SESHA 38th Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium and Exhibition

2 - 6 May 2016

SESHA is the premier Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) association serving the high technology and associated industries. The Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium and Exhibition brings together hundreds of ESH professionals to discuss cutting edge high technology ESH topics, learn about approaches to ESH challenges and emerging ESH technologies, and foster collaboration with others within the SESHA community.

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ERM at the Event

ERM Partner Sarah Buehler will be presenting on the topic of Business Continuity at 1pm on May 3rd.

How to leverage your Business Continuity Program to build a more resilient EHS program
Too often fast moving companies operate in silos which can create an inefficient and risky environment. The EHS Manager is regularly not involved in early discussions around operational changes including new product offerings, specific customer needs, tool updates and changes, and facility design making it hard to get out of the “reactive” versus “proactive” role. By leveraging key concepts in business continuity (BC) planning, leaders can help breakdown some of these barriers and build a more resilient organization. An EHS Manager can take advantage of the BC program to help identify risks to critical operations, build rapport and partnerships with key leaders and stakeholders, and increase awareness of the EHS involvement and capabilities. Some of these opportunities include participation in the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessment process, Supply Chain Audits, and joint emergency response and BC trainings & exercises. This session will include an overview of the ISO 22301 standard, relation to ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001 standards, supply chain risk, and common risks currently faced in the semiconductor industry.

Sarah Buehler, CBCP
Partner (San Francisco, CA)

Ms. Buehler, has 17 years of interdisciplinary experience in the preparedness arena. Her expertise spans EHS compliance, crisis planning, and business continuity program management. As a Partner with ERM, Sarah helps a range of large-scale clients embed risk insights into their internal emergency and business continuity planning and decision-making processes. Sarah has supported several Fortune 500 companies in their emergency management and business continuity development. This work includes pandemic planning, crisis management and communication planning and response, supply chain risk analysis, and business resilience strategy. She understands that all companies are unique including their risk tolerance. Through careful and goal oriented planning, she and her team create a business continuity planning process that is simple, well executed, and meaningful to the organization. 


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