Responsible Care®, EHS Compliance Auditing
Midland Engineering, Ltd. (MEL) established a formal audit function in 2004. In its drive to be in the top tier of EHS professional auditing firms, an MEL principle with nearly 20 years of experience participating in the EHS Auditing Roundtable (AR) and developing a world class audit program for a top tier chemical company was used to design and establish the function and program. The MEL audit program manual followed the Professional EHS auditing / auditor standards published by the Board of Environmental, Health, & Safety Auditor Certification (BEAC). The audit program manual is used to guide all aspects of auditing such structure, ethics, program guides and procedures, and quality assessment and improvement. Midland Engineering, Ltd. was approved by BEAC as an Audit Service Provider in 2005 and periodically is re-approved by BEAC. For this approval process BEAC’s representative participates in an actual audit as a witness to the process.
All auditors are BEAC certified / approved RCMS auditors. Our seasoned auditors have over 20 years’ experience working in the chemical and related industries and have practical Responsible Care® implementation experience. We know Responsible Care® and have a proven track record of being able to adjust our audit to meet the varying scale and characteristics of any customer. Our customer list has grown to 100 and we add 15-20 new clients each cycle. Our clients include ACC member and partner companies (railroad, trucking, 3PL, terminals, warehouses and specialty). All RCMS® audits are conducted according to the BEAC approved audit program manual.
Midland Engineering's audit function systematically evaluates EHS-related performance and compliance status for client companies. These periodic assessments serve several purposes, including identifying potential significant risks to employees, the environment, the community and your facility; fostering continual improvement; developing staff expertise; and promoting knowledge transfer. If noncompliant situations are identified, MEL clearly communicates these finding to management and if desired will make recommendations for improvement.