A Guide to Implementation of the Iso 14000 Series on Environmental Management (Prentice Hall Ptr Environmental Management and Engineering Series)

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An resource for professionals responsible for environmental health and safety, for ensuring conformance with international regulations and standards, or for evaluating the costs and benefits of ISO 14000 compliance. Covers risks subject to ISO 14000 standards, including air and water pollution, hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, and employee safety. Reviews each ISO 14000 component of the environmental management system and auditing standards, and provides an overview of the labeling, life-cycle development, and new product development standards. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Preface

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Environmental Management standards were developed by dedicated men and women from around the world who recognized the need for a new model of environmental management-a shift from the view that environmental issues are a drain on profits to a realization that profitability and environmental protection are intertwined. The holistic approach to environmental management embodied in ISO 14001 has the potential for moving the global community toward economic development that is sustainable and restorative. The ISO 14001 standard is a common-sense approach to managing environmental issues that integrates management controls into media-specific problems. Its principles can be adopted by large, small, and medium-sized organizations throughout the world to improve their effectiveness and efficiency, not just in the management of environmental issues, but throughout their operations. The goal of this book is to build on the work of the ISO committees and to provide useful information to anyone who wants to consider developing an Environmental Management System (EMS) under the guidelines of the ISO 14000 standards. The intention is not to teach environmental issues but to provide a practical guide around which the systems that make up the standard can be developed. This book is not a substitute for the standards, and those wanting to develop and implement an EMS are strongly encouraged to obtain a copy from the ISO or from sponsors of the standard for the country in which they do business. Addresses for the ISO and the United States co-sponsors of the standard follow.

NSF International P.O. Box 130140 Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140 Telephone: 800-673-6275 ext. org

The book is divided into four parts that explain the sections of the standard and take the reader from writing a policy statement through continual improvement. The appendixes contain examples of an environmental management policy manual, procedures related to the standard, and checklists to help evaluate the status of planning and implementation activities. Additional examples of documentation-flowcharts, procedures, and records-are contained in the body of the book. Part 1 provides an overview of the standards. Part 2 gives instructions on how to write a policy statement, analyze and chart processes, and write and organize documentation, implementation issues, and operational controls. Part 3 focuses on the elements needed to continually improve the EMS-quality assurance/quality control, corrective and preventive actions, management review and continual improvement, tools for problem solving, auditing, and the selection of auditors. The last chapter in this section provides an overview of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's draft standard for an occupational health and safety management system. Part 4 provides an overview of the regulatory framework in the U.S. and highlights factors to consider when preparing for regulatory compliance audits of selected topics. Although this part of the book is targeted to audiences in the U.S., it contains information useful to others.

Acknowledgments
The authors gratefully acknowledge the American Society for Quality Control (611 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005) for allowing the use of excerpts from the ISO 14000 Series of Standards.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the American Industrial Hygiene Association (2700 Prosperity Avenue, #250, Fairfax, VA 22031) for allowing the Occupational Health and Safety Management System: An AIHA Guidance Document to be summarized.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following individuals in reviewing parts of the manuscript:
Michael Anderson Senior Environmental Engineer Office of Environmental Response Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Lonnie Brumfield Chief, Permits Section Office of Water Management Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Pamela O'Rourke, CHMM Senior Environmental Manager Office of Enforcement Indiana Department of Environmental Management

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ISO 14000 environmental standards: The step by step handbook for managers.
Nearly 100 countries are working together to establish verifiable environmental standards for business—and leading-edge companies are recognizing these ISO 14000 standards as a powerful competitive advantage in global markets.
This book is the first managers guide to all aspects of ISO 14000 compliance, from planning and implementation through auditing and continual improvement.
Authored by two respected environmental professionals, A Guide to the Implementation of the ISO 14000 Series on Environmental Management covers environmental risks subject to ISO 14000 standards, including air and water pollution; hazardous waste; underground storage tanks; and employee safety. It reviews each ISO 14000 component of the environmental management system and auditing standards, and provides an overview of the labeling, lifecycle development, and new product development standards.
It also provides extensive print and floppy disk resources to streamline the process of ISO 14000 certification and ongoing compliance, including:
*Worksheets.

*Sample policy manuals.

*Detailed questionnaires.

Learn how ISO 14000 compares with ISO 9000 and U.S. EPA rules; how to develop an ISO 14000 mission statement; how to analyze environmental processes; how to prepare and organize effective documentation, plan for continual improvement, prepare for emergency response, and successfully audit for compliance.
A Guide to the Implementation of the ISO 14000 Series on Environmental Management is an essential resource for any professional responsible for environmental health and safety, for ensuring conformance with international regulations and standards, or for evaluating the costs and benefits of ISO 14000 compliance.

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