Compliance Audit Services
Worker Health and Safety:
A compliance audit is the fundamental unit of a comprehensive environmental safety and health management system.
An audit should be performed to ensure worker safety and health, but should have a secondary goal of achieving worker safety in the most efficient and economical manner possible.
Simply put, worker health and safety means protecting your workers from injury, illness, and death. However, the methodology to meet this simple but vital goal is highly complex, and if not done well can be costly.
Like the employer, DirectCIH has a primary goal of ensuring worker safety and health while providing direction and guidance to control costs.
DirectCIH follows a general, circular concept in compliance planning.
First, determine the needs of the client and prepare or revise a plan.
Second, achieve a high level of benefit by reducing injury and illness, and minimizing the cost of implementation.
Third, integrate the plan into the management and workforce culture.
Finally, monitor the plan to determine if goals have been achieved; then adjust and refine the plan as needed.
Compliance evolves with the company. Therefore, the compliance plan must continually evolve.
Whether the compliance needs are OSHA or EPA related, DirectCIH can provide experienced Certified Industrial Hygienists prepared to achieve your goals.
Regulatory Compliance Plans and Programs include the following:
- Hearing Protection and Conservation
- Respiratory Protection Programs
- Machine Guarding / Signage
- Lock Out / Tag Out
- Employee Right-To-Know
- Confined Spaces
- Fall Protection / Scaffolding
- Cranes and Derricks
- Forklift Operator Training and Certification
Hazardous Waste Audits:
DirectCIH carefully determines if your company’s hazardous waste program is complete, and if the program meets regulatory requirements.
DirectCIH personnel will inspect the facility to evaluate the types of hazardous wastes that are present (listed, characteristic, and universal).
DirectCIH will then determine if any of the wastes in the program are excludable.
DirectCIH will evaluate the program to determine your present generator size (conditionally exempt small quantity generator, small quantity generator, large quantity generator).
At this point, DirectCIH will evaluate administrative records to determine if your generator size can be reduced, saving you money, and will evaluate wastes to determine if certain wastes can be replaced with substitutes or eliminated entirely.
DirectCIH, through the use of proprietary materials, will survey pertinent wastes and interview personnel to ensure compliance.
Finally DirectCIH will submit a report explaining compliance needs, procedures to reduce waste generation, and those areas in which financial benefits can be derived.
Management System Audits:
A Management System is a continual process, never a final product.
The key concept in a management system audit is to measure and verify conformance of the system to corporate goals and legal requirements. DirectCIH has a management system audit procedure that includes seven major categories:
- Organizational Mission, Leadership, and Guidance
- Health and Safety Records Survey
- Environmental Records Survey
- Emergency Response Plans and Procedures
- Health and Safety Safeguards Inspection
- Environmental Safeguards Inspection
- Housekeeping Inspection
DirectCIH will set-up training schedules to meet corporate and legal requirements, conduct much of the training at the client’s facility, and prepare the training program specifically for the organization’s workforce.
DirectCIH personnel have several decades of experience in training. In addition to standard regulatory training described in the EHS Training section, DirectCIH also conducts training covering Stormwater, Chemical Safety, Bloodborne Pathogens, Electrical Safety, Fall Protection, Fire Prevention, Hazardous Materials, Respiratory Protection, and Personal Protective Equipment.
As a corporate consultant, DirectCIH follows a continual, circular process starting with three steps: prepare training materials to meet or exceed goals, train, evaluate outcomes.
Then the process begins again: modify training materials, retrain as necessary, and evaluate outcomes.
Although this training program is accomplished at required intervals, DirectCIH will evolve its training program to better achieve organizational goals and objectives using the most efficient and economical methods possible.