Procurement, EHS and Safety: Essential Cross Functional Alignment for Continued Success

EHS departments and procurement professionals have to work together to ensure business continuity, employee safety and compliance. Often times, procurement may fall out of line with the project at hand due to that fact that resources are dedicated to managing categories and reducing spend. However, when EHS teams become involved, the alignment between procurement teams and risk assessment is vital. In cases such as chemical and raw material manufacturing, it is important that all materials are managed appropriately to ensure that any associated hazards are assessed, documented and managed.


Key Takeaways:

  • Why EHS departments and procurement professionals need to work together
     
  • Why companies should develop a program to manage chemicals and raw materials
     
  • The importance of staying on top of actively changing hazards in the workplace
     
  • What to include in your regulatory reporting requirements
     
  • Principals of designing for safety and ensuring that safety and compliance is a consideration for the procurement and building of new equipment

Speaker:


  

Adam Levesque, MBA, CSP
Safety Management Consultant
MEMIC

Adam Levesque earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Safety Sciences from Keene State College in New Hampshire and also earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Environmental Compliance and Sustainability from Southern New Hampshire University. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and is always looking for new opportunities to grow his knowledgebase that will assist him in providing services that lead to a sustainable safe and healthy workplace environment. Mr. Levesque has over ten years of experience as a safety professional. 

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