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Managing EH&S Risk: Leveraging COSO ERM: 2017 and ISO 31000 to Enhance EH&S Management Systems

October 31, 2018
2:00–4:00 p.m. ET

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This webinar will examine how the environmental and occupational health and safety management systems can benefit from the risk management techniques found in COSO ERM:2017 and ISO 31000:2018

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the need to enhance risk management within the current versions of ISO management system standards - ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015 as working examples.
  • Understand how the risk management information will be used by the organizations that use these ISO management system standards.
  • Understand how the investment community can influence companies to use these two ISO management systems standards.
  • Learn how environmental, occupational health and safety risk information is obtained and used effectively by the organization.
  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of COSO ERM:2017 and ISO 31000:2018 as viewed by top management, functional managers, external stakeholder engagement, worker participation and others involved in programs covered by the ISO management system standards.
  • Discover opportunities that might exist for EHS and internal audit in this space.

Course Duration: 2 hours
CPEs Available: 2
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Management Services
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Internet Group Live


Free to EHSAC members; $90 to non-EHSAC members who are members of The IIA.


Karen LutzRobert B. Pojasek, Ph.D.
Harvard University/Pojasek & Associates, LLC
Dr. Pojasek, president of Pojasek & Associates, LLC is an internationally recognized expert on the topic of business sustainability and process improvement. He assists clients with developing and facilitating the planning and implementation of sustainability programs and sustainability management systems at both the corporate and facility level. Management systems help make sustainability programs a part of what every employee does every day. Dr. Pojasek has extensive experience with the implementation of a variety of management system standards including quality, environment, occupational health and safety, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. He utilizes combinations of conventional management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001); risk management (ISO 31000); social responsibility (ISO 26000 and AS 8303); sustainability (BS 8900), business excellence frameworks (e.g., Baldrige Performance Excellence), and process improvement (Lean and Six Sigma).

Dr. Pojasek has prepared business continuity plans and pollution prevention plans. He has also prepared corporate responsibility reports and applications for Dow Jones sustainability index recognition and is also experienced with implementing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Enforcement Investigation Center (NEIC) compliance-focused management system and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP). With over 35 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety consulting field, Dr. Pojasek has worked with a diverse range of clients in the manufacturing and service sectors and for non-government organizations (NGOs) and government agencies. During this time, he has been very active in the practice of pollution prevention and has presented numerous conference presentations and written one hundred publications on pollution prevention and sustainability practices. He currently writes a blog on sustainability on the website: As an adjunct Professor at Harvard University, he teaches a popular distance-learning course, “Strategies for Sustainability Management,” and serves as a thesis director for students conducting research in sustainability at the masters’ degree level.