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Environmental Health and Safety Audits - Lawrence B. Cahill

Environmental Health and Safety Audits

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Published: 16th March 2011
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EHS auditing has been around since the mid-1970's when the Securities and Exchange Commission launched enforcement actions against three U.S. Fortune 500 companies that the Commission believed were misleading their shareholders about environmental liabilities. Since then the profession has continued to grow and mature with many process issues still not fully resolved. For example, how do we develop a more risk-based approach? How do we measure successful performance? How can we better utilize our auditors who sometimes have skill sets limited to environmental compliance matters or health and safety compliance matters? What kind of messes can our auditors get into and how do we anticipate those? In a companion title to the 9th edition ofEnvironmental Health and Safety Audits, Lawrence Cahill draws from his 35 years' of experience in over 25 countries to address many of these issues. Along the way he uses his personal experiences to add some reality and fun to tell the story.

This book provides updated text and puts forward thoughts and trends that were not or were only briefly addressed previously. In addition, it addresses important EHS audit issues that audit program managers and auditors must deal with routinely and when special circumstances arise.

The text can help:

To improve the management and execution of an audit program
To make auditors more effective and versatile
Auditors understand the special demands of auditing internationally

The 9th Edition of Environmental Health and Safety Audits is recommended by the Board of Environmental Health & safety Auditor Certifications.

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Managing a Program
Perspectives in EH&S Auditingp. 3
Government Perspectivep. 21
Legal Considerationsp. 37
Elements of a Successful Programp. 57
Impact of International Standards on EH&S Audit Programsp. 81
The Challenges of Meeting ISO 19011 Auditing Guidelines: Audit Program Gapsp. 97
A Review of Some Typical EH&S Audit Programsp. 107
Benchmarking EH&S Audit Programs: Best Practices and Biggest Challengesp. 115
Competencies, Characteristics, and Training of EH&S Auditorsp. 127
Conducting Third-party Evaluations of EH&S Audit Programsp. 147
Information Managementp. 161
Managing and Critiquing an Audit Programp. 171
Conducting the Audit
Conducting the EH&S Auditp. 183
Typical Compliance Problems Found during Auditsp. 213
Conducting Effective Opening and Closing Conferencesp. 249
Auditing Dilemmasp. 259
Preparing Quality EH&S Audit Reportsp. 269
EH&S Auditing: A Modern Fablep. 285
Achieving Quality EH&S Audits: Twenty Tips for Successp. 297
EH&S Audit Practical Guides
EH&S Audit Guidance: Audit Preparationp. 309
EH&S Audit Guidance: On-Site Activitiesp. 319
EH&S Audit Guidance: Audit Findings Writing Guidep. 327
Special Auditing Topics
Property-Transfer Assessmentsp. 343
Top Ten Reasons Why Phase I Environmental Assessment Reports Miss the Markp. 363
Waste Contractor Auditsp. 373
Waste-Minimization or Pollution-Prevention Auditsp. 387
Evaluating Management Systems on EH&S Auditsp. 393
International EH&S Auditsp. 399
Appendixes
Key Referencesp. 411
Federal Register Noticesp. 415
Sample EPCRA Audit Protocolp. 457
EH&S Auditor Trainingp. 513
Summary of Audit Programsp. 547
Model EH&S Audit Program Manualp. 573
Model Preaudit Questionnaire for EH&S Auditsp. 595
Model EH&S Audit Opening Conference Presentationp. 613
Model EH&S Audit Closing Conference Presentationp. 619
Model Environmental Audit Reportp. 627
Model EH&S Audit Appraisal Questionnairep. 639
Model Management Presentationp. 643
Illustration of Audit Planp. 651
Indexp. 657
About the Authorsp. 673
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ISBN: 9781605907086
ISBN-10: 1605907081
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 686
Published: 16th March 2011
Publisher: Government Institutes Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 18.42  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.59
Edition Number: 9
Edition Type: Revised