Intelex Employee Appreciation Day 2017

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Employee appreciation day is an opportunity for individuals to be recognized for their hard work and contribution to their company. It is an opportunity to celebrate the organization’s successes, and the effort that it has taken us to get here.

At Intelex, the praise just doesn’t come from Leadership Lexi Grams are a staple of Employee Appreciation day.  When the cards go out, the office seems to carry a fresh energy. This year, Lexi Grams seemed to be on everyone’s mind. These cards are an opportunity for Cross-Functional peer to peer recognition throughout the organization. Thanking a colleague for going the extra mile, being a great sounding board, demonstrating leadership and innovation. It is easy to say ‘good job’ or ‘thank you’ and be done with it, but there is something special to coming into a desk with hand written notes of appreciation.

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6 Reasons Why Quality Professionals Support Integrated Management Systems

On February 8, 2017, I delivered a presentation to 138 attendees on Integrated Management Systems (IMS) at the monthly ASQ Toronto section meeting. To learn more about IMS, read The Case for EHSQ Integrated Management Systems. The audience consisted of a broad range of experts including CQEs, CQAs, CQIAs, CSSGB, CSSBB, management consultants, auditors, among others.

As part of the introduction, I asked the audience how many people have either heard about or were already familiar with Integrated Management Systems and I’d say about 40% of the audience raised their hands – which is a good sign! I was actually only expecting about 10 to 20 people to raise their hands. This definitely demonstrates that Integrated Management Systems is of interest to quality management professionals.  The concept of an IMS becomes even more important because of the harmonization of standards due to the recent changes in ISO 9001:2015, ISO … Read more...

The Right Chart for the Right Time

One of the biggest challenges for all professionals, including those in EHSQ, is determining the best way to leverage data to support your decisions and ideas. Data is the driving force behind most business decisions today, and it’s imperative that we all be able to use it to strengthen rather than confuse our positions.

Data visualizations are a great way to turn confusing data into consumable information.

But how do you know if you’ve picked the right EHSQ charts for your report? How effective are your dashboards? Follow these three simple rules and improve the impact of your data visualization:

  1. Pick the right chart orientation
  2. Match your visualization to your message
  3. Style your visualization appropriately

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Intelex at NSC’s 2016 Congress & Expo

NSC’s 2016 Congress & Expo
October 17th-19th, 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California

NSC’s 2016 Congress & Expo is only a week away and Intelex is thrilled to attend. The Congress & Expo event is one of the world’s largest safety events, attracting more than 14,000 EHS professionals annually.

To encourage attendees to get the most out of the “Expo” portion of the event, Intelex is supporting the Attendee Passport Challenge. Come by Intelex Booth #1370 to get your stamp. Additionally, make sure to fill out our onsite survey for the chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card!

Onsite will be EHSQ Advisor Tobin Howes, Product Manager Bryan Smith, Health and Safety Practice Lead Eric Morris, Director of Product Marketing Jason Dea, and SVP of Product Management Robin Hopper. If you are interested in booking a product demonstration at the event, please email your preferred time slot to Tobin … Read more...

Get Ready for IGNITE PERFORMANCE 2017!

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We are thrilled to announce that the countdown to IGNITE PERFORMANCE 2017 has officially begun—mark the date April 11th-13th in your calendars now! After last year’s incredible success, we are very proud to be returning to our home in Toronto, Canada!

Ignite Performance is an annual event hosted by Intelex that brings Environmental, Health & Safety, and Quality professionals from around the world to Toronto for 2.5 days of networking, training, learning, sharing, and celebrating. Ignite Performance is the single largest annual gathering of Intelex Users from across the world, and is the perfect opportunity for you learn how to take your Intelex solution to the next level!

Before we get ahead of ourselves and start gushing about all the new and exciting benefits you can expect this year, let’s cover the basics to get you on your way to registration!

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Safety’s Bottom Line: Using ROI to Gain Executive Support

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At the heart of safety management is the desire to create a safer workplace, where employees’ well-being is valued and protected.  What is often understated is the influence that safety has beyond ensuring everyone goes home at the end of the day. The bottom line, both literally and figuratively, is that an effective safety management program saves manufacturing organizations like PACE Industries $1.2 US million in workers compensation dollars. PACE was able to achieve these results by using Safety Management Software. Effective Safety Management Software standardizes and simplifies safety processes, leading to fewer incidents, safer employees, and noticeable returns.

In the past, we’ve discussed strategies for communicating EHS software benefits to the different organizational stakeholders, how to effectively evaluate EHS software vendors, and assessing what the best budget for your EHS software project is.  In our latest whitepaper, we provide a guide to building your comprehensive ROI … Read more...

Intelex Conference Team is on the road again!

Intelex is heading back on the road again after a great start to our spring conference season at Partners in Prevention, AIAG’s Corporate Responsibility Summit and Enform’s 65th Petroleum Safety Conference. We are very excited about our conference line-up and the chance to connect in person with you. Check out our conference line up below and let us know if you are attending or will be in the area at the time!

NAEM EHS Compliance Excellence Conference
May 11th – 12th
General Electric Co.’s Aviation Learning Center
Cincinnati, OH

Our next stop is Cincinnati, OH for NAEM’s Compliance Excellence Conference! This conference brings together EHS professionals from diverse backgrounds to discuss the most effective ways to reduce risk, ensure compliance and drive business results. Come visit booth #2  to discuss how Intelex can help your organization along it’s EHSQ&S journey with our Chief Strategy Officer, Elie Mouzon and Environment Practice … Read more...

It’s Earth Day – Get Inspired!

EarthDay2016_InfographicEvery year on April 22nd since 1970, people around the world commit themselves to a day of going green. Earth Day symbolizes the collective initiative we need must have in order to instil a new, positive impact on our environment.  But that’s exactly what it is, a symbol. The environmental consciousness that comes with this day must expand into a practice that lasts all year round.

The theme for Earth Day 2016 is “Trees for the Earth.”  North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences conducted a study concluding one tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. They reduce soil erosion, lift up to 100 gallons of water from the ground to the air (in only a day), and one large tree can provide … Read more...

Intelex 2016 Spring Conference Kick Off

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What a better way to welcome spring then to kick off our 2016 conference season! We started off the season with yet another successful year as sponsors at the NAEM EHS and Sustainability Software Conference in Tampa, Florida this March which was the perfect boost to get us geared up for the season. See what other conferences we will be attending below and hopefully we will see you there!

Partners in Prevention

April 26th – 27th 

The International Center, Mississauga, Ontario

Coming up next is Partners in Prevention! It’s is your health & safety conference of the year, bringing together over 4,000 Canadian, U.S and other international safety professionals. Being an annual event for Intelex we are excited to return for another great year with new products to showcase. Our Senior Manager of Demand Generation, Carlos Araujo, and our Manager of Health and Safety Practice, Eric Morris along with Account … Read more...

Appreciating Employees, the Intelex way.

If you were to survey random companies in order to find out what they feel are their most important assets, it’s quite likely that you would receive some fairly mundane, cliché-laden responses, liberally sprinkled with corporate buzzwords that don’t really mean much of anything.

Employee_Appreciation_Day_2016_1280_2Here at Intelex, our answer to that question is simple. It’s our people. The truth is, without the daily efforts of our exceptionally talented and dedicated workforce, we would not be able to pursue our mission of helping our clients be more sustainable, protect the planet and its people.

Peer-to-Peer Recognition
There are actually several components to Employee Appreciation at Intelex, but the one that gets the most attention, and that everyone participates in with the most fervor has to be Lexigrams. Lexigrams are small, printed notes that employees can personalize and send to anyone in the company in order to thank them for something. Maybe … Read more...