The EH&S Journey
November 8, 2022
7:30 am - 8:30 am
The EH&S Journey: Challenges, Successes, Program Development and Recognizing Opportunities
November’s Chapter Presentation is an exciting one! We welcome back Keith Rego, whom some of us met two months ago, to spend more time with us. Keith will be digging deeper into the challenges associated with building successful EH&S programs, how to manage and overcome those challenges, recognizing and capitalizing on opportunities we may be presented with and more. Keith is the Senior Director of Global EH&S at Illumina and a bit more on his upcoming talk and background is found below.
We look forward to seeing you! Bring a co-worker along with you, or a friend. This November’s topic is well-suited for all levels of EH&S professionals and will benefit HR professionals with safety and health responsibilities as well.
Thank you, we look forward to your participation on Nov. 8th! (We’ll be finished in time for you to still vote!)
Our journeys in EH&S and safety management all have taken a different path. Whether we are technical specialists, insurance professionals, regulatory representatives, trainers or, managers, we are all safety leaders, with both organizational and personal growth and development goals. Our success often hinges on taking advantage of opportunities that are presented to us, but largely focused on how we prepare and make ourselves ready for those opportunities.
Keith will share his thoughts, some challenges he’s faced, experiences and successes on several fronts. As the Global Director for EH&S for Illumina, Inc., one of the largest bio-technology firms globally, Keith has personally grown from a staff position, to a manager and now, Global Director. He will share how he prepared for those opportunities, highlighting education, training, teaching, the role of certifications and industry engagement. Keith will also highlight how he has been able to leverage these activities into successful global programs at Illumina.
Each of us will see a little bit of our personal story in Keith’s presentation. He will help us highlight both critical considerations toward recognizing opportunities for growth as well as ideas on plotting the course for future successes, both short and long term.
A Little About Keith
Keith Rego is a Senior Director of Global EHS at Illumina. Keith has over 20 years EHS experience in the Biotech, High Tech, and Life Sciences industries. At Illumina, Keith leads a global team of EHS professionals and is responsible for developing and leading a global strategy for EHS that delivers effective risk management and value to the business, while driving a strong safety culture and alignment to the Illumina strategic priorities. Keith has led a vision statement for Illumina EHS in which all Illumina employees are EHS leaders. The Illumina EHS leader vision is central to how his team develops process, tools, systems, etc. that enables and empowers employees at all levels to be EHS leaders.
Keith has a strong belief that employees can leave the workplace each day feeling stronger, healthier, and happier than when they arrived. It is his personal mission to enable this belief through EHS culture and programs within the workplace.
Prior to Illumina, Keith served as the Corporate Industrial Hygienist at General Atomics, a leading government contractor. Keith also worked at Pfizer Global Research & Development as a Senior Industrial Hygienist Advisor responsible for execution and continuous improvement of all Industrial Hygienist programs and systems. Keith’s earliest professional experience included Industrial Hygienist consulting work serving diverse industries within San Diego. Keith received his Masters of Public Health and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) both from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Keith is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
Keith lives in SD with wife Anne Marie and two kids, Ashton 9 and Everly 6. In his free time, Keith enjoys a variety of activities that help him maintain and build health and wellbeing, including mountain biking, swimming, yoga, reading, cooking, gardening, and keeping up with his kids.
Venue: Admiral Baker Golfcourse Clubhouse