About Jason Dea

As the Director of Product Marketing at Intelex I work with the Intelex team to deliver our market leading health and safety, and quality management software solutions. I have over 10 years’ experience in enterprise software. Over that time I have had the fortune of helping to develop the product roadmap and launching successful ROI-driven products to sustain business growth.

Driving Strategy With Corporate Culture

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • Corporate culture and a quality cultures
  • The impact safety can have on corporate performance

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.

  • Learn more about the impact of corporate culture on quality and success. Click here 
  • Learn more about the link between safety and profitability. Click here  
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Risk Matrices, an Interconnected World and More…

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • Risk matrices and the context of organizational risks
  • The global nature of sustainability initiatives

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.

  • Learn more about the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Click here 
  • Learn more about Environmental Impact Assessments. Click here 
  • Learn more about the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement. Click here 
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The Difference Between CapEx and OpEx Software Purchases

The reality is that enterprise software purchases are complex. The purchase process can be long and drawn out and include dozens, if not hundreds of factors. When it comes to making decisions around which solutions to go with, technology and technological capability are merely one subset of these factors. How to pay for new software is another and equally important element of a purchase decision you should keep in mind as well.

This is especially the case when it comes to today’s software landscape. The cloud and SaaS have created new purchase options beyond traditional owned perpetual software licensing. This in turn has also opened up new options when it comes to the financing models used to pay for software that buyers can now consider.

You’re probably not an accountant and may only have a modest understanding of the benefits of accounting for technology investments as an operational expense versus … Read more...

Automotive News Updates, ISO Standards Updates and More…

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • Updates on airbag recalls
  • A novel suggestion to deal with air emissions scandals
  • Updates to ISO standards

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.

  • Learn more about what’s happened with the ongoing airbag recall. Click here
  • Learn more about how electric cars might be the best solution for air emissions scandals. Click here
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Three Takeaways from NAEM Planning for a Sustainable Future

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) recently published its annual trends report – Planning for a Sustainable Future. This report documents the key issues on the minds of corporate environmental, health & safety and sustainability leaders today. These trends are a barometer for all of us in the EHS and sustainability space, both business users and vendors alike.

It should be no surprise that this year’s trends point again to rapid change in our quickly evolving market. As the industry continues to take steps beyond simple, reactive compliance with regulations, towards making sustainability and EHS issues drive core business strategy, the NAEM research found that the priorities of EHS leaders are shifting as well.

I’d like to highlight 3 major emerging trends from the report that business leaders should be aware of with regards to EHS and sustainability.

1. Focus on impact outside your own walls

The global … Read more...

Dairy Worker Safety, PTSD, OSHA Changes and More…

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • A push for more worker safety in dairy
  • Ontario’s new PTSD strategy
  • New Dietary guidelines and food safety implications
  • OSHA management guidelines

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.

  • Learn more about the push for dairy worker safety. Click here
  • Learn more about Ontario’s new PTSD initiative. Click here
  • Read more about new dietary guidelines. Click here
  • Get the details about OSHA management guidelines. Click here
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Pipelines, New Governments and the Psychology of Risk

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • Rethinking the context of risk and influencers
  • Tightened regulations for Canadian pipelines

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.

  • Learn more about tightening pipeline regulations. Click here
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Weight Loss, Safety and Behavioral Modeling

Throw out your scale and stop weighing yourself. It’s not about the numbers it’s about a lifestyle change.

For any of us who have tried to lose a few pounds we’ve been given some version of that advice. It’s good advice as well. One of the main challenges that people face when trying to lose weight is being distracted (and frustrated) by the numbers. The numbers on a scale can be frustrating, but more importantly they can be a huge distraction from the real objectives that you may have.

Ultimately losing 10 pounds is not a problem statement. Losing 10 pounds, or lowering your blood pressure and any number of health benefits that people want to achieve are a result of a much bigger objective. That is a permanent lifestyle change, or change in behavior.

It makes sense as well. If you step back from a view of health focused … Read more...

Consumer Electronics, Burritos, Supply Chain Visibility and More…

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • Supply chain issues at Apple and Samsung
  • A novel solutions proposed by Chipotle

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.

  • Learn more about the electronics supply chain issues. Click here
  • Read more about Chipotle’s response to food safety issues. Click here
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Making Sense of an Analyst Quadrant


Earlier this month, Verdantix published their 2016 Green Quadrant for EH&S Software. In the study, Intelex was recognized as a leader in this quickly growing and evolving market, reaffirming our mission to help our global clients build a safer and more sustainable world. We are proud to have received recognition as the vendor with the most complete set of capabilities amongst our peers.

Verdantix leverages their vast knowledge of the market as an industry leader when compiling reports like this.  As such, the report provides a wealth of information to inform buyers with a high-level view of the market.  So, we thought we would break it down for environmental, health and safety, and quality professionals who are evaluating EHS solutions and trying to make sense of where this market is headed.

The report, currently available directly from Intelex, is quite telling and will be a highly valuable tool Read more...