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The Evolution of Environmental Management Systems
Thursday, July 25, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members
Find out how your peers are using Environmental Management Systems!
Building off of the key findings of three US EPA initiatives, EHS Support conducted a survey of companies to find out how Environmental Management Systems (EMS) have evolved over the years, as well as the ways that companies utilize them.
You will receive an overview of the results which show that EMSs are still a popular tool that can have a significant impact on regulatory compliance, and walk away with these findings:
- How many companies are using EMSs?
- The impact of reporting structures on EHS compliance.
- The changing benefits of an EMS.
- The benefits and challenges of implementation.
- Kate Gibson, Environmental Scientist; EHS Support
- Brad Waldron, Corporate Manager of Environmental Affairs; Caesars Entertainment
Kate Gibson is an experienced environmental scientist with expertise in environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance, environmental due diligence, insurance, and site remediation. For more than 20 years, she has managed and conducted regulatory environmental compliance audits and multi-site environmental due diligence projects.
Ms. Gibson wrote and implemented the first scope of work for an environmental management system audit to be accepted as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) as part of penalty negotiation under a USEPA settlement agreement. Ms. Gibson has conducted ISO 14001 compliance audits at printed circuit board and chemical manufacturing facilities, as well as at nuclear power plants.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University and is a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor.
Mr. Waldron is the Corporate Manager of Environmental Affairs for Caesars Entertainment based in their corporate office in Las Vegas. For Caesars, he leads environmental compliance programs, greenhouse gas management, and provides leadership for enterprise sustainability efforts at over 50 properties around the world. Before joining Caesars, Brad was the Vice President of NGE, an award winning engineering consulting firm based in Pittsburgh. In addition to his day-to-day management role, he functioned as a senior level consultant for facility siting, program development, and advised on site assessment, property redevelopment and due diligence matters.
Mr. Waldron is a registered Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and currently serves as a Vice President on the International Board of Directors for the Air & Waste Management Association and as a Trustee on the Board for the Institute for Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP).
Changes on the Horizon for the ISO 140001 Environmental Management System
By Kate Gibson, Environmental Scientist; EHS Support