Check Out the New Features Added to the Intelex Platform

Enhancements to the Intelex software platform improve usability and performance!

The Intelex platform keeps getting better and better! Intelex has delivered new features as well as usability and performance enhancements over the past months. Key items released include:

Photo Annotation

Now, your users can draw on photos before attaching them. They can circle a hazard, draw an arrow to highlight an observation, and more. Not only will you be able to better pinpoint exactly what is reported, it saves time in investigating or resolving a reported concern or safety hazard.

Email Warnings

Misconfigured data imports cost time, money, and result in a lot of frustration. You can now receive an email notification warning of misconfigured Data Import Templates. Minimize the time and troubleshooting required to import data cleanly the first time, without the headache.

Document Format Support

Uploading a document in Word? PDF? Excel? With our new release for the … Read more...

Thinking on Your Feet: The Importance of Agility Outside of the Workplace

If there’s a consistent message that’s been all over the business news the past few months, it’s this: organizations all over the world have had to make dramatic changes to existing strategies, tactical plans and processes to respond and adapt to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and its aftermath.

Companies that have been pivoting – both in terms of speed and breadth – have been more resilient during these challenging times.

Transcending Our Personal Lives: The Applicability of Agility


The concept and practice of agility isn’t only confined to the workplace.

When you stop to think about it, most of us are faced with changes on a consistent basis. In fact, if our current lifestyles are reflective of anything, it’s that the pace will most likely not slow down – which will, in effect, bring about more change.

So what does that mean, exactly? That the best way to cope and … Read more...

Learning to Thrive: Learning Disabilities in the Workplace

Elisa Blasi is a Senior Technical Training Specialist at Intelex, and has learned that sometimes, standing out in the crowd is a good thing.

At a very young age I was diagnosed with a learning disability, which would impact the way I read, write, and understand numbers for the rest of my life. From that point on, I lived in constant fear of being outed as the student who was different and who was perceived as stupid.

As a child, I would have given anything to fit in. I wanted to blend in with all the other students who could take notes from the board and read aloud to the enter classroom.

Today, I am a Senior Technical Training Specialist at Intelex. I travel around the world and train large groups of subject matter experts on environmental, health, safety, and quality applications. I develop training roll-out strategies and customize learning … Read more...

OSHA Guidance for the Construction Industry During Coronavirus Disease 2019

OSHA recently published COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce.

(This Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) blog is reprinted with permission from the authors and from the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.)

We have issued several GT Alerts on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Our first Alert, published Jan. 31, 2020, provided general information on OSHA requirements and steps for employers to consider as COVID-19 began to appear in the United States, before work shutdown and shelter orders were in place.

The second alert, published March 25, 2020, provided guidance for essential workers. The third alert, published April 14, 2020, examined whether an employee’s COVID-19 case is work-related and recordable. This fourth alert covers recently published guidance provided by OSHA for the construction industry, “COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce.”

List of COVID-19 Recommendations

Although OSHA targeted the construction industry, this concise list … Read more...

Learning from the Past: Building a Safer Environment for the Future of Construction

The National Safety Stand Down and OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down typically are scheduled for the first week of May, but as you know, 2020 is not a typical year. However, construction workers are considered “essential,” and many construction sites remain active, so the postponement of the Safety Stand-Down is no reason to postpone construction worksite safety!

One of the reasons OSHA and other organizations maintain a special focus on construction safety is because it is considered one of the deadliest professions, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation, for example, continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for nearly one-third of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). Roofers are No. 4 on the list of the 10 deadliest professions, while iron and steel structural workers are listed at … Read more...

Intelex Customer Success: Breaking New Ground and Finding Better Business Value

Customer Success (CS) is the most direct interaction we have with our customers, which makes the CS team a crucial contributor to providing real business and customer value.

Customer Success (CS) is a vital part of the relationship Intelex has with its customers. The goal of CS is to provide customers with the knowledge they need to be successful during initial implementation and beyond.

Customer Success manages the business relationship with the customer, prevents churn, and identifies opportunities for growth during the contract lifecycle. Therefore, CS is the most direct interaction we have with our customers, which makes the CS team a crucial contributor to providing real business and customer value.

Yet, with Customer Success being a relatively new job title that has only been around for a few years, the concept of “best practices” is still developing. This can make it difficult to make sure all the members of … Read more...

A Call for Reducing the Environmental Footprint on Air Pollution

Why Businesses Can’t View this as a Choice Anymore

Did you know that according to The United Nations Statistics Division, the levels of carbon dioxide and methanehave increased by 40% and 150% respectively in the last 100 years?  

When you really think about it, it should come as no surprise given the steady increase in the demand for fossil fuels, unenforced regulations or governance and lastly, the increasing rates of competition and globalization.  

This brings us to why reducing the environmental footprint has returned to the spotlight – and rightfully so. With the environmental footprint being a very broad topic and with the celebration of Earth Day yesterday, it might be time to revisit the issue of air pollution.

Some Interesting Facts about Air Pollution 

Let’s start by taking a look at some interesting facts: 

  • From an industry perspective, the top offenders are energy (80%), agriculture (14%), industrial processes (4%), and waste (~3%). 
  • From a geographic
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The Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day’s Half-Century from Home

Celebrate Earth Day at home by doing these five activities.

During this difficult time, we’ve all had to adapt to our new normal in our own way. If there were any silver lining to come from this, it would be that with people staying at home and fewer cars on the road, things have never been better for climate change. But we still have a long way to go.

Although there won’t be any group activities this year for Earth Day like cleaning your local park, there are still some activities you can do from home to keep you busy during this time of isolation and give back to the environment.

Check out our Top 5 list for #Earthdayfromhome below:

Bring the great outdoors indoors with air purifying plants. Studies have shown that plants not only will improve air quality, but they can boost your mood, reduce stress, and fight … Read more...

Is COVID-19 a Workplace Illness? OSHA Attempts to Clarify Recordkeeping

OSHA hopes its latest enforcement guidance helps employers focus their response efforts on implementing good hygiene practices in their workplaces and otherwise mitigating COVID-19’s effects.

OSHA has issued interim guidance for enforcing its recordkeeping requirements (29 CFR Part 1904) as they relate to recording cases of COVID-19.

Under OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, COVID-19 is considered a recordable illness, and employers are responsible for reporting cases of COVID-19 as workplace injuries and illnesses if the case:

  • Is confirmed as a COVID-19 illness;
  • Is work-related as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5; and
  • Involves one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7, such as medical treatment beyond first aid or days away from work.

In areas where there is ongoing community transmission, many employers may have difficulty making determinations about whether workers who contracted COVID-19 did so due to exposures at work, making accurate injury and illness reporting … Read more...

Emerging Tech for EHS&S (Infographic)

In the Trends in Emerging Tech for EHS&S report from the National Association for EHS&S Management (NAEM), IT and EHS&S practitioners from leading companies provide their insights into the current state of play for technology adoption.

Companies that participated in the survey indicated they utilize technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and more. These emerging technologies have the potential to revolutionize the environmental, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) fields.

This infographic offers the key takeaways from the report and the specific emerging technologies that companies are using to grow their environmental, health, safety and sustainability efforts.

What is driving the need for technology adoption? What are the emerging technologies that companies are currently using or planning to use? What are the budgets for emerging technologies?

All this and more can be found in the infographic!

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