Intelex Client Smith & Nephew Wins 2016 EH&S Information Management Award

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Smith & Nephew receives prestigious industry award for demonstrating significantly improved incident metrics.

Smith & Nephew representative Bill Kimbro collecting the EH&S Information Management Award

Implementing Intelex has been a critical growth step toward Memphis [Smith & Nephew] achieving a ‘World Class Safety Program’.

Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology business, was a recipient of the inaugural EH&S Information Management Award given out at the 2016 Verdantix Summit. One of only eight winners announced, Smith & Nephew won in the healthcare category for their development of an integrated safety and incident management system. Through its successful project for Smith & Nephew's Memphis location, Intelex Technologies, a global innovator of cloud-based environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) management software received a Verdantix EH&S Innovation Award.

Intelex’s software was rolled out in three stages at Smith & Nephew. Stage one consisted of automating the incident management process, transitioning away from paper and spreadsheets towards the Intelex Safety Management System. Stage two saw Smith & Nephew adopt a more proactive approach to safety, tracking near misses and other leading indicators in order to figure out where additional education and safety coaching was needed. In stage three, Smith & Nephew relied on Intelex’s document control application to track and automate document and permit management and improve renewal deadline forecasting. Smith & Nephew’s safety program was initially implemented in Memphis but has proven so successful in helping drive behavioral change that the company has plans to deploy the Intelex Safety Management System in other locations.

Elie Mouzon, Intelex's Chief Strategy Officer, commented that, "It is excellent to see Smith & Nephew's willingness to innovate be recognized by its peers. Smith & Nephew's commitment to developing a culture of safety is what led to such dramatic results in incident reporting and prevention, and should stand as a strong example and business case for other companies still on the fence about the impact safety management systems can have."

Speaking about their award win, Memphis Smith & Nephew EHS Manager Billy Powell commented “The Memphis EHS & Production Teams have worked hard toward developing and implementing the Intelex Safety Management Program in 2015 and 2016. I am pleased to see the team get rewarded for their hard work and efforts. Implementing Intelex has been a critical growth step toward Memphis achieving a ‘World Class Safety Program’.”

About Intelex Technologies:

With more than 1,000 clients and 1 million users, Intelex Technologies Inc. is a global leader in environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) management software. Since 1992 its scalable, web-based platform and applications have helped clients across all industries improve business performance, mitigate organization-wide risk, and ensure sustained compliance with internationally accepted standards (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001) and regulatory requirements. Intelex is one of Canada’s most highly awarded and fastest-growing tech companies and has been named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture, Best Managed Companies in Canada, one of the fastest-growing companies in PROFIT Magazine, as well as one of the country’s top employers by Aon Hewitt and Best Small and Medium Employers. For more information, visit http://www.intelex.com

About Smith & Nephew:

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2015 were more than $4.6 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN). For more information about Smith & Nephew, please visit our website http://www.smith-nephew.com, follow @SmithNephewplc on Twitter or visit SmithNephewplc on Facebook.com.

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