Learn how to communicate risks to decision-makers and develop risk reduction strategies.

This advanced-level course will demonstrate the pathway from EHS hazards identification to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) by showing you how to link two AIHA content portfolio initiatives with ERM methodology.

You’ll learn how to:

  1. Link recognized hazards, hazard banding, Prevention through Design (PtD) hierarchy of controls, business objectives, and stakeholder values.
  2. Present the business case for EHS interventions in a way that clearly shows the alignment with your organizations’ business goals and priorities.
  3. Develop a value proposition that includes hazards identification, risk assessment, risk management, and key financial and non-financial benefits to promote investments in EHS interventions.
  4. Use an existing EHS to ERM model based on the ISO 31000 risk management standard, ANSI/ASSP Z10, ANSI/ASSP Z590.3 Prevention through Design, and ISO 45001 standards to measure and demonstrate the value of EHS interventions.

This new ERM methodology will be illustrated by a detailed case study that uses the AIHA® Value Strategy to select the best solution among alternative options, to justify continuing existing industrial hygiene projects and programs, and to integrate EHS function into the ERM model.

You will receive a free EHS to ERM MS Excel-based interactive tool on the first day of the class.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify the risk management process steps
  • Discuss key elements of the EHS to ERM Model
  • Describe a strategic planning process using OSH management system and risk management methodologies
  • Conduct EHS to ERM analysis to evaluate existing and improved operations
  • Calculate EHS, risk management, and ERM metrics using provided tools
  • Develop a business case for EHS interventions
  • Apply ERM metrics to measure the value of EHS interventions
  • Explain the value of EHS programs and projects in terms of ERM metrics to decision-makers
  • Identify and calculate EHS value factors used to support business decisions
  • Align health and safety interventions with business goals and objectives
  • Summarize the impact of operational risk on financial and strategic risk

Who Will Benefit

This course is ideal for OEHS professionals who are interested in learning to use the latest risk assessment and management models to develop a business case for EHS interventions.


This course builds on the knowledge gained in the intermediate risk assessment course. Attendees should have experience or knowledge in planning, developing, managing, or otherwise supporting a program and project, and intermediate-level Microsoft Excel skills. Participants should review the case study and supporting documents, which will be provided 2–4 weeks before the course.


Georgi Popov, PhD, CSP, QEP, SMS, ARM, CMC, FAIHA
Professor, University of Central Missouri School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety

Georgi Popov, PhD, CSP, QEP, SMS, ARM, CMC, FAIHA

Dr. Georgi Popov is a professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety at the University of Central Missouri. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) Safety Management Specialist (SMS), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Georgi Popov received a PhD in Chemistry from the National Scientific Board and an M.S. in Engineering Physics from Defense University in Bulgaria. In 2001, Dr. Popov graduated from the Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He also has a post-graduate certification in Environmental Air Quality. Dr. Popov is a recipient of the ASSP Global Safety Management, Executive Program in Safety Management and Risk Assessment Certificates.

John Arthur Lowe, CIH
Principal Technologist, Jacobs

John Arthur Lowe, CIH

Mr. Lowe is a Principal Technologist with Jacobs. Since 1979, he has practiced as an exposure scientist and environmental toxicologist with experience with assessing and controlling human health hazards throughout the lifecycles of chemical substances in the environment, for commercial, municipal, and Federal clients. Mr. Lowe has led numerous scientific studies for assessing environmental hazards including human health risk assessments, fate, and transport modeling, exposure modeling, and environmental monitoring studies. These have been applied to problems including hazardous waste site remediation, assessment and control of toxic air pollutant emissions, and product stewardship for pesticides and toxic substances. Mr. Lowe specializes in risk assessment and risk management for environmentally recalcitrant chemicals, including chlorinated solvents in soil and groundwater, dioxins and furans (D/Fs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated pesticides, coal-tar residuals, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), heavy metals, and arsenic.

Tsvetan Popov, PhD, CIH, CSP
Assistant Professor, University of Central Missouri School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety

Tsvetan Popov, PhD, CIH, CSP

Dr. Tsvetan Popov is an assistant professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety at the University of Central Missouri. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). In 2005, Tsvetan Popov received a PhD in Chemistry from the Defense Advanced Research Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2019 Tsvetan Popov graduated with a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Central Missouri.