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Facilities currently registered to ISO 14001:2004 have only until September 15, 2018 to transition to the updated ISO 14001:2015 standard. Now is the time to get things in motion! See the steps outlined below to get there.
Time and attention will be needed to make the transition and to get staff accustomed the changes which are required by the 2015 version of the standard. A thorough transition can take months to complete. Do you have the changes covered?
CAPACCIO can help! We have staff who are experienced in developing and tweaking the elements of your existing EMS to meet the new 2015 requirements and ensure they effectively integrate with other systems.
If your ISO 14001:2015 system is ready, an internal system audit is required prior to the external registration audit. Our experienced auditors are available to assist to help ensure your organization meets updated systems requirements and that it functions most effectively for you. Our staff has also participated in external registrar audits and can guide you through the process.
CAPACCIO has the knowledge and can be an extra set of hands to ensure you do not miss this critical deadline! Our staff is experienced with the new system requirements and can provide an independent evaluation of your revised EMS and can advise regarding any issues with conformance to the new requirements as well as help ensure your systems are setup and functioning in a meaningful and effective manner for the best EMS and related business performance.
To avoid a gap in registration, let CAPACCIO help. Please contact Linda Swift at 978-621-6433 or email@example.com with questions or for help in your ISO 14001:2015 transition.
Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.’s most popular and anticipated download, the annual Compliance Calendar, is here and ready for download! Our free calendar highlights this year’s regulatory deadlines required by the MassDEP, the EPA and OSHA. Each item is explained in detail for better understanding of what the requirement might entail.
In addition to these requirements, there are also pages which outline non-date specific requirements which occur throughout the year including:
* Initial training and annual or periodic retraining or refresher training required by
OSHA or other regulatory agencies for affected employees
* Inspections, testing, monitoring, and/or certification of equipment and systems
* Payment of compliance assurance, renewal, or usage fees
* Permit, certificate, and license renewals
* Internal or external program audits and reviews
* Documentation and recordkeeping
There are two options of downloads: an Adobe pdf version which includes the compliance calendar front page with the regulatory dates circled as well as the backup information pages. An additional version of the calendar, compatible with Microsoft Outlook, is also available for download.
For more information on any of the technical information contained in the calendar, please contact Linda Swift at 508-970-0033 ext. 119, by cell at 978-621-6433, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For sales, please contact Lucy Servidio at 508-970-0033 ext. 114, by cell at 508-380-9217, or email at email@example.com.
The final draft international standard (FDIS) of ISO 45001 (the International Organization for Standardization Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard) – a standard to level the global playing field for occupational health and safety – has been overwhelmingly approved and is anticipated to be published as a final ISO standard by the end of March 2018.
After ISO 45001 is published as a final standard, the OHSAS 18001 standard (the current occupational health and safety standard published by the British Standards Institution (BSI)) will be withdrawn by BSI and companies will no longer be able to register to OHSAS 18001. Companies currently registered to OHSAS 18001 will have three years from the date of the publication of ISO 45001 to transition to the new ISO Occupational Health and Safety Standard.
ISO 45001 was drafted in the same format (Annex SL) as ISO 14001:2015 (ISO’s Environmental Management Standard), and many of the requirements are similar. The Annex SL structure facilitates integration of environmental and occupational health & safety management systems. Be on the lookout for the final standard and get ready for transitioning to ISO 45001! Start Planning your transition as soon as possible.
If you have questions or need help transitioning or developing a health and safety management system to ISO 45001, please contact Linda Swift at 978-621-6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.