Chemical Risk Management (CRM) to improve Environment, Health and Safety

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Date Sep 3, 2014
Time 12:00 PM EDT
Cost $141.00
CRM is as a process by which chemical risk management options (RMOs) are identified, prioritized, and implemented to ensure Environment Health and Safety (EH & S).
Chemical companies are always under risk associated with the very nature of their products and processes. Here are a few of the emerging concerns like expansion in emerging economies, availability of raw materials, increasingly complex supply chains, and an ever-changing regulatory environment along with more traditional concerns-risks of fires and explosions, workforce safety, and environmental liabilities- represent some of the many threats to the success of companies operating in the chemical sector. In order to protect enterprise assets, CRM is no longer a 'nice to do' but a 'must do' in today's business and chemical world.

Why Should you Attend:
CRM can increase your bottom line and improve EH&S by making earlier and better-informed, risk-based decisions.

Objectives of the Presentation:
An overview of the critical elements of CRM will be provided, including:
  • Identifying and prioritizing risks
  • The roles of life cycle assessment (LCA) and Green Chemistry
  • Risk assessment vs. management
  • Industry examples
  • Future expectations
  • Tools, resources, and references.
Who can Benefit:
  • Enterprises concerned about the growing body of EH&S chemical regulation.
  • Chemical companies and their subsidiaries and ingredient suppliers
  • Chemical engineering firms and related consultant companies
  • Companies selling/intending to sell chemical products to countries and regulatory regimes
  • Companies or government agencies dependent upon global supply chains
  • Companies doing/intending to do business as defense contractors
  • Non-profit organizations (NGOs).
  • Plant operators/division chiefs.
  • Manufacturing QA/QC personnel.
  • Business managers, acquisition and procurement officials.
  • Chemical/engineers; R&D and laboratory staff
  • EH&S compliance officers
  • Graduate and undergraduate science teachers and their students
  • Consumer groups, NGO representatives.

Instructor Profile:

Dr. Carole LeBlanc is the former Director of Engineering and Research for the Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). PHMSA’s mission is to protect people and the environment from the risk inherent in the transportation of hazardous materials – by pipeline and other modes of transportation. In this role, she directed the hazardous materials technology programs in support of the overall goals and objectives of PHMSA's strategic plan. Before coming to DOT in 2012, Dr. LeBlanc was the Special Expert on Emerging Contaminants for the Department of Defense (DoD).

Her job was to provide technical support for material management policies developed by DoD, drawing upon her chemical expertise and her experience in toxics use reduction, a source-based form of pollution prevention, to facilitate the Military Departments’ efforts in mission sustainment. In 2007, she was awarded a Defense Special Act Award for her part in the formation of DoD’s toxic and hazardous chemicals reduction plan, mandated by Presidential Executive Order 13423. Prior to her 5-year appointment at the Pentagon, she was the Director of the Surface Solutions Laboratory, the research facility of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. There, she administered the state’s testing program for promoting safer alternatives to hazardous solvents, based on Massachusetts’ Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) of 1989. She was part of the TURA team that by 1998 had helped to reduce the amount of toxic waste generated in the state by 50%. In 1999, the TURA program would receive the prestigious Ford Foundation Innovations in American Government Award in recognition of this work. All three positions necessarily focused on different elements of the lifecycle of hazardous materials.

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