Crown Equipment Corporation 
Intermediate level
Value Stream 5 Sustainability

Strategies to achieve the next level in environmental health and safety

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Location Code
10:45am-11:45am Room 205, 2nd floor WP/29

Develop a culture of engaged, enthusiastic employees leading and implementing each step of environmental and safety processes; hear four strategies for improving your EH&S performance; employee-led safety teams, zero-waste-to-landfill tactics and innovative modular training/mentoring.


Listen to four strategies that can help you move your environmental health and safety (EH&S) initiatives to a higher level. Learn about Crown Equipment’s collaborative EH&S approach utilizing the company’s most valuable resource: engaged people. Hear useful information about developing a method for achieving better performance in injury prevention and sustainability. Get specifics on an employee-led approach to behavior-based safety that has been sustained for more than ten years, as well as an innovative modular training, mentoring and demonstrated performance approach for new and existing employees. Hear about employee-led safety teams, plus a zero-waste-to-landfill strategy for achieving sustainability in operations. Learn how to implement these strategies as you hear application examples from Crown operations. Discover how to develop a culture where enthusiastic, motivated employees lead safety and environmental processes by developing, implementing and owning every step of each process.


Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest material handling companies. It has a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering/technology and excellent after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically-integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. The company produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

Speakers: Brian Duffy / Tonja Rammel

Brian Duffy, the director of corporate environmental and manufacturing safety at Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen, OH, is responsible for EH&S compliance in the company’s worldwide operations. A registered environmental manager and a certified hazardous materials manager, Duffy has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in environmental planning from Arizona State University. He has worked at Crown more than 26 years and in the EH&S field more than 35 years.

Tonja Rammel, with more than 20 years’ experience in the environmental health and safety (EH&S) field, is the EH&S manager at Crown Equipment Company. Rammel has a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health. Her leadership helped Crown’s New Knoxville facility achieve the first Ohio EPA Gold Award for Encouraging Environmental Excellence; as a result of this award, Crown received the 2014 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.