Guide to Environment Safety and Health Management: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Continuous Improvement Program

Guide to Environment Safety and Health Management: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Continuous Improvement Program

by Frances Alston, Emily J. Millikin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482259407
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/29/2015
Series: Systems Innovation Book Series , #35
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Frances Alston, PhD, has built a solid career foundation over the past 25 years in leading the development and management of environment safety, health, and quality (ESH&Q) programs in diverse cultural environments. Throughout her career, she has delivered superior performance within complex, multistakeholder situations and has effectively dealt with challenging safety, operational, programmatic, regulatory, and environmental issues. Dr. Alston has been effective in facilitating integration of ESH&Q programs and policies as a core business function while leading a staff of business, scientific, and technical professionals. She is skilled in providing technical expertise in regulatory and compliance arenas as well as determining necessary and sufficient program requirements to ensure employee and public safety, including environmental stewardship and sustainability.
She also has extensive knowledge and experience in assessing programs and cultures to determine areas for improvement and development of strategy for improvement. Dr. Alston earned a BS in industrial hygiene and safety, an MS in hazardous and water materials management/environmental engineering, an MSE in systems engineering/engineering management, and a PhD in industrial and systems engineering. She is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) and holds certifications as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and a Professional Engineering Manager (PEM). Dr. Alston’s research interests include investigating and implementing ways to design work cultures that facilitate trust.

Emily J. Millikin has more than 29 years of leadership experience in regulatory, environmental compliance, radiation protection, and safety and health programs at multiple Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DOD) sites. She has served as safety, health, and quality director and subject matter expert for environment safety, health, and quality programs. She has extensive leadership experience in safety, health, and quality programs and has managed all aspects of program, cost, and field implementation of safety and health, industrial hygiene, radiological control, environmental, quality assurance, contractor assurance system, emergency preparedness, safeguards and security, occupational health, and Price–Anderson Amendment Act programs. Millikin has achieved over 11 million safe work hours while consistently demonstrating a low total recordable case rate. She has established successful employee-led behavioral-based safety observation programs and successfully achieved Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status. Millikin earned a BS in environmental health from Purdue University with double majors in industrial hygiene and health physics. She is a Certified Safety Professional, Safety Trained Supervisor, and certified in the National Registry for Radiation Protection Technologists.

Table of Contents

Environment Safety and Health
ES&H Organizational Structure
Radiation Protection
Worker Safety and Health
Occupational Health and Medicine
Environmental Protection
ES&H Program Support
ES&H Training
Continuous Improvement of Environment Safety and Health
Project Management Approach to Environment Safety and Health
Succession Planning
Technology and the ES&H Profession
Culture in the ES&H Work Environment
The Impact of Trust in an ES&H Organization

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