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Black Swan? Grey Swan? White Swan?

Using ISO 14001 and 45001 systems to better

prepare for and manage risks

With Expert Panelists:

Lisa Wilk, CEO, CAPACCIO Environmental Engineering, Inc.

Stephen Brown, Auditor, EAGLE Certification Group
Megan Kromer, EHS Manager, Analog Devices, Inc.

Moderated by:
Cristina Mendoza, Strategic Integration Lead,
CAPACCIO Environmental Engineering, Inc.

Effective ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems are designed to identify risks and opportunities, prioritize actions around these risks and opportunities, and thereby best position your organizations for success.

Some organizations may initially see registration to these standards as a cost of doing business in order to meet customer and other stakeholder demands. With the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that these ISO systems can help ensure critical organizational needs are prioritized and addressed pro-actively.

Topics we covered:

  • How well did risk management & planning work for pandemic preparedness?

    • Pros: Value of having a management system during the pandemic

    • Cons: Areas for improvement

    • Adaptations for Pandemic: Performing remote ISO audits & assessments, using technology (e.g., EHS-Dashboard™)

  • How well integrated are your systems with your overall organization? Are your systems causing extra work, or are they making things better? Did your system come to a halt with the pandemic or were alternative plans in place to keep critical items moving forward?

  • How well did "change management" aspects of your systems work? What worked well? Areas for improvement?

  • Are you better prepared for future "unprecedented" event(s)? What might these be?

  • What might a registrar look at when evaluating your systems in light of recent events?

What you will learn:

  • How ISO 14001 EMS and ISO 45001 OHSMS systems have helped organizations be better prepared

  • How to improve the effectiveness of environmental health & safety (EHS) risk assessments and planning

  • How these systems can minimize disruption to your organization and ensure prioritized objectives can continue to be met

About Our Panelists

As CEO, Lisa sets the vision and direction of the firm to ensure that we exceed our clients’ expectations and fully prepare them to successfully meet current needs and future challenges.  Lisa has extensive experience and expertise strategically integrating environmental, health & safety (EHS) with overall business and organizational objectives.

 

Through her leadership experience, Lisa has helped numerous clients develop and implement EHS management systems that go beyond regulatory requirements to pro-actively and strategically address EHS demands from all client stakeholders. She facilitates alignment of EHS plans and programs with client’s business objectives to consistently add value, addressing and prioritizing risks and opportunities for clients.  With 30+ years of experience, Lisa brings depth to all facets of environmental and systems management, including manufacturing processes, industrial treatment systems design and operation, risk assessments, audits, technology solutions, strategic business and sustainability planning and implementation. Together with the strong CAPACCIO team, Lisa’s efforts have helped clients receive numerous awards, reduce EHS risk, and be among top-ranked EHS and business performers.

 

Lisa is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), published author, and frequent speaker who holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bates College and a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University.  She is a past recipient of the Massachusetts Young Engineer award and has been recognized as a top business leader by business associations.  In her spare time, she loves doing long bicycle rides outdoors, as well as spinning indoors on her Peloton bicycle.

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Mr. Brown has been conducting compliance and management system audits for over 40 years. His experience spans multiple industry sectors, including aerospace; automotive/truck; building products; chemical/petrochemical; electronics; food and beverage; glass; machining, fabrication, coating and assembly; oil and gas; paint/resin; paper; pharmaceutical; primary metals; plastics; stamping; surface mining; and transportation/warehousing. He is currently a lead auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

 

Steve holds a Master of Arts in Management from Central Michigan University, a Master of Science in Safety Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from West Virginia University. He is a Certified Safety Professional.Mr. Brown proudly served in the U.S. Army in West Germany and South Vietnam. He has had the good fortune to achieve travel goals of visiting all 50 U.S. states and 50 countries on 5 continents. He currently lives in Westerville, Ohio where he enjoys spending time with his family, including three young grandsons (while pondering 60 countries and all 7 continents).

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Megan Kromer is the Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager for Analog Devices Inc Wilmington manufacturing site. She has worked in semiconductors for 20 years, starting as a process engineer at IBM then continuing in process engineering and management roles with ADI. Starting in 2017, she took on the EHS role. Throughout her career, Megan has led cross-functional continuous improvement teams to strive for excellence in safety, quality, yield, productivity, operational costs, and environmental responsibility. This experience drove her to help introduce the Shingo Model for Enterprise Excellence to the ADI Wilmington manufacturing organization, a principled approach to lean manufacturing with a focus on people.

 

Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University and enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.

 
 
 
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