#HSENA Congress

Event Speakers:

Robert Sheninger

Vice President – HSE & Sustainability

Jim Ball

Head of Human Performance

Sara Wallon

HSE Director

Marty Stern

Global Director EHS

Morgan Hager

Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and Regulatory

Drew Brennan

Vice President, Global Corporate Security and HSE

Kate Field

Global Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Confirmed Workshop Sessions:

Robert Sheninger - West Texas Gas

Methane Leak Detection: Good For the Environment & Great For Business

With an expanding focus from external stakeholders on sustainability and increasing shareholder value, proactive leak detection and repair activities present a unique opportunity to address both in a relatively cost effective manner.

Full Description

Oil/gas companies extract and produce gas from millions of locations in the US including well pads, compressors stations, pipelines and gas processing plants. Monitoring of these sites can be daunting to say the least, so today many oil/gas companies employ an array of activities to ‘visualize’ methane swirls including aerial surveys and the use of 3rd party inspectors armed with infrared cameras that can spot the emissions. Cutting methane emissions not only benefits the climate, but can save lives through better air quality, improved food security by preventing agricultural crop losses, and increased labor productivity by reducing heat stress, not to mention an increase in product sent to the market.


3 Key Take-Aways

  • Climate impact of methane emissions and common techniques to identify
  • Practical experiences in the field using a combination of aerial fly-overs and FLIR inspections to identify, pinpoint and mitigate leaks
  • Cost benefit analysis to quantify climate impact and return on investment

Casey Mahalick & Marty Stern - Colgate-Palmolive

Waste to Landfill Case Study – Colgate Palmolive Company, Casey Mahalick, Sr. Technical Associate

This workshop will cover how Colgate-Palmolive Company has been using the TRUE certification program to drive a reduction in waste to landfill.

Full Description

Colgate-Palmolive has been formally working to reduce waste to landfill for more than 10 years. One catalyst that has driven a reduction in landfill waste has been their use of the TRUE zero waste certification program – to date 27 sites have achieved this certification. The Company has also committed to 100% TRUE zero waste certification for its global operations by 2025. An important aspect of Colgate’s success has been the involvement of its employees in the program. From local Green Teams to division led teams, employees have been the driving force behind this success. Colgate is also a global company with operations all over the world and has proven that TRUE certification can be achieved in many different geographies. This workshop will touch on why Colgate has committed to TRUE certification, the benefits of TRUE certification, challenges faced and the impact to landfill waste disposal.


Key Take-Aways:

  1. TRUE can be a platform to help companies on their journey to reduce waste to landfill
  2. Employee involvement is critical to a successful waste reduction program
  3. Landfill waste reduction can occur across geographies

Drew Brennan - COTY

Extension of the workplace – a hybrid approach and the changes in communication

As more companies continue to embrace remote or hybrid working solutions, how can employers encourage practices that will maintain overall employee physical and mental wellbeing?

Full Description

The COVID-19 global pandemic has had a significant impact on traditional safety and well-being strategies. Remote and hybrid work environments create unique challenges for employee safety, and many organizations try to find ways to introduce and effectively communicate new employee safety and well-being initiatives to their workforce. As leaders strategize what the new normal will be, personal well-being has become integrated with workplace safety. A clear communications strategy is the foundation for meaningful connections with employees so that the safety message is clearly illustrated as a key priority, regardless where the employees’ work is done.

An important step toward a successful strategy is to focus on employees’ overall wellbeing as the number one priority. New and existing safety measures are in place or are planned to ensure a safe and healthy work environment – whether at a company worksite or remote. As the work environment is evolving, employers should understand employee concerns and preferences around what is needed for a successful rollout of programs and policies that encourage the robust engagement, while demonstrating a true commitment to a this ‘new balance’, of employee wellbeing from both a mental and physical standpoint.

Safety and wellbeing programs vary by industry, job type, even geography – and those communications should as well. Employee confidence regarding the importance of overall employee wellbeing will improve through increased frequency and quality of message. Even as this message evolves, it is important to maintain a regular cadence of communication to inform ongoing efforts to positively impact employee satisfaction and performance.

3 key take-ways

    • Maintaining employee commitment to safe workplace practices when working remotely or in a hybrid model
    • Employer expectations for safety in an extended workplace
    • Finding a healthy ‘life-work balance’, ensuring mental health and overall wellbeing is a priority

Kate Field- BSI

 Does a health and safety management system standard really improve performance?

During this session, you’ll find out more about the research and discover the answer to the following questions:

  • Does implementation of OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001) enhance performance?
  • Does health and safety performance plateau over time?
  • What impact does certification have on performance?

Full Description

Millions of companies around the world have adopted management system standards believing that following a structured framework of best practice will yield benefits. These standards set requirements on operational processes and procedures, and (to a greater or lesser extent) the governance frameworks needed to make it work, both of which are important in enhancing an organizations overall resilience. Importantly the standards also require ongoing improvement. Organizations considering adopting any management system standard have a clear interest in knowing whether doing so would actually lead them to improve their performance.


Studies on management system maturity, and individual organizational measures and feedback would certainly suggest that implementing management systems has a positive effect – but independent, empirical evidence has not been available…until now. New research by the Harvard Business School examines this question in the context of BSI’s OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard (now ISO 45001). The research analysed proprietary certification data from some of the world’s largest certification companies and injury microdata from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is the first study to directly examine the effects of the OHSAS 18001 standard on establishment-level health and safety performance using injury and illness data.


Jim Ball - Takeda

Thinking Differently About Investigations through Human & Organizational Performance

Level up your approach to HSE investigations by applying principles from Human and Organizational Performance and Event & Causal Factor Charting.

Full Description

The leadership team at Takeda MA Biologics Operations determined that in order to drive forward on safety, quality, and efficiency initiatives, we needed to shift the mindset of how system safety is established. We determined to take an innovative approach by embracing Human and Organizational Performance (H&OP) principles and practices. Our vision is to create more success, under both expected and unexpected conditions. Imagine a future where work design considers risks of failure, positive control during work execution is improved, hazards are anticipated and risk managed to protect people and product, problems are reported and corrected before failures can occur, and the right lessons for both success and failures are learned. H&OP seeks to understand how people interact with equipment, processes, and each other as part of a complex system.

Complex systems require different mental models and better investigation techniques. Come discover how H&OP challenges us to think differently during investigations and ultimately lead to better causal analysis. In this interactive session, you will learn about the mission, vision, and principles of H&OP, and discover how Event & Causal Factor Charting can be used to improve your HSE investigations.


3 Key Takeaway Points

    • Introduce H&OP mission, vision, and principles
    • Complex Systems require a different mental model and a different way of investigating
    • Discuss how Event & Causal Factors Charting serves as a way to support New View safety thinking.


Evolved Learning:  What Organizations Are Doing Differently Post-Pandemic

In this open roundtable discussion, participants should be ready to share what lessons their organizations learned,  how their training approaches have evolved and the impacts it has had on their employee safety efforts (good or bad).  UL’s subject matter experts looks forward to facilitating this session so we all can learn from each other’s’ successes.

Full Description

The pandemic disrupted  the traditional ways we educate our employees.  In an near instant, organizations were forced to rethink how they provide the same, quality information to keep their employees safe while ensuring that their efforts to train them did not jeopardize their  health.   Many organizations successfully navigated this challenge while others struggled due to outdated training approaches.  Now that most organizations are returning to the “new normal”, they are educating their employees differently.  In this open roundtable discussion, participants should be ready to share what lessons their organizations learned,  how their training approaches have evolved and the impacts it has had on their employee safety efforts (good or bad).  UL’s subject matter experts looks forward to facilitating this session so we all can learn from each other’s’ successes.

3 key take-ways

    • Lessons learned during the pandemic regarding employee education efforts

    • Changes to training approaches that will remain in effect

    • Utilization of technologies to accommodate remote employees

Key Topics:

Human & Organisation Performance

Fatality Prevention


Extension Of The Workplace

Communication & Leadership Development

Zero Waste To Landfill Programme

Predictive Analytics & Technology

EHS Initiatives & Meeting Investor Targets

Register To Attend

10th & 11th May 2022

The Whitehall, Houston, Texas, United States