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PDC 5 - OHS Management System​​ Auditor

Management and Leadership​ Track

Intermediate | Credits: 16 CM Credit Hours 

Saturday & Sunday, October 28 - 29 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Limit 30


Individuals performing management system audits are required to be competent. This two-day PDC provides two distinct sets of knowledge and skills needed by OHSMS auditors: audit skills, and an understanding of occupational health and safety management system requirements. The course will focus on understanding OHSMS requirements as set out in ANSI Z10, OHSAS 18001, and the new ISO 45001 (scheduled for publication in 2017). It will compare the similarities and differences between these standards and how a management system approach will help an organization better manage risk and maintain regulatory compliance. The knowledge and skills needed to perform effective OHSMS audits will be presented.

*Registration includes boxed lunch.

**Please note this is a two-day course, held Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th. By registering, you are committing to attending both days to receive full credit.


Participants should have a general understanding of occupational health and safety topics and regulatory requirements. 

Learning Aids

Participants must bring a laptop or tablet/iPad with them to the course.

Value Added

Each participant will receive information to help them to complete a proficiency exam in order to demonstrate competency as an OHS Management System Auditor. 

Course Outline

  • Day 1:
    • What is a Management System 
    • Understanding the Terminology, Principles, and Requirements 
    • Comparing and Contrasting OHSMS Requirements in OSHA VPP, ANSI Z10, OHSAS 18001, and ISO/DIS 45001
    • Integrating OHS and Environmental Management Systems 
  • Day 2:
    • What Is an Audit 
    • Requirements for an Effective OHSMS Audit Program 
    • Audit Preparation 
    • Collecting the Audit Evidence 
    • Creating Audit Working Papers, Writing Audit Findings, and Preparing Audit Reports
    • After the Audit

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify OHSMS requirements and understand how to assess conformance. 
  • Prepare an audit plan and effective checklists for an OHSMS audit. 
  • Apply knowledge of OHSMS requirements to collect appropriate audit evidence.
  • Write actionable audit findings.

Transfer of Knowledge

Instructors will evaluate participants’ understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Group activities
  • Practice exercises​​​​


Name and Bio

Thea Dunmire, CIH, President, ENLAR Compliance Services Inc., Largo, FL.

Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP is an environmental attorney and EHS professional who assists organizations with the implementation of integrated management systems. She specializes in helping organizations address complex legal requirements using a management system approach. Thea has actively participated in the development of several management system standards – including OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 19011 and ISO 45001. She is the current chair of ANSI Z1-Auditing Subcommittee leading efforts to develop auditing guidelines for the United States. In August 2015, she received an Outstanding Achievement in Standards Development award from the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC207 for “exceptional contribution in the development of ISO 14001:2015.”​