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Course Description

Auditing is a management tool used by organizations to verify that the organization is meeting its external and internal obligations with regards to health, safety and the environment. It is an essential element of a management system and a primary driver of continual improvement. The course explores the processes and procedures for various types of environmental health and safety audits, with an emphasis on auditing of regulatory compliance.

Formerly: BMC 238 Environmental Health and Safety Auditing

Course Details

Many tips and techniques for successful auditing and audit programs management will be provided.

For many, environmental health and safety auditing is a rewarding career choice. The course also examines auditing as a profession, discusses what it takes to become a certified auditor and explores emerging opportunities.

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Clearly define the scope and objectives of an audit.
  • Develop a useful audit protocol.
  • Conduct audit investigations, including effective interviews.
  • Write audit reports that will get results.
  • Act professionally and ethically during the course of an audit.
  • Plan an audit program to cost-effectively reduce organizational risk.

Notes

Students may take either BMC 281 Auditing of HSE Management Systems and Compliance OR BMC 116 Management Tools and Techniques for Environmental Issues in their Core Component.  If both courses are taken, one will be assigned to Core and the other will be assigned as Optional.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th
Time
8:30AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Feb 03, 2020 to Feb 06, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Students are advised to complete two core courses in Health, Safety and Environment or Environmental Management programs, before registering for this class.

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with course materials before your first class.

Assignments and group work will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L one week prior to the course start date. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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