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Environmental Management Systems

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This course provides a framework for managing Environmental Management Systems (EMS). This includes continuous improvement through environmental management; facilities and supply-chain management; systems integration; environmental considerations; and operational utilization of environmental management systems.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Fundamentals of Environmental Management Systems

    • Describe environmental management systems.
    • Explain the purpose of the ISO 14000 guidelines.
    • Identify terms related to environmental management systems.

    Strategic Approach for Environmental Policy, Plans, and Actions

    • Explain the scope and process of different types of EMS audits.
    • Assess an organization's preparation for ISO 14000 certification.
    • Identify potential ISO 14000 registration problems.
    • Describe the registration steps required for implementing ISO 14000.

    Key Components of Environmental Management Systems

    • Identify the levels of ISO 14000 documentation hierarchy.
    • Explain the ISO requirements of an environmental management system.
    • Describe environmental policy concerns.
    • Explain the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle.

    Evaluating ISO Management Standards

    • Explain the continual incremental improvement to environmental performance.
    • Identify ways to increase EMS performance through continual improvement.
    • Differentiate between improvement and maintenance methods.

    Operational Utilization of Environmental Management Systems

    • Use an ISO 14000 Checklist as an evaluation tool.
    • Explain the elements of EMS documentation.
    • Identify an ISO 14000 documentation system structure.
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