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Course 790 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

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Modules: 7
Hours: 8
Sector: Construction

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Course 790 Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Key Topics

  • Environmental Policy
  • Identifying Environmental Aspects and Impacts
  • Developing Environmental Objectives and Targets
  • Legal Requirements
  • Environmental Management Program (EMP)
  • Training
  • Structure and Responsibilities
  • Awareness and Competency
  • Communications
  • EMS Documentation
  • Document Control
  • Operational Control
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Monitoring and Measurement
  • Records
  • EMS Auditing
  • Non-conformance and Corrective/Preventive Action
  • Management Review

Target Audience

  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Course Introduction


To some degree, all organizations consider environmental issues in their overall management processes. For some, it means dealing with a problem when an internal audit of compliance raises concern with environmental regulations. Alternatively, environmental considerations may take a commanding role in decision-making due to the organization’s policies. Each of these approaches can be considered the existing environmental management system for those organizations.

The content of this course draws from the EPA’s “Introduction to EMS 101” and other sources. It provides an overview of environmental management systems (EMS) and how EMS can support environmental improvements at facilities that are subject to environmental regulations. It also presents information regarding the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) involvement in supporting EMS efforts at facilities regulated under several environmental statutes.

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Course 790 Final Exam

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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FAQs
  • Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship and Compliance Assistance Center latest guidance, examples, and resources for the development and implementation of the EMS.

Additional Resources

  • New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation