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ISO 14001 Environmental Aspects and Impacts - The Chicken Bone Thread
ISO 14001 Environmental Aspects and Impacts - The Chicken Bone Thread
ISO 14001 Environmental Aspects and Impacts - The Chicken Bone Thread
ISO 14001 Environmental Aspects and Impacts - The Chicken Bone Thread
ISO 14001 Environmental Aspects and Impacts - The Chicken Bone Thread
ISO 14001 Environmental Aspects and Impacts - The Chicken Bone Thread
ISO 14001 Environmental Aspects and Impacts - The Chicken Bone Thread
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Old 6th September 2001, 11:31 AM
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Randy - The way I interpret it, you don't need to have o & t at each function/level. You need to have o & t and establish / maintain these at each relevant function / level. There is a difference of course.

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Old 6th September 2001, 11:39 AM
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That's how I've always looked at it too. I just wanted to bat it about a little to see if I might be going off track.
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Old 7th September 2001, 08:39 AM
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"Or that the relevent funtions are those that have been identified by being the owners of the Significant Aspects? Every department within every organization has Aspects, but not all Aspects are significant and only the significant ones require addressing."
Randy,

Being new in this arena, I have chosen to interpret that para. the same as you. But, I'm not sure, I've already had someone ask me about toner cartridges and how we control disposal. In that case all of our departments have copiers and printers. That could be a case for O&T from each department.

I'm going through a pre-assessment audit on 09/27 so I will know then if I'm correct.

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Old 7th September 2001, 10:57 AM
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Randy and Sam,

We have significant aspects which cross into several departments, some of these have O/T at the plant level and are measured from an overall plant perspective. Since our system is new we are almost establishing a baseline.

Once we mature a bit plans are to collect and stratify data by department to see the impact on overall objective.

We just completed Step 1 of 2 Step 14001 Registration process and the registrar was ok with this approach.
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Old 7th September 2001, 11:05 AM
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Unless toner cartridges have been identified as a Significant Aspect or as an element of a SA who cares as long as you dispose of the according to applicable regulations/requirements. Because of some of the components of many cartridges, they can be considered/classified as hazardous waste (an Aspect) and and should not be tossed into the trash (an Aspect). The best thing to do is recycle / reuse toner cartridges if that option is available.

Remember you only have to address those aspects that are significant with specific O&T's. Many of your other aspects though may have regulatory or other requirements that require them to be addressed also, or that you may want to address. The decision is yours as to your non-significant aspects and what to do with them.

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Old 2nd October 2001, 04:42 PM
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I agree with Randy, we use a matrix and mathematical formula as well. That is how we determine if the aspect is “significant”. We also include “business need” as part of the formula. That way if there is something that will have a large payback, you can move it closer to the top.

As far as “each relevant function and level within the organization” we use this example. Suppose you decide you need to reduce the amount of paper sent to solid waste disposal (read landfill). One option is to utilize recycling. The objective might be to reduce solid waste, and the target might be by x amount. Some functions such as engineering and the office will probably need different controls than production. The targets for them could be different, yet all departments support the overall objective of reducing solid waste. Each function and level has their own sub-part of the overall plan.

Hope it helps!
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Old 11th November 2001, 10:45 PM
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The way I interpret it, you don't need to have o & t at each function/level.
What does 'O & T' stand for?
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Old 11th November 2001, 11:52 PM
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I agree with Randy, we use a matrix and mathematical formula as well. That is how we determine if the aspect is “significant”. We also include “business need” as part of the formula.
Would you consider sharing the formula (or preferably an example of your spreadsheet as an attachment in this thread) you use?

The attached is where I'm starting from. This is for a very small company, by the way.
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