Topic: Environmental Sustainability
Environmental sustainability initiatives are growing rapidly throughout industry and are affecting all of us in some way or other. While not strictly an industrial hygiene topic, there are indirect implications for our field of practice such as the potential effects of material substitution, new exposures related to material recycling processes, or indoor air quality issues related to changes in building materials and practices. We have chosen to get a little off the beaten path for our April program and provide an opportunity to broaden our horizons.
Please join us for a discussion on how Kohler Co. addresses this important topic. Kohler Co. believes that better business and a better environment go hand-in-hand. For many years, the Company has recognized the direct correlation between business sustainability and efficient use of natural resources. That’s one of the reasons Kohler Co. is committed to a 2035 goal of net-zero environmental impact for carbon emissions and solid waste, along with focused water and energy-reduction initiatives. Environmental sustainability is a big part of the Kohler mission of gracious living, a concept that defines the Company.
Speaker: Nathan Nissen, Sr. EHS Program Manager – Sustainability, Kohler Co.
Nathan Nissen has been a member of the Kohler Environmental Leadership Team since it was founded in 2007. He also has been part of the Kohler Co. corporate Environment, Health and Safety Department since 1989. Prior to that, he worked for Gould Battery and for Minnesota OSHA. Nathan’s career has spanned industrial hygiene, hazardous waste management and elimination, emergency response planning, environmental management systems, and industrial waste recycling. Today his primary focus is on sustainability strategy, environmental footprint reduction and sustainability reporting. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a licensed Professional Engineer and a Toastmaster.
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4:00 to 5:30 Board Meeting
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour / Networking (Meet at lower level bar)
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 Program
Location: Delafield Brewhaus
3832 Hillside Drive
Delafield, WI 53018
Directions: Take I-94 and exit on Hwy. 83S (Exit 287) in Delafield. Go 2 blocks south of interchange and turn left on Hillside Drive. Follow Hillside for 1 mile, going past the theater and Home Depot. Brewhaus is at the top of the hill on the right.
Cost: $30.00 Includes Italian dinner buffet, tax, and gratuity
– Tortellini Primavera
– Chicken Parmesan
– Lasagna with meat sauce
– Dessert tray
Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete the attached reservation slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. Payment must be received no later than the end of business on Friday, April 3rd. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by Monday the 6th or your payment will not be refunded.