EH&S Auditor Group Seeks Comments on Standards
The Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications in Altamonte Springs, Fla., has released the final draft of the revised Performance and Program Standards for the Professional Practice of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditing (standards). The board is asking for stakeholder comments on the revised draft standards.
The standards provide auditors, management, and all stakeholders with a benchmark to ensure that their EH&S auditors demonstrate professional skills, proficiency, and knowledge to meet the high qualifications essential to quality auditing.
The Exposure Draft can be downloaded from www.beac.org. The draft will be open for comment until April 30, 2008.
These revised standards provide greater clarity, transparency, and ease of use. They have been updated to reflect the dramatic changes the auditing profession has undergone over the past several years.
According to Jim Ball, chair of the Standards Board, "The standards are there for the auditing profession. It is essential that the profession has high standards that are well respected on a global basis. It is simply a step forward in advancing the EH&S auditing profession."
The group is an independent, nonprofit certification board, established in 1997 to issue professional certifications relating to environmental, health, and safety auditing and other scientific fields.