Integrated Management Systems
DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
A global manufacturing corporation with operations in Arkansas was implementing Environmental and Health and Safety Management Systems (ISO 14001/OSHAS 18001) globally at its facilities. As the programs were implemented across the United States, the Jonesboro facility requested assistance from Tioga to develop and implement the program locally.
A management system was needed that would be compliant with both the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and the OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management System. While registration was not expected, corporate leaders were striving for a program that was registration ready.
Initially, Tioga worked with corporate leaders to develop the facility’s environmental aspects and impacts, as well as health and safety hazards and risks. Before the initial kickoff was complete, the group also identified the environmental and health and safety objectives and targets.
For several months, Tioga staff regularly traveled to Jonesboro to work with the health and safety manager and develop ISO Management System procedures for the following:
- Legal and other requirements
- Emergency preparedness
- Monitoring and measurement
- Evaluation of compliance
- Corrective action
- Control of records
- Internal audits
- Management review
Tioga also developed facility-level procedures to address significant aspects and hazards in areas such as air permit recordkeeping and reporting; storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals; review of purchase prohibited substances; wastewater compliance; and more. Tioga was able to meet the aggressive schedule for developing and implementing the management system that the facility currently operates under.