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Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health and its Critical Integration with Environmental Management
Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: AAEES Webinar Series

Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health and its Critical Integration with Environmental Management

Webinar Info


Wednesday, March 13, 2024


Noon Eastern | 9:00 am Pacific


1 hour and 30 minutes (approximate)

Registration Fees:

FREE for All AAEES Board Certified Individuals, AAEES Members, and Student Members | $40 for non-members

Webinar Speakers

 Vini Floris

Vinio Floris, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, CSP
Director, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ)
AXIOS Industrial Group

Webinar Summary

Occupational Safety and Health (S&H) is identified as the discipline that involves the management of work-related injuries and illnesses, as well as the prevention, protection, and promotion of workers’ health. It focuses on protecting the most valuable resources a company can have- its people. Environmental Management (much like S&H) is a discipline that focuses on conservation of key resources (in its case, the environment), and both are closely intertwined and strive towards building a sustainable society. Professionals in this area frequently have the HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) title.

This webinar will start with the fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health (its culture, OSHA and EPA regulations, H&S tools, incident management, etc.). It will link the Environmental Management component and will explain how together they make up a key area of expertise that is the engine of an institution’s sustainability. The webinar will also discuss important and current and upcoming challenges and opportunities to use modern technologies (like artificial intelligence and robotics).

About the Presenter

Dr. Floris is an experienced sustainability, water resources ESG, environmental and occupational safety professional in mining and energy. He earned a PhD in Civil-Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University, an MBA from Texas A&M and an MPA-Economics and Environmental Management from Harvard University. He is currently the Director of Health, Safety, Environment, Quality and Sustainability at AXIOs Industrial Group, and a Professor of sustainability at the SKEMA Graduate School (France) and GĚRENS Post Graduate School (Peru). 

Dr. Floris is an Environmental fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and proud long-term and active member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He is an editorial board member of the Public Works Management & Policy Journal which focuses on planning, financing, and sustainable development of critical infrastructure systems.

Dr. Floris is a renowned international speaker, researcher, visionary and prolific writer on the topics of water resources, environment, sustainability/ESG, climate change, mining, energy and occupational safety.

Dr. Floris is an AAEES Board Certified Environmental Engineer with a specialty in Water Supply and Wastewater and is the former treasurer of AAEES (2020-2022).

Webinar Format

This webinar will include a moderated Q and A session following the speaker’s presentation. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.

AAEES Board Certified Individuals: Attend this event and earn 1.5 PDHs towards your PDH requirements for maintaining your specialty certification.

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