|Chapter 8000 Environmental Management System|
As an integral part of Jefferson Lab's Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), the Environmental Management System (EMS) manages risk to the environment in a similar fashion as it manages risk to workers and the public. Like the ISMS, this is achieved by identifying and managing risk to the environment through proper planning, operational controls, and continual improvement. Jefferson Lab's Site Sustainability program is integrated into the EMS.
This EMS applies to all Jefferson Lab facility operations and to its entire population. Activities, products, or services that involve interaction with the environment are designated environmental aspects. These environmental aspects are reviewed and prioritized annually, and measurable goals for improvement are set, tracked and communicated.
Jefferson Lab's EMS conforms with ISO 14001-2004 and is evaluated every three years.
The EMS has been developed to:
Note: Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Everyone at Jefferson Lab
Everyone at Jefferson Lab is responsible for improving environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) performance. Employees, subcontractors, and users are expected to report environmental concerns and to stop work that endangers the environment.
ES&H Associate Director
Facilities Management & Logistics
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