Town of Ajax Uses Intelex Document Control to Support a Culture of Quality

The Town of Ajax is located in Ontario, Canada and holds the distinct honour of being the first North American municipality to have been fully registered to the ISO 9001 standard – all nine of its departments have been certified since 1997!

Of course, as many businesses certified to ISO 9001 know, remaining in compliance with the standards’ requirements can demand a fair bit of effort. The municipality was keeping 27 sets of binders across their departments with copies of their ISO 9001 quality documentation, and every time a document was created, edited or updated, 27 copies had to be printed, distributed and added to each binder. Managing this documentation became a daunting task. As the Manager of Quality Service and Special Projects, David Forget knew that they needed a better way to ensure version control and audit readiness.

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Webinar: Perfecting The Paperless Office

Going paperless has become a growing trend within organizations around the world as emphasis on environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility has reached an all-time high. In this FREE 30-minute webinar, Gina Macilwraith, EHS Director at Grand Teton Lodge shares her first-hand experience implementing a successful paperless office initiative within their organization resulting in a 95% reduction in paper usage.

Gina discusses the steps taken, challenges faced and the best practices that they employed which organizations of any size need to know about as they move towards a streamlined document control and paperless office initiative.

Key topics covered include:

  • How to generate significant ROI and get project buy-in from senior management for a paperless initiative.
  • How to effectively manage documentation for a globally dispersed business within one centralized web-based repository, and more.
  • How to ensure the most accurate, up-to-date document revisions are accessible organization-wide with the click of a button.
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New OSHA rule for crystalline silica, DOE supports Obama Action Plan, Nike store made from 100% trash, and more on EHS This Week

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

  • New OSHA rule for crystalline silica
  • DOE supports Obama Action Plan
  • Nike store made from 100% trash, and more.

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!

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