an important one that might have an impact on how you do your job. On August 23, 2007, John Yates, the captain of the fishing boat Miss Katie, was fishing off the coast of Florida when he was found to have caught and kept a number of red grouper fish that were under the legal minimum size limit of 20 inches. The field officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission instructed Yates to return to port and keep the fish for evidence. Instead, Yates threw the fish back into the sea, effectively destroying the evidence against him.

In response, the Department of Justice … Read more...

Towards a Greener Future: How Denmark’s Energy Island Project Leads the Way for Organizations to Develop Sound Sustainable Practices

Denmark's Energy Island

Denmark’s “energy island” will mark the first of its kind. Funded by both the government as well as the private sector, this project is designed to supply electricity for three million households in Denmark and may also extend its reach to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany. There are even plans to use green hydrogen for shipping and transportation.

The island will be located 50 miles off the eastern coast, its total size will be anywhere from 120,000 to 360,000 square meters and it will house 200 offshore wind turbines. From a cost perspective, it will be the largest construction project the country has undertaken, with an estimated total cost of $34 billion (€28 billion).

Under Denmark’s Climate Act, the country has committed to an ambitious 70% reduction in 1990 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and to becoming CO2 neutral by 2050. On top of that, leaders recently … Read more...

Racquel English: Create Your Own Table if You Don’t See a Seat at the Table You Want

Black History Month is an annual celebration which recognizes the significant contributions of African-Americans throughout history, through their artistic, cultural, scientific and political contributions. The theme of Black History Month 2021 is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.”

Intelex Technologies joins the celebration by launching a blog series that shares the first-person experiences of our employees and celebrating their accomplishments and contribution to Intelex. Our third blog introduces you to Racquel English, who implements product solutions for our clients.

What is your name, title and how long have you worked at Intelex?

My name is Racquel English, and I have working as a consultant for just under 2 years.

What do you do at Intelex?

I implement our product solutions for clients after configuring their purchased application(s) to their specifications.

What do you like most about working at Intelex?

I love my co-workers; I love my team.  The people … Read more...

Black History Month 2021: The Honourable Justice Lori Anne Thomas: Find People Who Will Help You Through Adversity

The IntelexOne Visible Minorities, Womxn and Allies employee resource groups invited The Honourable Justice Lori Anne Thomas to join Intelex employees for a discussion on her career, the importance of representation in the judicial system and how allyship played a role in her career.   

The Honourable Justice Lori Anne Thomas is a judge in the Ontario Court of Justice (Toronto). Before her appointment, Justice Thomas was a criminal defense lawyer for 11 years. She was the President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and was an executive board member on the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) Board, where she was the only racialized member for four years.

She has made submissions to the Federal Government on proposed criminal law amendments. Justice Thomas is a frequent speaker on various topics at educational events held by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, Law Society of Ontario, CABL, CLA, … Read more...

How Quality 4.0 is Changing the Future of Business: Part 5

Quality 4.0 holds the potential to provide innovative new business models, particularly for smaller firms. (Radziwill, 2020). While the financial investment in technology will be a constraint for some organizations, the reality for most is that the customers and end-users will increasingly expect businesses to respond to their needs for customization and enhanced customer experience. Ibarra et al (2018) suggest several different approaches for new business models. 

Service-Oriented Approach 

Organizations should move from a product-focus to a service-focus of which products are simply one component. The Product-Service System (PSS) is a framework that integrates product development and offerings to provide customizable solutions that meet specific customer needs and are co-created with the customer.  

Network-Oriented Approach 

As demonstrated by Logistics 4.0, organizations must look beyond vertical integration and embrace both horizontal and vertical integration across the value chain. This integration will blur the line between one organization and the … Read more...

EHSQ Professionals Are Using Technology to Teach New Tricks to Old Tasks

As a Gen Xer, I’ve seen the evolution of consumer products through the years. When looking at consumer audio devices, the transition from records to CDs to the audio streaming apps used today has been nothing less than astonishing. While I’ve grown accustomed to playing the game of catch up every few years, I suspect that the pace of this will accelerate even more in the coming years. 

The same is true at work. Access to new and improved technology allows me to work from home, stream video conferencing calls, view dashboards that track business performance, use my phone to instant message coworkers and much more. As an EHSQ professional, what technology do you use at work that have enhanced how you perform your job tasks?

For example, are you utilizing:

PPS and sensors to keep remote workers and their managers connected and notify teams of the potential exposure to Read more...