Barbara Ruble, President; Specialty Technical Consultants Inc.
Barbara Jo Ruble, QEP, CPEA, and STC President has more than 35 years of experience helping corporations to develop, assess, and improve environmental, health and safety management systems and compliance programs. She has assisted clients in a variety of industries to implement ISO 14001 management systems and obtain certification. She has developed comprehensive EHS guidance manuals, training programs, and multi-media auditing protocols for various industrial clients and is the primary author of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems: A Complete Implementation Guide, published by Specialty Technical Publishers of Vancouver, Canada. She has performed more than 250 EHS compliance audits or management systems assessments of industrial facilities worldwide. She has also provided independent review of corporate EHS auditing programs. She has analyzed clients’ information management needs, identified compliance gaps in current tools / approaches, and helped them to select and implement applications and platforms that better serve their needs. Her solution-oriented approach allows her to put EHS issues in laymen’s language and find practical solutions to complex problems. Ms. Ruble is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA - formerly The Auditing Roundtable) and a past President of The Auditing Roundtable. In 2018, she received the IIA’s James C. Ball Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the EHS auditing profession.