An important part of a solid health, safety and environmental management system is to periodically assess a site’s or organization’s performance compared to regulatory, company or other requirements. This can not only help ensure compliance but also identify improvement opportunities. An organization may choose to conduct audits because it’s good practice, because of corporate requirements, or because it is under a legal obligation (although you’ve lost some good opportunities if OSHA or EPA "force" you to implement them as part of a settlement). An internal audit program is also required by various management systems to include ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems), ANSI/ASSE Z10 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems).
Facilities may also choose to conduct special purpose audits such as for machine guarding compliance and other high-importance or emphasis items.
Sixth Sense Safety Solutions has Exemplar Global certified auditors with years of experience in management system, compliance and special-purpose audits. Contact Sixth Sense Safety Solutions today to discuss how we can help you!