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 www.capaccio.com. Mr. Grote can be reached at ngrote@capaccio.com. Ms. Turney may be reached at cturney@capaccio.com.

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 lswift@capaccio.com 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.

Just released, CAPACCIO’s 2018 Compliance Calendar! Reply

Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.’s most popular and anticipated download, the annual Compliance Calendar, is here and ready for download! Our free calendar highlights this year’s regulatory deadlines required by the MassDEP, the EPA and OSHA. Each item is explained in detail for better understanding of what the requirement might entail.
In addition to these requirements, there are also pages which outline non-date specific requirements which occur throughout the year including:
* Initial training and annual or periodic retraining or refresher training required by
   OSHA or other regulatory agencies for affected employees
* Inspections, testing, monitoring, and/or certification of equipment and systems
* Payment of compliance assurance, renewal, or usage fees
* Permit, certificate, and license renewals
* Internal or external program audits and reviews
* Documentation and recordkeeping
There are two options of downloads: an Adobe pdf version which includes the compliance calendar front page with the regulatory dates circled as well as the backup information pages. An additional version of the calendar, compatible with Microsoft Outlook, is also available for download.
For more information on any of the technical information contained in the calendar, please contact Linda Swift at 508-970-0033 ext. 119, by cell at 978-621-6433, or email at lswift@capaccio.com. For sales, please contact Lucy Servidio at 508-970-0033 ext. 114, by cell at 508-380-9217, or email at lservidio@capaccio.com.