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Dakota Software offers four Management Systems modules that contain the full text of widely-accepted standards and associated checklist questions for analyzing the performance of EHS Management Systems. The EMS/ISO 14000, OHSAS 18000, and RCMS® modules feature widely-recognized performance initiatives and provide a framework for management systems based audits and task development. The GHG Emissions module is a tool for building, assessing, maintaining, and improving systems for managing GHG emissions.

EMS/ISO 14000

Who Should Use It: Facilities interested in attaining or retaining ISO 14001 certification or designing and maintaining an environmental management system based on the ISO framework.

Description: This module is a comprehensive tool for conducting a gap analysis of where you stand relative to the ISO 14001 environmental management system specification. It also provides access to the text to ISO environmental labeling and life cycle assessment guidelines to help you improve your environmental management system and associated practices. The EMS/ISO 14000 module may be purchased as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On Module to the standard Dakota Federal System.

Standards Covered:

  • ISO 14001:2015 (full text plus audit protocol)
  • ISO 14004:2004 (2016 coming soon!) (full text plus audit protocol)
  • ANSI/ISO 14020 (full text)
  • ANSI/ISO 14021 (full text)
  • ANSI/ISO 14024 (full text)
  • ANSI/ISO 14040 (full text)

OHSAS 18000

Who Should Use It: Facilities interested in establishing, maintaining, and continuously improving an occupational health and safety management system and/or demonstrating conformance to the OHSAS 18001 framework.

Description: This module is a comprehensive tool for conducting a gap analysis of the status of your occupational health and safety management system relative to the OHSAS 18001 standard and for planning tasks to maintain your system and improve your OHS performance. This module links the requirements in OHSAS 18001 with the implementation guidance in OHSAS 18002. The module may be purchased as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On Module to the standard Dakota Federal System.

Publications Covered:

  • BS OHSAS 18001 (full text plus protocol)
  • BS OHSAS 18002 (full text)

Responsible Care Management System

Who Should Use It: American Chemistry Council (ACC) members required to comply with the RCMS or RC 14001 specification to maintain their ACC membership. Also, facilities that are not ACC members but who are interested in a framework for developing and implementing a comprehensive environment, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) management system.

Description: This module is a tool for conducting a gap analysis of where you stand relative to ACC's environmental, health, safety, and security performance improvement initiative, RCMS. Facilities interested in RC14001 certification can use the RCMS module to assess their EHS&S management system together with Dakota's EMS/ISO 14000 module to assess implementation of the increased documentation and rigorous auditing requirements of ISO 14001. The RCMS module may be purchased as a stand-alone system or as an Add-On Module to the standard Dakota Federal System.

Publications Covered:

  • The RCMS Technical Specification
  • The RCSM Implementation Guidance

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

Who Should Use It: Any facility participating in a voluntary or mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions registry, emissions reduction program, or market-based cap and trade program.

Description: This module is a tool for building, assessing, maintaining, and improving systems for managing GHG emissions and complying with the basic elements of commonly used GHG emissions programs. The module includes detailed coverage of the Department of Energy's 1605(b) voluntary GHG reduction program (10 CFR 300), and a general overview of other voluntary programs currently available with links to resources for further details and information.

Publications Covered:

  • Department of Energy 1605(b) Program (10 CFR 300)

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