With an ever-changing series of governmental regulations, environmental, quality and health and safety compliance can be a formidable task. Accordingly, the consequences of this task not being met can have catastrophic consequences. Thus, many organizations have looked inward to meet these challenges.
Internal auditing, or self-auditing, is a tool that is increasingly used to address this challenge. As the term "self-audit" indicates, compliance audits are performed by an organization's own personnel, or by an outside third-party retained on its behalf. Self auditing is consistent with the notion that good decisions are made based on sound information.
For more information about the benefits of self auditing, an EH&S checklist, as well as a how-to-guide, please view the Basics of EH&S Self-Auditing, by Fred N. Rubel, available on www.environmental-expert.com