CAPACCIO’s EH&S Regulatory and Industrial News Blog

In an effort to “help industry and the environment prosper,” CAPACCIO has developed this blog to provide the latest news on environmental, health and safety related regulatory updates, management systems and sustainability topics.

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Were You Waiting? ISO 45001:2018 is here. Reply

ISO 45001 has been published!  It’s now officially ISO 45001:2018.  Get your copy of the new standard and begin the adventure of designing and developing a new health and safety management system. Now is also the time to begin thinking about transitioning your existing health and safety management system (HSMS) to ISO 45001:2018. Conforming to ISO 45001:2018 helps your organization create a safer, healthier workplace.

Remember, now that ISO 45001 is published, existing OHSAS 18001:2007 HSMS’s will have three years to transition to the new ISO standard, and new HSMS’s must conform to the new ISO 45001:2018 standard. Start your planning now to register to the new standard.

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. can help with designing and developing a new HSMS or transitioning your existing HSMS.  Our services, such as an independent third-party gap analysis to identify actionable items for the transition, can be a fitting starting point. This third-party gap analysis and a comprehensive independent third party internal systems audit help to ensure that you have a plan for system development/transition and supports the claim that, when your system is ready, you’re in conformance with the ISO 45001:2018 standard.  Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. has the expertise to assure your organization is on the right track and ready to register to ISO 45001:2018.

If you have questions or need assistance with your ISO 45001:2018 HSMS, please contact Linda Swift,  CHMM, TURP, Exemplar Global Provisional Auditor, at 978-621-6433 or

CAPACCIO Welcomes New Staff Reply

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. is excited to welcome and introduce two new team members, Nick Grote, CSP, and Caitlin Turney.

grote headshotNick Grote, CSP has joined CAPACCIO as a Senior Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Scientist. Mr. Grote brings more than seven years of experience working as an EH&S Manager developing, implementing, delivering, and monitoring the success of EH&S programs and initiatives. He also has considerable experience with OSHA’s standards and their implementation, accident prevention and investigation, and life and fire safety.

Mr. Grote will be assisting clients with developing, managing, and implementing day to day EH&S policies, programs, procedures and EH&S compliance audits.   In addition, Mr. Grote will be involved in EH&S reporting and delivery of EH&S on-site assistance programs.

Mr. Grote previously worked as US Regional EHS Manager in the Retail/Warehouse industry where his duties included being responsible for the safety and health of employees and customers in 67 store locations and associated distribution centers.

Mr. Grote holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Keene State College in Keene, NH and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He also has attained his OSHA 521 (Industrial Hygiene course certification) and OSHA 511 (General Industry Standards certification).

turney headshotCaitlin Turney has joined CAPACCIO as Product Manager for CAPACCIO’s cloud-based product, the EHS DashboardTM. In this role, Ms. Turney will work with our EH&S technical experts and solutions team to develop and execute the EHS DashboardTM’s feature roadmap.  In addition to leading the product team, she will have the opportunity to work closely with other client facing roles to understand client objectives and to ensure overall client success.  Ms. Turney had previously worked at CAPACCIO as a UX Designer where she provided front-end support for the EHS DashboardTM and was also instrumental in developing, launching, and bringing the product to market. This past involvement will lend itself well to her new role at the company.

Ms. Turney is a graduate of Ithaca College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication with a Minor in Legal Studies. Ms. Turney has been a member of several different marketing teams and also specializes in design, digital marketing strategies, and product development.

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. is a woman-owned, award-winning, environmental, health and safety engineering, compliance and software company dedicated to “helping industry and the environment prosper.”  To learn more about CAPACCIO, visit Mr. Grote can be reached at Ms. Turney may be reached at

Time is Ticking! Are You Ready? Reply

Facilities currently registered to ISO 14001:2004 have only until September 15, 2018 to transition to the updated ISO 14001:2015 standard.  Now is the time to get things in motion!  See the steps outlined below to get there.

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Time and attention will be needed to make the transition and to get staff accustomed the changes which are required by the 2015 version of the standard. A thorough transition can take months to complete.  Do you have the changes covered?

CAPACCIO can help!  We have staff who are experienced in developing and tweaking the elements of your existing EMS to meet the new 2015 requirements and ensure they effectively integrate with other systems.

If your ISO 14001:2015 system is ready, an internal system audit is required prior to the external registration audit. Our experienced auditors are available to assist to help ensure your organization meets updated systems requirements and that it functions most effectively for you.  Our staff has also participated in external registrar audits and can guide you through the process.

CAPACCIO has the knowledge and can be an extra set of hands to ensure you do not miss this critical deadline!  Our staff is experienced with the new system requirements and can provide an independent evaluation of your revised EMS and can advise regarding any issues with conformance to the new requirements as well as help ensure your systems are setup and functioning in a meaningful and effective manner for the best EMS and related business performance.

To avoid a gap in registration, let CAPACCIO help.  Please contact Linda Swift at 978-621-6433 or with questions or for help in your ISO 14001:2015 transition.

ISO 45001:2018 Publishing Date Set 1

45001As we mentioned in a previous post, ISO 45001:2018 (the health and safety management system set to replace OHSAS 18001:2007) has been approved for publication as a final ISO standard. ISO has indicated that ISO 45001:2018 is scheduled to be published on March 12, 2018. Keep a watch on the ISO website so you can obtain a copy as soon as its available.

System transitions can require a great deal of resource input if not approached strategically. CAPACCIO can assist you with transitioning your existing OHSAS 18001:2007 health and safety management system to the new ISO 45001:2018 requirements to realize the greatest value in your existing processes and future ISO 45001:2018 system.

If you have not previously been certified to ISO 18001:2007 but feel there are opportunities for enhanced structure and efficiency within your H&S system, implementation ISO 45001:2018 can be a great tool to do so. Please contact Linda Swift for assistance or with your questions at 978-621-6433.