IPT Global wins The Community Partner Award!


IPT Global provides the standard in pressure testing assurance. Their mission is to provide comprehensive assurance solutions and services for all aspects of pressure analysis and leak detection within the oil and gas industry.

The Community Partner Award recognizes a customer who has shown an exceptional contribution to the growth of fellow Intelex customers. To win this award, the organization must demonstrate the initiatives they have taken to enhance the Intelex-Exchange Community.

Since the implementation of Intelex, IPT system administrator(s) have contributed ~200 posts on the Intelex Community page in the form of questions, answers and ideas. System Administrator, Kellie Cardenas, started a community group for Houston Area System Administrators & Heavy Users. This group was designed to serve as a platform for Houston area users to communicate and share their experience with Intelex. The long term goal was to create a solid online/offline group of users to conduct local, … Read more...

And the award for Technology Innovation goes to . . . Hussmann!


Hussmann is a world-class manufacturer of quality display cases and refrigeration systems. Their mission is to positively impact the lives of consumers by transforming the future of food retailing. Since 1906, Hussmann has provided innovative products, services and solutions for preserving and merchandising fresh foods, and is recognized throughout the world as a leader in manufacturing, selling, installing, and servicing display equipment and refrigeration systems for customers.

Technology Innovation is awarded to a customer who has effectively integrated Intelex with other technologies. To win this award, the innovative organization must display their API integration and explain its efficiency.

Over the past year, Hussmann has utilized the oData connections available through V6 reporting to create dozens of dashboards available to their users. They utilized Microsoft Power BI, but also have reports in Excel that utilize the oData tool. These reports are consumed by employees daily and have saved Hussmann tremendous amounts … Read more...

SGS recognized for Health & Safety Performance!


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, SGS has more than 90,000 employees, and operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories worldwide.

With services that include the inspection and verification of the quantity, weight and quality of traded goods, the testing of product quality and performance against various health, safety and regulatory standards, SGS helps organizations ensure their products, systems or services meet requirements of standards set by governments, standardization bodies and customers.

The Health & Safety Performance Award recognizes a customer that has shown outstanding contributions towards organizational health and safety through the usage and application of Intelex Software.

Since implementing Intelex in 2011, SGS has enjoyed a steady decline in the Total Recordable Incident Rate and Lost Time Incident Rate. Shifting to a proactive safety culture since implementing Intelex, SGS has also significantly … Read more...

EHSQ Community | Safety Excellence

This month our member Sarah Fuller shares a post about environmental assessments, while member Terry L Mathis shares views on Safety Excellence. We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.

  • Getting Serious About Safety Excellence by Terry L Mathis

  • Short timelines for environmental assessments not working by member Sarah Fuller

  • Contractor Safety Beyond Compliance – Modeling OSHA’s recommended best practices for contractor management

  • Advertise your event on EHSQ Community for Free! by Tamara Parris


Safety Talk: What can EHS leaders do to support sustainability in their organizations?

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Q: What can EHS leaders do to support sustainability in their organizations?

A: Occupational health and safety and sustainability are considered essential elements to the success of an organization’s business operations. Both are interrelated and without pursuing one strategy, the other would not be adequately developed. Here are 5 things EHS leaders can do to support sustainability in their organizations.

1. Define sustainability

The first step is to define precisely what is meant by sustainability. To come up with an adequate definition, examine your organization’s mission and ask yourself questions like:

  • What is the business trying to accomplish?
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • What is mutually important to the stakeholders and the business?
  • How can the business operate in a way that is consistent with these values?

2. Drive the discussion

EHS leaders have become experts at change—they have helped transform safety from one priority among others into a core value.


EHSQ Community | Crisis Planning

This month our member Richard Rosera shares a post about the Chemical Safety Board, while member Vince Marchesani volunteers to host a Mastermind discussion to review Crisis Management Planning.  We invite you to join our Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality professional community, and share your knowledge with other members.


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.

There are many organizations utilizing recognition software …

Learnings from Safety Professionals: Biggest Challenge in Building Safety Program

Learnings from Safety Professionals

February, 2017, our EHSQ Community had a Mastermind session with Jake Thiessen and Keith Voykin, hosted by Tamara Parris, to discuss the challenges EHS Professionals face building their safety programs in the workplace.

During our sessions we had just over 30 community members share their views, challenges and insights learned through their work experience on our workplace safety issue.

From our “Member’s Voice” discussion we learned 27 members have personally experienced challenges when trying to gain Organizational Buy-In to their safety program.

Which is a good indicator many EHSQ Professional are facing this challenge.

A suggestion Jake shared with us, to help with the challenge of gaining buy-in from all levels of the organization, it is important to develop the different strategies needed to generate the desired buy-in at the various levels.

With buy-in one of the questions that must be answered is where do you start?

Jake shared, what …

Integrated EHSQ Platform + Mobile Technology: 5 Opportunities for EHSQ Gains


Mobile technology in manufacturing and resource extraction industries are typically not thought to go hand in hand. Indeed, most employers discourage personal mobile devices from shop floors and from near any use with heavy equipment and transport. We all clearly understand why: personal consumer mobile applications are sources of distraction, putting safety at risk and productivity as well. While this is undoubtedly true, banning all use of mobile technologies may be holding your company back. Traditional health and safety investments at some point suffer diminished returns, especially if they are not modernized for the new workplace. Worse still, separate software for environmental compliance and yet again for Quality Assurance all threaten to replace manual processes with technical burdens. New social and mobile technology offers the opportunity to drive safety engagement, environmental compliance and quality assurance throughout an entire organization using a unified platform.

Employers should consider the potential that integrated …

Measuring Safety, part 1 – The Relevance of Outcomes

The other day I received another self-praising message in my news-feed, one of Norway’s major construction contractors was celebrating their one year anniversary since their last lost time injury incident, making their LTIF now “Zero”.

While reading James Reason’s latest book, “Organisational Accidents Revisited” I noticed the quote: “The road to Hell is paved with falling LTI frequency rates”,  illustrated by major cases like DWH and Texas City.

I believe it is good when no one has been injured as a consequence of their work. At the same time, this has again turned my attention to something which has been keeping me busy for many years;

why are people so focused on outcomes, when they mean so little in terms of improvement, especially in safety?

 Obsessed About Outcomes

When an incident or accident happens, it’s generally the consequences that attract great attention. From a humanitarian and … Read more...