An Environmental Management System (EMS) uses comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented management processes and procedures that allow a school district to identify, analyze, control and reduce the impact of its activities and services on human health and the environment.  An EMS provides a systems approach based on the Deming model of “plan, do, check and act”.

As a school facilities manager you need a good system for identifying, delegating, and completing hundreds of tasks. Your Environmental Management System will help you to focus on what’s needed to help keep your schools healthy, within budget, and in compliance with state requirements. To begin using the System review the documents, designed to provide both guidance and tools. They will lead you through the program.

Environmental Management System — IPM Operations and Management Plan by Lynn Rose