EHS Report Management and Incident Investigation

Natalia Olive, CSP

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Why do “accidents” happen? Companies struggle to understand incidents, especially when a robust EHS reporting and incident investigation system is not in place. Most often, incidents are addressed at a superficial level, addressing only the immediate cause. Surprisingly, too many EHS professionals consider “human error” to be a valid cause. 

Each occurrence that results in loss of property, human injury or illness or impact to the environment, is usually a result of multiple causes. When examined carefully, all incidents lead to lessons learned and actions to minimize hazards by addressing the event’s various root causes. 

This course will cover the basic data compilation that is necessary to conduct a thorough investigation, and the various techniques possible to uncover the root causes of an incident. The course will also cover best practices in EHS report management, such as the use of integrated database systems, and how to ensure data quality.

Course Objective

EHS Reporting:
  • How best to compile information
  • What information is critical, and when to gather and how best to document it
  • Conducting interviews to maximize useful information
  • Best practices in documenting EHS reports
Incident Investigation:
  • How to prioritize cases to investigate
  • Review of techniques for incident investigation, and their relative pros and cons
  • Setting up an effective action plan

Course Outline

  • The anatomy of an EHS report
  • Best practices in documenting EHS reports
  • Techniques to determine root causes
  • Best practices in corrective and preventive actions
  • Case studies, how EHS reporting works in practical situations
  • Q&A
This is an interactive session where the telephone lines will be open for the attendees during the training. 

Target Audience

  • Safety Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Operation Managers 
  • Department Heads
  • OHS/EHS professionals
  • HR Managers/Directors/Staff
  • Team Leads/Supervisors
  • Small Business Owners
  • EHS staff 
  • Occupational Health staff

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Speaker: Natalia Olive, CSP,

Natalia Olive is an Environmental, Health and Safety Professional with over 15 years of international experience. Her strong focus on people and program management is combined with a wide range of technical components. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a graduate degree in Health and Safety from the National Technological University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which she completed after obtaining a Professional Chemical Engineering degree at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology. During her 13-year tenure with EMD Millipore, she designed, developed and maintained a global EHS management system centered on a web-based application suite. The system was utilized by 10,000 employees located at over 25 manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities worldwide. Among other goals, the system achieved an increase in proactive reports from essentially nil in 2006 to an average 250 per month by May 2012, which was sustained through the end of 2014 at the time of her departure from the company. She is now focused on training and education, holding the OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer designation, and consulting with local companies in Massachusetts who seek excellence in their Environment, Health and Safety culture. Natalia Olive's core competencies include: ? Management systems (ISO 9000, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18000) ? Training and Education, especially under OSHA's Outreach Training program ? Product Stewardship: REACH regulation, GHS, (M)SDS authoring, WEEE, RoHS, Packaging and Battery directives ? Hazard Assessment and Control ? Regulatory compliance in general industry health and safety (OSHA 29 CFR 1910) ? Project Management

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