Barbara Jo Ruble, QEP, CPEA

Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.

Contributing Author

Barb is a Principal and President of Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. She is located in Baltimore, MD and has more than 30 years of experience helping corporations to develop, assess, and improve environmental, health and safety management systems and compliance programs. Barb has assisted clients in a variety of industries to implement ISO 14001 management systems and obtain certification. She has also developed comprehensive EHS guidance manuals, training programs, information management systems strategy and multi-media auditing protocols for various industrial clients.

An experienced and certified EHS auditor, Barb has also provided independent review of corporate EHS auditing programs and performed special-issue audits such as product liability assessments, hazardous materials management and emergency preparedness reviews. Her clients have included energy, petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, transportation, airlines, aerospace, homebuilding, food products, electronics, telecommunications, metals, and apparel companies. Her ability to put EHS issues in laymen’s language and find practical solutions to complex problems helps her provide solution-oriented audit services.

Barb has a B.A. in Biology from Goucher College. She been a member of The Auditing Roundtable since 1989 and is a past President of the organization. Her registrations include Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) and a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) for both ISO 14000/EMS and Environmental Compliance.