EHS Management Systems

 
Effective EHS Management: 
  1. Knowledge of applicable regulations
  2. Management support and coaching
  3. Instructions for trained, responsible employees
  4. Knowledgeable professionals to inspect & audit
  5. Vision to see value in loss prevention


 Cost savings

Continual Improvement Cycle 

 

Example:

A waste stream is identified as an environmental impact.

Plan:

  • Review regulations
  • Characterize waste
  • Set storage and label requirements
  • Determine transport & disposal
  • Write procedure

Do:

  • Train employees
  • Collect waste
  • Arrange transport
  • Receive disposal notification
  • Document as required

Check:
  • Review written procedure
  • Review employee training
  • Observe employee actions
  • Audit storage, employee knowledge, disposal records


Act:

  • Make recommendations, edits based on audits
  • Implement lessons learned
  • Feed into next planning cycle

 

Let Drown Consulting help you implement or optimize your EHS management systems or prepare you for 3rd party certification.

In the global market, EHS management system hallmark certifications are increasingly being used to establish EHS credibility prior to selection of suppliers, vendors, business partners and evaluation of community privilege to operate. Valuable certifications include: ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, International Safety Rating System, and others.

More businesses and public entities are choosing internationally recognized environmental safety and health (EHS) management systems to help ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

These systems are structured to anticipate changes and lay a framework for compliance while driving continual improvements aimed at risk reduction and cost control.

Most businesses have some elements of EHS systems in place but may not have optimized them or established the interrelationships that provide benefits while increasing work efficiency.