Original Date: 03/17/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Environmental Training Procedures
Prior to the early 1990s, standard training procedures for environmental professionals were not very formally established at Polaroid. Training plans in use at that time could have been considered somewhat haphazard. Documents in some cases were extensive while others lacked appropriate substance. In 1992, Polaroid began addressing the rapidly changing environmental regulatory arena by developing standardized environmental training procedures.
Polaroid’s environmental training procedures encompassed all environmental regulatory areas and provided continuity for connecting training requirements, manufacturing procedures, and company policies. By developing a synergism between requirements, procedures, and policies, Polaroid enabled its managers and employees to grasp the reasons behind environmental training procedures; the method for maintaining current company information; and the insights to company goals and policies.
Polaroid also developed multi-purpose, standardized, evolutionary manuals for use as procedural or training manuals. To maintain current information and incorporate the latest requirement changes in the manuals, the environmental staff sends revisions to all trainers on a regular basis. Polaroid’s training manuals have established the baseline for minimum environmental company policy and provide a readily-accessible reference and training tool.
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