6 Reasons Why Quality Professionals Support Integrated Management Systems

On February 8, 2017, I delivered a presentation to 138 attendees on Integrated Management Systems (IMS) at the monthly ASQ Toronto section meeting. To learn more about IMS, read The Case for EHSQ Integrated Management Systems. The audience consisted of a broad range of experts including CQEs, CQAs, CQIAs, CSSGB, CSSBB, management consultants, auditors, among others.

As part of the introduction, I asked the audience how many people have either heard about or were already familiar with Integrated Management Systems and I’d say about 40% of the audience raised their hands – which is a good sign! I was actually only expecting about 10 to 20 people to raise their hands. This definitely demonstrates that Integrated Management Systems is of interest to quality management professionals.  The concept of an IMS becomes even more important because of the harmonization of standards due to the recent changes in ISO 9001:2015, ISO … Read more...

The Case for EHSQ Integrated Management Systems

Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to manage your organization’s management systems using an Integrated Management System?  Silos and disparate systems should be a thing of the past.  Between the Quality Management System (QMS), Safety Management System (SMS), and Environmental Management System (EMS), there is abundant opportunity to eliminate inefficiency and duplication of activities especially in more complex organizations with multiple business units.


To learn more, watch this webinar hosted by ASQ (American Society for Quality) where Peter-Elias Alouche discusses:

  • The importance of the customer’s perspective
  • Why businesses should integrate their management systems
  • What is an EHSQ Integrated Management System anyways?
  • What are some of the opportunities to start integrating management systems today
  • The importance of culture

Whenever you assess or improve the effectiveness of your organization’s management system(s), you need to think about your customers and what they want. It’s easy to get caught up … Read more...

Webinar: Revolutionizing Safety Performance in Oil & Gas

Achieving success and sustained compliance in oil and gas means having visibility of key performance indicators, essential measures that enable businesses to respond to changing circumstances. However, organizations too often rely on ‘lagging’ performance indicators – metrics that don’t provide the essential information you need to ensure success. Alternatively, leading indicators can enable you to achieve proactive management, continued compliance and substantial savings in time, efficiency and resources.

Leading and Lagging Indicators: Revolutionizing Safety Performance in Oil & Gas, is a free 30-minute webinar that focuses on the vast potential of leading performance indicators. Hosted by Oil and Gas solutions specialists Gurpreet Lalwani and Steve Buffett, this webinar will show you how leveraging leading and lagging indicators can revolutionize how you manage your business.

Watch this webinar and learn:

  • Leveraging leading and lagging indicators to improve overall organizational safety performance.
  • Gaining greater insight into understand your indicators and what they
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Intelex partners with airport experts to develop comprehensive FAA SMS solution

Intelex has long had a presence in the aviation and aerospace sector. It’s a presence that is about to get a lot bigger thanks to a unique alliance with two aviation experts. Intelex has partnered with SITA, a global IT provider to the air transport industry, and JDA, a leader in aviation safety, certification and compliance services, to develop a complete airport safety management solution.

This robust solution will help airports achieve complete, effortless compliance with a key regulation that has been top-of-mind for most businesses in the sector lately: the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 139 SMS rule, due later this year. This mandate, which will affect more than 540 commercial airports across the United States, essentially requires airports to implement a safety management system (SMS). When the mandate comes into force, airports will have about 18 to 24 months to roll out a complete SMS solution.

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Nalco named one of America’s 12 safest companies

Intelex is thrilled to congratulate client Nalco Company on being included in a prestigious list of America’s 12 safest companies for 2011!

Since 2002, EHS Today has presented an annual list featuring 12 companies that have developed innovative safety solutions, boasted low injury and illness rates, and engendered a corporate culture of safety.

In addition to Nalco, which uses Intelex’s Safety Management System, the list of winners included Caterpillar Inc., ACCO Brands Corp, Honeywell and more. Drop by EHS Today for a complete list, and take a look at the article on Nalco.

The awards were handed out Monday in a ceremony that program sponsor MCR Safety calls “the Academy Awards of safety.”

EHS Today editor Sandy Smith noted that all of the winning companies had ingrained safety as a core value of their company.

Congratulations, Nalco! Keep up the great work!… Read more...