risk audit Articles

  • 5 Processes Where Quality and EHS Convergence Makes Complete Sense

    There are also many overlaps between the quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and EHS standards such as OHSAS 18001. As businesses look to find greater efficiencies by streamlining and integrating business processes, as well as get a better return on their IT investments, quality and EHS convergence makes sense.  Forward-looking businesses are already finding areas ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Risk-based EHS audit finding assessment tool

    An Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) audit finding assessment methodology based on relative risk was developed to assist with setting priority on audit findings closure. Risk is calculated by first determining a score for each of three variables, severity, possibility and frequency, which are then integrated to obtain a single overall risk score for each audit finding. The tool creates tiers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): opportunities and risks for insurance companies

    Environmental audits were designed on the EC level in Brussels with the declared objective of promoting continuous improvement of the environmental performance of industrial companies. The audit for the time being is a voluntary activity by firms. Hence, it is important that there are incentives to participate. One such incentive is the exploitation of a successful audit for marketing purposes, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transition into Risk Based Audit Reliability Compliance Using ISO31000 Methodology

    HISTORY The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the Act) created a committee to monitor and enforce reliability issues affecting the Bulk Electric System of North America. The entities that make up the compliance monitoring and enforcement body are the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Electric Reliability Organization and eight regional entities. Per provisions of the Act, the ...


    By 360Factors, Inc.

  • Process safety and risk management audits for a ceramics manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge Antea Group was contracted by a large, advanced materials organization to provide a Process Safety Management and Risk Management Program compliance audit of a specialty ceramics manufacturing facility in New Hampshire. Processing at the facility is related to the crystalline growth of materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Processing at the facility ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Compliance Audit Program

    Multi-Site, Multi-Jurisdiction Environmental Compliance Audit Program 1. BUSINESS CHALLENGE In 1993, following an enforcement action by a provincial environment ministry, a major media print and media organization retained ÉEM to assist in the design and development of a corporate environmental strategy, which included policy, procedures, training and a compliance audit program, ...


    By EEM Inc.

  • Responding to audit surprises

    An audit is a systematic and documented investigation to determine if prescribed processes are functioning as intended. We audit to find out whether processes are working properly, where they are not working properly, and how to address identified gaps. No matter how diligent the staff is in following procedures, there are nearly always revelations indicating needed corrections and opportunities ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. Why is this important? If you ask these companies, you will generally hear this reason Risk management The liabilities resulting from noncompliance with environmental regulations can be severe, and include both monetary penalties and personal ...


    By ERS Global

  • Choose Your Own Auditing Adventure

    Four Approaches for a Customized Environmental Auditing Program Compliance audits are a tool commonly employed by EHS managers to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs in meeting national, regional, and local regulatory requirements. Comprehensive audits ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Internal Auditing for Compliance & EMS Performance

    Untitled Document Many companies today conduct their own environmental audits to monitor compliance and keep management informed of environmental performance. ...


    By ERS Global

  • The Basics of EH&S Self-Auditing

    The challenge of complying with all of the applicable environmental and occupational safety regulations is formidable for any organization. Internal auditing, or self-auditing, is increasingly being used to address this challenge. This article looks at the range of auditing practices that exist to help organizations decide if self-auditing makes sense for them and what form it should take. ...

  • Purpose and value of safety and health audits

    Untitled Document Purpose and value of safety and health audits Introduction/Overview The word 'audit' puts many ...


  • Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Enhances Management System Audits and Risk Assessments for Integration with Incident Reporting

    A decade ago, Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA (TPRI) established itself as a global leader in risk management. The Houston-based company deployed market-leading environmental, health and safety (EHS) incident management and reporting software – IHS IMPACT ERM – at all 17 Total Petrochemicals facilities worldwide to drive operational excellence and ensure compliance with ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

    Is your environmental management system working for you or are you working for it? An all-too-common approach to running an environmental management system (EMS) is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach where the mere existence of EMS procedures makes an organization falsely believe they have an effective program. In fact, this procedural-documentation approach often does little ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Audit Management Software: Become a Compliance Superhero

    Audit management software has revolutionized the environmental, health and safety industry, empowering safety professionals, like you, to spend less time with documentation efforts. Adopting an audit software will demonstrate to your organization that your top priority is ensuring key business goals such as sustainability, ethics, and compliance remain intact every day. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Are our Water Systems at Risk?

    Assessing the Financial Sustainability of BC’s Municipal Water and Sewer Systems Reliable water, sewer, and storm water systems are essential to public health, a clean environment, and a strong economy. But British Columbia’s systems may be at risk – aging infrastructure, growth, strengthened regulations, seismic risk, and climate change are driving the need for ...

  • Supporting a global audit program - how the convergence business model provides consistent quality audits and business value case study

    Client: Fortune 500 US Global Company Sector: Pharmaceuticals Services: Environmental, health and safety (EHS) auditing for compliance to laws, regulations, company policies, and best practices; EHS Management Systems Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Process Safety; Radiation Safety; Registration, Evaluation, ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • Reducing risk exposure case study

    Challenge: With the objective of minimizing environmental risk and maximizing marketplace opportunity, Antea Group provides support to a major integrated oil client through environmental program management of key real estate projects throughout the United States and Europe, South America and China. Solution: As part of this program, Antea Group performed due ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Addressing enterprise risk in a global economy

    Business today is global, on-demand, 24/7. Companies must be agile and quick to respond to changing markets and opportunities. They must be able to identify, assess and prioritize upside and downside risks across the enterprise. Quality, environment, health & safety (QEHS) areas represent potentially severe risks. Companies need an integrated software solutions to manage internal and external ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

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