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Occupational Safety & Health Courses

ENLAR offers the following courses to assist companies in developing, implementing and managing occupational safety and health management systems:

Introduction to OH&S Management Systems

This one-day course is designed for today's busy managers and professionals who need a concise overview of the unique requirements of an occupational safety and health management system.

This introductory course includes basic information about OHSAS 18001 and ANSI/AIHA Z10, how these standards were was developed and how they can be used to improve an existing occupational safety and health management system. This course focuses on answering the questions that are likely to arise when deciding how these standards can be used to transition from your existing safety program to an OH&S management system.

Course Content:

  • Overview of the existing occupational safety and health management standards -- OHSAS 18001 and ANSI/AIHA Z10
  • The issues and problems that are unique to safety and health programs
  • How to Get Started - Six Steps to Take Before Implementing OH&S Management System
  • For a detailed course agenda, contact ENLAR.

Instructor: This course is taught by Thea D. Dunmire. In addition to being an RABQSA-Certified EMS Lead Auditor, Ms. Dunmire is an environmental attorney, an engineer, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with the complex environmental issues that arise in today's business environment.

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Implementing an Integrated Environmental, Safety and Health Management System

This three-day course has been specifically designed for companies who are struggling with how, or even whether, they should integrate their environmental and occupational safety and health programs.

This course starts with an overview of the three commonly used EHS management system standards - ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001 and ANSI/AIHA Z10 -focusing on identifying the similarities and differences between the standards.

In addition to providing an in-depth understanding of what is required, this course also provides the information you need to achieve an integrated EHS management system. Flowcharts, checklists, questionnaires and case studies are included to guide you in your integration process. How far your company decides to go in integrating its management systems is dependent on its goals, processes and management style. The focus of this course is on providing you the practical information and tools you need to develop the system that is appropriate for your company.

Course Content:

  • Defining your Management System Goals and Deciding the Level of Integration Appropriate for your Particular Company
  • In-Depth Comparison of the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and ANSI/AIHA Z10 Requirements
  • Developing a Company-Specific Integration Plan
  • Developing Employee Training Programs And Operational Control Procedures To Address Requirements In All Three Standards
  • Strategies for Implementing Management System Changes and Assessing the Results
  • For a detailed course agenda, contact ENLAR.

Instructor:  This course is taught by Thea D. Dunmire. In addition to being an RABQSA-Certified EMS Lead Auditor, Ms. Dunmire is an environmental attorney, an engineer, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with the complex environmental issues that arise in today’s business environment.

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Auditing Occupational Safety & Health Management Systems

This three-day course provides your auditors with the knowledge and practical skills needed to effectively audit occupational safety and health management systems. Through the use of lectures, case studies, and interactive exercises, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of auditing skills and techniques. The OHSAS 18001 and ANSI/AIHA Z10 standard will be used for the auditing exercises, however, the auditing skills and techniques learned will apply to audits of occupational safety and health management systems using other standards as well.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the international standard-setting activities, occupational safety and health management systems and OHSAS 18001
  • Introduction to ANSI/AIHA Z10 requirements and the differences between OHSAS 18001 and ANSI/AIHA Z10
  • Identifying Management System Requirements - what Constitutes Conformance with the Standard
  • Planning Audits -- Creating Effective Audit Plans and Checklists
  • Auditing Tips for the Internal Auditor
  • Compiling Audit Findings and Preparing Audit Reports
  • Handling Audit Documentation to Minimize Legal Liabilities
  • For a detailed course agenda, contact ENLAR.

Instructor:  This course is taught by Thea D. Dunmire. In addition to being an RABQSA-Certified EMS Lead Auditor, Ms. Dunmire is an environmental attorney, an engineer, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with the complex environmental issues that arise in today’s business environment.

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From Field to Files: Creating and Managing Environmental Safety and Health Documents and Records

Environmental safety and health professionals are drowning in an ever-increasing flood of paper and electronic documents, from e-mail and spreadsheets to sampling records, regulatory updates and training programs. This course provides information to help you can create order out of your documentation chaos. It focuses on providing the practical information and skills you need to develop, implement and maintain effective document and record control programs.

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding Document and Record Management Systems: What are they? How do they work?
  • Identifying the Documentation you Must Maintain - Overview of EHS Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Structuring an EHS Documentation System
  • How to Write Effective Programs, Procedures and Work Instructions
  • E-documents: Understanding Electronic Document Management Options
  • Developing Document and Record Control Programs
  • Strategies for Preventing Documentation Overload
  • For a detailed course agenda, contact ENLAR.

Instructor:  This course is taught by Thea D. Dunmire. In addition to being an RABQSA-Certified EMS Lead Auditor, Ms. Dunmire is an environmental attorney, an engineer, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with the complex environmental issues that arise in today’s business environment.

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Laboratory Safety Management

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations require that a Chemical Hygiene Plan be developed to address the unique safety and health issues that can arise in the laboratory setting. This course provides basic training on the common issues that need to be addressed in a Chemical Hygiene Plan and practical tips on developing an environmental safety and health management system in the laboratory setting.

Topics Covered:

  • Developing a Chemical Hygiene Plan - What is required?
  • Standard Practices for Safety Chemical Handling
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Dealing with Emergency Situations
  • Chemical Waste Disposal
  • For a detailed course agenda, contact ENLAR.

Instructor:  This course is taught by Thea D. Dunmire. In addition to being an RABQSA-Certified EMS Lead Auditor, Ms. Dunmire is an environmental attorney, an engineer, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with the complex environmental issues that arise in today’s business environment.

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Contractor Management

Many companies routinely have contract personnel on-site performing construction and routine maintenance activities. Other companies have outsourced large parts of their safety and environmental programs. The work of these outside contractors needs to be addressed as part of your overall safety and environmental management system. Contractor management typically requires the coordinated efforts of several departments from purchasing and engineering to maintenance and operations. This course is designed to help you identify the issues that commonly arise with when using contractors and outsourced environmental and safety services.

For a detailed course agenda, contact ENLAR.

Instructor: This course is taught by Thea D. Dunmire. In addition to being an RABQSA-Certified EMS Lead Auditor, Ms. Dunmire is an environmental attorney, an engineer, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with the complex environmental issues that arise in today’s business environment.

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