Audits vs. Inspections: What EHS Leaders Should Know

Join EHS and Technology experts from Dakota Software as we examine the key differences between audits and inspections and discuss how these complementary programs can provide a holistic approach to safety and compliance management

This webinar was originally broadcast on May 21, 2024. 

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Duration: 1 hour

Sponsor: Dakota Software

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The terms audit and inspection are often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, but each of these programs play a unique and important role in EHS management. While both involve verifying compliance with regulations and standards, there are important differences in terms of scope, purpose, and frequency that all EHS leaders should understand.

Highlights include:  

  • Key differences between audits & inspections
  • Case studies in audit and inspection management
  • Leveraging your EHS Management System
  • Features to look for in audit and inspection software solutions



Jay Finegan, CHMM

Compliance Services Leader | Dakota Software

Jay Finegan is a Compliance Services Leader with Dakota Software. Prior to joining Dakota, he held a variety of educational, technical, and managerial positions including as a corporate auditor. Mr. Finegan has degrees in mechanical engineering, business administration, operations research, and law. He also holds CHMM, CVI and LEAN Manufacturing certifications.

Suzanne Housley, Ph. D. 

Product Manager | Dakota Software

Suzanne Housley is a former environmental inspection program manager. As a Product Manager with Dakota Software, she is able to put herself in the user’s shoes and ensure Dakota’s solutions meet the changing needs of EHS professionals. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and has over 15 years of experience in the environmental technology space.

Robert Kimball

Director of Marketing | Dakota Software

In his 12 years with Dakota Software, Robert Kimball has worked with clients and industry professionals to understand and address the challenges facing EHS leaders. He has led countless presentations, panels, and roundtables on technology's evolving role in EHS and compliance management.


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