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baxleyJackie Baxley, a professional engineer, has over 18 years of experience as an environmental engineering and risk management consultant specializing in the areas of environmental health and safety (EHS) compliance.

As the Corporate Director of EHS, her responsibilities include fostering operational performance to a project and management staff of engineers and scientist.

Throughout her career, Jackie has developed a strong working knowledge of the principle federal and state EHS laws and regulations including environmental permitting, waste management, water and stormwater management, chemical and hazard management, and employee health and safety.

Jackie is well known as a compliance trainer and has developed training courses delivered in person and online.  She also has extensive experience in developing and guiding companies in management systems such as various International Standards Organization (ISO) standards.

By understanding client’s needs and goals, she has been a resourceful liaison and partner to a long list of clients in a variety of business sectors including Higher Education, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Chemical Manufacturing, Petroleum Marketing, Financial Institutions, Developers and Attorneys.

Well known for her training presentations, Ms. Baxley has trained hundreds over the years in RCRA hazardous waste, DOT hazardous materials, IATA Dangerous Goods, SPCC Plans, Overall EH&S compliance and many more.

Ms. Baxley has presented seminars and training sessions both to large, multi-sector groups as well as tailored, individual settings.  Training sessions have ranged in attendance from just a few to over 100 and have been presented in person as well as on-line.

She received her Bachelors Degree in Environmental Engineering from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia (1998) and her Masters Degree in Environmental Process Engineering from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina (2003).  Ms. Baxley currently serves on the Mercer University National Engineering Advisory Board.Prior to entering the consulting field, Ms. Baxley performed environmental, health and safety compliance for chemical and textile manufacturing.

Her areas of experience, both in industry and consulting, span the environmental regulations associated with the Clean Air Act (CAA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Spill Control and Countermeasures (SPCC), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

Ms. Baxley has also performed work associated with safety regulations including Process Safety Management (PSM) and OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).  During her time with HRP, Ms. Baxley is best known for her expertise in multi-media audits, Environmental Management System (EMS) development, and compliance training.

Ms. Baxley has been a program manager for HRP’s efforts within the Environmental Peer Audit Program, an innovative process developed from EPA’s Self-Audit Policy.  The Program has successfully been conducted for colleges and universities in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Approximately 240 institutions were audited, guided through corrective actions, and introduced to Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

Ms. Baxley has planned and executed some of the largest university peer audits, including those conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn University, Vanderbilt University, Emory University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Baylor University.

Ms. Baxley has assisted facilities ranging from small private colleges to large international paper mills in the development and auditing of their environmental management systems.  She has conducted training workshops and developed templates to aid facilities in developing an EMS built on the principles of Plan-Do-Check-Act.