EHS Exchange Continues Tradition of Collaboration
Tammy Wyche

There is nothing more compelling than the opportunity to debate a trending issue in your profession face-to-face with your peers. The environmental, health and safety (EHS) auditing community has a rich tradition of networking and collaboration that was developed through the Auditing Roundtable. Now that The IIA and the Auditing Roundtable have merged, The IIA's Environmental, Health & Safety Audit Center is proud to carry on this tradition through offering its first conference, the Environmental, Health & Safety Exchange, September 28‒29 in Washington, D.C.

During the month of August, The IIA will offer a discounted registration rate for all attendees. Visit the registration page to take advantage of this opportunity.

I really hope you will take the time to come to this exchange where we focus on emerging EHS risks. Our speakers tackle the issues and concerns that are unique to the EHS auditing community, and I'm pleased to share with you a sample of the topics we will offer:

  • Being a Trusted Advisor: Value of the EHS Auditor — Presented by Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, President and Chief Executive Officer, The IIA
  • Key OSHA Issues for the Auditor Community — Presented by Eric J. Conn, founding partner of the law firm Conn Maciel Carey LLC and chair of the firm's national OSHA Workplace Safety Practice Group. He will share his insight on key aspects of occupational safety and health law, including inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving OSHA and related agencies.
  • Auditing the Audit Program — A QA Assessment of the Salt River Project EHS Audit Program — Presented by Marcie Martin, Senior Environmental Scientist, Salt River Project, and Barbara Ruble, CPEA, QEP, President, Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.
  • Environmental Auditing in the Federal Government: Challenges and Lessons Learned in a Changing World — Presented by Melissa Ellis, CPEA, Senior Consultant, Tellevate
  • Frameworks for Nonfinancial Reporting: How EHS Auditing Can Provide Value to the Face of the Organization — Presented by Douglas Hileman, CRMA, CPEA, President, Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Regulatory Developments: Trends, Directions, and Developments — Presented by Gary Lucks, J.D., CPEA

Plus, extend the value of your trip to the conference by adding on facilitator-led seminars to earn more CPEs/CPUs. Seminars available are EHS Safety Skills, Auditing Environmental Compliance, Auditing Health and Safety Compliance, and EHS Lead Auditor. These seminars will be offered September 26‒30 (before and after the conference). Discounted rates are being offered during the month of August.

See you in Washington!

About the Author

Tammy WycheTammy Wyche is director of The IIA's Environmental, Health & Safety Center. Her experience includes more than 20 years at Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, USA, where she served as environmental manager for 15 years. In that role, she dealt with regulatory issues across North and Central America, the Caribbean, and the European Union. Wyche also has strong credentials in professional development and marketing, including substantial work in government relations and community engagement. She holds a bachelor's degree in environmental and public health from the University of Wisconsin and has extensive education in environmental and safety law.

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