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Recorded in June 2020, this PDC addresses the need for young EHS professionals (5-15 years of experience) to expand their technical knowledge and professional experiences. This digital plant tour explores and guides young professionals through numerous IH, safety, and environmental issues found at a fictitious workplace. Multiple forms of visual and audio media are used to review and discuss the diverse regulatory EHS compliance issues noted during the speakers' many years of audits and assessments. Attendees will actively engage on how to: a) recognize the various EHS issues noted; b) find the issues in the regulations; c) develop audit findings; and d) make corrective action recommendations. Case histories and team activities will allow participants to put what they learn into action. A full slate of EHS topics is covered from abrasive wheel to subpart Z to air pollution to underground storage tanks. This is a fresh and innovative session where young professionals can press pause on textbook theory and experience real-world scenarios.

Course outline

  • Introductions of Instructors and Attendees
  • Course Approach and Learning Objectives
  • Photographic Tour and Team Exercises
  • Core Topic - Health: Hazard Communication, PPE, Respiratory Protection, Ventilation, Bloodborne Pathogens, Air Contaminants, Occupational Noise
  • Core Topic - Environmental: Air Pollution, Waste (hazardous, non-hazardous, universal), Water Pollution (stormwater, surface, SPCC), EPCRA, USTs and ASTs, RMP, GHG
  • Core Topic - Safety: Fall Protection, Cranes, hoists, and slings, Hazardous Materials, LOTO, Electrical Safety, Walking and Working Surfaces, Machine Guarding, Confined Spaces, Materials Handling and Storage, Powered Industrial Trucks, Contractor Safety
  • Core Topic - Loss Prevention and Emergency: Fire Protection and Prevention, Emergency Egress, Compressed Gases, Pressure Vessels, Process Safety
  • Course Summary
  • Final Q & A
  • Closing

Course outcomes

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Enhance their recognition skills for various workplace EHS issues.
  • Speak with their team and classmates on various EHS topics.
  • Manage OSHA and EPA standards, compliance directives, and letters of interpretation.
  • Apply OSHA and EPA regulations as they pertain to the topics presented.
  • Develop a list of findings presented in the audit scenario.
  • Describe the various non-compliance issues noted in the photographic tour.
  • Discuss various types of corrective action(s) that might apply to a given scenario.

Who will benefit

Young EHS professionals (5-15 years of experience) looking to expand their technical knowledge and professional experiences.


The course is structured as an introduction level seminar for young professionals (5-15 years’ experience. Learners should have a fundamental knowledge of IH, safety, and environmental issues. Learners are advised to bring a laptop or similar device to conduct regulatory research.

Time to complete

Participants will have 90 days from the date of purchase to view the session recordings and submit the online evaluation for credit.


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Corey Briggs, CIH, CET, FAIHA

Corey Briggs, a Senior Consultant in Colden’s Boston/New England area office, has been involved in the field of environmental health and safety (EHS) for more than 38 years. He focuses on assisting clients with technical and management problems related to industrial hygiene/workplace exposures, employee, facility, and process safety, loss prevention and emergency response, and training and education. He has extensive experience auditing, evaluating, and developing a wide variety of EHS program elements and developing and presenting employee training seminars. He has provided consulting services around the world to pulp and paper, aerospace, specialty chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, electric utility, manufacturing, food, financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate/property management companies, as well as federal, provincial, state, and local government agencies. Corey has an MSPH in Environmental Health Science from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island. He is an ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist, a NESHTA Certified Environmental Trainer, an AIHA Fellow, and an AIHA Distinguished Lecturer. Mr. Briggs is a Past-President and board member of the New England Section of AIHA and is a regular presenter of professional development seminars for national and local sections of AIHA, ASSE, and other health and safety organizations. Mr. Briggs is an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Geosciences, in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, and an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and is a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health. Mr. Briggs previously held various positions with other major consulting firms, IT Corporation, and the South Carolina Public Service Authority/Santee Cooper.

Chrisy Walsh, MS, CIH

As a Project Manager at Colden, Chrisy Walsh specializes in litigation support, health and safety auditing, emergency planning, ergonomic evaluation, and safety program development. She is well versed in occupational hazards and associated controls within numerous industries including the maritime, law enforcement, aviation, manufacturing, and housing environments. Chrisy served as a military officer in the United States Coast Guard for over ten years. She developed emergency plans and supervised response actions during the 2011 Mississippi River Flooding, 2012 Hurricane Isaac, and 2013 Super Bowl XLVII events. During her role as the Pollution Response Assistant Division Chief, she oversaw approximately 1,800 pollution cases annually, supervised oil spill investigations, and enforced federal and state environmental protection regulations. As a Regional Safety and Environmental Health Director, she provided environmental health, safety, emergency response, and industrial hygiene support to 138 Coast Guard facilities and 7,500+ employees across eight states. She also served as the supervising Safety Officer during the 2016 Hurricane Matthew, 2017 Sail Boston Maritime Celebration, 2017 Hurricane Harvey, and 2017 Hurricane Maria incidents. Chrisy holds a Master of Science in environmental health from Harvard University with a concentration in occupational hygiene. Her thesis focused on evaluating and characterizing 3-D printer emissions in the workplace. She earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy, graduating with honors. Ms. Walsh is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and an active member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Prior to relocating to the Greater Philadelphia area, she served as the President and Executive Committee Adviser of the New England Section of AIHA.