March 31, 2009 | Barb Carr

Meet TapRooT® Instructor: Dennis Osmer

How can you become the best in 2009, in spite of all of the gloom and doom economic forecasts? Attend the 2009 TapRooT® Summit and meet our world-class instructors! The best way to rise to the top during a downturn is to refresh your skills with the latest in best practices!

One of the many Best Practice Sessions planned is: Becoming the Best: Pursuit of World Class EH&S. This session will be presented by TapRooT® Instructor, Dennis Osmer.

Dennis Osmer Pix

Dennis has over 40 years of industrial experience – the last seven years of his career as the World Wide Head of Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Emergency Management at CIBA Vision (a business unit of Novartis). There, he was responsible for the HSE activities for all of CVs operations (14 supply chain sites, 37 sales and marketing group companies, 11,000 employees on 3 continents). He has a pragmatic approach to developing and implementing HSE strategy which balances employee safety, environmental protection and business needs. He is a recognized expert with a track record of delivering performance.

His most recent activities were with Pandemic Preparedness, energy efficiency improvements, auditing, due diligence, new site start-up and HSE strategies for world class performance. While with a different business unit, he was the deputy chief of an industrial brigade and part of a community outreach program.

Dennis has an MBA in general management and finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a BA in mathematics from the same university.

The presentation will provide some interesting thoughts on the pursuit of world class EH&S from this former global EH&S manager. During this dynamic session, Dennis will discuss reasons for EH&S change, key concepts and key systems that helped drive performance. He will highlight how, through continuous improvement over an 8 year period, an LTIR of 0.07 and a recordable rate of 0.79 was achieved.

What are you waiting for? Get refreshed and become the best! Choose your Best Practice Track for the October 2009 Summit in Nashville, Tennessee and meet TapRooT® Instructors from around the world!

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