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Environmental Health and Safety Audits [Hardcover]

Lawrence B. Cahill , Raymond W. Kane
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March 16, 2011 1605907081 978-1605907086 Ninth Edition
This new edition of Environmental Health and Safety Audits not only will help you put your company on course toward effective environmental compliance, but also now brings you up to date on changes in EPA and OSHA auditing policies, issues currently confronting auditing programs, and state-of-the-art strategies for managing and conducting audits.

In this book, author Lawrence B. Cahill, a veteran with over 25 years of industry experience, provides all the information needed to conduct audits and manage an EH&S auditing program. He discusses new developments in information generation and availability, including ISO 14000 auditing guidelines, auditing dilemmas, and auditing tips. He provides several tools for building a successful audit program, including an EH&S audit program manual, a pre-audit questionnaire, a pre-audit checklist, an EH&S audit opening conference presentation, an environmental audit report, an EH&S audit appraisal questionnaire, and a management report. In addition to updates to most chapters, several new chapters address conducting third-party evaluations, and include a number of quick, practical reference guides on all aspects of performing an EH&S audit, from preparation to reporting findings. A new appendix also models a conference closing presentation.

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About the Author

Lawrence B. Cahill is a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor with Master Certification, and a Principal in ERM's Business Integration Group in Exton, Pennsylvania. He has over twenty-five years of professional EH&S experience in industry and consulting. Mr. Cahill has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as DuPont, Exxon, BF Goodrich, Colgate-Palmolive, Hercules, Eastman Kodak, Occidental Petroleum, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and TRW. He has conducted hundreds of audits, and has trained thousands of people in auditing skills all over the world, from Asia and Africa to South America, and throughout Europe and North America.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 686 pages
  • Publisher: Government Institutes; Ninth Edition edition (March 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605907081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605907086
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #844,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Cahill's Environmental Auditing Textbook Review September 8, 2007
Format:Hardcover
Overall, it is a very useful textbook offering a generic approach to environmental audits which can easily be expanded to health, safety and security issues. The author(s) does a very thorough job in discussing the activities and protocols involved with the 3 phases of the auditing process: 1. Pre-audit Phase; 2. On-site Audit Phase; and 3. Post-Audit Phase. The textbook utilizes the input from several different authors which results in some duplication of information, but repetition is good in this much changing field.

Needs to be updated and expanded with respect to a few more current issues: Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, current ISO 14001 issues, plus some others. A more detailed chapter on Root-Cause Analysis would be beneficial with more examples. This type of analysis seems to be the most prevalent in deciding upon Corrective Actions and Recommendations needed to mitigate future deficiencies of a similar nature.

An instructor's manual containing some general or specific discussion questions for each chapter would also be helpful. The references contained within each chapter are useful. Placing current "Insights" - articles or case law relevant to the chapter material would also enable the authors to keep current with fewer new chapters in subsequent editions. More sample examples of Audit Instruments (checklists) and detailed suggestions for Corrective Action follow-up would be useful.
This textbook is currently being used at the Master's level assuming little or no pre-requisite knowledge of the auditing process. It is being taught in on-campus and on-line classes.

Bruce Hill, PhD
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version Subpar June 23, 2014
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While the text itself was great, the kindle version is lacking. For whatever reason there are no page numbers and there is no table of contents I can use to skip to a chapter or page. I end up having to flip through pages and try to make my own book marks just to jump to a different chapter. The lack of page numbers also makes it very difficult to cite the text in my papers.
Typically I prefer to have an electronic text book, but this time around I wish I had just ordered the physical copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book February 6, 2014
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The book is a great resource for EHS professional to reference and use as a guide to conduct EHS audits.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CPEA Exams November 4, 2013
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Nice book to prepare for the CPEA Exams. I believe this book contains all the required topics to be covered in the exams.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Environmental Health and Safety Audits March 26, 2013
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This is a very well written and informative books. It breaks down environmental audit policy and regulations to simple understandable terms.
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