Faster, Smarter, Accurate EHS Compliance Arrives with ehsAI and Intelex

Let’s explore how a collection of smart tools, algorithms and the most advanced EHSQ platform in the world combine to solve important problems in an epically reduced timeframe

If you have attended or followed topics presented at analyst or industry forums, in or adjacent to, EHS over the last few years, you’ll know that both the analysts and vendor community have invested much time in framing how digital transformation drives the ‘4’ in 4.0. There’s a 4.0 for everything at the moment and Intelex is committed to strategies and is executing on actions that deliver results in an EHSQ 4.0 world.

We have seen presentation after webinar after presentation about the EHS trends we all should pay attention to. Of these trends, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) probably are the two most exciting and pervasive. They also are described as perhaps the most challenging, hence … Read more...

The New Intelex-Workday Gateway takes Silos to Synergy

There is a revolution going on in corporate IT and its name is SaaS (Software as a Service). Gartner projects that the global SaaS market is going to double over the next few years. But what is driving this growth? Why are more and more business around the world farming out their critical software solutions to SaaS vendors? It’s simple: companies are struggling to meet growing IT needs with shrinking IT budgets. They want faster, cheaper solution deployments with lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and an easy way out, because the “sunk cost” of on-premise software is not always a fallacy.  

The trend behind the market growth is that more companies are deploying more cloud Solutions. 94% of companies use at least one cloud solution, while larger organizations may be using more than 100. In response to this trend, almost every enterprise software vendor is jumping on the SaaS bandwagon. There are thousands of different solutions across hundreds of vertical industries or markets. The fastest growing SaaS categories are HR, Dev Ops, Product, Sales and Marketing.  

Companies deploying SaaS solutions realize tremendous cost and effort benefits, but not … Read more...

Health & Safety is a Team Effort: Industry 4.0 and IIoT

 
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are forcing companies to rethink their approach to health and safety. Digital transformation uses innovative IoT endpoints and their data to improve the company’s core business, but they make health and safety more complex than ever. When properly deployed and integrated, sensors, endpoints and devices improve the individual safety of workers and identify additional areas for process improvement. 

More connected workers, more devices, more data — this massive influx of information and capability requires an end-to-end solution that addresses new and evolving EHS challenges. A solution that can capture the data produced from edge devices, analyze it and organize it in meaningful ways to improve health and safety programs and processes. Intelex Technologies and Honeywell are working together to create an integrated EHS solution that solves the challenges posed by Industry 4.0 and IIoT.  

The Number of Connected “Things”  

The global IIoT market will grow to $310 billion USD by 2023, and some of that growth will be from the increase in the number of “Connected Workers.” This means that the average industrial worker is going to be wearing and carrying multiple devices to help them do their job. Deployment, management and training … Read more...

Statistical Process Control Turns Potential Problems into Valuable Opportunities

Imagine how nice it would be if you could predict the future, if you could make decisions with the confidence that you knew exactly what their consequences would be.

Unfortunately, we can’t predict the future. But we can get greater insight into the hidden patterns in processes and information that exist right now, and that can give us a much better idea of how to respond to potential problems before they become a reality. When we put what we learn from these insights to good use with an integrated EHSQ (environment, health, safety, and quality) management system, we can also unlock the potential for incredibly valuable financial opportunities.

Statistical process control (SPC) is a method traditionally associated with manufacturing. However, it can provide deep and valuable insight into any business or production process. SPC is a mathematical technique developed in the 1920s to monitor random processes and provide alerts when … Read more...

How EHSQ 4.0 Is Set to Supercharge Your Organization

When people think of Industry 4.0, they might think of connected factories and smart manufacturing. Yet the methods and tools of Industry 4.0 extend far beyond manufacturing. Soon, every organization will be able to benefit from Industry 4.0 methods and practices as they adopt more flexible and connected networks of people, data, and machines to improve efficiency of assets, quality of products and services, and process flow.

The approach of Industry 4.0 is poised to supercharge the world of EHSQ. For several years, the EHSQ community has been using integrated management systems to consolidate ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 systems, an approach that ISO has recently made easier with the introduction of the High-Level Structure (HLS). As EHSQ assimilates the tools of Industry 4.0 to become EHSQ 4.0, it will move from being a way to record incidents and track quality events to one of bridging multiple disciplines … Read more...

Peloton Thinking May Drive EHSQ Teams to the Finish Line of Compliance

The Tour de France and EHS management would, at first glance, seem to have little in common.

When I was first introduced to the concept of the “peloton,” a word that describes the clustered formation of cyclists in a road race, I was a bit surprised. This is a tactic used by cyclists to save energy and work as a team to win a race. But it raised a fundamental question in my mind: why would a competitor forego individual success in a race?

A peloton moves along as a bunched-up group with each rider continually making slight adjustments in response to the things that adjacent riders do, particularly the leader of the pack. Road racing is very much a team sport, so with the peloton, riders individually apply tactics to achieve success for the team. Team members might ride in a formation that shields their principal rider from … Read more...

Leverage HR Data to Drive a Powerful EHSQ Program

By Saif Iqbal

For IT professionals responsible for Environment, Health & Safety, and Quality (EHSQ) programs, gathering the essential data required to make their program a success is harder than it seems. EHSQ often has heavy overlap with Human Resources (HR) data, and for many large organizations, the HR system is at the heart of every process. When success of one system depends on another, having a reliable flow of HR data into your EHSQ system brings value to the success of both programs.

A key measure of EHSQ success in all parts of the world is being able to meet the ever-increasing demands of compliance requirements – and this involves information about employees and the departments in which they work. Ensuring the workers’ information is available in your EHSQ system can have positive impacts on employee engagement, inter-organizational communication and helping to mitigate risks associated with inconsistent data.

So, … Read more...

Digital Transformation Takes Center Stage at EHSQ Alliance Partner Vision Meeting

At Intelex’s recent EHSQ Alliance Partner Vision Meeting, consulting professionals, independent software vendors (ISVs) and technology partners met with Intelex executives, product experts, sales and customer success teams to dive deeper into exclusive strategies and offerings around the EHSQ Alliance – a technology-enabled global network of individuals and organizations committed to changing business for good.

“Our partners are a critical part of the EHSQ Alliance. For more than 10 years Intelex has delivered semi-annual Vision meetings to our employees intent on communicating and collaborating with a key stakeholder of our business. It seemed natural that a similar event would be extended to our partner community to share our culture and strategy for digital transformation with them and reinforce our commitment to their success,” said Intelex CEO and President Mark Jaine.

“We were excited to bring our partners together to enable them to collaborate on our product and sales strategies and … Read more...

Intelex Outlines a Unified EHSQ Strategy for Complex Environmental Requirements

Since the acquisition of Ecocion, Intelex has been working to create an ideal EHSQ solution for companies with complex environmental regulatory and reporting requirements in air, water and waste.

“For Intelex, further streamlining processes to improve Environmental performance for companies with complex needs in air emissions, water and waste management is a key strategic focus,” said Elie Mouzon, Chief Strategy Officer at Intelex.

Intelex will continue to leverage its award-winning ACTS emissions calculation engine and maintain its best-in-class ability to manage large quantities of assets, and perform advanced calculations unified with its EHSQ platform including:

  • Seamless navigation to streamline and simplify user access and interface to ACTS and Intelex’s EHSQ Platform
  • ACTS datasets in the advanced Business Intelligence reporting system to simplify and unify reporting across EHSQ
  • Tracking environmental permit limit thresholds in Intelex’s EHSQ Platform to ensure visibility across EHSQ compliance

“Customers have shared that their air emission calculation … Read more...

The Connected Worker Brings Many Benefits

Connecting workers to electronic systems from their actual place of work allows companies to monitor their performance, health and safety and make real-time decisions to help them work as effectively as possible. The concept of the connected employee can take many forms, from giving workers devices that wirelessly connect to an EHSQ system to outfitting them with cutting-edge clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) with embedded sensors.

The issue was the subject of an EHSQ Alliance Conference session, detailing various approaches to drive adoption of these kinds of technologies. “The connected worker drives safety and compliance. It’s really about taking paper out of the system and getting information into it faster,” said a software director at a leading technology manufacturer, explaining that it can sometimes take three months to get paper-based reports into the system.

When EHSQ-related data can be entered into the system automatically, right on the shop … Read more...