Raymond Kane presents a historic perspective on Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) auditing and its roots in the 1970s when two federal agencies were established by President Nixon: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). During this decade, a flood of new environmental laws were passed aimed at protecting the land, air quality, and waterways of the nation. Under those environmental laws, thousands of pages of federal regulations were promulgated. These regulations placed numerous pollution controls and other environmental, operational, and administrative requirements on commercial, industrial, and government entities across the country.
Environmental, Health & Safety – A Historic Perspective