The first step in complying is understanding what regulations apply to your business. Kestrel is the only professional service firm in the country with direct access to The Environmental Assessment and Management Guide (TEAM Guide™) and Occupational Safety and Health Guide (OSH Guide™).
Created by the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, these guides address environmental and safety compliance requirements, are updated regularly to reflect regulatory changes, and cover functions that would be present in a broad mix of industrial companies.
- The Environmental Assessment and Management (TEAM) Guide and the related state supplements address environmental compliance in the areas of air quality, cultural and natural resources, hazardous materials and waste, pesticide management, pollution prevention, energy conservation, petroleum, oils and lubricants, storage tanks, solid waste management, toxic substances, water quality, and more.
- The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Guide is used in assessing compliance with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It may also be used in combination with an agency-specific safety and occupational health manual. The OSH Guide is based on OSHA regulations from Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
CERL’s experts are dedicated to conducting ongoing research, updating federal and state environmental and federal safety regulatory requirements, and developing and maintaining standardized audit checklists for those regulations. These checklists are very comprehensive; are used by auditors for DOD, DOE, DOI, and other federal agencies; are updated regularly to reflect any regulatory changes; and cover virtually all of the functions that would be present in a broad mix of industrial companies.
The TEAM Guide and OSH Guide are available through dynaQ™, Kestrel’s assessment software. These question modules can bring a basis of significant credibility related to the reliability and completeness of audit content via a software tool that manages audit data and makes finding information more efficient.