EHS Audit & Compliance Services

Educating, Improving, and Managing Risk to Build a Better Baseline

Our goal is to turn environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance into a competitive edge for your company, whether we’re responding to an EPA violation notice, an unexpected OSHA visit, or a carrier’s refusal to accept an improperly packaged and labeled DOT hazardous material (hazmat). In fact, effective management of EHS responsibilities can reduce operating costs, increase productivity, and reduce risk of regulatory fines and liabilities. We partner with our clients to assess their EHS concerns and address them with tailored, cost-effective, and appropriate solutions.

EHS Compliance Audits

Our team of experienced and certified EHS auditors review client programs for statutory, regulatory, and internal policy compliance; application of best practices; and conformance to national and international standards. Our flexibility provides your company with a wide range of options including:

  • Designing and implementing a tailored audit or assessment program
  • Conducting detailed independent third-party audits or general compliance assessments
  • Providing subject matter experts and audit team leaders to work with your in-house staff
  • Developing customized audit protocols and self‑assessment tools

Apex’s EHS compliance audits are solutions-oriented. We can help you to clearly understand your regulatory obligations, attain and maintain regulatory compliance, and to provide a safe work environment in a cost-effective and timely manner.

EHS Compliance Audits

Our Audit Solutions

If you are looking to establish a new program or need other types of EHS compliance support, we can help. The Apex compliance and assurance team truly partners with our clients to understand their unique concerns, challenges, and goals with the aim to collaboratively develop realistic and efficient compliance solutions.

  • Identification of compliance obligations and requirements
  • Identification of non-compliant aspects
  • Corrective action recommendations, prioritization, implementation, and tracking
  • Evaluation of EPA, OSHA, and DOT record keeping systems
  • On-the-job incident, injury, and illness record keeping review (OSHA 300 Log)
  • Hazard identification, mitigation, and control
  • Electrical safety, lockout/tagout, and NFPA 70E compliance evaluation
  • Confined space entry program review
  • Employee exposure monitoring and assessment
  • Environmental permits; spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC), pollution prevention (P2), contingency plan, and stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) assessment
  • Hazardous, universal hazardous, regulated, and non-regulated waste management assistance
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier I/II and Form R support
  • Integrated compliance plan assessment (spill, emergency response, and contingency plans)

COVID-19 National Emphasis Program Audits

On March 12, 2021, OSHA Issued Directive Number DIR 2021-01 (CPL-03) covering its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on COVID‑19. This NEP was developed following the Executive order issued by President Biden on January 21, 2021, outlining steps needed to protect workers from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. The goal of the program is to reduce or eliminate worker exposures to COVID-19 by targeting those industries with a high frequency of close contact.

COVID-19 National Emphasis Program Audits

OSHA Considers the Following Industries to be High-Hazard

OSHA is performing inspections of sites based on NAICS codes for the industries listed below, as well as others. OSHA will also use the 300A form data to identify establishments with elevated illness rates. If you aren’t sure you are ready, Apex can help. From reviewing policies and procedures, to ensuring the correct protective measures are in place for your workers and customers, we can help you prepare!

Primary

  • Healthcare
  • Meat and poultry processing
  • Supermarkets and grocery
  • Big box retail
  • Restaurants
  • Correctional institutions
  • General warehousing

Secondary

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Wood, paper, and building product manufacturing
  • Petroleum and chemical manufacturing
  • Various types of specialty manufacturing

EHS Program Development

An effective EHS management program must be customized to your industry and more importantly, to your company’s specific needs. There is no “one size fits all.” Apex will design your program to incorporate tools such as regulatory databases, waste tracking and reporting software, or custom designed software to manage all your environmental data. We can help you maintain compliance while supporting and optimizing the operations of your facility.

EHS Program Development

EHS Training

Apex’s tailored training programs help minimize incidents, limit potential liability, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Our training courses include:

  • Facility-specific RCRA training
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • All levels of HAZWOPER
  • Forklifts and cranes
  • Lock-out/tag-out
  • Confined space entry
  • Hazard communication and chemical hygiene
  • Asbestos, mold, and lead
  • DOT hazmat function-specific and security
EHS Training

Apex Staff Qualifications

Apex’s EHS professionals, who possess in-depth expertise in OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations, include:

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists
  • Certified Professional Environmental Auditors
  • Certified Safety Professionals
  • Certified Management Systems Auditors
  • Public Health Specialists and Toxicologists
  • Engineers
  • Emergency Response and Fire Safety Specialists
  • Broad Industry and Geographic Experience
Apex Staff Qualifications

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