Executive orders, directives, business and mission requirements have pointed to management systems as a fundamental tool to reduce environmental, occupational health, and safety impacts while ensuring that mission and business objectives are achieved. Since 1995, GBK has assisted our clients in developing and implementing effective management systems to conform with prevailing international standards, such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. GBK consists of experienced professional ESOH engineers to assist Program Managers with considering ESOH requirements throughout the life cycle of their systems and subsystems, from concept exploration through ultimate disposal.
GBK assists with the programmatic and contractual planning necessary to ensure that ESOH issues are integrated into the systems engineering process. We then develop appropriate Pollution Prevention Plans, ESOH Policy statements, Environmental/ESOH Management Plans and Strategies, System Safety Plans, and ESOH Evaluations. Our team conducts ESOH compliance audits of prime contractors and programs, prepares key program documentation for program review and milestones, and facilitates program teams and focus groups. Throughout the process, GBK provides ESOH awareness training and facilitates the compliance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
For over fifteen years GBK's EMS Group has worked not only to develop a comprehensive understanding of international environmental, health and safety management system standards (such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001), but to concentrate on their application to existing management schemes. The EMS Group has assisted organizations ranging from the Malaysian government to the US Army in implementing compliant systems.
Many organizations rely on environmental (EMS); occupational, health and safety (OHSAS); or combined (ESOH) management systems to achieve and demonstrate sound environmental performance. A sound management system provides guidance and establishes the programs and controls to enable regulatory compliance and attain environmental performance objectives. An ESOH is the foundation of an organization's environmental due diligence. Ideally, an management system should provide protection to its employees, the receiving environment, the public and to the organization and its owners and directors.
GBK has significant experience in designing, developing and deploying customized, need-specific ESOH workflow and information management systems to address our client's individual requirements. GBK is a Microsoft Development Partner and has deployed native .NET based ESOH information management systems to service a variety of markets to include the security-intensive defense industry.