ENLAR Compliance Services, Inc. has been assisting organizations with environmental, safety and health management systems since 1997. We provide expert advice and tailored products to assist organizations struggling with today's complex environmental, safety and health requirements. With over 20 years of experience, we can help you reduce your compliance costs, improve your EHS programs, implement sound emergency plans and reduce your exposure to costly fines or lawsuits.
To help companies create environmental safety and health management systems to improve overall organizational performance. Our focus is on helping organizations improve the value obtained from their EHS investments.
ENLAR's President, Thea D. Dunmire, has a unique and diverse background. In addition to an engineering degree (BSE in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa), Ms. Dunmire has a law degree (Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University College of Law). She is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and an RABQSA-certified EMS Lead Auditor.
She has assisted a variety of organizations with the management of EHS issues. She has also conducted EMS and OHSMS registration audits in a variety of industries. She was an Assistant Regional Counsel with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and practiced several years as an environmental attorney. She is a professional speaker and trainer who has engaged audiences for many years.
In all, Ms. Dunmire has over 20 years of experience in the environmental, safety and health fields as detailed below.
Professional Certification and Bar Membership:
10/96 - present: Environmental, Safety and Health Consulting
EHS consulting focusing on implementation and maintenance of environmental, safety and health management systems. Activities include management system audits, compliance evaluations, preparation and review of policies and procedures, ISO 14001 and OHSMS gap assessments, preparation of customized training materials and courses, and individualized research on EHS issues.
5/89 - 10/96: Attorney -- Private Practice
Reviewed technical documents, prepared contractual documents, and negotiated settlement documents to deal with the EHS issues associated with Superfund sites, real estate transactions, corporate mergers and on-going compliance issues. Assisted clients in establishing corporate policies and periodic audit programs. Advised clients on permit applications (air, water, hazardous waste and stormwater) and record keeping requirements under environmental and OSHA laws. Managed remediation projects as an active member of Superfund-site technical committees and as liaison counsel for a group of companies responding to an EPA 106 Order. Co-mediator for resolving Superfund liability for 20+ companies at three Superfund sites.
6/87 - 5/89: Assistant Regional Counsel -- US EPA
Worked on environmental cases involving hazardous waste, Superfund and permitting issues. Developed both national and regional procedures for handling cost recovery cases. Negotiated settlement documents and developed alternative dispute resolution procedures. Received Regional Administrator's Award for Excellence for teaching and facilitating Environmental Risk Assessment course and recognized for mediation efforts involving resolution of Superfund case involving the City of Youngstown, Ohio.
1978 - 1986: Industrial Hygienist/Safety Professional
Audited the safety and health programs of both domestic and international operations of a Fortune 500 company for compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements. Worked on projects in many areas of industrial hygiene and safety including accident investigation, sampling of toxic chemicals, employee safety training, establishing personal protective equipment programs and hazardous chemical control programs.
Quick Guide to EMS & OHSMS Requirements, ENLAR Compliance Services, 2006
Quick Guide to ISO 14001:2004 Transition, ENLAR Compliance Services, 2005
Auditor Personality Test Not Without Controversy, Environmental Systems Update, June/July 2005.
Hazard Assessment in EHS Management Systems: Meeting ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Requirements, Facilities Safety Management, September 2004
Measuring Up to the World, Occupational Health & Safety, September 2002
Factoring Environmental Issues into Banking Decisions, ABA Environmental Transactions, Audits, and Brownfields Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 4, June 2000
Legal Pitfalls on the Path to ISO 14001 Registration, ENLAR Compliance Services, 1999.
Occupational Safety and Health Legal Issues, chapter in Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health (second edition), John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
Environmental Hazards and Liabilities, A Guide for Real Estate Professionals, Real Estate Education Company, 1995.
Real Estate Tax Valuations: Factoring in Environmental Impacts, 1 Environmental Finance 4, Winter 1991/92.
Legal Framework Underlying the Professional Regulation of Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals, American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, October 1991.
Actively involved in industrial hygiene professional organizations -- past Secretary/ Treasurer of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, past chair of the Law Committee and the AIHA Training and Communication Committee.
Has developed and presented numerous training classes and professional development courses on safety, health and environmental topics.
Has given presentations to a wide variety of audiences including a roundtable discussion with Arthur D. Miller on ethics of safety and health professionals which was developed into a professional training film.