What’s that Smell? How to Manage a Next-Level Business Risk

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 10:15 AM

CCNJ is pleased to present this one-hour online seminar featuring Tina Berceli-Boyle and Denny Lerch, P.E.
from Haley Aldrich, who will discuss how the emerging risk of odors that affect a community in today’s well-connected society can threaten facility operations and business reputations.

10:20AM: What’s that smell? How to manage a next-level business risk.

The emerging risk of odors that affect a community in today’s well-connected society can threaten facility operations and business reputations.

Companies today are faced with next-level business risks not defined by black-and-white regulatory compliance. This presentation explores one such risk, off-site odors in the community. Few regulatory agencies have regulations that quantify odor compliance.  Rather, they have prohibitions on “nuisance” odor that can be widely interpreted by communities. In today’s connected society, community groups can organize very quickly and aggressively to put pressure on politicians, agencies—and ultimately—businesses. Companies must handle these business risks in ways that keep up with this new world. This requires firms to be fast-paced and thorough to manage potential damage to their brand and reputation. This presentation provides case studies of local manufacturers confronted by community members angered about odors. Through these case studies, we will discuss successful approaches for addressing your next-level business risks related to odor.

Presenter: Tina Berceli-Boyle has over 25 years of experience in environmental engineering, permitting, and health and safety. Ms. Berceli-Boyle is an environmental compliance expert with a focus on air quality. Her experience is nationwide, with substantial presence in the Northeast states including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire. Her work has encompassed a variety of areas including multi-media compliance assessment, emissions modeling, air permitting, EHS program development, control technology evaluation, air dispersion modeling, regulatory support, litigation support and assessment of environmental and health risk. She has worked with a wide range of clients including aerospace, power generation, chemical processing, commercial, institutions, property management, biotechnology, electronics/semiconductor manufacturing, pulp and paper, steel manufacturing/finishing, and printing and surface coating.

Presenter: Denny Lerch, P.E. sees his clients as partners, and he takes pride in his ability to help them understand how all the pieces of their environmental health & safety (EHS) programs fit together. His systemic approach looks at all facets of his clients’ EHS programs and considers their specific goals, values, and cultures, enabling him to develop solutions that benefit his clients’ businesses beyond the task at hand. With this comprehensive strategy, Denny builds trust with his clients and enables them to make informed decisions about their current and future operations. ​ During his more than 25-year career, Denny has helped a wide variety of industrial clients maintain compliance with regulatory requirements, develop sustainable EHS management systems, and evaluate strategies to mitigate operational risks.


Registration is free for staff at CCNJ member companies. There are a limited number of spots available for attendees from non-member companies. There is a registration fee of $100 for attendees from non-member companies.