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One of the fundamental requirements of an OHS management system is planning and conducting audits as part of a comprehensive internal audit program. Although there are differences between the various management system standards in use around the world, the requirements set out in these standards for establishing, implementing and maintain an internal audit program are the same.
Having an effective audit program is important for identifying management system deficiencies, as well as what is being done right and opportunities for improving OHS performance. Done right, audits can also be important for improving the safety culture within an organization. This webinar will discuss the role internal audits play in an effective OHS management system. It will also outline the key elements of an effective program and the roles and responsibilities expected of the audit manager.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance and impact of an effective internal audit program
- Identify requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an OHSMS audit program
- Describe the role of audit managers in each stage of the audit process
- Discuss the link between auditor competence and gaining buy-in for your OHSMS within your organization
Thea Dunmire is an environmental attorney and the President of ENLAR® Compliance Services. She specializes in the implementation of effective environmental, health and safety management systems and internal audit programs to help organizations improve their EHS compliance programs.
Thea is a recognized leader in ISO standard development and has participated internationally in the development of multiple ISO standards, including the new OH&S management system standard – ISO 45001.
Thea got her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in biomedical engineering. She received her law degree from Syracuse University. Prior to starting ENLAR, she was an attorney with U.S. EPA Region 5 and a partner at the law firm of Dickinson Wright in Chicago. Thea is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional and an AIHA Fellow. She is a frequent speaker and trainer on EHS management system topics.
Questions? Contact DLAssistant@aiha.org.