Course Description: This course provides an overview of environmental management systems (EMS) and how EMS can support environmental improvements at facilities that are subject to environmental regulations. It also presents information regarding the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) involvement in supporting EMS efforts at facilities regulated under a number of environmental statutes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This training course will take about 1 hour to complete.
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: What is an EMS?
Module 3: EPA's Perspective on EMS
Module 4: Benefits and Examples of EMS
Overview: This web-based EMS training course contains five modules, including this introduction. Each web page contains directions that help you navigate through the course. Arrows on the bottom of each page control movement from page to page. "Main messages" pop up throughout the module to reinforce the learning objectives for the course. Short quizzes at the end of each module are included to test your knowledge of the materials covered in the course. Links to Key Terms and Key References are available at the bottom of each page; you can click on these links to obtain more information.
Intended Audience: The intended audience for this web-based EMS training course includes anyone looking for an overview of EMS. EPA Headquarters and regional staff, state regulators, facility representatives, and the public all can benefit from this course.
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