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International Environmental Standards Handbook

1st Edition

By Scott S. Olson

CRC Press

408 pages

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Lack of knowledge about, and noncompliance with, international standards can result in loss of sales and partnership opportunities as well as possible legal action. The International Environmental Standards Handbook provides the necessary historical background to understand the current status of international environmental standards. It contains copies of available treaties and provides coverage of laws and standards. The book offers strategies for designing and implementing environmental systems that will be internationally accepted. It includes a list of information sources and a directory of international environmental organizations.

Table of Contents

Introduction. International Standards, Treaties and Agreements. An Introduction to International Environmental Controls. The Influence of Command and Control Regulations. The Most Significant Conventions and Agreements. An Introduction to International Standards Organizations and the Development Process. Guiding Principles and Practices for Business. Programs of the United Nations. International Environmental Management Systems Standards. The European Union. Sources of Additional Information. Directory of Governing International Environmental Organizations. List of Relevant Documents and Publications.

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About the Author

Scott Olson is Director of the Colorado Environmental Training Center and former Chair of the Environmental, Health and Safety Department at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado. He is a faculty instructor and coordinator of the Water Quality Management and Environmental and Safety Technology Degree programs. Mr. Olson is also a program chair and instructor for the Rocky Mountain Education Center, OSHA Training Institute at Red Rocks Community College. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Hazardous Materials Association representing training and education. His company, Altitude Training Associates, provides environmental, health and safety training to a variety of organizations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General