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New ISO Standards and the Impact to the EHS and Sustainability Fields
Sept. 8, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Over the past few years, ISO has published new standards and is exploring others that could have a significant impact on EHS and sustainability management. Recent developments include the publication of ISO 31000 Risk Management, 31010 Risk Assessment, 26000 Social Responsibility, and momentum around the development of a generic ISO management system.
The webinar will focus on the following:
- An overview of the new standards
- Information on several ISO standards and activities on the horizon, including an ISO Energy
- Management System and additions/revisions in the 14000 series
- How these standards may impact the EHS and sustainability norms
- How they can be leveraged to meet EHS and sustainability goals
Featuring presentations by:
- Charles Redinger, Ph.D, MPA, CIH, President, Redinger EHS
- Lina Azuero, Management Consultant, CDM Inc.
Charles Redinger, Ph.D., MPA, CIH
Charles Redinger is a principal with Redinger EHS in Harvard, Massachusetts. He has been at the forefront of environmental health & safety (EHS) management system and performance measurement research and methods development since the early 1990s. Dr. Redinger is the developer of the 360 EHS/S Check-Up, a high-level EHS diagnostic, as well as other risk management and performance measurement tools. He is an adjunct professor at Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He writes and teaches extensively on risk management, ISO-related, and EHS department improvement issues.
He has a Ph.D. in Industrial Health from the University of Michigan, a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Colorado, and a BA in Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
He has been a technical advisor to the committees that developed the ILO and ANSI (Z10) OHSMS standards. He has been a member of the US TAG to ISO 31000 on Risk Management. He has been the President of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Northern California Section, Chair of the Risk Assessment and Management Committees, and is currently serving as a national Director for AIHA. He is a Director at the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Lina Azuero is a management consultant with CDM, in Cambridge, MA. Her expertise focuses on strategic planning, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, life cycle thinking, and management systems development and implementation. Lina is skilled at facilitating development and implementation of processes and procedures that enable the adoption of sustainability strategy into day-to-day operations. She has deep understanding and experience with several ISO standards and guidelines including quality, environmental, life cycle assessment, and corporate social responsibility. She is an ISO 14001 trained lead auditor.
In 2011, she served as adjunct faculty member at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Program on "Management and Leadership Skills for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals.”
Lina has a graduate degree in Business and Management from Harvard University, and a BA in Business and Management from the University of La Sabana in Bogota, Colombia. She is a candidate for a master in sustainability and environmental management from Harvard University, where her research has centered on social and environmental life cycle assessment in supply chains.
The following post first appeared on The Green Tie blog:
What is the relevance of ISO 26000?
By Lina Azuero, Management Consultant with CDM
“The issue of whether companies should consider their social responsibility or the impact on their activities … is no longer up for discussion…The challenge has moved from “whether” to “how” to integrate corporate social, environmental and economic impacts—corporate sustainability—into day-to-day management decisions.”