Intelex Technologies: Learning from the Past, Understanding the Present and Evolving to Meet the Future


As your needs have evolved – from managing paper spreadsheets to managing terabytes of ESG, EHS and Quality data that log everything from near misses to product defects to greenhouse gases – Intelex has evolved our technology and software to help you meet your challenges.

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

With 30 years of EHSQ experience, Intelex knows a thing or two about how health and safety, quality, environment and sustainability, ESG and risk management can preserve lives, protect the planet and sustain your business in tough times. Our founder story starts in Bhopal in 1984, with one of the greatest industrial disasters of all time. Forty years later, in 2022, the world is recovering from what is arguably one of the greatest worldwide tragedies in modern times: the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Year, Same Pandemic: A Guide to Harnessing Resiliency and Improving Employee Mental Health

When life seems that little bit tougher, or you need to dig a little deeper for optimism, here are several strategies to keep at your fingertips to make sure that whatever 2022 has in store, it is YOUR year to claim
When life seems that little bit tougher, or you need to dig a little deeper for optimism, here are several strategies to keep at your fingertips to make sure that whatever 2022 has in store, it is YOUR year to claim.

It feels like we’ve been here before. A new year dawns and with it, a countless number of aspirations, dreams and goals for the next 12 months…shrouded, again, by the uncertainty of the global pandemic.  

Whilst such positivity and forward-thinking is good – great in fact – it is impossible to ignore the fact that many of our 2022 ambitions may well be hindered by the ever-present cloud of Covid-19, whose ability to mutate and transmit more rapidly than ever before via the Omicron variant, has brought a fresh wave of caution and compounded unease amongst the worldwide population already in the throes of uncertainty. So how, with our budding aspirations and … Read more...

Post-Brexit, Britain Faces an Altered Health & Safety Landscape

The big change resulting from Brexit is that the British government is no longer accountable to any external authority or body when formulating and implementing health protection policy.

On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union in a move that has popularly come to be known as “Brexit” (‘Britain’ + ‘Exit’). The nation’s departure ended 47 years of formal association with its European neighbors since joining what was called the European Communities in 1973. It brought with it significant uncertainty about what would change from both political and economic perspectives and the impacts it would have on all sectors of the economy.

On the health and safety front, though, many observers felt that the impacts of the pullout would be minimal, said Kevin Bampton, CEO of the British Occupational Hygiene Society. Bampton made his remarks during the recent Health & Safety Matters virtual conference … Read more...

Compliance Is the Road Map to Business Success

Compliance software is the road map to business success.
If we accept that environment, health and safety and quality (EHSQ) strategies are journeys toward business success, then it makes sense that compliance software is the road map helping you to get there.

Many of us have heard the phrase, “Quality is a journey, not a destination.” If this is remotely true, then the waypoints on this journey are better products, happier customers and lower costs all of which lead to business success. It is easy to repeat the journey metaphor in the spheres of worker health and safety along with corporate sustainability, either of which are proven paths to business success. So, if we accept that environment, health and safety and quality (EHSQ) strategies are journeys toward business success, then it makes sense that compliance is the road map helping you to get there.

In business, compliance means conforming to rules and regulations. These could be in the form … Read more...

Agile Learning: How Is Information Sharing Changing for the Better?

Health and Safety practitioners are recognizing the value of micro-learning recently, which is sending messaging and content in brief, bite-size chunks to the workforce to bring them up to speed on any topic.
Health and Safety practitioners are recognizing the value of micro-learning recently, which is sending messaging and content in brief, bite-size chunks to the workforce to bring them up to speed on any topic.

Toby South, product solutions consultant at Intelex and HSM Live presenter, explains the value of agile knowledge sharing through micro-learning.

Last week, during HSM Live’s Digital Conference, Intelex’s Toby South, a product solutions consultant, presented on the topic of agile learning. The topic, arguably more pertinent today than ever before, initiated some interesting discussion around how we best learn in a world of ‘information overload,’ how organisations can streamline communication and training to optimise their workforce’s retention of knowledge and how the future of information dissemination is likely to change in the future.

In this Q&A session, Toby touches upon these areas and digs a little deeper into his role of a product solutions consultant who is … Read more...

Work-Related Stress: Every Working Day, 2 Construction Workers in UK, Ireland Die from Suicide

Work-related stress can aggravate an existing mental health problem, making it more difficult to control

Stress, depression or anxiety account for 51% of all work-related ill health cases and 55% of all working days lost due to work-related ill health in the UK. Stress impacts on all sectors and businesses of all sizes.

Perhaps one of the hardest hit occupations is construction. A new short film, “On the Edge,” from AKT Productions and Ambanja Films, depicts a construction worker who is on the edge, literally and figuratively. Suffering from both depression due to family concerns and work-related stress, he contemplates taking his own life.

Major contractors BAM provided a construction site in Whitechapel, London, as a film location and also consulted on the project. The film was supported by the Lighthouse Club charity, which provides emotional, physical and financial support to construction workers and their families.

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The Principle-Based Safety Culture

Creating a workplace that is striving to achieve and sustain safety performance success begins with one critical question: Is safety your organization’s principal value?

Achieving safety and health success is measured in various ways and with an ample set of metrics that quantify and qualify success. However, I would venture a guess that most organizations still look to a specific number of measures to define overall success: Metrics that measure loss, the time between failure, the duration of loss and the severity of the loss.

The reality is, most organizations still want to understand that loss and its severity are improving with time, and that’s okay. Yes, I said it: it’s okay.

Creating a workplace that is striving to achieve and sustain safety performance success begins with one critical question: Is safety a core value or better yet, is it the organization’s principal value? To define it in terms of … Read more...

What Is Your Organization Doing to Keep Workers Safe + Sound?

Each year, thousands of companies participate in Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. To date, 1,562 companies have signed up.

Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week from Aug. 9-15 can help get your program started, energize an existing safety management program or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 3,400 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety! Download the document created by OSHA, “Participate in Safe + Sound Week,” for more information.

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Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset: Best Practices for Reducing Worker Injuries and Illnesses

Training is one thing employers can do to protect their most valuable asset – their workers – and ensure these individuals return home every day just as healthy as when they arrived.

When researchers in Ireland set out to document the experiences of workers across a variety of industries who had suffered on-the-job injuries, they ended up with 20 different stories. Their final report included first-person descriptions of what happened before, during, and after their subjects’ individual incidents.

Each is a fascinating case study of not only their personal traumas, but also the overall financial toll the incidents took on themselves and their employers.

One manufacturing plant worker, for instance, was clearing a blockage in a machine when another employee switched it on, causing two large blades to activate. The affected worker, Hugh O’Carroll, lost the tops of his index and middle finger on his left hand as a result.… Read more...

10 Tips to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Each day, millions of workers head to manufacturing facilities, oil and gas refineries, mines, shipyards, airlines, food distribution hubs, farms, stores and more. Thousands of workers won’t return home from work.

Over 1 million work-related deaths occur annually, according to estimates from the International Labour Organisation and hundreds of millions of workers suffer from workplace injuries and occupational exposure to hazardous substances worldwide.

These fatal injuries and illnesses are emotionally and financially devastating for the workers and their families. For employers, the loss of an employee in a workplace incident results in the loss of a coworker and friend, in many cases, as well as possible citations and fines for violations of workplace safety and health standards, the cost of medical bills, lost productivity, workers’ compensation insurance increases and low morale among the workforce.

The best way to avoid these disruptions and costs is to eliminate workplace hazards. Read our … Read more...