Auditor Selection Process Analytical Essay by JCowie024

Auditor Selection Process
The process of selecting an auditor in environmental health and safety.
# 148001 | 877 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 21, 2011 in Medical and Health (General)

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This paper discusses the intricacies of selecting an auditor in environmental health and safety. The paper presents the qualifications and characteristics necessary for the job and the type of training needed before conducting an audit. The paper then presents the plan that the management team will develop for training that includes the training location and training techniques including lectures, problem-solving, role-playing, online classes, and being paired up with senior auditors for observing time.

Auditor Qualifications
Qualities to Avoid in Auditors
Auditor Training
Training Techniques

From the Paper:

"Auditors like many professions need to possess certain characteristics, attributes, and qualifications which make them effective in the areas where they are auditing. In terms of characteristics, auditors in general need to be well rounded individuals. Individuals who are simply book smart do not usually make good auditors. According to Cahill (2001) "Auditors should only have working knowledge of federal regulations to be able to use a protocol effectively and the protocols need to be detailed enough to support the auditors efforts" (Cahill, L.B, Kane, R.W., Vetrano, T.R, Mauch, J.C., Gold, M.E., Meloy, M.M, et al., 2001, p. 144). Additionally, while auditors should be experts in the areas they audit, it is important they also familiarize themselves with areas related to their areas of expertise. This increases their value in terms of flexibility as well as enables them to step in case other auditing team members need to step down.
"Auditors need to have other characteristics in order to make them qualified to conduct audits. Just having working knowledge of the regulations is not enough. A good auditor should have good inter-personal skills. These skills include the ability to interview people effectively, maintain a high degree of curiosity, ability to adjust to changes especially in scheduling, work well under pressure, and maintain calm when others are panicking. Therefore, it is important that an auditor have a great deal of stamina."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cahill, L.B., Kane, R. W., & Vetrano, T.R., Mauch, J.C, Gold, M.E, Meloy, M.M, Riedel, B.P., Michelin, L.B. (2001). Environmental Health and Safety Audits (8th ed.). : Government Institutes.
  • Cap Risk Consultants. (2010). OSHA Auditors Training: Training for Managers, Supervisors, and Team Leaders. Retrieved from:
  • North Lake College. (2006) Safety/OSHA Training and ISO. Retrieved from:

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