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ESS Expo 2006Essential Systems and Services held its inaugural ESS gala event in Phoenix this past October. Over 300 environmental health and safety management professionals attended the event.
“ESS EXPO has grown dramatically, more than doubling in size during the past two years, because more and more organizations are looking for better ways to manage the risks and costs associated with EH&S and Crisis Management,” said Robert Johnson, ESS President and CEO. “This year’s conference was especially exciting, providing attendees with an opportunity to learn about new holistic information management strategies, award-winning best practices and integrated technology solutions that they can use to achieve their business goals more easily and cost-effectively.”
The show offered five concurrent tracks with over 50 sessions led by industry analysts, EH&S and crisis managers, business executives, and variety of top technology and service providers. Independent analysts from Forrester Research, Marsh USA and MRO software provided perspectives on the relationships between operational risk management and enterprise asset management, risk analytics, performance metrics, and other critical disciplines.
Eighteen businesses were awarded the 2006 ESS Excellence Award based on case studies of their use of information technology to reduce risks and costs associated with environmental, health and safety, and crisis management. The New York Power Authority was chosen as the overall winner by demonstrating cost savings in time, materials and manpower while integrating information from 17 facilities. The other winners were: Alcoa, city of Boynton Beach, DAK Americas, Eastern Municipal Water District, Halliburton, Hunter Douglas, Idaho State University, Linc Facility Services, Los Alamos National Laboratory, N.J. Natural Gas Co., Northern Illinois University, Plant Services Inc., Puyallup Fire and Rescue, Sunoco, Supervalu, United Stationers and Volvo. Pollution Engineering and Industrial Safety and Hygiene News were the media sponsors for this event.