"I was involved in the first USA Refining Issues Forum and have continued to participate in it to this day because I find them very valuable. The ability for the leader of each company's refinery EHS organization to have a discussion about the various EHS issues, problems, practices and performance topics that we want to talk about is extremely valuable. The agenda is our agenda and not driven by an industry organization. I also participate regularly in E.Vironment's Chemical Global Issues Forum for the same reasons."
Michael P. Gallagher
H&S and Management
Shell Oil Products USA
James Darnell joins the E.Vironment / SLR Team
E.Vironment is pleased to announce that James Darnell is now a Principal with the E.Vironment / SLR team. With over 28 years of experience working at the facility and corporate levels in Health, Safety and Environment, he has extensive experience in the downstream and upstream oil and gas industry, James provides a seasoned approach to risk-based process safety.
SLR acquires E.Vironment, LLC
E.Vironment, LLC is pleased to announce that we have recently been acquired by SLR International Corporation (SLR). SLR is an employee-owned, multi-national environmental consulting and engineering company with offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Namibia, and South Africa all of which are part of SLR Holdings Ltd. SLR serves the key business sectors of mining and minerals, energy, industry, waste management, infrastructure, and planning and development.
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Daniel McCoy joins E.Vironment's Senior Consulting & Process Safety Teams
E.Vironment is pleased to announce that Dan McCoy has joined the Senior Consulting Team and Process Safety Team at E.Vironment, LLC. With over 35 years' experience working in manufacturing sites, business units and corporate centers across many areas and functions, Dan's expertise includes effective leadership and facilitation of critical infrastructure risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and audits for process safety and security.
Barbara A. Carroll joins E.Vironment's Senior Consulting Team
E.Vironment is pleased to announce that Barbara A. Carroll has joined the Senior Consulting Team at E.Vironment, LLC. With over 30 years of industry experience working for multi-national energy and service companies, Barbara's expertise includes the development and implementation of innovative global initiatives.
Barbara A. Kuryk becomes partner
E.Vironment is pleased to announce that Barbara A. Kuryk is now a Partner of E.Vironment, LLC.
Geoffrey Swett Visits China
E.Vironment serves its client globally in a wide variety of assignments. Supporting the sale and/or purchase of global operations is a cornerstone of our business. During recent site visits to industrial facilities in the Shanghai, Changzhou, Yangzhou and Nanjing areas of the Yangtze river area, E.Vironment partner Geoffrey Swett visited the ancient Town of Zhujiajiaozhen, established more than 1,700 years ago. Zhujiajiaozhen is remarkably well preserved.
Geoffrey Swett becomes partner
E.Vironment is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Swett is now a Partner of E.Vironment, LLC
Breaking the Failure to Learn Cycle – E.Vironment is proud to provide The E.Vironment Benchmark,
a periodical focused on leading-edge thinking in the advancement
of Environmental, Health and Safety Management practices.»
On July 23, 2013, E.Vironment's Managing Partner Paul Pizzi was the keynote speaker for a Safety Stand Down Day at Calumet's San Antonio refinery. All refinery employees and embedded contractors attended the Safety Stand Down which was a critical part of Calumet's journey to continuously improve safety awareness and performance across the company.
E.Vironment was asked to prepare a paper addressing environmental management systems (EMS) for Secretary of Energy Steven Chu's National Petroleum Council's North American Resource Update project. Two of our consultants who are considered leading edge EMS thinkers wrote this paper entitled Environmental Management Systems - Key Issues on Design, Value & Implementation. | View PDF »
Safety Culture – E.Vironment professionals and their associates at King Chapman & Broussard have worked diligently to study and improve safety performance in energy companies and other industrial settings. This includes upstream and downstream oil companies as well as chemical companies where worker safety is a fundamental concern. This Benchmark will examine safety culture from a disciplined point of view, to see if there is anything of value that can be learned by those who manage and work in industrial settings where safety is such a powerful focus.»
With the EPA'S decision to designate the upstream oil and gas sector a National Enforcement Initiative, many companies must identify the extent of their compliance exposure and develop a plan address their findings.
In the January 2011 issue of Oil & Gas Investor, E.Vironment's John Turley and Geoff Swett offer an overview of National Enforcement Initiatives and their effects on targeted industries. Based on their knowledge of prior EPA actions, Turley and Swett suggest ways for companies to protect and prepare themselves should the EPA focus on them.
Upstream Oil & Gas Regulatory Enforcement — Are You Prepared? – Do you know what your current compliance status is? Environmental regulators are casting an ominous shadow over the upstream oil & gas industry. Given this rising tide of state and federal regulatory and enforcement actions, all companies should confirm they have the necessary processes in place to be in compliance. This latest Benchmark delivers sound strategies to help you address the transformed regulatory environment.»
In his speech, Environmental, Health and Safety Regulatory Initiatives Impacting the Oil and Gas Industry, E.Vironment senior consultant Geoffrey Swett offered his perspective on the new Texas and national air, hydro-fracturing, greenhouse gas and water regulatory and legislative initiatives that are destined to have a far-reaching impact on your future operations. His remarks were delivered at a special event sponsored by the Northside Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section.
New Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Bulletin addresses the recent Greenhouse Gas (GHG) regulatory developments that will impact the upstream oil & gas industry and provides the US Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) guidance regarding disclosure related to climate change.»
The Pathfinder Matrix® – A proprietary system designed to help corporate management achieve consensus on future direction for EHS, E.Vironment’s Pathfinder Matrix Process successfully galvanizes executive commitment around a common direction and EHS philosophy. Learn more in this latest Benchmark.»
EHS Performance Management – Based on years of industry experience, E.Vironment
provides this benchmark of leading-edge thinking related
to driving performance improvement through specific and
direct performance management practices. »
E.Vironment is proud to have been a sponsor of the 11th Annual Sheltering Arms Senior Services Golf Classic held on April 21, 2008.»
We are pleased to announce that John Statzer has joined us as a partner of E.Vironment.
John worked with the four other E.Vironment partners several years ago at another consulting firm. We are all excited to have John back in the fold. He brings a wealth of experience in industry and in consulting.
E.Vironment is proud to have been a sponsor of the 10th Annual Willis Rossler Golf Classic benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services held on April 13, 2007.
E.Vironment has organized and facilitates several “Issues Forums” that are exclusively for the global heads of EHS of leading companies in their respective industries. These forums provide an opportunity for members to discuss issues of critical importance to them, learn how peers are thinking about these issues, emerge with ideas for creatively managing these issues, and form a network of peers that can be consulted informally. We currently facilitate forums for these chemical, refining and upstream companies:
Global Issues Forum
Refining Issues Forum
Upstream Issues Forum
"These past 4 years I have reduced my participation with most groups previously with which I had engaged and kept it to just two: the Conference Board's Chief EHS Officers Council and the Global Issues Forum. You continue to create value with your organization that makes it worthwhile to participate."
- Leo Hamilton, Director SH&E – DuPont
Process Safety Issues Forum
E.Vironment recently organized a Process Safety Issues Forum for the heads of Process Safety of leading chemical and refining companies. These companies are members of the PSIF, and several more are close to joining.