Earth Day 2019: Protecting the Planet One Best Practice at a Time

An indicator species is one whose condition tells us about the state of the environment and the ecosystems in which it lives. Lichens, bees, frogs and butterflies are just a few examples. These indicator species can tell us whether not only their existence is in danger because of environmental damage, but perhaps ours as well.

The theme of Earth Day 2019 is protecting our planet’s species. As we take time to reflect today (and hopefully more so in the future) it’s important to understand the small yet incredibly vital elements of a healthy ecosystem. When one part of that ecosystem stops functioning correctly, when an external actor is introduced into this delicate balance of organisms, the effects can be far-reaching.

At Intelex one of our core tenets has been to do business in a way that minimizes potentially damaging impacts on the environment. While we may not have a direct … 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...

Leadership in EHS: Intelex’s presence at the 2016 Verdantix Summit

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EHS software is powerless if employees don’t adapt their behavior. Facilitating this change is one of many best practices Intelex Technologies will share at the 2016 Verdantix Summit happening May 16-18 in Chicago.

As a sponsor, Intelex will be presenting a workshop on driving behavioral change by integrating EHS and operations systems. The session will be hosted by Laura Scott, Environmental Manager at NRG Energy. NRG is one of America’s largest power companies, a leader in green energy, and a valued Intelex client. Laura will be discussing how Intelex’s software allowed NRG to build a more robust system of environmental compliance, allowing NRG to track environmental key performance indicators and ultimately helping NRG to transform its level of compliance between 2011 and 2015. Having achieved these results across a company of 10,000 employees, Laura is well-qualified to speak about the difference Intelex’s software has made.

Intelex is proud to continue … Read more...

Corporate Culture and Consequences of Complacency

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • Corporate culture and consequences of lax safety cultures
  • Compliance shortcuts never pay off

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Learn more about sentencing related to a high profile mine safety case. Click here
  • Learn more about using coffee filters as a compliance shortcut. Click here  

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Three Takeaways from NAEM Planning for a Sustainable Future

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) recently published its annual trends report – Planning for a Sustainable Future. This report documents the key issues on the minds of corporate environmental, health & safety and sustainability leaders today. These trends are a barometer for all of us in the EHS and sustainability space, both business users and vendors alike.

It should be no surprise that this year’s trends point again to rapid change in our quickly evolving market. As the industry continues to take steps beyond simple, reactive compliance with regulations, towards making sustainability and EHS issues drive core business strategy, the NAEM research found that the priorities of EHS leaders are shifting as well.

I’d like to highlight 3 major emerging trends from the report that business leaders should be aware of with regards to EHS and sustainability.

1. Focus on impact outside your own walls

The global … Read more...

US Chemical Accident and Brazilian Spill Updates

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in
environment, health and safety news:

  • Large Chemical Explosion in Massachusetts
  • Brazilian Tailing Ponds Measurement Errors

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Learn more about the Massachusetts chemical explosion. Click here
  • Read more about revised metrics at a Brazilian tailing pond. Click here

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Volkswagen, ISO 14001, Acetaminophen labeling and more

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Skirting air emissions regulations
  • A refresh of environmental standards
  • Clearer over the counter drug labeling for consumer safety

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Volkswagen controversy. Click here
  • Updates to ISO 14001.Click here
  • New Acetaminophen labeling requirements. Click here

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Meet an Intelex Client: Coral Barrett, Boart Longyear

Coral works in EHS Data & Support at Boart Longyear, a mineral exploration company that provides drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling. Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, this year Boart Longyear celebrates its 125 anniversary as a leader in the global mining and drilling industry. In this video, Coral discusses what made Intelex stand out from the competition when her company was looking for a new EHS system.

Prior to implementing Intelex, Boart Longyear had a system that was outdated and difficult to use. They felt that the system just couldn’t keep up with what they needed from it, and so they began to look for a more advanced solution that would simplify the user experience while also allowing them to more easily report information to their VPs and executive committee. Coral also wanted to make sure that this would be a system she could administer by … Read more...