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2018 Environmental, Health & Safety Forum

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Environmental, Health & Safety Forum Program Information

March 15, 2018
ARIA / Las Vegas, NV

This is the premier professional development event for environmental health and safety auditing. EHS and internal audit professionals will gain knowledge of the importance of auditing the EHS practices for a business and the potential financial and reputational impact to the organization if there is not a vested interest.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what’s next for the EHS Profession in the 21st century with next generation enforcement, sustainability reporting, and changes in two federal agencies under the Trump administration.
  • Hear from CAE’s in the industry how your role in the first and second line of defense can protect the organization and the impact to the bottom line.
  • Learn about the impact that contractors can have on the organization and how to prepare your organization to handle contractual and safety issues.
  • Gain insights from current and former leaders and regulators in the profession on key issues affecting EHS audits and the impact they can have on the organization.
  • Participate in panel sessions, interactive roundtable discussions, and networking events.

Forum Agenda

​Wednesday, March 14, 2018
​3:00–5:00 p.m. ​Customer Relations and Registration
​5:00–6:00 p.m. ​Welcome Reception
​Thursday, March 15, 2018
​7:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. ​Customer Relations and Registration
​7:00–8:00 a.m. ​Continental Breakfast
​8:00–9:15 .a.m.
​Opening Keynote: Perspectives From the CAE on Addressing EHS Risks
Doug Anderson, Managing Director, CAE Solutions, The IIA
Janice Harissis, VP of Internal Audit, Texas Instruments
Wendy Kemp, CIA, CPA, Assistant Vice President, Audit & Compliance, Baptist Health South Florida
Frank O’Brien, Vice President, Internal Audit, Olin Corporation
​9:15–9:45 a.m. ​Networking Break
​9:45–10:45 a.m.
​General Session 1: Next Generational Enforcement: Future Trends in the EPA
David Moore, Partner, Earth and Water Law Group
​10:45–11:00 a.m. ​Session Change
​11:00 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.
​Roundtable Discussion: Managing EHS Risks in a Construction Project

Douglas Hileman, CRMA, CPEA, President, Douglas Hileman Consulting
Diana Estrada, Chief Auditor, Los Angeles Metro
Roy Litzenberg, CPEA, EH&S Audit Manager, Audit Services, Koch Industries

​12:15–1:00 p.m. ​Lunch
​1:00–2:00 p.m.
​General Session 2: OSHA Update – Compliance and Risk Issues
William Perry, Director of Standards & Guidance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
​2:00–2:30 p.m. ​Networking Break
​2:30–3:45 p.m.
​Roundtable Discussion: Sustainability Innovation: ERM and Nonfinancial Disclosures

Ruthanne Calabrese, Senior Project Manager, TRC Solutions
Karen A. Lutz, Sustainability Director, TRC Solutions

​4:00–5:00 p.m.
​Closing Keynote

Bill Shireman, President and CEO, Future 500