Risk Workshop

Addressing the Risk Requirements in ISO 14001:2015


This Workshop focuses on helping attendees develop the knowledge and skills needed to address the new requirements in ISO 14001:2015 for risk-based management by providing an introduction to the concepts of risk, risk assessment and risk-based operational control.


•     Environmental managers who want to know more about using a risk-based process management approach
•     Management system representatives with responsibility for an ISO 14001 EMS
•     Internal auditors who need to understand how to conduct risk-based auditing
•    Risk managers interested in learning more about approaches to environmental risk management


This 1 ½ day in-person workshop is limited to 25 attendees in order to provide an in-depth learning experience and an opportunity for learning from your peers.

Through the use of interactive exercises, case studies and facilitated discussions, this workshop introduces attendees to the various methodologies available for evaluating risks and opportunities and the approaches that can be used to select appropriate controls for mitigating risk.

Learning Objectives

This course will help attendees make sense of the new requirements in ISO 14001:2015 related to –

•     Defining the concepts of risk and opportunity
•    Assembling the input data required for identifying risks and opportunities
•    Identifying and using appropriate risk assessment techniques
•    Planning and implementing appropriate controls for addressing risks and opportunities
•    Assessing the effectiveness of risk-based operational controls
•    Creating and maintaining appropriate documentation

Attendees will gain clarity about what is meant by “risk-based thinking” and suggestions will be provided for avoiding the legal and practical pitfalls often associated with risk-based decision-making.

This workshop will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements in ISO 14001:2015.


Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP is an environmental attorney and EHS professional who helps organizations implement integrated management systems and develop effective internal audit programs. She specializes addressing complex legal requirements using a management system approach. She has participated in the development of several management system standards – including OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 19011 and ISO 45001.

Thea Dunmire provides answers to questions about the ISO 14001 standard on her blog at www.iso14001expert.com.

She can be reached at tdunmire@enlar.com

Charles Redinger, PhD, MPA, CIH, is a recognized leader in risk, management systems and EHS performance improvement. He has participated in the development of ISO 31000, ANSI Z10 and the ILO-OSH Management System Guidelines.

Charles provides practical and timely organizational risk management solutions on his blog at www.redinger360.com.

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