Every company’s supply chain is critical to maintain production and ultimately the success of the company. Companies that fail to work with their vendors, suppliers and contractors (supply chain) to identify, detect, monitor and mitigate their safety and health issues, risk the real potential of interruption of the supply chain’s ability to provide the contracted services or goods. The result is the loss of business and profitability for the company as a result of the company’s inability to meet the demands and requirements of their clients because of the supply chain default.
This program will examine how companies can work with their supply chain to identify, detect, monitor and mitigate safety and health risks which could cause disruption of services and products to the company. The program will also discuss how to focus on supplier risk management in order to collect, analyze and manage the safety and health supply chain. Also, there will be an examination of the supplier performance information to identify red flags within each vendor, supplier and contractor. Finally, the program will discuss how focusing on these issues will lower our supply chain risk while improving productivity and profitability of the company.
Edwin G. Foulke Jr., Partner, Fisher Phillips
Ed Foulke is a partner in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices. He co-chairs the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group.
Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Ed was the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Named by President George W. Bush to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), he served from April 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injury, illness and fatality rates dropped to their lowest levels in recorded history.
For more than 30 years, Ed has worked in the labor and employment area, focusing on occupational safety and health issues, workplace violence risk assessment and prevention, whistleblower protection, and accident and fatality prevention. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety and health and is a frequent keynote speaker and lecturer on workplace safety, leadership development, and other labor and employment topics.
Ed has testified before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House Congressional Committees on occupational safety and health issues.
He also served on the OSHA Review Commission in Washington, D.C., chairing the Commission from March 1990 to February 1994. Ed is the only person in the United States to serve as both head of OSHA and Chairman of the Review Commission. Ed was named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by both EHS Today (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and Occupational Hazards (2008) magazines.
Ed currently serves on the EHS Today Safety Leadership Board of Directors and on safety committees for the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Georgia Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Poultry Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America, the National Association of Tower Erectors, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
He is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ed is also co-editor of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog.