Ask the Expert: Farshid Emam

Farshid Emam is a Compliance Specialist at EHS Support. In addition to a strong background in Canadian regulations, Farshid brings more than 10 years of experience in environmental, health, safety, and quality compliance, including implementation, audit, and assessment of management systems (ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO/IEC 17025, and IMS).

What do you find most rewarding about the work that you do?

As a Compliance Specialist, I play a crucial role in ensuring that people, businesses, and organizations adhere to the rules and regulations that safeguard our environment, communities, and economy. My work allows me to make meaningful impacts on society and communities by protecting natural resources and enhancing public safety. I uphold the rule of law and advocate for fair treatment of all stakeholders. Every day, I have the opportunity to make a difference. Whether I am conducting environmental assessments, EHS audits, or educating stakeholders, my actions lead to positive outcomes.

What are you currently working on?

My current focus is on ensuring environmental compliance and workplace safety. I am actively involved in reviewing protocols, conducting inspections, and collaborating with stakeholders to address any compliance gaps. Additionally, I am working on Environmental Due Diligence and Phase I Environmental Site Assessment projects.

How can our clients benefit from this service/particular innovation?

By leveraging this service, our clients can streamline their compliance processes; mitigate and avoid risks; and reduce operating costs by minimizing fines, legal fees, and operational disruptions. Our compliance services arm our clients with the tools and data they need to track trends and make informed decisions at the right time, allowing them to prioritize and allocate resources effectively and ensure timely corrective actions. Additionally, promoting strong compliance practices builds clients’ credibility with stakeholders, investors, and customers and demonstrates their ongoing commitment to sustainability. Clients that are committed to environmental and social responsibility enjoy positive public perceptions of their brand that attracts environmentally and socially conscious consumers and fosters long-term loyalty.

What is a little-known fact about you?

I have a diverse professional background, including roles as an Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist and a Quality Specialist. My expertise spans Quality Management Systems, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Six Sigma, and quality tools like the Cause-and-Effect Diagram (Ishikawa Diagram). Additionally, my chemical engineering background equips me with knowledge in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), Lean Manufacturing, and engineering software such as AutoCAD, CFD, and CENTUM CS3000 Engineering. I conducted research on biofuel production from lignocellulosic waste materials and have extensive experience in the automotive, chemical, and petrochemical industries. Notably, I led several projects, such as implementing the EFQM business excellence model, achieving a remarkable 260% increase in production capacity, obtaining Green Industry recognition, and significantly reducing energy, waste, and water consumption.

I have explored numerous countries, relish swimming, and am passionate about research and study.

 

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