Melissa Heike, Manager of Health & Safety Services, Certified as an ISO 45001 Lead Auditor
Moon Township, PA: NGE, an engineering firm with offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has expanded its Health and Safety management services. Melissa Heike the Manager of Health & Safety Services at NGE has achieved her ISO 45001 Lead Auditor certification. ISO 45001 is an international occupational health and safety management system helping businesses to assess and improve the safety of their workers.
“Effective safety management systems have been found to lower insurance and operational costs, make more efficient use of investments and increase employee morale,” Melissa Heike, said when asked about the significance of achieving this certification for NGE clients. “These are benefits that can be realized by any company, regardless of its size. Implementing a strong safety management system, like ISO 45001, produces measurables results that reduce operating costs and minimize safety risks.”
With an ISO 45001 Lead Auditor certification, Melissa Heike has the ability to audit Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, manage audit teams, and ensure programs are properly implemented with the ability to maintain a system and not just focus on meeting compliance standards. The true value of ISO 45001 comes from linking the business strategy to the health and safety management system.
NGE is also certified in:
- OH&S Management System (ISO 45001)
- Management Systems Auditing (ISO 19011:2018)
- Lead Management Systems Audit Teams (ISO 19011:2018)
About NGE: NGE is an award-winning engineering firm with offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia founded by a sibling team with over 25+ years of experience. NGE offers a unique blend of services including geotechnical engineering, energy services, environmental compliance, health & safety services, drill cuttings management, remediation, and construction monitoring & inspection services.
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Benefits of ISO 45001
This Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) can become an integral part of an organization’s overall operations and objectives. Enterprises that adopt ISO 45001:2018 as a part of their business practices will be able to better protect their workers, brand reputation, supply chain and future growth on a global level.
What is a Process Hazard Analysis?
Process Hazard Analysis: a systematic effort designed to identify and analyze hazards associated with processing or handling of highly hazardous material: and a method to provide information which will help workers and employers in making decisions that will improve safety.
When you perform a process hazard analysis you are seeking to identify all of the possible hazards that exist in any given industrial process and creating contingency plans to reduce risks associated with that particular hazard. A PHA provides managers and workers with the information they need to make decisions that will improve safety and reduce risks in their facility.
September 15th, 2018 is the deadline for organizations registered under ISO 14001:2004 to transition to the new standard, ISO 14001:2015.
Organizations who wish to maintain their certification must transition to the new standard since ISO 14001:2004 certificates will no longer be valid.
With the latest addition in 2017 of a Diedrich D-50 Turbo Plus track rig, NGE continues to maintain cutting-edge geotechnical equipment. Using our in-house equipment, drill crews, and geotechnical engineers, NGE can provide for all of your geotechnical needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
NGE is pleased to announce the recent hire of Melissa A. Heike as the Manager of Health & Safety Services. Melissa comes to NGE with more than 25 years of professional experience in health & safety management.