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EHS Prepares for 2021 – Challenges, Trends, and Priorities

November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


In this hybrid presentation/panel discussion, experts will discuss the challenges, trends, opportunities and priorities facing EHS professionals and the practice of EHS in 2021: what will be important, how the outcome of the election might or might not impact workplace safety and health, have priorities changed, what they should anticipate in terms of challenges, what EHS leaders can expect from OSHA both in terms of COVID and moving forward, etc.

Speakers include AIHA President J. Lindsay Cook, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, who will address the critical role of OEHS professionals during the pandemic and the lasting impact it will have on the profession. He also will address what the future of EHS might look like post-COVID and the impact of not having an assistant secretary of labor at OSHA. Attorney Howard Mavity is a partner in the Atlanta office of law firm Fisher Phillips. He is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic. He will provide insight into the direction we can expect regulatory compliance to go in 2021 and how COVID has impacted organizations around the country and changed the way companies are doing business. Trevor Bronson, corporate strategy associate and product marketing manager for Intelex, will explore how the use of technology has evolved in 2020 and how it will impact risk management in 2021.

Attendees will learn:

  • The impact of not having an assistant secretary of labor at OSHA
  • What to expect from the regulatory angle in 2021
  • What the future of EHS might look like post-COVID-19
  • How technology is impacting the practice of risk management


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Lindsay Cook, President Elect at AIHA

J. Lindsay Cook, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA became the latest AIHA President in June at the end of AIHce EXP 2020. An AIHA member since 1979, Lindsay has worked with AIHA’s Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee, Laboratory Health and Safety Committee, Indoor Environmental Quality Task Force, and Finance Committee. He was first elected to the Board of directors in 1999 and has worked his way through leadership positions. Prior to his recent retirement he was Senior Vice President at The EI Group, Inc. an environmental health and safety (EHS) consulting firm in Morrisville, North Carolina. Mr. Cook is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a Graduate Degree from the Industrial Hygiene program.

Howard Mavity, Partner at Fisher Phillips

Howard Mavity is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher Phillips. He founded and is the former co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Mavity has managed 550 OSHA fatality cases in construction and general industry, ranging from dust explosions to building collapses, in virtually every state. He frequently oversees audits of corporate labor, HR, and safety compliance. He is also co-editor of the Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Health Law blog.

Trevor Bronson, Corporate Strategy Associate & Senior Product Marketing Manager at Intelex

Trevor Bronson’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) experience is diverse. At utility company PPL and automotive manufacturer Tesla Motors, he worked as an EHS practitioner to achieve improved EHS compliance and performance. As a senior analyst at independent EHS research firm Verdantix, Trevor supported corporate entities with selecting and optimizing their EHS technologies while also guiding EHS software vendors to broad market success. At paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore, he maintained and expanded their use of EHS technologies as a system analyst. Now, at Intelex, Trevor uses his vast industry experience to work as both a senior product marketing manager for EHS products and a corporate strategy associate helping derive and execute Intelex’s near and long-term strategic goals.



November 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm




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