top of page

2011 Carolinas Section Spring PDC and Conference

Registration Form & Lodging Information

March 23-24, 2011

Baxter Hood Center
York Technical College
452 S. Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730



Advance Conference Registration
Member: $95 ($115 after March 1)
Nonmember: $115 ($135 after March 1)
Exhibit Space: $220 per table

Member: $195 ($215 after March 1)
Nonmember: $230 ($250 after March 1

Carolinas Section Annual Dues
Member: $25
Student: $10


Wednesday — March 23, 2011

8:00 am                       Registration

8:15 am - 12:00 pm   Making the Business Case for Positive Change
                                     David E. Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA, President, EHS Management Partners, LLC


12:00 pm                     Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm     Making the Business Case for Positive Change
                                     David E. Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA, President, EHS Management Partners, LLC

5:00 pm                       Vendor Area Opens

5:30 pm                       Past President's Reception (Vendor Display Area)


Thursday — March 24, 2011

7:30 am                       Coffee & Danish (Vendor Display Area)

8:00 am - 8:15 am      Welcome & Business Meeting
                                     Chris Murray, CIH – EI Group

8:15 am - 10:00 am    Nanotechnology
                                     Amy H. Snow, CIH

10:00 am - 10:30 am Break and Vendor Displays

10:30 am - 11:00 am Student Spotlight Presentation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm How ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Support                                       OSHA VPP, Continuous Improvement and Prevention
                                     Mike Furr, MESH – Nucor Steel, Berkeley Division

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm      Environmental 101 for the Safety ∓ Health Professional
                                     Dave McLaughlin, CSP – Bose Corporation

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm     AIHA Update
                                     Aaron Trippler - AIHA

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm     Break and Vendor Presentations

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm     OSHA Update
                                     Robby Jones - NC Department of Labor

4:15 pm - 4:20 pm     Closing Remarks
                                     Chris Murray, CIH – The EI Group, Inc.
                                     President, AIHA Carolinas Section


PDC Information

Title: Making the Business Case for Positive Change
Facilitator: David E. Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA, President, EHS Management Partners, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

In these challenging economic times, the need for a clear and compelling case statement for Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) initiatives is stronger than ever. This one-day workshop will provide the tools, skills and insights to make that case. We will start by understanding how we can use creative dissatisfaction, as well the other components needed to drive positive change. We will use one of the several possible techniques for uncovering dissatisfaction with the current status, "Self-Assessment," in a class room exercise designed to identify potential EHS initiatives. Based on the initiative selected, each work group in the class will practice developing an effective "Problem Statement" that clearly defines the issue, then develop a "SMART" objective to describe what improvements will be achieved. Then the groups will develop a project plan, using the EHS Strategy Map tools, which are based on the Balanced Scorecard concepts. Finally, we will learn how to use financial analysis tools, such as Net Present Value (NPV) and Return on Investment (ROI) to further fine tune our approach and demonstrate the value of our EHS initiative. The workshop will be "hands-on," with each work group provided with the computer-based tools to work through their selected EHS initiative and present their materials at the end of each exercise. Each workshop member will leave with a flash drive containing the tools.

Biographical Information
David Downs is President of EHS Management Partners in Minneapolis, MN, where he provides management consulting services to help organizations improve their environmental, health and safety performance. He has over 37 years in the environmental, health and safety profession, starting at the time both OSHA and EPA were created. His past employers have included Liberty Mutual, 3M Company and Control Data Corporation, as well as several consulting organizations. He has developed a two-day workshop on "Creation, Measurement and Communication of EHS Business Value" and published a 10- article series based on the workshop. He graduated with BS and MS degrees in industrial safety and hygiene from Texas A&M University, and holds the CSP, CIH, QEP and CPEA professional certifications.

bottom of page