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EMS Today: Emerging Issues. Energy & Environmental Division National Conference San Antonio, Texas September 20, 2005. Agenda. Auditor Competence for OHSMS Possible revision to QE 19011S-2004 IAF/ISO Task Force on Auditor Competence

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ems today emerging issues

EMS Today: Emerging Issues

Energy & Environmental Division

National Conference

San Antonio, Texas

September 20, 2005

agenda
Agenda
  • Auditor Competence for OHSMS
    • Possible revision to QE 19011S-2004
  • IAF/ISO Task Force on Auditor Competence
    • IAF Task Force on Guidance for Certification and Accreditation Audits
    • ISO/CASCO requirements for Certification and Accreditation Audits
agenda contd
Agenda contd.
  • IAF Task Force on Auditing Regulatory Compliance
    • Scope of task vs. current status
    • Issues of concern
    • Recommendations from U.S. TAG 207
auditor competence for ohsms
Auditor Competence for OHSMS
  • Several OHSMS standards exist:
    • ANSI Z10-2005
    • BS 8800
  • BSI document OHSAS 18001 used as standard.
  • More than 11,000 certificates issued world wide.
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Auditor Competence for OHSMS
  • No criteria for OHMS audits exist.
  • No auditor competence criteria exists.
  • How “good” are the audits?
    • No one knows.
    • No process, no comparability, no confidence.
auditor competence for ohsms2
Auditor Competence for OHSMS
  • Need for criteria for auditor competence criteria exists.
  • Possible solution:
    • Revise ANSI/ASQ QE 19011S-2004.
    • Add knowledge, skills, & experience unique to OHSMS.
    • Guidance would be independent of OHMS standard.
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Auditor Competence for OHSMS
  • Approach:
    • Propose New Work Item for ANSI Z1 Committee.
    • Revision governed by EMSC and QMSC.
    • Focus on auditing process.
    • Form Joint Task Group with OHMS experts included.
    • Revision could be completed in 12-15 months.
iaf iso task force on auditor competence
IAF/ISO Task Force on Auditor Competence
  • Members included ISO/CASCO, TC 176, TC 207, and IAF
  • Scope:
    • Define competence issue
    • How should issue be addressed
    • Recommend approach to ISO/ILAC/IAF Joint Coordination Group
  • Needed to complete by June 2005.
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IAF/ISO Task Force on Auditor Competence
  • Results:
    • Revised interpretation of competence in ISO 19011:2002.
      • Competence of individual auditor
      • Specific competencies needed for a particular audit team
      • Management of auditor competence by CB and AB managers
    • Acknowledged early U.S. concerns on competence being based on type of audit program.
    • Accepted key elements of U.S. Supplement to ISO 19011.
    • Proposed new IAF Guidance on Applying ISO 19011:2002 to Certification and Accreditation Audits
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IAF/ISO Task Force on Auditor Competence
  • Results contd.:
    • IAF Task Force is continuing development of draft guidance with TC 176 and TC 207 participation.
    • CASCO has revised ISO 17021 to authorize use of the new IAF Guidance for CB audits as a requirement.
    • CASCO will need to amend ISO 17011 to authorize use of the new IAF Guidance for AB audits as a requirement.
iaf task force on guidance on applying iso 19011
IAF Task Force on Guidance on Applying ISO 19011
  • Modify ISO 19011:2002 to provide explicit guidance on Certification and Accreditation auditing.
    • Use verbatim ISO text when applicable
    • Add new guidance to clarify for CB and AB audits.
    • Will include some text from U.S. Supplement to ISO 19011 (ANSI/ISO/ASQ QE 19011S-2004).
  • Draft should be presented to IAF this fall.
iaf task force on auditing regulatory compliance
IAF Task Force on Auditing Regulatory Compliance
  • Background:
    • IAF Task Force formed in November 2003.
    • Membership included regulators and national conformity assessment experts, including one representative from TC 207.
  • Conceived as 1-3 page guide to auditors on relationship between regulatory compliance and ISO 14001.
  • Document has grown in size and changed in scope.
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IAF Task Force on Auditing Regulatory Compliance
  • Weaknesses in Current Draft:
    • Does not clearly define “compliance.”
    • Deviates from original scope.
    • Appears to add requirements to ISO 14001.
    • Multiple interpretations of “regulatory compliance” internationally.
    • No input solicited from Industry or Registrars.
    • Appears to expect auditors to be expert in regulations.
    • Has not considered potential liability issues.
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IAF Task Force on Auditing Regulatory Compliance
  • Current 2nd draft was discussed with IAF Technical Committee last week in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • U.S. TAG 207 suggested that Task Force:
    • Start over with original scope
    • Include input from regulated community
    • Include input from Registrars
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IAF Task Force on Auditing Regulatory Compliance
  • IAF Technical Committee determined that:
    • Work on the document is suspended indefinitely.
    • Flaws in process and document raised major questions about its usefulness.
    • Lack of user input was a key deficiency.
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IAF Task Force on Auditing Regulatory Compliance
  • IAF could resume this project in the future.
  • TAG 207 hopes that it will remain closed.
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