EHS on Tap: E57 How Digitization Is Shaping the Future of EHS and Compliance

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The environment, health, and safety (EHS) profession continues to be shaped by technology and software. Sometimes it can be challenging to keep pace with all of these changes, and this is especially true as organizations scramble to adapt to the realities of doing business during a pandemic.

On this episode of EHS on Tap, we’re talking with Natasha Porter and Christian Johnson of Gensuite LLCexperts who can help you make sense of the digitization of EHS and compliance.

If you would prefer to read a transcript of the discussion, you can find the full discussion here.

alt link text Christian Johnson, CIH, CSP, is a 25+-year experienced executive risk management leader focused specifically on safety, health, and environmental. Most recently, he served as the EHS global leader for a major division of Avery Dennison, a $7 billion materials science and manufacturing company based in greater Cleveland, Ohio. Before this role, Johnson spent 19 years in progressive EHS executive leadership positions with General Electric (GE). His GE career included global responsibility scopes in the power, energy connections, and oil and gas business units, managing EHS risk in manufacturing, field services, and complex construction projects.

Earlier in his career, Johnson held ergonomics, health, and safety roles with Honda of America Manufacturing in Ohio and IBM Corporation in San Jose, California. He holds BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech. Johnson is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional. In his spare time, he loves to run, having completed 3 marathons in the last 18 months. He, his wife, and his two teenage sons live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.


alt link text Natasha Porter, Executive Vice President and Customer Development Officer of Gensuite LLC, has over 20 years of experience and leadership in the EHS and digital solution fields, with roles as a Compliance Assurance Manager, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, a Program Manager, and currently an EVP and Customer Development Officer for Gensuite. Her history of leading large organizational compliance- and regulatory-based digital initiatives for diverse global customers has been a key foundation in her career and current role.

Alongside Founder and CEO R Mukund, Porter initiated the development of the first Gensuite Web applications. She received her BS in Civil Engineering (Major): Environmental Engineering (Minor) and graduated with an MSE in Environmental Management and Economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. Porter currently serves as an Advisory Board Member on the Center for Leadership Education for Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

Today, Gensuite supports over 200 company subscribers with a cloud-based, best-practice-driven software suite of safety, environmental, sustainability, quality, security, product stewardship, responsible sourcing, and equipment asset management modules, alongside a broad array of innovative products and services. Together, these solutions enable global Gensuite users to foster safe, sustainable work environments and high-performance functional programs worldwide. With best-in-class mobile capabilities, multilingual interfaces, and integrated analytics, Gensuite serves 600,000+ users in 30+ industry sectors and 120+ countries, supported by a global team located in 11 offices and 8 countries and headquartered in Mason, Ohio.


EHS on Tap is an EHS podcast by BLR’s EHS Daily Advisor. On each episode of EHS on Tap, our host will discuss emerging legal, regulatory, and policy issues with industry experts and the impacts to everyday safety and environment professionals. EHS on Tap topics run the gamut of contemporary issues facing EHS managers and professionals today.

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