Understanding ISO 14001, April 8, 2008, Raleigh, NC


Source: NC State Industrial Extension Service
Related Topics: Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

North Carolina State University will be presenting the workshop, Understanding ISO 14001, on April 8, 2008 on campus in Raleigh, NC. This one-day workshop provides you with a full understanding of the ISO 14001 standard and principles of Environmental Management Systems (EMS). An excellent lead-in to the IES workshop, ISO 14001-Internal Auditing, this workshop presents detailed information on elements of the standard, how to implement an EMS, the road to registration, common non-conformances and other topics. The full-day format of this workshop allows the instructor to present more detail than in the 1/2-day Executive Overview.

Understanding ISO 14001 will be conducted using interactive exercises (learn-by-doing technique) to facilitate a full understanding of the material. The workshop is recommended for Environmental health and safety managers and technicians, quality engineers and managers, and other personnel active in ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This workshop is geared to help participants thoroughly understand ISO 14001 so that they can take an active role in EMS development, internal auditing or other key roles. Some of the exercises that will be conducted include:

  • Plan-Do-Check-Act Systems for Fun
  • What are the Functional Components of Your Ideal EMS
  • Aspect OR Impact - It's Your Call
  • Ranking Aspects for Significance
  • Conforming or Non Conforming Activities
  • Examples of Proper Implementation of an EMS
  • Legal Requirements and ISO 14001 Loopholes

Topics to be covered include:

  • ISO 14001 elements
  • ISO 14000 family of standards
  • Other EMS models
  • Key issues in environmental management
  • Moving beyond compliance
  • Difficult areas of EMS development including aspects and impacts and operational controls
  • The road to registration: typical milestones in the development of an ISO 14001 EMS
  • Integrating ISO 9000 with ISO 14001: benefits and difficulties
  • Typical EMS manuals: What type of documentation is needed?
  • Auditing: What do auditors look for?
  • Employee training: State-of-the-art methods to train your employees
  • Case studies.
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