EHS management systems vary by organization, but all serve the same end-goal: to support a safe and healthy workplace AND reduce risk to the environment. Many effective EHS management systems implement the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach, which defines the actions the organization should take to plan, implement, review, and continually improve their management system. This approach focuses on continuous improvement and applies to all processes within an organization.
In a webinar hosted by Antea Group, our EHS consultants shared their insights into using the Plan-Do-Check-Act method to build an effective EHS management system. The discussion featured Kelly Sampliner, Consultant & Management Systems Services Lead, Chantel Hinson, Senior Project Manager, and Ogochukwu Adaikpoh, Senior Project Manager who each shared their unique advice and perspectives gained from their experiences working in environment, health, and safety (EHS).
If you didn’t get a chance to watch the webinar, it is now available on-demand.
What is an EHS Management System?
An EHS Management System is a formal, top-down, organization or facility-wide approach to managing EHS risks and ensuring the effectiveness of risk controls and systematic implementation of procedures, practices, and policies.
“The Plan-Do-Check-Act concept is the core of many effective management systems,” shared Chantel Hinson. This system is a continuous cycle that encourages the creation of strategies and plans and guides their execution, checks them for quality, and helps create the next generation of plans. The Plan-Do-Check-Act system can be used not only for EHS management systems but across many operations within the organization.
This system helps to drive meaningful change through a versatile approach, ensures proper testing and feedback, promotes involvement from all levels of the organization, and creates a streamlined approach to continuous improvement.
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