Trends in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) rules, requirements; stay ahead of regulatory challenges Webinar
The first challenge for the regulated community is to understand what the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) rules and requirements will look like under the new president and his administration. While some easing of regulatory requirements is expected, this will not happen overnight. Neither the EPA nor OSHA is expected to disappear. In addition, it must be kept in mind that most environmental enforcement takes place at the state level; and, therefore, while federal regulations may be rescinded, or the number coming forward reduced at the federal level; state regulations should not be impacted by what happens in Washington.
There is a good chance that the European approach of using management systems will have an increased presence in the states. The European system uses competition among companies to improve environmental performance; and, therefore, provides an opportunity to increase the bottom line. The International Standards Organization (ISO) environmental standard, titled ISO 14001 is but one example. It is perhaps the most widely used of the environmental management systems. ISO 14001 has recently been updated.
With new computer EHS management programs an increase in electronic reporting is expected. The US Toxic Substances Control Act has recently been re-authorized and signed into law. It is likely that some regulations will be put in place.
For OSHA there may be emphases on ISO 45001, which are the International Standards Organization Occupational Health and Safety Standard. Both ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 are a movement away from the command and control approach of both the EPA and OSHA to a more business focused model.
Objectives of the Presentation
How did we get here - present state of EHS legislation and regulation
New EPA leadership and what is being said and not said
Possible changes in EPA and OSHA
What possible cuts to EPA will mean
What happens to state EHS programs if the EPA is cutback
What happens to EPA requirements presently being implemented e.g. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)
Why Should you Attend
You should attend this training if you have direct or indirect responsibility for compliance with Federal state or local EHS requirements. This webinar will provide background and insights concerning how we got here, where we are and where we may be in the future regarding EHS requirements.
The relationship between legislation and regulation and the relationship between federal and state/provincial rules will be presented
Possible changes in EPA and OSHA as a result of a new president and administration
EHS Management systems as a new path forward away from a command and control management approach
ISO 14001 new requirements
TSCA new requirements
Ways to keep up with changing requirements
Time: 10:00 AM PDT, 01:00 PM EDT | Duration: 60 Minutes