Avoiding Common (and Costly) Mistakes During EH&S Audits

Wed, 06/23/2010 - 7:49pm

For many small or medium size organizations that house laboratories, especially those in which the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Officer shoulders other responsibilities, ensuring regulatory compliance can be a daunting task. Federal, state, and local regulations must be reviewed and complied with as your business changes. Permitting, reporting, and training requirements must be kept current. Biosafety and laboratory procedures must be continuously reviewed and updated.

One of the best ways to keep on top of the program status is by conducting regular reviews, including inspections. During this audio/Web seminar, we'll show you the most common and potentially costly mistakes we find and how to avoid them. The compliance areas to be discussed include environmental compliance, permitting and plans, employee training, biosafety, radiation safety, occupational health and safety, fire and life safety, and documentation.

About the Speakers:


Jennifer Davis is a senior scientist with Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (EH&E). She has a master’s degree in Engineering Management from The Gordon Institute, part of Tufts University. Ms. Davis currently oversees the environmental health and safety program managed by EH&E at the Harvard Institutes of Medicine and New Research Building located in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Davis has experience in preparing, submitting, receiving approval, and maintaining permits regarding air emissions, chemical storage, controlled substances, hazardous waste, recycling, storm water, and wastewater. Periodically, she conducted environmental health and safety audits and environmental site assessments on facilities to ensure regulatory compliance.


Nanette-MossMs. Moss is Associate Director of EH&S Compliance & Strategic Support at EH&E. She currently serves as coordinator for environmental health and safety programs managed by EH&E at client facilities including the Harvard Institutes of Medicine, The Partners HealthCare Research Building, and several hospitals and bioscience companies. She provides operational guidance, fiscal oversight, and technical support in the areas of industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management, and regulatory compliance with EPA, MADEP, MWRA, OSHA, JCAHO, and other state and local agencies. Ms. Moss has experience in developing health and safety management programs and conducting environmental exposure monitoring, health risk assessments, and indoor air quality investigations in healthcare, laboratory, and other commercial settings. She has been involved in the development and implementation of remediation, communication, safety, training, hazardous materials and JCAHO management programs. A published and respected author in her field, Ms. Moss formerly served as Operations Manager for Performance Analytical, Inc., an environmental analytical laboratory specializing in indoor air, atmospheric pollution, and industrial hygiene testing, and has experience in the biotechnology industry, where she conducted molecular biology and tissue culture research for Agrigenetics Corporation. She is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and has a masters degree in Environmental Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.


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