DOI link for Environmental Audit
Environmental Audit book
Before getting to these considerations, it must be understood that an environmental audit is only one element, aJbeit an important element, of a total environmental control program. Numerous times throughout this book the preventive nature of a good environmental control program has been stressed. In order for environmental noncompliance to be prevented there must be:
• Good policies • Good requirements-type documents • Good procedures by which to attain compliance with the require-
ments • Good in-process measurements and assessments, in real or in
reasonable time, by which to determine whether or not compliance is being attained
• Effective and timely corrective action • Thorough training in alJ of the foregoing elements of the program • Audit
Early in the environmentaJ era, many companies believed that the environmentaJ audit constituted a total environmental control program. Some companies still may have this belief.