Charlotte Area Environmental Breakfast Club

The Charlotte Area Environmental Breakfast Club (EBC) is a group of Professionals in the Charlotte Area who have assembled to expand our understanding of environmental risk management. Our group is comprised of Lenders and Risk Managers, Public and Private Property Managers, Regulators, Municipal Leaders, Environmental Attorneys and Consultants. We meet quarterly to discuss topics pertinent to our specific industry.

Our typical meeting format is 30 minutes of networking followed by a one-hour single-speaker or panel presentation on a topic relevant to our business sector. We strive to stay on the forefront of issues and innovations influencing our professions, and invite speakers who are leaders in their respective areas of expertise. We have been blessed to see our breakfast club conversations leading to an increase in technical knowledge, improved relationships with regulators and centers of influence, and to see actions taken to improve procedures and processes in the various regulatory programs and in our own standard operating procedures.

Our Next Meeting

The Benefits of ISO/OHSAS Certification
Thursday December 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Courtyard by Marriott
Charlotte City Center – Magnolia Room
237 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Russell Ballard with HRP Associates will present on the return on time and investment when developing and maintaining an ISO 14001 and/or OHSAS 18001 certified management system.  The presentation will define ISO/OHSAS and identify the elements of a management system.  The discussion will lead to strategy development and common best practices/pit falls to ensure that the management system provides the intended outcomes of risk reduction and stakeholder satisfaction.

Mr. Ballard has over 11 years of experience in the creation, management, auditing and improvement of Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management Systems.  His experience is as the management representative for a multi-site corporation, as a consultant and as a Registrar Lead Auditor.  As a management representative and as a consultant, Mr. Ballard has helped multiple organizations earn certification by developing strategies for their management systems to reduce risks and to be in symmetry with current operational processes.  His services have included management coordination and commitment, employee training, documentation development, on-site support, environmental, health and safety compliance audits, internal audits and corrective action responses.  As a Registrar auditor, Mr. Ballard has conducted over 100 Registration audits to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.


Previous Meetings

5/18/2017 Non-scope Concerns – Radon
12/8/2016 Non-Scope Concerns:  ACM, LBP and Mold Abatement Scopes and Costs
7/16/2016 Non-scope Concerns – Endangered Species
4/14/2016 Non-scope Concerns Part I-ACM & LBP Regs
8/20/2015 Innovative Remedial Technologies
3/18/2015 Down & Dirty With Coal Ash
9/25/2014 What the Frac?
3/19/2014 The NC Brownfields Program
11/8/2013 Demystifying the Regulatory Reform Act of 2013
9/10/2013 DSCA Update
6/4/2013 NCDENR Assessment Guideline Revisions (QROS)
3/10/2013 NCDENR’s New Direction and Your Business
11/8/2012 Hot Topic-Dry Cleaners
8/14/2012 Hot Topic in Due Diligence-USTs
4/19/2012 Regulatory Response to Vapor Intrusion


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