Register Now! MassMEDIC/CAPACCIO Webinar: Using Technology to Streamline EH&S Data Management Reply

Medical Device Companies: Join us for a free Webinar on Wednesday, December 3

Title: MassMEDIC Webinar: Using Technology to Streamline EH&S Data Management
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/694302183

The year is coming to a close and that means it’s time to start gathering data for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) regulatory reports due in 2015. Have you set yourself up to easily have the data readily available for EH&S regulatory reports or corporate sustainability reports?

Medical device companies are required by federal, state, local, and even global EH&S regulatory agencies as well as non-governmental stakeholder commitments (such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) to maintain EH&S records and monitor many aspects of their operations. These demands create an on-going challenge to organize, manage, and standardize all of the EH&S data. Harnessing the full potential of readily available technologies such as smart phones, tablets, and the cloud can make a significant difference in streamlining EH&S systems.

This webinar will provide examples of how available technologies can eliminate duplication, time-consuming data collection and analysis, and inefficiencies in communication of important information. We will also discuss some common data management challenges faced by medical device companies and share some of technologies and solutions that streamline these processes and additional systems that are being developed to assist with future needs. Lastly, we will provide an overview of the EH&S requirements which will affect Medical Device Companies in 2015.

Be ready for the upcoming year and its EH&S regulatory submittals, sustainability reports, and reports that show continual improvement of your environmental management system.

Presenters:
John Baycroft, Sr. Environmental Engineer, Solutions Coordinator, CAPACCIO
Linda Swift, CHMM, TURP, CET, RABQSA Auditor
Practice Area Leader for Medical Device Industry, CAPACCIO
Moderator:
Tom Sommer, President, MassMEDIC

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

For more information, please contact Linda Swift at 508-790-0033 ext. 119 or lswift@capaccio.com.

CAPACCIO highlighted for sustainability efforts in Greenhealth Magazine Reply

CAPACCIO was recently highlighted an article in Greenhealth Magazine, the official membership magazine for Practice Greenhealth, for its work assisting MetroWest Medical Center’s two hospitals in Framingham and Natick with gathering their sustainability data. CAPACCIO also assisted with submitting their award application which earned them a 2013 Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award. “Data gathering can be very time consuming and involved,” said Bill Potochniak, PE, Senior Associate at CAPACCIO. “That’s where somebody like CAPACCIO can come in. We almost act like a contract sustainability director. We handle tracking all that data. We do all of the legwork of getting the data. Plus, we have the staff of scientists and engineers to make sense of the data, and we might see trends that the average person might not see or someone in a hospital setting might not see. We can help identify areas for improvement.”

Read the full article at:
http://greenhealthmagazine.org/enjoy-the-data-dividend/

For more information, please contact Bill Potochniak, PE, at 508-970-0033 ext. 134 or wpotochniak@capaccio.com.

CAPACCIO to present “Upcoming Changes to the ISO 14001 Standard” at SESHA NE/NY Mini-Conference Reply

On September 29 and 30, the New England and New York State Semiconductor Environmental Safety and Health Association (SESHA) chapters are jointly sponsoring a mini-conference in Albany, NY at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT). SESHA is the premier Environmental, Safety & Health association serving the high technology and associated industries and provides value to its members through ongoing education and professional development.

Among the presenters at the conference will be Daniel Forsythe, CHMM, TURP, RABQSA Auditor, Practice Area Leader for the Semiconductor and Electronics sectors at Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. Mr. Forsythe’s presentation, “Upcoming Changes to the ISO 14001 Standard,” will walk attendees through the proposed changes detailed in the Draft International Standard (DIS), released for public enquiry in July 2014, and how they may impact your organization. One of the most noteworthy changes is the style of the standard itself, which is being written in accordance with Annex SL – a new high level structural framework that will be common across all management systems and will provide core text, common terminology, and core definitions. The proposed changes also reflect an overall shift toward tangibly improving environmental performance rather than simply improving the management system itself. The ultimate goal is for certified organizations to produce more fundamental ‘bottom line’ reductions in key environmental impact areas such as noise, gas, and water emissions.

For the complete agenda, directions, vendor information, sponsorship information, online registration and downloadable registration forms for this event, please visit: http://seshaonline.org/regions/ssabostonc/boston.php3

If you are unable to make it to SESHA, and want to learn more about the upcoming changes to the ISO 14001 standard, you may view CAPACCIO’s recent webinar recording on this topic.
http://www.capaccio.com/Resources/Event_Recs.html
We asked our webinar attendees the reason they wanted to attend our webinar, to which they responded:

Certified to ISO 14001:2004 & Want Info on ISO 14001:2015…..61
Have an Uncertified EMS & Exploring ISO 14001:2015 Certification…..23
Do Not Have an EMS and Have Limited Knowledge of ISO 14001…..18
Other Reason…..17

Based on the responses, the majority of our webinar attendees are already registered to ISO 14001 and were attending our webinar to gain more information on the forthcoming changes. Another great majority have an uncertified EMS and are exploring ISO certification for not only its value, but also from an EHS and financial standpoint.

CAPACCIO has worked with a number of our clients to develop and implement successful EHS systems and can provide guidance on how to prepare for these changes so your firm can be ready for certification. In regard to the upcoming ISO 14001 changes, conducting a gap analysis is the best first step in identifying what needs to happen for a company’s existing system to conform to the new changes.

For more information on ISO 14001/18001 or environmental, health and safety management systems or having a gap analysis performed for your company, please contact Dan Forsythe at 508.970.0033 ext. 135 or dforsythe@capaccio.com.

Registration now open for CAPACCIO/AIM Sustainability Roundtable on Dec. 5 Reply

On Thursday, December 5th, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. (CAPACCIO) and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) will present the last Sustainability Roundtable of the year. Moderated by Wayne Bates, PhD, PE, ENV SP, Vice President at CAPACCIO, the topic for this roundtable will be sustainability strategies, metrics, and reporting. Along with an overview of the topic, industry guest speakers will be on hand to share their experience in this area including the type of data they track and report and to whom and why.

Guest speakers for this roundtable include:

•Johanna C. Jobin, Director, Corporate Responsibility – EMD Millipore Corporation

•Rose Perkins, Associate Director, Sustainability – Dow Industries

As always, the roundtable will also include expert analysis, best practices and networking.

In the spirit of sustainability and the approaching holiday season, attendees may bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

Location
Waters Corporation, 34 Maple Street, Milford, MA

Time
7:45 am – 11 am

Price
AIM Members $50/session
Non-Members $100/session

Register:

http://aimnet.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yMDM5NjA4JnA9MSZ1PTc1NjA4MDQ1NSZsaT0xMDAzNTA3NQ/index.html

Participation is limited to people who maintain direct responsibility for sustainability at their companies. We welcome your interest, expertise and passion, as AIM introduces a new resource to help Massachusetts businesses.

Questions? Please contact Gloria Fischer at gfischer@aimnet.org or 617.262.1180 or Waynes Bates at wbates@capaccio.com or 508.970.0033 ext. 121.