Presentation on theme: "Topic 5 Facility Assessments and Environmental Audits Chapter 33."— Presentation transcript:
Topic 5 Facility Assessments and Environmental Audits Chapter 33
What are they? Independent, systematic examination of environmental records and protocols General investigative activities that are done to better understand the impacts of HMW
Why conduct a facility assessment or audit?
Pre-Audit ActivitiesOnsite ActivitiesPost Audit Activities Select and schedule Facility Audit Select Team Members Gather Background Information Plan the Audit Define Scope ID priorities Choose protocol Allocate resources Determine timetable Understand Management System Assess Strengths & Weaknesses Gather Audit Evidence Evaluate Audit Evidence Report Prepare Draft Report Review Draft Report Issue Final report Follow-up Action Planning What It Looks Like
Key Elements Top management support Independence Written mission statement
Who to have on the team?
Pre-visit Data Collection What would you want to know before you get to the site?
Audit Protocol Checklist Review and evaluation
Stages of an Audit Pre-audit Onsite activities Post-audit What would you do onsite?
Stages of an Audit Pre-audit Onsite activities Post-audit
Common Problems Found Lack of training or understanding Lack of control and tracking systems Inadequate facilities Lack of management systems Unacceptable employee or public exposure Inadequate or poorly understood procedures Environmental pollution occurring HM source reduction not practiced Improper storage of HM Missing permits, plans, and variances
If done voluntarily, can results be used against your company?