Four Considerations to Achieve Health and Safety Compliance

Over a series of three blogs we are going to examine how to achieve health and safety process excellence. There are three main objectives that EHS professionals must fulfill to achieve their health and safety goals: maintain compliance, anticipate and manage hazards, and improve safety culture.

Safety Compliance

This first blog is going to focus on the building blocks that create the foundation for maintaining safety compliance and engaging in continuous improvement. Some keys to achieving this objective are automating reports and document control to ensure consistency between departments and locations, tracking employee training as well as audits and corrective actions and automating compliance with various federal, state or province or local regulations.

Creating the Right Solution

Technology can assist your organization in maintaining all those records and help you ensure that your facility complies with local regulations. In fact, technology has become an essential tool in achieving process excellence … Read more...

A Strong Business Case Can Drive Your Successful EHS Software Implementation

The Purchase of new environmental, health and safety (EHS) software is like a journey along a path of time and effort, in search of the right solution. But, it’s just the beginning.

The end of one road branches off and continues down another path, where you need to discover organizational support for implementation and adoption. It is during software implementation that you may, among other challenges, encounter unexpected resistance from the very people you’d most hoped would benefit from a new set of solutions.

Educating executives and employees alike to the value of EHS software acquisition and ensuring buy-in and support needs to begin before software is purchased then must thread throughout acquisition and implementation stages. It’s worthwhile to consider strategies to help ensure once you have made a software purchase and during implementation, you ultimately gain a system that makes everyone’s life easier and productive.

In weighing the … Read more...

Intelex Named a Leader in the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems

I don’t know if you’ve heard by now, but Intelex was positioned as the EHS vendor with the greatest ability to execute in the marketplace in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management Systems! This is Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant focused on EHS, which shows the progress and growth of the EHS industry.

The Magic Quadrant analyzes key EHS management system providers worldwide and positions them based on their “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”. Vendors are placed into one of four quadrants as “leaders”, “challengers”, “visionaries” or “niche players”. Named both a Leader and EHS vendor with the highest ability to execute, we believe that our configurable solution and high customer satisfaction ratings earned us this position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

According to Gartner, Leaders “deliver a full suite of EH&S functionality, and represent some of the largest, fastest-growing vendors in the market.” Intelex clients … Read more...