Sustainability Report 2016

People Profile

Highlights 2016

Expertise enhancing our health and safety approach

Jan Schade
Austin, Texas, US

Trained as an occupational health nurse with extensive experience in occupational health program management, I support the full range of health and safety issues in the workplace.

For the past two years, I have served as the Global Manager of Occupational Health for ERM. I bring more than 30 years of experience to my position. In addition to participating in the development and implementation of programs designed to help with ergonomic issues, I have been involved in several key programs at ERM. Two programs of note include:

  • Medical surveillance and travel fitness exams: Partnering with our legal department, consulting physician, outside medical vendors, human resources, and health and safety experts, we designed a fit-for-purpose international Travel Fitness Program for travel to high risk and remote areas of the world.
  • Drug and alcohol testing program management: Teaming with health and safety, human resources, legal and operations management, we created the ERM Global Drug-Free Workplace Program. This program is designed to help our business units meet contractual client-required substance abuse testing within country-specific legal parameters while protecting confidentiality and privacy. As part of this initiative, I helped design an ERM Academy training course on supervisor awareness for drugs and alcohol, and coordinated successful client drug and alcohol audits.

I am proud to be sought out by managers and employees for my problem-solving skills, combining technical knowledge, company policies and practices.