Environmental Management Systems (English)

Environmental Management Systems (English)
Knowledge needed to implement an environmental management system for your organization's needs.






Gain the knowledge you need to implement a fully functioning environmental management system suited to the needs of your organization.

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This course follows the management system standards commonly applied in Canada. The module on environmental management systems is based on ISO 14001:2004 standard requirements.

Pop-ups, checklists, case studies, external links, review questions, and activities to apply learning are used throughout. A record of completion is provided upon successful completion of the final exam.

This course is divided into two modules:

Introduction to Management Systems

Implementing a management system can seem like a daunting task, but it need not be. Management systems are tools that help an organization continually improve its health, safety and environmental performance. They contain organizational elements that follow a continuous cycle of planning, implementing, checking, and improving.

This module introduces the basic elements of health, safety and environmental management systems, describing the main components of management systems and how they can benefit an organization. It then outlines the key steps in a management system certification process. The course finishes with a self-evaluation to help you determine if you are ready to begin this process.

Elements of an Environmental Management System

Environmental management systems are designed to continually identify and control environmental hazards and decrease their associated risks at the workplace. This module helps you to understand:

  • How a management system can benefit your organization
  • The commitment and resources you will need in order to successfully implement a management system
  • How you can adapt the management system to suit the specific needs of your organization

Upon completion, you will be able to

  • Recognize the differences between a program and a management system
  • Know the benefits of implementing a management system
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of leadership in developing implementing and maintaining management systems
  • Know the PDCA approach used in management system standards.
  • Know the elements of an environment management system and how to apply them
  • Develop required procedures, policies and other related documents
  • Understand and meet the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard

Target Audience

This course is recommended for employers, managers, supervisors and health, safety and environmental professionals who have a responsibility to develop, implement and maintain an environmental management system in the workplace.



Delivery method

This course is delivered as an online e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go!

This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience. It takes approximately two hours to complete. It is also available in English.

During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.

Will the information in this course be used to make changes in the workplace? Yes, both current and future changes

100% Agreed/ Strongly Agreed that this course improved my understanding of health and safety

CCOHS eLearning Satisfaction Survey Results, April 2015 - May 2016
  • eCourse Volume Discount

    The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

    Total Seats Discount
    100 - 499 25%
    500 - 999 50%
    1000+ 80%



    Réductions pour volume sur les cours en ligne.

    Le coût est fondé sur le nombre total de droits de participation achetés. Le coût par participant pour une licence multiparticipant est calculé en appliquant les réductions pour volume suivantes au coût de participation individuelle :

    Nombre total de participants Réduction
    100 à 499 25 %
    500 à 999 50 %
    1 000 et plus 80 %

Environmental Management Systems (French)

Environmental Management Systems (French)

Knowledge needed to implement an environmental management system for your organization's needs.
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