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Auditing Health and Safety Compliance

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This course has been designed to provide auditors with the health and safety audit skills consistent with updated auditing performance practices and standards from the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications® (BEAC®). It is an invaluable preparatory course for those working to obtain certification as a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor® (CPEA®).

This course also serves as an excellent refresher course for those who want to enhance their health and safety audit skills. This 2½-day course is worth 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours from BEAC®.

Course Duration: 2 day(s)
CPEs Available: 16
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Basic understanding of EHS regulatory standards
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

Health and Safety Legislative/Regulatory Applicability

This section relates to an auditor’s need to understand what health and safety laws and
regulations apply to particular worker activities or operations at audited facilities. Training will focus on topics such as: 

  • Major regulatory thrust of general and construction standards and recordkeeping.
  • Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state jurisdiction, and enforcement of laws.
  • Regulatory process (interim, draft, final).
  • Ability to determine applicability of occupational safety and health laws/regulations to typical worker activities and workplace environments at the audited facility.
  • Relationship of OSHA standards to: American National Standards Institute (ANSI)Standards, National Electric Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Society Testing Materials (ASTM), American Society Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) hazmat regulations.

Occupational Safety and Health Impacts of Various Worker Activities and Workplace Environments (Plus Related Exposure-reducing Practices and Technologies)

This section relates to an auditor’s ability to evaluate what occupational safety and health impacts and compliance issues result from typical worker activities and work place environments and understanding the generic engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment and technologies to control the impacts. Training will focus on topics such as: 

  • Typical health and safety exposures generated by various workplace activities and environments.
  • Exposure thresholds that trigger compliance requirements.
  • General concepts of operation of engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment practices and technologies.
  • Typical compliance-related requirements associated with engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment.

Specific Regulatory Knowledge for Health and Safety (29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926)

This section relates to an auditor’s knowledge of key regulatory requirements that are typically evaluated during an audit. Training will focus on topics such as:

  • Part 1910—Occupational Safety and Health Standards (General Industry).
  • Injury/illness recordkeeping.
  • Hazard communication.
  • Emergency action planning.
  • Respiratory protection.
  • Hearing conservation.
  • Control of hazardous energy.
  • Confined space entry.
  • Blood-borne pathogens.
  • Ergonomic programs.
  • Laser safety.
  • Laboratory safety management.
  • Process safety management.
  • Radiation safety.
  • Walking/working surfaces.
  • Powered platforms, man lifts, and vehicle-mounted work platforms.
  • Occupational health and safety environmental controls.
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • General environmental controls.
  • Medical and first aid.
  • Fire protection.
  • Compressed gas and compressed air equipment.
  • Materials handling and storage.
  • Machinery and machine guarding.
  • Hand and portable powered tools and other hand-held equipment.
  • Welding, cutting, and brazing.
  • Special industries.
  • Electrical.
  • Construction safetyreporting.

​​Most courses can be delivered through on-site training. You might be surprised that the organization leading the profession is just as committed to the delivery of affordable training.

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The Institute of Internal Auditors (HQ)
Lake Mary, FL
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November 8-9,