Environmental and Safety Auditing: Program Strategies for Legal, International, and Financial Issues, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Environmental and Safety Auditing

Program Strategies for Legal, International, and Financial Issues, 1st Edition

By Unhee Kim

CRC Press

238 pages

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pub: 1996-11-22
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This is a complete and concise guide to creating and managing a successful environmental audit program. It provides step-by-step guidance on setting up an audit program for nearly every major component of environmental concern, from air standards to workplace safety, and from effluent discharge to waste handling and disposal.

Table of Contents


Controversies of Auditing

Risk and Benefit

Voluntary versus Mandatory Program

Self-Evaluation Privilege

The Auditing Climate

The Benefits and Risks of Auditing

Benefits of Auditing

Risks of Auditing

Federal Agency Positions and Perspectives

Department of Justice

Environmental Protection Agency

Auditing and Enforcement at Federal Facilities

Private Sector Initiatives and Position

Industry Survey

International Standards Organization

British Standards Institute and the Environmental Auditors Registration Association

Chemical Manufacturers Association

International Chamber of Commerce and Global Environmental Management Initiative

Environmental Auditing Roundtable

Coalition of Environmentally Responsible Economies

Corporate Environmental Enforcement Council

American Petroleum Institute

Other Organizations


Legal Perspectives on Environmental, Health, and Safety Auditing

Concerns About Disclosure and Privilege

Traditional Common-Law Privileges

Federal Government Response

The State Legislators Respond

Major Case Histories

Enforcement Statistics

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Audit Program Issues

Commentary on Getting a Program Started

Audit Program Issues

Audit Relevant Regulations

Occupational Safety and Health Act

Clean Air Act

Clean Water Act

Oil Pollution Control Act

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

Pollution Prevention Act

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Toxic Substances Control Act

Endangered Species Act

Other Acts

National Environmental Policy Act and Environmental Quality Improvement Act

Executive Orders

International Standards Organization 14000 Requirements for Auditing

Requirements of an Audit Program

Auditor Qualification


Security Exchange Commission

Environmental Advantages

Industry Practice and Required Disclosures

Security Exchange Commission Guidance


International Audits

International Regulations and Resources

Comments on International Auditing


Appendix A: Environmental Protection Agency Policy

Environmental Auditing Policy Statement

Clarification on Policies Related to Environmental Auditing

Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction, and Prevention of Violations

Appendix B: International Standards Organization Draft Standards

ISO/CD 14010.2 "Guidelines for Environmental Auditing - General Principles of Environmental Auditing"

ISO/CD 14011/1.2 "Guidelines for Environmental Auditing - Audit Procedures - Part 1: Auditing of Environmental Management Systems"

ISO/CD 14012.2 "Guidelines for Environmental Auditing - Qualification Criteria for Environmental Auditors"

Appendix C: Organizational Structure of ISO 14000/TC 207: Environmental Management and United States Participation Chart

Appendix D: Glossary




Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety