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Statistically Representative Sampling on EH&S Audits: Expectations Established by Third Parties

Jun 21st, 2010 | By
Statistically Representative Sampling on EH&S Audits: Expectations Established by Third Parties

As part of a proposed settlement agreement, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered BP to “audit a statistically significant number of pressure vessels, piping and instrument controls during the company’s PSM compliance audits” at one of its refineries. This article explores the implications of conducting a statistically significant audit sample and reviews the requirements for audit sampling contained in several auditing standards.



U.S. OSHA Targets 15,000 Facilities with High Incident Rates

Apr 4th, 2010 | By
U.S. OSHA Targets 15,000 Facilities with High Incident Rates

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced last month that 15,000 employers were notified by letter that injury and illness rates at their work sites were higher than average. OSHA is urging these businesses to seek the expertise they might need to address the root causes of their poor performance. OSHA was also
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