With the day to day demands of our lives, it’s easy to “put off” our needs for professional development. Most colleagues I’ve spoken with over the past several years have described being asked to do more with less, including their time, while still keeping their companies and clients in compliance. During the past month I had the opportunity to attend several FET events which reminded me that FET offers a multitude of opportunities for professional development and ways to keep current with ever evolving and changing environmental and safety regulatory requirements.
- At a CHMM Chapter Meeting I learned about new requirements and processes for recertifying my CHMM credential.
- At an afternoon meeting at the Wisconsin DNR Milwaukee Office, sponsored by the FET Air Committee, the DNR provided an update on the impact of the recent redesignation of Wisconsin’s nonattainment areas under the Clean Air Act.
- During the Regulatory Update Seminar in Eau Claire, sponsored by FET’s Western Wisconsin Chapter, I picked up some tips on air dispersion modeling, heard the latest news and enforcement activities from the DNR and OSHA, and was thrilled to see the enthusiasm for other upcoming seminar plans at the Chapter meeting that followed.
- At the Used Oil Seminar in Brookfield, sponsored by FET’s Southeastern Chapter, I had the opportunity to hear interpretations on used oil management from both Wisconsin DNR and U.S. EPA Region 5 officials.
Between seminars, workshops, committee and chapter meetings, webinars, and the annual Environment Conference there are many opportunities through FET for professional development. FET has a 30-year tradition of providing a cost effective educational forum for industry, consultants, and regulators to interact collectively to solve the various challenges of EH&S regulatory compliance.
Please consider FET for your professional development needs.
– Jeff Nettesheim, FET President