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Environmental health and safety in higher ed – how institutions can implement internal controls to protect their communities

The safety and well-being of a campus community is of top priority for higher education institutions. In order to effectively manage any environmental risks and events, it is crucial for an institution’s environmental health and safety (EH&S) function to operate smoothly and be audited regularly.

Baker Tilly’s higher education risk advisory specialists, Adrienne Larmett MBA, CRA and Kyra Castano, CIA, recently collaborated on authoring an article for the Association of College & University Auditors (ACUA) Journal, College and University Auditor, highlighting the importance for institutions to add a review of their EH&S functions on campus to maintain a safe and compliant environment for students, faculty, staff and the broader community.

College student working with campus mental health resource

Internal audit approaches and considerations for auditing student mental health resources

Institutions can leverage internal audit to evaluate their mental health and wellness resources, programs and policies.

Adrienne Larmett
Principal