2018 Day At The Park EHS Conference Highlights

KERAMIDA's annual “Day at the Park” Environmental, Health & Safety, and Sustainability Conference was held in our Indianapolis headquarters on April 25, 2018. Our experts spoke about EHS and Sustainability topics including air permitting, ISO 45001, silica standards, stormwater compliance, sustainability & GHG reporting, and more. Following the presentations, the attendees were treated to an Indianapolis Indians vs. Syracuse Chiefs game and buffet lunch at Victory Field.

 Ready to welcome a full house of EHS training participants!

Ready to welcome a full house of EHS training participants!

 KERAMIDA's front conference room ready to host our annual EHS Conference.

KERAMIDA's front conference room ready to host our annual EHS Conference.

 Ed Joniskan speaking about Per & Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Ed Joniskan speaking about Per & Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

 Kristen Belcredi speaking about the new ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management System

Kristen Belcredi speaking about the new ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management System

Later at Victory Field...

KERAMIDA's technical experts and conference attendees enjoyed lunch and a day at the park watching the Indians play the Chiefs. KERAMIDA's John Wellspring and conference attendee Zach Livengood of Archer Daniels Midland participated in a game sponsored by Big O Tires - and won!

 Zach Livengood and John Wellspring participating in the Big O Tires Game

Zach Livengood and John Wellspring participating in the Big O Tires Game

 Zach Livengood and John Wellspring celebrating their win!

Zach Livengood and John Wellspring celebrating their win!


2018 Conference Agenda:

8:30am - 9:00am:  Registration and Welcome

9:00am - 9:15am:  “Sustainability & GHG Reporting - International Standards”

  • Pamela Griesemer, M.S., LEED GA, ENV SP, FSA, Vice President of Sustainability Services, KERAMIDA Inc.

9:15am - 9:30am:  “Stormwater - Status of Regulatory Changes”

  • Mack Overton, Vice President, EHS Compliance Services, KERAMIDA Inc.

9:30am - 9:45am:  “Annual Reporting - Updates and e-Reporting Requirements”

  • Nathaniel Cullen, Staff Scientist, KERAMIDA Inc.

9:45am - 10:00am:  “Security / Active Shooter / Emergency Planning”

  • Andrew Tirmenstein, Senior Project Manager, Security, Health & Safety Services, KERAMIDA Inc.

10:00am - 10:15am:  Break

10:15am - 10:30am:  “Perfluorinated Chemicals in Groundwater”

  • Ed Joniskan, L.P.G, Senior Manager, Land Division, KERAMIDA Inc.

10:30am - 10:45am:  “ISO 45001 - Health & Safety New Management System”

  • Kristen Belcredi, P.E., C.H.M.M., ISO Auditor, Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, KERAMIDA Inc.
  • Andrew Tirmenstein, Senior Project Manager, Security, Health & Safety Services, KERAMIDA Inc.

10:45am - 11:00am:  “Hazardous Waste Management and EPA e-Manifest Requirements”

  • John Wellspring, Senior Project Manager, EHS Compliance Services, KERAMIDA Inc.

11:00am - 11:15am:  Break

11:15am - 11:30am:  “Vapor Intrusion - A Destruction Process for Sub-Slab Vapors”

  • Vicky Keramida, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Technical Officer, KERAMIDA Inc.

11:30am - 11:45am:  “Silica Rule Impacts For Non-Foundry Facilities and Construction”

  • Dan Engling, Project Scientist / Toxicologist, Health & Safety Services, KERAMIDA Inc.

11:45am - 12:00pm:  “Air Permitting Challenges - Federal and State Status”

  • Kathy Moore, Vice President, Air Services, KERAMIDA Inc.

12:00pm - 12:15pm:  “EHS Management Through K-Port - A New Management Solution”

  • Wesley Fleming, Senior Project Engineer, EHS Compliance Services, KERAMIDA Inc.

12:15pm:  Announcements and Depart for Victory Field

12:30pm - 1:30pm:  Buffet Lunch at Victory Field

1:35pm:  Indianapolis Indians vs. Syracuse Chiefs