Chapter Meeting- February 14, 2019
Posted: Jan 28, 2019
Topic: New ISO 45001 Standard, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
CEUs: All who attend and were present at previous two Chapter Meetings (12/6, 1/3), will be awarded .3 CEUs.
Description: In March 2018, after a five year process involving more than 70 countries, a new international Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, was published. The standard seeks to set a new benchmark in global OH&S and will result in companies significantly reducing their workplace injuries and illnesses while dramatically improving employee productivity and quality, leading to increased profitability.
Speaker: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, where he serves as co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Ed was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, Ed served in that capacity from April 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injury, illness, and fatality rates dropped to their lowest levels in recorded history. For more than 30 years, Ed has worked in the labor and employment area, focusing on occupational safety and health issues. He also served on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, DC, chairing the Commission from March 1990 to February 1994. Ed has been named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by EHS Today magazine for several years and named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” in the United States by Occupational Hazards magazine. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety and health issues.