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Meet the Committee

Chair's message

Welcome to the webpages of the Environment, Health and Safety Group (EHS). The Group is one of the largest special interest technical groups in the Society.

Our subjects are central to every activity of the chemical, process and allied industries. With this in mind the Environment, Health and Safety Group aims to provide a forum for discussion and sharing of information on issues relevant to the chemical, process and many other industries, public authorities, academics and other interested parties. The Group also aims to enhance professional awareness and promote the general aims of SCI.

Much of this is achieved through the one-day national and multi-day international conferences and seminars organised by the volunteers who make up the Group committee. We regularly collaborate with other SCI Groups and like minded organisations including the British Occupational Hygiene Society, Institution of Chemical Engineers and Royal Society of Chemistry amongst others.

A significant activity of the Group is active participation in British and International standards activities where a number of members represent the Society in the development of British and ISO/EN standards committees. This is a valuable activity that raises the profile of the Society and also provides mutual benefits from organising meetings and seminars to contribute to public debate and to the introduction of new standards. Most of this activity has been in the areas of soil quality, water quality, sludge treatment and disposal and ISO/CEN environmental policy.

There has been much discussion in the public arena of occupational and consumer health and safety. The Committee recognises that more dialogue with both colleagues in the industry, and the general public is required to further the understanding and development of health and safety issues.

To this end as well as one-day national health and safety meetings, we also regularly hold evening meetings which will be open to the public on the many health and safety issues that face us today. Details of these upcoming events will be posted on the Group's calendar of events - keep visiting regularly to receive the latest update. Please check our calendar of events for our forthcoming meetings as well as those of our sister groups in the Agri-Food Hub. We always welcome suggestions for new events/meetings/seminars from our members.

We are always keen to meet group members interested in becoming active members of the committee. This provides opportunities to promote EHS matters, generates networking opportunities and provides useful experience to enhance your CV. Please contact myself, on E: Tim.White@marquisandlord.com, our Honorary Secretary Alan Maries, on E: alan.maries@amstar.org.uk, or SCI's Committee Support on e: committeesupport@soci.org or T: +44(0) 20 7598 1513.

Tim White
Chair, Environment, Health and Safety Group

Committee biographies and photographs

Tim White

Mr Tim White

Vice Chair:

Mr Steve Waller

Dr John Farmer

Dr John Farmer


Dr Alan Maries

Ordinary Members:

Dr Jacques Ehretesmann

Dr Geoff Fowler

Dr Geoff Fowler

Mary Nnankya

Dr Mary Nnankya


Mr Michael Smith


Dr David Taylor

Prof Clive Thompson

Prof Clive Thompson

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