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Environmental and Quality Systems Integration

1st Edition

By William C. Culley

CRC Press

328 pages

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Hardback: 9781566702881
pub: 1998-04-20
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Global competition, corporate downsizing and corporate restructuring have forced many firms to reevaluate their operating methods. Today, corporations must do more with less while still watching the bottom line and improving profitability. ISO 14000 and ISO 9000, because of their similar management system requirements and auditing procedures, are good candidates for integration. This is the driving force behind Environmental and Quality Systems Integration.

This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instruction for companies wishing to cut costs and integrate their Environmental Health and Safety System (ISO 14000) into an existing Quality Management System (ISO9000). Environmental and Quality Systems Integration serves to ease this transition and offers companies a way to meet quality assurance standards.

Table of Contents

Appendices, List of Tables, List of Figures and Charts, Introduction

Part 1 - Background on OMS and EMS Programs

Chapter 1 - The "Quality Movement"

Introduction

The United States

The European Union

Canada

Japan

International Organization for Standardization

The Deming Prize

Conclusion

Chapter 2 - The "Environmental Movement"

Introduction

The United States

The European Union

North and South America

Asian/Pacific Rim

Total Quality Environmental Management

Conclusion

Chapter 3 - Background on ISO 14000

Introduction

Sustainable Development

Montreal Protocol

Concerns Over ISO 14000 Standards

Similarities and Differences of the ISO Standards

Conclusion

Chapter 4 - Benefits of ISO System Integration

Introduction

Cost Effectiveness and Profitability

Document Control

Insurance

Auditing

Overall Business Decision-Making

Conclusion

Part 2 - Integrating the Policy

Chapter 5 - The Policy

Introduction

ISO 9001 Requirements

ISO 14001 Requirements

Policy Differences

Other Standards and Principles

Developing an Integrated Policy

What Auditors Will Look For

Conclusion

Part 3 - Planning

Chapter 6 - Environmental Aspects

Introduction

What is an "Environmental Aspect?"

ISO 9001 Requirements

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 7 - Legal and Other Requirements

Introduction

What are "Legal and Other Requirements?"

ISO 9001 Requirements

An Environmental Design Review

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 8 - Objectives, Targets, and Environmental Management Programs

Introduction

ISO 14001 Requirements

ISO 9001 Requirements

Scenario

What Auditors Will Look For

Conclusion

Part 4 - Implementation and Operation

Chapter 9 - Structure and Responsibility

Introduction

Structure and Responsibility

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 10 - Training, Awareness, and Competence

Introduction

A Comparison of the Standards

Training

Awareness

Competence

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 11 - Communication

Introduction

Comparison of the Standards

Internal Communications

External Communications

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 12 - EMS Documentation

Introduction

The Scope of EMS Documentation

The Operational Manual

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 13 - Document Control

Introduction

Quality Control of Environmental Documents

Document Control Procedure

Other EMS Documents

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 14 - Operational Control

Introduction

ISO 14001 Requirements

Comparison with ISO 9001

Maintenance Activities

Documented Procedures and Operating Criteria

Goods and Services

Contract Suppliers

On-Site Contractors

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 15 - Emergency Preparedness and Response

Introduction

The ISO 14001 Requirement

The EPRP Document

Part 5 - Checking and Corrective Action

Chapter 16 - Monitoring and Measurement

Introduction

Monitoring and Measurement

Relationship to ISO 9001

A monitoring and Measurement Procedure

Recording of Information

Calibration

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 17 - Nonconformance and Corrective and Preventive Action

Introduction

Comparison of the Standards

Defining a Nonconformance

Corrective Action

Preventive Action

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 18 - Records

Introduction

Comparison of the Standards

What is a Record?

Retention Requirements

Identification, Collection, Indexing, Access, Filing, Storage, Maintenance, and Disposition

What Auditors Will Look For

Chapter 19 - Environmental Management System Audit

Introduction

Comparison of the Standards

A Pre-Assessment Evaluation

Internal Audits

Internal Audit Procedure

What Auditors Will Look For

Part 6 - Management Review

Chapter 20 - Management Review

Introduction

Comparison of the Standards

What Should be Reviewed?

Management Review Process Procedure

Environmental Management Committee

What Auditors Will Look For

Part 7 - Conclusion

Chapter 21 - The Future

ISO Health and Safety Standards

RIO + 5

Final Comments

References

Bibliography

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science