The objective of this work is to evaluate the various management styles and systems applicable to the Environmental, Health, and Safety ('EHS') profession; furthermore, it will present ways in which managers will discover how to understand and evaluate projects from a 'business' point of view, allowing them to compete within their organization for capital and human resources. ... This paper will also discuss various evaluations used to ensure proper buy-in from management -- a process that will facilitate the allocation of human and financial resources to environment, health, and safety projects. The evaluation will focus on two primary elements. The first will be a literature review of established EHS management systems, presented in order to illustrate a basic understanding of associated management risks, recognized procedures, and observation techniques. The second element will confirm the efficacy of a new management concept and applicable management techniques. In this phase, it will analyze EHS programs and how they should be structured to facilitate these new techniques.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Industrial hygiene--Management; Industrial safety--Management; Industrial management--Economic aspects; Industrial management--Environmental aspects
Department, Program, or Center
Civil Engineering Technology Environmental Management and Safety (CAST)
Whitaker, Joseph, "How EHS managers can influence environmental excellence within their organization" (2007). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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