Intelex Named a “Best Workplace in Canada” for the 3rd Year!

Last night marked my 3rd time attending the Great Place to Work gala to receive the coveted title as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces! I have to say every time I’ve been, the air has been electric and this year was no different. There were hundreds of employees from companies across Canada eagerly waiting to hear where their companies ranked on the list.

Along with 9 other Intelexians, my eyes were fixated on the giant screen at the front of the room as the countdown of 100 best workplaces began. The list of Best Workplaces in Canada is complied annually by the Great Place to Work® Institute and recognizes 100 companies in Canada for building workplaces that foster trust among employees. It’s an approach that has always been at the heart of Intelex’s company culture.

One of the best surprises of the night was the announcement that we had … Read more...

Intelex makes the top 10 best workplaces list for the second year!

It sure was an exciting night at the Great Place to Work gala last night! I was one of ten Intelexians waiting anxiously to hear where we ranked in this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada list.

The atmosphere of the event was electric and the venue was stunning. As each of the winners was announced the anticipation of where we were going to place this year grew. We were all delighted to hear that we ranked as the 6th Best Workplace in Canada!

As an employee, I can say first hand there are a lot of things that make Intelex a fantastic place to work – we have a ton of great benefits, fun events and office perks – but what really sets us apart is that we have the best group of colleagues to work with in the country!

The Great Place to Work Institute’s best companies initiative recognizes … Read more...

OSHA steps up focus on safety for grain industry

This week OSHA announced a new alliance with the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association to address grain industry hazards in the region. This new alliance is part of a Local Emphasis Program for Grain Handling Facilities which is an industry that faces significant risks and hazards including:

  • Fires and explosions from accumulation of grain dust.
  • Suffocation from engulfment.
  • Entrapment in grain bins.
  • Falls from heights.
  • Crushing injuries.
  • Amputations from grain handling equipment.

This particular alliance is focusing on six major dangers: engulfment, falls, auger entanglement, “struck-by,” combustible dust and electrocution hazards. The program is intended to provide guidance, training and resource materials to employers and workers in the industry in a effort to reduce injuries and improve overall safety and health.

Those who listen to our podcast EHS This Week, will recall that we’ve spoken several times about the dangers faced by workers in this industry and the associated regulations companies need to be conscious of (29 CFR Read more...

Can you spot greenwashing? Technology gives environmental claims a power wash.

Ok, I know that I’m biased when it comes to how organizations can leverage technology to provide visibility into their CSR initiatives; after all, I work for a software company that actually provides this type of technology. But my bias is for good reason. It works.

The practice of claiming environmental responsibility without having metrics or processes to back it up certainly leaves a sour taste in the mouth of the eco-conscious consumer. Even if an organization is truly engaged and mindful of their environmental stewardship, the public is now wary and weary of corporate claims that don’t hold…um, water.

And the general appetite for responsible companies and governments when it comes to environmental protection is growing. Look at the recent survey of American attitudes created for Yale and George Mason University. It indicated that 3 out of 4 voters favor regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant and a majority … Read more...