Leaders2Leaders The Network: Capturing and Actioning End User Feedback is Crucial to Engagement

Leaders2Leaders The Network features a series of interactive, customer-led sessions we hope will encourage best practice sharing, networking and collaboration with our Intelex European customers. The sessions – for users by users – offer insight, pro tips and more to help you get the most from our platform.

A recent Leaders2Leaders The Network session featured Heidelberg Cement’s Paulina Lagodzinska, business analyst for EHS, sharing her insights about capturing end user feedback and why that is so important when it comes to adoption of a software system.

Heidelberg Cement has 58,000 employees in 60 countries, and 14,000 are active Intelex users. And by active, we mean ACTIVE: Since 2015, the company has recorded 63,000 corrective and preventative actions, registered half a million incident reports and half a million safety conversations. “Intelex is a very, very important tool for us,” said Lagodzinska.

Here are the four key lessons she shared during the session: ​

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Intelex Technologies: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present and Evolving to Meet the Future


As your needs have evolved – from managing paper spreadsheets to managing terabytes of ESG, EHS and Quality data that log everything from near misses to product defects to greenhouse gases – Intelex has evolved our technology and software to help you meet your challenges.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

With 30 years of EHSQ experience, Intelex knows a thing or two about how health and safety, quality, environment and sustainability, ESG and risk management can preserve lives, protect the planet and sustain your business in tough times. Our founder story starts in Bhopal in 1984, with one of the greatest industrial disasters of all time. Forty years later, in 2022, the world is recovering from what is arguably one of the greatest worldwide tragedies in modern times: the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Addressing the Top Risk of Hybrid and Remote Work: Proximity Bias

How can we create strong culture with a mix of in-person, hybrid and remote workers?

A January 2022 Slack survey of over 10,000 knowledge workers and their leaders shows that the top concern for executives about hybrid and remote work is the risk of “proximity bias.” Namely, 41 percent feel worried about the risk for work culture from the prospect of inequality between office-centric, hybrid and fully remote employees. 

The difference in time spent in the office leads to risks ranging from decreased career mobility for those who spend less facetime with their supervisor to resentment building up against the staff who have the most flexibility in where to work. Leaders who want to seize a competitive advantage in the future of work need to use research-based best practices by creating a culture of “Excellence From Anywhere” to address these risks. This cultural best practice is based on guidance for … Read more...

Black History Month 2022: Tatiana Gomes: More Work Needed to Improve Working Conditions and Enhance Safety for Employees Worldwide

This year, Intelex continues our support of Black History Month by spotlighting four of our Black employees every Monday in February. Hassan Joseph, Jade Shortt, Zee Ndlovu and Tatiana Gomes discussed their roles at Intelex, the reasons why they entered the tech field, their mentors and what inspires them. If you missed any of our previous blogs this month, just click on the Intelexian’s name to read their blog post.

Today we are profiling Tatiana Gomes, who is a Customer Success Associate and joined Intelex in November 2020. In her role, she helps build long-term relationships with our customers.

Tatiana, what do you do at Intelex?

My role at Intelex as a Customer Success Associate is to build a long-term relationship with our customers to ensure they’re receiving the tools and support needed to achieve their goals.  I am their advocate internally, as well as the face of Read more...

What Is Risk Management? Causal Factors and Risk Assessment are Keys to Unlocking Job Hazard Insights

Rather than reacting to existing events, implement risk management software to anticipate potential hazards and implement risk management and assessment strategies.

What can be done today to prevent worker injuries and deaths tomorrow? The answer lies in the notion of predictive analytics discovered through the use of risk management software that use historical data to identify the workplace danger waiting to strike.

Rather than reacting or responding to what’s already happened, EHS leaders should be looking to anticipate and forecast potential hazards and implement necessary change and prevention strategies before an employee is harmed.

Predicting negative events or incidents that might happen in a workplace is a matter of identifying “causal factors” through data analysis, but these clues are often not apparent and likely to be hidden in variables not captured in incident reports.

A causal factor can be defined as any major unplanned or unintended contributor to an incident that if eliminated would prevent or reduce the severity or frequency of the incident. Identifying causal factors requires digging deeper into … Read more...

EHS Regulations Watch: A Look at 2021 to Leverage in 2022

If you felt like 2020-2021 was a blur of never-ending (and ever-changing) EHS regulations, you’re not alone.
A glance back to guide you forward. Which of today’s top EHS regulations and trends will shape your success in compliance tomorrow?

(This article is reprinted with permission from Enhesa. Read about more regulatory actions on the Enhesa blog Insights.)

Where EHS Regulations Stand Today and How to Step Forward Tomorrow

If you felt like 2020-2021 was a blur of never-ending (and ever-changing) EHS regulations, you’re not alone. From constantly changing COVID-19 requirements to aggressive air emissions cut-offs, the past two years sent a whirlwind of compliance issues around the world. In this time period alone, our experts tracked more than 96,000 new or changed requirements globally. And we don’t expect these winds of regulatory change to die down anytime soon.

So how can EHS professionals get ahead of this global storm? Weather-proofing your compliance program for what’s coming next – with what you know today. Below, … Read more...

Arrive Alive: Staying Safe on the Holiday Highways

rom family visits to holiday shopping, we spend lots of time in our cars. Sadly, there are also plenty of highway fatalities during the holidays.
From family visits to holiday shopping, we spend lots of time in our cars. Sadly, there are also plenty of highway fatalities during the holidays.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), automobile accidents produce the highest holiday fatality rate of any form of transportation in the United States.

In 2020, 340 people were killed in automobile accidents on Christmas Day, while 163 died on New Year’s Day. Approximately one-third of these accidents involved drunk driving.

While there is always some risk involved in driving, there are plenty of things you can do to be prepared for emergencies and stay safe on the road:

  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Assign a designated driver who will remain sober for the trip home after parties.
  • Remember that even prescription or over-the-counter medication can produce drowsiness, especially when mixed with alcohol, so be sure to read the label or
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Keep the Fire in the Fireplace: Seven Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

When the fireplace is roaring and the decorations are twinkling, it's easy to forget about the destructive power of fire and electricity.
When the fireplace is roaring and the decorations are twinkling, it’s easy to forget about the destructive power of fire and electricity.

A roaring fire to keep warm is one of the best elements of a memorable holiday, but only if it’s in the fireplace and not spreading quickly from room to room. Here are some flashpoints for potential fire hazards. 

  • Christmas trees need care to keep them from becoming fire hazards. Place them at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces or heaters, keep them well-watered to prevent them from drying out and make sure your lights have no frayed wires or loose connections.  
  • Candles are part of many holiday traditions, but open flames must always be monitored and kept away from anything flammable. Keep candles in locations where they can’t be knocked over, keep them away from children and never leave open flames unattended. Keep decorations like tinsel
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Popular Reads: The Top 10 Intelex Blogs of 2021

The list of the Top 10 Intelex blogs provides a view into some of the most important and challenging topics of 2021.

The list of the Top 10 Intelex blogs provides a view into some of the most important and challenging topics of 2021. COVID-19 and its impact on business and different industries, AI, ESG, Quality 4.0, worker fatigue and behavior-based safety all made the cut for most-read blogs. Maybe more surprising was the popularity of blogs that focused on the importance of diversity, such as those for International Women’s Day and Black History Month. As the workplace changes, priorities shift and diversity continues to be an important aspect of the world of work, our blog will reflect the topics that are important to our customers, the industries we support and our employees.

#1 The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry in the United States

New research released by the Center for Construction Research and Training focuses on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry through September 2020, … Read more...

Simply the Best: From Tips to Manage Incidents to Regulatory Compliance – The Top 10 Downloaded Reports from Intelex.com in 2021

From software comparisons to practical advice to guidance about adopting ISO standards, we’ve got you covered with our 2021 Top 10 list of downloaded reports.

From software solution comparisons to practical advice to guidance about adopting ISO standards in the workplace, we’ve got you covered with our 2021 Top 10 list of downloaded reports.

  1. Verdantix Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021 
    This benchmark report, written by Verdantix, dives into the capabilities of 20 EHS software vendors across Air Emissions, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Waste and Wastewater, Hazardous Waste, and Sustainability Management. Intelex was a leader in both Environment and Sustainability Management, achieving a top-3 score in all capabilities assessed.
  2. The Top 10 OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them: A Checklist
    Each year, OSHA publishes a top 10 list of the most frequently cited violations it has recorded. The list for 2020 is largely unchanged from 2019, suggesting that little progress has been made addressing the most common workplace incidents. The Top 10 OSHA Citations and How to Avoid Them: A Checklist Approach provides checklists to
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