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Meriem Raach

Consultant, EEM EHS Management inc. - DESS, M.SC., B.ing.

Meriem joined EEM in 2020, after accumulating several years of experience in regulatory compliance and environmental and health and safety management systems within various industries which allowed her to deepen her knowledge in environmental regulatory requirements and occupational health and safety in North America and other regions.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering in Tunisia, Meriem joined the Fisheries and Oceans research team at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute to carry out research studies on marine contamination. During her professional development, Meriem has honed her skills in environmental management and occupational health and safety at Stornoway Diamonds. Eventually, she joined the Nimonik team, where she was responsible for managing a regulatory database and monitoring and informing clients of legal changes in EHS before becoming Head of the Compliance Obligations Department. Throughout her academic and professional career, she has worked on a variety of projects including:

  • Implementation of environmental, social and health and safety management systems in a mining industry
  • Creation and maintenance of environmental and health and safety legal registers applicable to different industries including construction, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, renewable energy as well as banks operating in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe.
  • Identification of regulatory requirements in laws and regulations and creation of audit protocols
  • Analysis of EHS related legislative and regulatory changes in Canada and the United States of America
  • Management of EHS databases (IsoVision, Nimonik)
  • Monitoring of BCPs and PBDEs contamination in St. Lawrence beluga whales

Expertise

  • Project management.
  • Creation and maintenance of EHS legal registers.
  • Environmental and health and safety audits.
  • Analysis of EHS regulatory compliance / laws, regulations and standards.
  • Multi-criteria and feasibility analysis of project development.

Accreditation and professional development

  • Qualified as an ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 lead auditor.

Education

Post-graduate diploma in Environmental Improvement, Université de Sherbrooke

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Oceanography, Université du Québec à Rimouski

B.Eng, Engineering in Fisheries Science, Major in Environmental Sciences, Institut National Agronomique de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Spoken languages

French and English

Education

DESS – Perfectionnement de l’environnement, Université de Sherbrooke
M.Sc. – Maîtrise en océanographie, Université du Québec à Rimouski
B.ing. – Génie de l’Environnement, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie

meriem@eem.ca