The Top 5 Post-Pandemic EHS Technologies You Need to Know About In 2021

A long-term digital transformation strategy that includes incremental upgrades is the course of action many companies are taking as they turn to technology to solve their EHSQ challenges.
There’s little doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the approach to technology across all businesses, industries, and job functions, but a one-and-done digital transformation isn’t the best strategy for many organizations. 

As we move into the spring, there is optimism in the air. The pandemic, while not over, is waning, and with vaccines there is promise of better days ahead.  

There’s little doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the approach to technology across all businesses, industries, and job functions. Those changes are no less prominent in the EHS space. As we move through 2021, forward-thinking organizations are looking to retool for greater agility and resiliency, and technology promises to play an outsized role in managing the change.  

To that end, let’s take a look at some of the top 5 technologies that will … 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...

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...

Thierry Beaulière: Trust Yourself, Have Faith in your Abilities and Be True to your Morals and your Values

Intelex Technologies is joining the celebration of Black History Month 2021 by launching a blog series that shares the first-person experiences of our employees and celebrates their accomplishments and contribution to Intelex. Our second blog introduces you to Thierry Beauliere, who joined Intelex in August 2019.

What is your name and title and what do you do at Intelex?

My name is Thierry Beaulière and I am currently occupying the role of Legal Counsel at Intelex. I have been with the company since August of 2019.

I am a proud member of Intelex’s legal department. Our team is composed of two lawyers who act as legal counsel for Intelex.

As an in-house lawyer, my job is to provide advice, guidance and representation in legal matters involving the company. My role often requires me to draft, review and revise complex commercial agreements, transactional contracts and other legal documents such as master … Read more...

Lorenzo Tennant: Remain True to Who You Are and Never Forget the Obstacles You Have Endured and Overcome to Get to this Moment

Black History Month

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 first blog introduces you to Lorenzo Tennant, who joined Intelex in June 2017 and now is the Director of Business Development.

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

Lorenzo Tennant, Director, Business Development, and I joined Intelex June 2017

What do you do at Intelex?

My role is to lead the Business Development department, which is the frontline function for the sales journey in our business. Our team is tasked with generating opportunities from an inbound and outbound … Read more...

Black History Month 2021 Celebrates the Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

Intelex launches blog series in celebration of Black History Month.

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.

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 first blog will introduce you to Lorenzo Tennant, who joined Intelex in June 2017 and now is the Director of Business Development. Look for it tomorrow.

“As part of building a culture of inclusion and belonging at Intelex, we are on a mission to ensure all employees can bring their authentic selves to work,” said Kellie Hart, Vice President, Human Resources, Intelex. “I am continuously in awe of the conversations we have been able to have as an organization and the amount of bravery and courage our employees have … Read more...

Connected Safety Q&A: How the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Is Fueling Innovation and Digital Transformation

Connected Safety at Expert Connect

The outbreak of COVID-19 ushered in dramatic changes to EHSQ management, which, as a result, have propelled leaders to ramp up business continuity efforts, fortify their risk management strategies and improve day-to-day operations to boost efficiency.

In our upcoming Expert Connect Session, Innovating Towards a Future Focused on Connected Safety, Senior Product Marketing Manager Aaron Davis from Intelex Technologies and Tom Henson, Vice President, Global Marketing and Product Management from Industrial Scientific will take you on a journey that will explore how advancements in connected safety and connected worker technologies are changing key areas of EHSQ management, including environmental compliance and hazard monitoring, control of work and lone worker safety.

According to Davis, we’ve reached what he called “an inflection point in innovation” of safety technologies, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it had not only on business performance and management worldwide but on worker safety. Davis … Read more...

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

COVID-19 and Construction

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, examining construction spending, new residential construction and the well-being of small businesses.

A recent report published by the Center for Construction Research and Training notes that COVID-19 has had a “stark impact” on the U.S. economy and many industries, including construction. “Impact of COVID-19 on Construction Businesses and Productions,” published by researchers Samantha Brown, MPH, Raina D. Brooks, MPH, Xiuwen Sue Dong, DrPH, found that while stay-at-home orders aided in “flattening the curve,” they had stark impacts on U.S. workers and businesses, including construction.

The pandemic hit some sectors of the construction industry harder than others, researchers reported. Overall construction spending dropped $68.4 billion from January to May and increased by $44.7 billion from May to September in 2020, remaining about $23.7 billion below January … Read more...

OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive: Full Inspections Only in Cases of Elevated Injury and Illness Experience

Updated OSHA Inspection Program

With the end-goal of utilizing limited enforcement resources to target workplaces with elevated injury and illness incidents, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced updates to its site-specific targeting program. The Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive takes the place of Site-Specific Targeting 2016, and focuses on non-construction organizations with a minimum of 20 employees.

The changes to the inspection program are as follows:

  1. The creation of a new targeting category for establishments indicating consistent injury and illness rate increases over the three-year data collection period, and
  2. Permits records-only inspections to be carried out when a compliance officer discovers that an organization was included in the program due to error. In these instances, a complete inspection will only be carried out when it has been determined that the reported number of injury and illnesses have increased.

With this in mind, it is important for organizations to focus on developing a … Read more...