311 Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems


This seminar will familiarize you with management and quality assurance principles, how to develop a safety and health management system, and present a methodology to audit safety and health management systems. OSHA’s Program Management Guidelines will be used as the template for the seminar presentation, with examples from OHSAS 18000 and ANSI Z10. Techniques on interviewing and scoring employee and supervisor interviews will also be discussed. Procedures to baseline, score and quality control the audit procedure will also be presented.

Learn to
• Discuss management systems
• Describe the difference between compliance and management systems audits
• Differentiate between some of the existing safety management systems (VPP, OHSAS 18000 and Z10)
• Locate references for safety management system audit criteria
• Measure and score audits
• Learn techniques for interviewing and scoring employee and supervisor perceptions and organizational culture

* Prerequisites
Students should either have auditing experience, and their company should have some type of established auditing program, not necessarily a health and safety management systems auditing. A basic understanding of management principles or quality programs (e.g., VPP,TQM or ISO 9000/14000) will be helpful

Instructor(s): Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH, CPEA, Vice President, ESIS Global Risk Control Services,
Annapolis, MD

Credit: 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2824 / 7 CHMM CMP