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In today’s economic climate, as an occupational health and safety professional you are likely to be involved in a merger or acquisition. The first 100 days after an acquisition is a period when an organization experiences its greatest propensity for change. This presentation will engage participants as we explore and prioritize guiding principles for post-acquisition support. A large focus of the program will be to utilize case-studies to highlight best practices to design and develop a post-integration road map that defines timelines and prioritizes tasks. As a complement to this presentation, examples of successes and challenges associated with integrating safety culture will be discussed.
Upon completion, participant will be able to:
- Outline the guiding principles for post-acquisition support including post-merger integration best practices,
- List frequently encountered challenges
- Describe strategies for overcoming barriers to change.
Michael Bittner, CPEA, is the Director of post-merger integration (PMI) services at Ramboll Environ, a leading global environmental and health sciences consulting firm. Michael leads a team of consultants that provides clients and legal counsel with the strategic advice, technical assistance, and temporary staffing needed to overcome the EHS challenges associated with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and spin-offs. He has published several articles on the challenges of post-merger integration, is a former member of the Auditing Roundtable’s board of directors, and also serves as editor of the EHS Journal, an on-line magazine for EHS professionals.
Kerry-Ann Jaggassar, CIH, has more than 10 years’ experience assisting clients from the private and public sector in resolving their most challenging technical and management problems related to industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety regulatory compliance. She has led or participated in a variety of domestic and international regulatory compliance audits and reviews, due diligence assessments, facility inspections, and management systems assessments. Kerry Ann has provided consulting services to industries such as specialty chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, utilities, manufacturing, financial institutions, real estate and property management companies.
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