Environmental and Safety Audits
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Effective management of environmental, health and safety (EHS) requirements is necessary for maintaining productive, sustainable operations. A sound EHS compliance and management program provides a means to avert problems and delays, reduce liability, avoid costs and present a positive image to the community. To that end, assessments/ audits are effective tools for understanding, evaluating, and verifying EHS compliance, EHS management systems, EHS initiatives, as well as liabilities and risks.
Cost-effective evaluations of a facility’s requirements for:
- Written programs (e.g. spill plans, emergency plans, pollution prevention plans, etc.)
- Other practices (e.g. chemical storage, hazard assessments, exposure evaluations, etc.)
Sigma is your single source for conducting EHS compliance assessments.
- Experienced staff along with well-developed relationships with regulating agencies
- Qualified staff dedicated to understanding regulations and clients’ perspectives
- Understanding industrial processes
- Understanding the full spectrum of EHS staffing resources
Sigma will evaluate your EHS program’s performance.
An outside perspective may be just the thing to identify gaps and recommend improvements.
In addition to EHS compliance assessments, Sigma conducts the following types of audits/evaluations:
- Carbon Footprint Assessments: Determine greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in equivalent CO2 in accordance with GHG Protocol.
- Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluate the environmental footprint associated with a product, process and/or activities.
- Management System Audits: Review strategic plan and management systems to determine the effectiveness of policy, planning, operation, corrective action and review in ensuring environmental responsibility.
- Pollution Prevention Audit: Identify opportunities to minimize waste, reduce resource consumption, prevent pollution and save money.
- Site Assessments: Due diligence to determine environmental liabilities and risks associated with owning the real estate.
- TSDF/Contractor Audit: Assess status of facility(ies)/ firm and determine risk assumed and reliability.
Basic assessment steps:
- Determine present status
- Complete "gap analysis" and prioritize
- Identify corrective actions to close gaps
- Assign and implement corrective actions
- Develop systems to document progress
and re-assess status
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