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The audio recordings of the presentations listed below are available for download for FREE. Each presentation includes the audio recording and a PDF file of the slide presentation.

Commissioning

Optimizing Your Building for Business Performance
6/25/09
Approximate length: 60 minutes
This presentation will show you the economic impact of poor building performance on your business and your budget, and how to make the case for improving it now. Using case studies, this presentation will illustrate the improvements and savings possible in buildings that appear to be “working”. 
 Audio and Slides

Inchstone Construction Management: Getting the Building You Paid For
4/17/08
Approximate length: 45 minutes
EH&E’s analysis of over 100 large and complex projects has found that a number of key contract deliverables can be used as early indicators of the issues related to systems incompletion at occupancy. This presentation spotlights a new web-based tracking system that tracks these key deliverables and alerts the owner and construction team when action is required to keep the project on schedule. Audio and Slides

Getting the Building You Paid For
2/13/08
Approximate length: 60 minutes
This presentation details the root causes of systems incompletion at occupancy, what impact this has on your building and maintenance program, and shows you how you can minimize this issue in your next project using a unique construction monitoring process. Audio and Slides

Environmental Health & Safety Compliance

SharePoint – More than Data Storage: Workflows Automate Key EHS Administrative Tasks
4/9/2014 

Approximate length: 60 minutes

 

MicroSoft® SharePoint’s® powerful workflow tools can automate most of the routine administrative tasks associated with information processing and maintaining compliance. Using real-world examples, this webinar will show you how workflows can be applied to many data processing requirements including data screening and calculations, task notifications, approvals of forms and reports, and tracking corrective actions.  Audio and Slides 


A New Approach to Chemical Exposure Assessment: Better Protection, Improved Efficiency
2/5/2014 
Approximate length: 60 minutes

 

Learn about a new approach to chemical exposure assessment programs that provides better protection for staff and improved efficiency. This novel approach combines the use of a statistical tool to identify high priority chemicals and a semi-quantitative assessment to condense extensive chemical inventories into a prioritized, manageable listAudio and Slides

 

SharePoint Automates EHS Programs: Easy, Flexible, Powerful!

12/5/13
Approximate length: 60 minutes

This presentation will show how Microsoft SharePoint is being used with mobile devices and the latest apps to automate all aspects of environmental health and safety programs including, data collection and processing, analysis of findings, resolution tracking, and generation of key metrics. Audio and Slides  

 

Meeting the Challenges of BSL-2+: When to Use it and How to Adapt it to Your Facility

11/13/12

Approximate length: 60 minutes

This webinar will help EH&S and biosafety professionals by detailing a practical approach to implementing BSL-2+ practices and procedures. Audio and Slides 

Fire / Life Safety Device Testing Solution – Improve Compliance and Reduce Your Administrative Burden
9/26/12
Approximate length: 45 minutes
This webinar will show you how Microsoft SharePoint can automatically administer much of the details of the fire/life safety monitoring program to both improve overall compliance and actually reduce the administrative burden drastically.
 Audio and Slides 

How to Use Mobile Devices and MS SharePoint to Fully Automate Data Collection, Processing, and Reporting
5/15/2012
Approximate length: 45 minutes
Learn how iOS mobile devices (iPad, iPhone) and Microsoft SharePoint can automate data collection, processing and reporting, saving valuable staff time and providing more accurate information, more quickly.
 Audio and Slides 

Best Practice Strategies for Laboratory Safety Programs
2/7/2012
Approximate length: 60 minutes
This webinar focuses on best practices and proven strategies for implementing, maximizing, and tracking the effectiveness of laboratory safety management programs.
 Audio and Slides 

Managing Your Research Protocol Review Process via Microsoft SharePoint: A Powerful and Cost Effective Solution
9/21/10
Approximate length: 60 minutes
This presentation will show you how Microsoft SharePoint can be used to automate your research protocol review process (IBC, IRB, and IACUC) and generate key program metrics.
 Audio and Slides

Managing Your EHS Program via Microsoft SharePoint: A Customizable and Cost Effective Solution
2/23/10
Approximate length: 45 minutes
Learn how Microsoft SharePoint can be used to organize and automate your Environmental Health & Safety program and generate key program metrics. 
Audio and Slides 

Reduce the Burden of Administering Your Environment of Care Program
10/20/09
Approximate length: 45 minutes
This presentation will show you how Microsoft SharePoint can be used to reduce the burden of administering your Environment of Care program by automating the tracking of compliance tasks, deadlines, and responsible parties.
 Audio and Slides

Safely Managing Construction/Renovation and Maintenance in Healthcare:
A Facilities Management Perspective
2/10/09
Approximate length: 60 minutes
The first of a 2-part series entitled "Safe Construction in the Healthcare Environment," this presentation focuses on The Joint Commission requirements for the Pre-Construction Risk Assessment (PCRA) process including Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA), Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM), and other common construction healthcare risks from a facilities management point of view. The presentation includes case studies that demonstrate proven success strategies and common pitfalls of PCRA program management.
 Audio and Slides

Safely Managing Construction/Renovation and Maintenance in Healthcare:
Practical Information for Infection Control Practitioners

2/12/09
Approximate length: 60 minutes
The second of a 2-part series entitled "Safe Construction in the Healthcare Environment," this presentation focuses on providing Infection Control practitioners with practical information they need to assure an effective Joint Commission required Infection Control Risk Assessment. The presentation will provide key information on establishing directional air flow to contain airborne hazards, implementing effective isolation techniques for work areas, and making sense of indoor environmental data. Audio and Slides

Colleges & Universities: What You Need to Know About EPA Tier II Filing Requirements
12/10/08
Approximate length: 45 minutes
Most colleges and universities are required by law to complete and submit an annual Tier II report to state and local authorities by March 1st of each year. This presentation will teach you what the requirements are and will help you to get on the path to total compliance. Audio and Slides

Commercial Real Estate: What You Need to Know About EPA Tier II Filing Requirements
12/10/08
Approximate length: 45 minutes
Many commercial real estate owners and operators are required by law to complete and submit an annual Tier II report to state and local authorities by March 1st of each year. This presentation will teach you what the requirements are and will help you to get on the path to total compliance. Audio and Slides

Healthcare: What You Need to Know About EPA Tier II Filing Requirements
11/13/08
Approximate length: 45 minutes
A survey of hospitals nationwide revealed that many have never filed a Tier II report and may be at risk of fines. This presentation will teach you what the requirements are and will help you to get on the path to total compliance.
Audio and Slides

Using Practice Interview Sessions to Strengthen Your Survey Preparedness
4/10/08
Approximate length: 45 minutes
This presentation discusses the use of practice interview sessions with hospital staff as a method to prepare for The Joint Commission surveys in the Environment of Care. This standard area spans a wide range of disciplines and departments in the hospital, and any survey involving the tracer methodology will require participation by many to succeed. Audio and Slides

Meeting Continuous Compliance Requirements within the Environment of Care
2/7/08
Approximate length: 60 minutes
Presented by Steven Bloom, M.S., Senior Scientist of EH&E and Director, Environmental Affairs, Brigham and Women's Hospital, this presentation reviews the common barriers to maintaining continuous compliance status in the Environment of Care and also reviews a proven solution. Audio and Slides

Indoor Environmental Quality

Real-Time Environmental Surveillance: Reduces Construction Project Delays/Shutdowns and Improves Safety for All
6/3/2014
Approximate length: 60 minutes
 

Advances in technology allow for Real-Time Environmental Surveillance to vastly improve the effectiveness of construction containment projects. By utilizing these automated remote monitoring technologies institutions can be alerted and respond to a potential exposure issue before it becomes a problem, thereby minimizing risk, reducing calls from concerned occupants/neighboring community, and eliminating project shutdowns. This webinar will detail case studies where institutions have used Real-Time Environmental Surveillance technology to significantly improve their interior renovation and large-scale construction projectsAudio and Slides 

Managing the Risks of PCBs in Building Materials
10/21/09
Presented at the Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality meeting in Washington DC.
 Slides only

Sustainability

Optimizing Your Building for Business Performance
6/25/09
Approximate length: 60 minutes
This presentation will show you the economic impact of poor building performance on your business and your budget, and how to make the case for improving it now. Using case studies, this presentation will illustrate the improvements and savings possible in buildings that appear to be “working”. 
 Audio and Slides

Affording Sustainability in the Current Climate: Financial Strategies for Achieving GHG Reductions
5/21/09
Approximate length: one hour and 15 minutes
This presentation discusses how tools such as life cycle costing and third-party financing are helping institutions to meet their sustainability goals while saving money.  Audio and Slides

Seven Steps to Developing a Climate Action Plan
4/16/09
Approximate length: one hour and 15 minutes
This presentation provides an overview of the tools and techniques necessary to develop a climate neutrality program and will review the ACUPCC Climate Action Plan requirements.  Audio and Slides

Leadership's Role for Administrators in Establishing a Campus Sustainability Program
12/3/08
Approximate length: 60 minutes
Presented by John Spengler, Ph.D., former Co-Chair of the Harvard Green Campus Initiative and Principal at EH&E, this program will demonstrate, by example, how responding to the challenges of climate change creates new opportunities for higher education. Audio and Slides