Responding to Safety & Environmental Incidents: Is Your Company Prepared to Handle a Catastrophe or Disaster?

Is Your Company Prepared to Handle a High-Profile Incident?  

If you're at all hesitant about the answer, then join Ellen Clas, CBCP, CEM, CIH, CSP, in this special web event. In it, Ellen will consider significant incidents of the past decade and give you practical "what-to-dos" to help your company effectively handle a major safety or environmental incident.

During this 90 minute webcast Ellen will discuss:
  • What we really know about what happened, and how the facts of incidents quickly became inseparable from rumor and misperception
  • How and why Companies are quickly branded as either "heroes" or "villains" despite similar policies - and the lessons for your company
  • Private Sector Preparedness - Does Your Company Have a Plan?
During the session, Ms. Clas will discuss her experiences handling the response to these recent catastrophes:
  • Malden Mills - Methuen, Massachusetts - Factory Fire
  • GM Motors - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -  Tornados
  • Union Carbide - Bhopal India - Pesticide Plant Explosion
  • Morgan Stanley - NYC, NY - 911 evacuation of employees
In this age of intense media and government scrutiny, what you and your company do if a major incident occurs can literally determine whether or not you survive. This 90-minute webinar will help your company prepare for the unexpected.


  • Webcast with 30 day access to archived recording for ANYTIME/ANYWHERE viewing
  • Slides from the session
  • 0.2 CEUs

This virtual class will take place on Wednesday, January 12 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CENTRAL.


Ellen P. Clas, CBCP, CEM, CIH, CSP, Director, Clas Consulting LLC

Ellen is currently the director of Clas Consulting located in Norfolk Massachusetts.  Clas Consulting specializes in Emergency Preparedness and Response, Business Continuity Planning, Safety and Industrial Hygiene. Ms. Clas has over 24 years of experience and over the past 10 years has specialized in the people side of emergency response and recovery, she has worked on more than 12 presidentially declared disasters or emergency declarations including:

  • British Petroleum - Houma Incident Command; MC252 Deep Water Horizon - Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. Acting as a Health and Safety Advisor, Ms. Clas reports directly to BP's Safety Officer for the Louisiana Theatre of Operations. Responsibilities include: Subject Matter Expert on disaster response and recovery; program development and management of response and recovery Safety Management Systems, potable water program, and base installation and inspection program; liaison to State Fire Marshall and Louisiana Department of Public Health and Hospitals.
  • Response and Recovery Operations, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Operations  - Ms. Clas was Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Safety Officer on the initial hazard assessment and joint field office build out team in Mississippi. Her position evolved into the Disaster Safety Coordinator as defined in the National Response Plan. Ms. Clas' responsibilities included the safety and health of response and recovery workers within the entire theatre of operations, managing a staff of 20+ Assistant Safety Officers, chairing the Interagency Safety and Health Committee, and tasking of OSHA for technical support through the Worker Safety and Health Annex.
  • FEMA, Response and Recovery Operations at World Trade Center - Ms. Clas was the Lead Disaster Safety Officer on the Command Staff. She managed a team of seven Safety Officers, a Disaster Field Office, two Disaster Assistance Service Centers, Customer Service Centers and other support locations. Ms. Clas represented FEMA's safety section at staff meetings, interagency safety and health committee meetings and worksite safety coordinating meetings. She facilitated FEMA's Infectious Disease Protection Program deployment, including employee training and the scheduling of hundreds of vaccinations.

Webinar Pricing
  • Member Price $95.00
  • AIHA/ACHMM $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code for a $10.00 discount: AIHA1911 You may register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code.")
  • List Price $115.00

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