A compliance audit is one of the most fundamental tools in an EHS manager’s toolkit. Audits bring organization and coherence to the process of identifying both regulatory and management system compliance issues. They provide at-a-glance information about the performance of the EHS management system, and an effective approach to identifying and solving problems. Your comprehensive EHS audit program is providing a great deal of value to your management system.
But are you getting everything out of it that you could? If you haven’t added root cause analysis to your EHS compliance audits, the answer is “maybe not.” Here’s how adding root cause analysis to your EHS compliance audits can take your audit program to the next level.