IFO Group auditors have extensive experience in providing third party independent assessments and audits to clients with diverse and complex operations. Our auditors possess an encyclopedic knowledge of current regulatory requirements and industry standards with a major area of our practice based in developing and implementing specialized and integrated management systems. This broad expertise gives us unparalleled insight into the latest regulatory enforcement priorities and where compliance gaps are most commonly found based on our own management system implementation experiences.
We tailor our approach to client needs and rely upon a collaborative approach based on our strong belief that audits and assessments shouldn’t be punitive in nature, but rather an opportunity for continuous improvement that helps prevent the next major incident. Once we are retained for a project our clients can expect communication early and often from their assigned auditor with the goal of delivering clear and well written reports with appropriate references.
The conduct of our audits conforms to the "Standards for the Professional Practice of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditing" and the "Competency Framework for Environmental, Health & Safety Auditors" as adopted by the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
We can provide any or all of the services below.
Our consulting staff has considerable experience in managing and conducting 3 year compliance audits for compliance with OSHA PSM and EPA RMP standards. PSM compliance audits include the fourteen elements of OSHA’s Process Safety Management regulation 40 CFR 1910.119 including the management system requirement of EPA’s RMP Rule.
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Penalties for violations of health and safety laws and regulations can cost a company millions of dollars. Also, the adverse public relations resulting from poor regulatory compliance can cost millions more in lost consumer goodwill, and it can have a negative impact on valuable brands.
In addition, an audit can provide a client with a better understanding of company data that is available to the public at large and can provide a foundation to build a better image in the minds of the general public and customers. An audit can also reduce potential risks to the health of employees, members of the community, consumers, and the environment; they can increase efficiency by reducing waste; and they can optimize procedures for future compliance. Clients can identify practices not in compliance with applicable regulations, provide personnel with adequate training and guidance to correct these practices, and ensure that compliance mechanisms are entrenched in the corporate culture.
A regulatory audit provides an objective review of facility operations and practices and result in recommendations to ensure future compliance. Because audits enhance regulatory compliance and create economic benefit, many clients are conducting frequent third party audits as a normal course of business. Environmental, health and safety audits can take many forms.
We offer independent Insurance and Underwriting Risk Assessment and Audit Services to insurance companies and other related clients. These assessments and reviews of a policyholder’s records and operations help you to ensure that the coverage information is accurate and that the premiums accurately represent the actual risk exposure.
A common question we frequently field from clients is: "How much does an audit cost?"
The short answer is...it depends the scope and number of locations to be audited, regulatory requirements, and individual client needs so there is a lot of variability in costs. However, if you can give us a bit of information about your needs we are happy to provide you with a firm fixed price quote for your audit project.
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