Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) auditing provides confidence to organizations that operational risks are measured through effective identification, control, monitoring and governance. Audits are conducted to gain better understanding of the management system and to evaluate the level of compliance with internal requirements and external regulations. Such audits utilize protocols to seek understanding of problems in an attempt to correct any deficiency before loss or a compliance issue is experienced.
EHS auditing is usually conducted for the following reasons:
- Ensuring compliance to the requirements of internal, international and industry standards and regulations, and customer requirements,
- To assess and determine the effectiveness of an implemented system in meeting specified objectives,
- To explore opportunities for improvement,
- To meet statutory and regulatory requirements,
- To determine the management system risks, and,
- To provide feedback to senior management.
There are two main schools of thought when it comes to EHS auditing. Most professionals are familiar … Read more...