PDC 1003: An EHS Photographic Audit Navigating Unclear Regulations

Doug Fallon, CIH, CSP Lead Instructor
Colden Corportation
Washington, DC 
United States of America
Clint Smith Instructor
Colden Corporation
Thu, 5/25: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM MST
Professional Development Course 
Phoenix Convention Center 
CM Credit Hours: 3.5 


This PDC is a spinoff of "Freeze Frame: Focus on Health and Safety" – a fun and interactive virtual audit that has been presented at multiple national and local section AIHA, ASSE, and NFPA events. This course highlights new photographs and focuses on EHS findings that are unclear or not readily conforming to an existing set of regulatory standards. This PDC will take participants through an interactive tour to explore numerous industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and environmental issues found at a fictitious workplace. Multiple forms of visual and audio media are used to review and discuss a host of diverse EHS issues. As digital pictures are shown and topics are brought up, the instructors actively engage attendees and their teammates on the various issues noted and utilize various tools, such as OSHA standard interpretation letters and industry best practices, to add clarity to the audit scenario and guide participants through making appropriate recommendations for corrective action. This is a fresh and innovative session where participants of all experience levels can share personal experiences and insight to build upon one another's EHS auditing toolbox.

In-person participants: *Please note: Only participants registering for two (2) half-day PDCs on the same day will receive a box lunch. **Please note: power strips will not be provided at each attendee's seat; however, charging stations for laptops will be provided in each course room.

Course Outline

• Introductions of Instructors and Attendees
• Course Approach and Learning Objectives
• Photographic Tour and Audit
• Team Exercises and Games
• Course Summary
• Final Q&A
• Closing Discussion 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Recognize workplace EHS compliance issues.
• Leverage OSHA standards, compliance directives, and letters of interpretations.
• Describe the various noncompliance issues noted in the photographic tour.
• Identify corrective action(s) based on OSHA standards, compliance directives, and letters of interpretations. 

Value Added

Takeaways include obtaining new knowledge of the EHS regulations and supplemental materials, how to apply those regulations to the real world, and making new connections with attendees and instructors. Instructors will share various resources (e.g., compliance directives, letters of interpretation, etc.) and an electronic copy of the presentation for future reference. 

Course Level


Learning Aids


Organizational Category


Primary Industry

All Industries


Hazard Recognition/Exposure Assessment
Standards, Regulations and Legal Issues

Transfer of Knowledge

Group activities
Interactive games
Practice exercises