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Building an Effective Environmental Health & Safety(EH&S) Auditing Program

OnDemand Webinar (86 minutes)

Reduce your company's risk and improve your environmental health and safety auditing program.

This topic helps those interested in reducing risk and improving EH&S compliance understand the benefits of an EHS management system and a means of auditing that system to test its performance. Being proactive and developing an effective EH&S auditing program can also provide companies with prevention and preparedness tools for handling potential EH&S crises, as well as make day-to-day functions more efficient and consistent with EH&S requirements. This topic is ideal for those responsible for a company's compliance and operational risk management, especially those operations that fall under heavy regulation at the local, state and/or federal level.

Authors

Adam G. Sowatzka, King & Spalding James K. Vines, King & Spalding

Agenda

Background

Benefits of Environmental Auditing

• Improved Compliance With Complex and Ever-Changing Regulatory Requirements

• Identification and Mitigation of EH&S Risks Inherent in Operations

• Primary Means for Continual Improvement of EH&S Management System

How to Conduct Effective Environmental Audits

• Choosing the Right Auditor

• Preparing for the Audit

• Auditing Tools

• Privilege

• Deciding Whether to Use Commercial Auditing Software

• Best Practices Including the Proper Audit Scope

Disclosure Requirements

• Taking Advantage of Agency Audit Privilege When Warranted and Prudent

• Making Any External Reports of Noncompliance Required by Laws and Regulations

Environmental Auditing and Enforcement

• Creating a "Smart" Record of Audit Results for Use in Potential Enforcement Defense