Identifying Environmental (ISO 14001) Aspects and Impacts

The course is designed to be a step-by-step, self-paced guided process for identifying environmental aspects and determining significant impacts within your organization. When the class/project is complete, the resulting process and documentation will be conformant to ISO 14001 (international environmental requirements standard) and you will be able to determine your organization’s environmental risks. It is intended for person or team members in an organization tasked with identifying environmental aspects and determining environmental impacts to the organization. The step-by-step project results in real tangible deliverables, yet is fun and productive, too. Nancy Boudreau, the expert who provided the content for the class, states that: “Determining environmental risks and addressing them is the most important and most difficult part of implementing ISO 14001.” The Identifying Environmental Aspects and Impacts course consists of a series of lessons, illustrations, diagrams, examples, supplemental handout information, project management forms, interactive exercises, and quizzes. A handy desk reference, on-line access to ISO 14001 and QualityWBT Glossary are included in the class. The course should take approximately 12 hours to complete. You will earn 1.2 CEUs upon successful completion of the course. Since this class is designed to be a project guide, the subscription period is 180 days (plus one free 30-day subscription extension, if needed).

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explain aspects and impacts
  • construct a simple methodology for identifying aspects and determining impacts
  • put the methods you learn into practice
  • deliver to your organization an "auditable" output that is conformant to the ANSI/ISO 14001: Standard
  • lead your organization through the processes of identifying its aspects and determining impacts
  • produce easy-to-use forms for the various tasks involved
  • use this information to assist your organization to identify its own aspects and determining impacts

Technical Requirements

  • Intel Pentium processor/compatible
  • 800x600 resolution color monitor
  • 32 MB of RAM recommended
  • 28.8 kb ps modem okay, high speed preferred
  • A browser such as Internet Explorer, Netscape or FireFox
  • Acrobat Reader (free plug-in)
  • Flash/Shockwave Player (free plug-in)
  • Java script (on most computers)

Nancy Boudreau
, ASQ CQA, RABQSA QMS PA, is a certified Plexus Trainer.  She is President of Total Logical Concepts, Inc. and has over 24 years experience providing hardware/software systems analysis and design, quality auditing, consulting and training.  She has extensive experience auditing to the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001, TL 9000, TS 16949, and ESD S20.20 standards.  She is a senior member of ASQ and current Education chair of the ASQ Audit Division. Questions? Click here to contact Nancy.

Course Providers: QualityWBT Center for Education, J.P. Russell & Associates

Authorized CEU Provider by: International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET)