COURSE # MGM-226
UNDERSTANDING THE ISO 14000 SERIES -
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Comprehensive introduction to the latest international standards designed for the development of environmental management systems ? a must for the Twenty-First Century.
We all live in a limited resource world. Conserving those resources and using them well is a universal concern. ISO 14000 is an international series of standards that describe how organizations can develop an environmental management system that is good for the people, the company and the community. These standards provide the basis for principles and elements of the Environmental Management System. Until now, most approaches to environmental control have taken the form of mandatory statutory and regulatory actions. The standards are voluntary. They also bring into consideration the commercial as well as community benefits of such a system. Implementation of the ISO 14000 standards will fit nicely into an ISO 9000 management system. These two standards are complementary. ISO 14000 is consistent with the direction of improvement that ISO 9000 will follow in the future.
In August of 1996, the ISO 14000 standards were approved
unanimously by over 40 countries. Be prepared!
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the :
- How to identify the problems in your process.
- How to determine the adequacy of your measurement system.
- Five steps to improve your measurement system.
- How to find the capabilities of your process.
- Calculate your process capability indices.
- How to get results from Cause and Effect Charts.
- How to track improvements, understand and read control charts, and find out what the customer really wants.
Who should attend:
This seminar will help attendees understand the new ISO 14000 standards on Environmental Management Systems. The management system can easily be integrated into the existing models required by the ISO 9000 series. The requirements are measurable and auditable. The standards and the seminar contain practical advice for implementing the EMS system, and advice on how to effectively initiate, improve and sustain the system for the benefit of the company and the community. This course would be relevant for managers who are concerned with practical effective application of SPC, Quality Control/Quality Assurance Managers, Engineering Supervisors, Quality Assurance Engineers, Process Engineers, Manufacturing Managers and Engineers, and Purchasing Managers.
- What is ISO 14000
- Relation to ISO 9000
- Unique structure
- How to use ISO 14004
- General guidelines on Principles Systems and supporting Techniques
- Basic Principles and Elements
- The five basic principles
- Fourteen basic elements
- A "Minefield Map" for the Environmental Management System and its implementation
- Ten most frequently asked questions answered
- How to use ISO 14004 effectively
- How to Start
- Three fundamental steps to getting started:
- Understand the Standard
- Answer the assessment questions for your organization
- Use the practical help sections.
- Commitment and Policy
- Organizing the process
- Initial assessment
- The questions to ask
- Set the policy - resources
- How to write your policies and document the system.
- Know and avoid the pitfalls
- Environmental aspects and impacts
- Step by step
- Statutory and regulatory requirements
- Industry requirements
- Targets and objectives
- The Environmental Management Program
- Capability and resources
- Alignment and integration
- Accountability and responsibility
- Awareness and motivation
- Knowledge skills and training
- Communication and reporting
- EMS documentation
- Operational control
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Measurement and evaluation
- Measuring and monitoring
- Corrective action
- Internal audits
- Review and improvement
- EMS System reviews
- Continual improvement
About the Instructor
Don Ekvall is President of Management Systems Analysis, Inc., and has more than 40 years of industrial experience in the field of quality and manufacturing management. He has worked with senior management, implementing ISO-9000 Management systems in support of Total Quality Management, Process Management, Project Management and ISO 14000, and other continuous improvement concepts. Mr. Ekvall has been a United Nations consultant on several international posts. He is the author of Section 9, "Manufacturing Planning for Quality", of the third edition of the Quality Control Handbook, Joseph M. Juran, editor. He is a Fellow ASQC, and ASQC Certified Quality and Reliability Engineer and a registered Professional Quality Engineer.
Mr. Ekvall holds a BSEE from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, and an MBA in Industrial Management from the Wharton School, both of the University of Pennsylvania.
Course: MGM-226 Duration: 2 Days FEE:$1,199
Please direct any additional inquiries regarding this course to Anita Hellstrom, Program Coordinator, by e-mail, FAX: (240) 371-4488 or TELEPHONE: (202) 241-6326.
Call toll free 1-800-683-7267 from anywhere in the Continental U.S. or CANADA.
Last modified November 11, 2011.