safety auditing Articles

  • Rewarding Volunteers: OSHA Issues a Final Voluntary Self-Audits Policy (PDF)

    Over the last five years or so, government agencies have offered an unprecedented number of incentives designed to encourage industrial entities to audit voluntarily their manufacturing operations, and to disclose voluntarily indiscretions they discover through these auditing activities.In July 2000, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final voluntary self-audit ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Tools for environmental management

    Environmental management by industry requires commitment from the top down in an organisation if it is to succeed. Using his own company, Union Carbide, as a basis, the author identifies a number of key steps in implementing a strategy of environmental management. By undergoing a continuing process of improvement internally and participating in the regulatory process, industry has the tools to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation of Gauteng Veterinary Services: a systems approach towards managing food safety in South Africa

    Consumers worldwide demand safe food that is produced in facilities that meet high quality and safety standards. There has been an evolution in legislative control regarding the safe processing of meat in South Africa. Legislation has been amended in order to strengthen government control of safe meat production. Abattoirs are legally compelled to implement the hygiene management system (HMS), a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Second Enhesa-Bloomberg BNA Survey Confirms Trend Towards Increasing Use of Audits for Compliance Assurance Worldwide

    This past February, Bloomberg BNA and Enhesa launched their 2nd joint benchmarking survey of corporate environment, health and safety auditing departments, with a particular focus on global auditing practices. Drawing close to 500 respondents, this survey not only demonstrated how the EHS auditing profession is continuing to grow and evolve in important ways, but also highlighted the impact the ...

  • On-Site Servicing: Imperium Training & Asset Management - Case Study

    Name of customer: Imperium Training & Asset Management Project title: Onsite Maintenance Contract Location: Nationwide Project description: Imperium needed a team of engineers to carry out a routine maintenance of their clients Health & Safety equipment. The engineers had to be trained and competent in taking the ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Bulk tank cleaning case study

    We were contacted by a West Midlands based chemical manufacturer that required a large number of their tanks to be cleaned and decommissioned prior to demolition. The cleaning required a combination of non-man entry and man entry tank cleaning techniques an area that Progressive excel in. After several site visits and an audit of Progressive’s Health, Safety & Environmental procedures ...

  • 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

  • Supporting global expansion case study

    Challenge: A global specialty chemicals and materials company seeking to expand operations enlisted the support of Antea Group to provide environmental due diligence services and environmental permitting support at proposed facility locations across six countries. Specifically, the client was seeking a technology enabled process that would allow them to conduct environmental ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Designing roadmaps to sustainability case study

    Challenge: With the goal of achieving world class EHS performance, a global Life Sciences Company contracted with Antea Group to develop and implement a corporate environmental, health and safety audit program that included assessment of EHS compliance at operating facilities worldwide. Solution: Antea Group developed an EHS management system strategy and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Benefits Realized Through Asset Management Practices at Eastern Municipal Water District

    In late 1999, Eastern Municipal Water District’s (EMWD) Board of Directors and Senior Managers recognized the importance of asset management in providing service to its customers and directed staff to implement a comprehensive asset management program based on best practices. The District recognized early on that total organization commitment was necessary to achieve success in asset management ...

  • EHS Regulatory Compliance Audits for a Global Automotive Supplier

    Challenge Antea Group, along with our global Inogen partners, was requested to provide environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance audits of a major automotive supplier's manufacturing facilities in South America (7 facilities) and Asia (3 facilities). ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • UN Global Compact Communication on Progress

    Within its sphere of influence, Waterlogic supports and respects the protection of all human rights. Exceptional work conditions are maintained in Waterlogic’s Chinese manufacturing facility, resulting in an extremely low employee turnover rate of less than 1%, a very important indicator reflecting the positive working conditions. These exceptional working conditions are the result of careful ...

  • 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. ...

  • De Beers - Case Study

    De Beers is running their entire Canadian operations, including several remote locations in Northern Canada from their head office in Toronto, Canada. They are using Intelex's fully integrated Environmental, Quality and Health & Safety Management System.  Challenge Required a robust management system to maintain ISO 9001, ISO14001 and ISO 17025 ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Ergonomics assessment in the Philippines – Case Study

    Challenge A global information technology company required Health and Safety services for various office locations around the world. Antea Group was asked to provide a safety audit for an office in Quezon City, Philippines in order to ensure compliance with local regulations. This location in particular had been identified as potentially having ergonomic issues. Previously, the client had ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How can Safety Management Software help you Achieve Regulatory Compliance?

    Achieving compliance with environmental health and safety regulations is one of the key responsibilities of individuals in Environmental Health and Safety positions. This article examines the way in which safety management software allows organizations to achieve and/or exceed regulatory compliance. Regulatory compliance (especially on-site audits by regulatory authorities) often focuses on ...

  • Maximum carbon intensity limitations and the agreement on technical barriers to trade

    Emission of greenhouse gases is a global problem. Any nation seeking to restrict such emissions by its manufacturers should avoid putting them at a disadvantage in world and domestic markets where they are likely to compete with producers that do not bear the cost of emission controls. One approach being considered in the United States would be adoption of technical regulations limiting the ...

  • Benchmarking Health and Safety Performance

    Identifying Indicators and Improving Benchmarking health and safety performance at work is vital to all organisations who want to excel beyond the threshold of legislative compliance. Safety practitioners whose aim is only to legally comply with legislation may be seen as a re-active safety practitioner, scraping by rather than ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • New Jersey natural gas reduces risks and saves time managing waste disposal shipments

    New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) was founded more than 50 years ago and serves nearly half a million customers in four counties of The Garden State. The company has earned the public's trust through its strong service record and its commitment to full compliance with state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations. One of its ongoing challenges in this arena is the shipping and ...


    By IHS Markit

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