Specialty Technical Publishers and AECOM Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for China

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Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance



Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and AECOM announce the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for China. Leading companies around the world use IAPC EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost-effective manner.

IAPC EHS Audit Protocols are prepared by AECOM in partnership with STP and focus on those national (plus, in some cases, regional or provincial) EHS requirements that have site-specific application for manufacturing operations. With a leading global EHS management consulting practice, AECOM has in-depth knowledge of local/regional EHS requirements and a worldwide technical expertise network.

STP and AECOM maintain leading-edge EHS audit protocols for more than 30 jurisdictions. The protocol documents are written in English and are available on CD-ROM in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and Excel formats, as well as through STP’s web-based portal or can be integrated into an existing company platform. Using the protocols’ custom templates and advanced functionality features, auditors can easily track audit findings and manage data over time to improve compliance, risk performance and safety management . In addition, STP’s formatting is compatible with leading risk management and sustainability platform providers.

Highlights of selected legislation covered in the newly updated protocol include:

  •     General multi-media requirements were issued under the “Measures for the Self-Monitoring and Information Disclosure of State-Monitored Enterprises (Trial)” to further strengthen the supervision and monitoring of the industries listed in the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s “List of State-Monitored Enterprises,” which is issued annually.
  •     New ODS legislation was issued under the “Measures on Administration of Import and Export of Ozone-Depleting Substances,” the “Circular on Strengthening the Management of the Production, Sale and Use of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)” and the “Catalogue of ODS Under Import and Export Control in China: Sixth Batch.”
  •     Additional air-emissions-related provisions were issued under the “Circular on Implementation of Special Emission Control Limits for Air Pollutants” which specifies special emission control limits for air pollutants in key pollution control areas.
  •     The “Regulation on Urban Drainage and Sewage Treatment” was issued to add requirements with regard to the treatment of waste water.
  •     Numerous new legislative instruments, as well as mandatory standard and code revisions were issued in the area of health and safety, including the following: “Administrative Measures for Emergency Response Plans”; “Safety Production Codes for Presswork GB 8176-2012”; “Special Equipment Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China”; “Pressure Vessel Periodic Inspection Regulation - TSG R7001-2013” and “Pressure Vessel Service Administration Regulation - TSG R5002-2013”; and “Interim Provisions on Administration and Supervision of Work Safety in Confined Space of Industry and Commerce Enterprises.”
  •     With regard to the transport of dangerous goods, the “Norms on the Management of Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road” and “Regulations on the Administration of Railway Safety” were issued to update requirements for these methods of transport.
  •     The new “Categories and Catalogue of Occupational Diseases” was issued at the end of 2013. This Catalogue replaces a 2002 version and includes the addition of 17 new occupational diseases and amendments to the categories and titles of 16 existing occupational diseases.
  •     Several new pieces of legislation on chemical management were issued, including the following: “Management Measures on the Registration of Dangerous Chemicals”; “Registration Measures on the Environmental Management of Dangerous Chemicals (Trial)”; “Implementing Measures on Dangerous Chemicals Safe Use Permits”; “Notice on Release of List of Key Regulated Dangerous Chemicals (Second Batch)”; “Rules on Precautionary Signs for Chemicals in the Workplace, AQ 3047-2013”; “Specifications for the Storage and Preservation of Combustible and Explosive Goods - GB 17914-2013”; “Specifications for the Storage and Preservation of Toxic Goods - GB 17916-2013”; “Specifications for the Storage and Preservation of Corrosive Goods - GB 17915-2013”; “Notice on the Release of the 2014 Catalogue of Toxic Chemicals That Are Strictly Limited from Import/Export in China”; and a revised edition of the “Catalogue of Priority Hazardous Chemicals for Environment Management.”

For more information on all International EHS audit protocols offered by STP and AECOM, click here.

About Specialty Technical Publishers
Specialty Technical Publishers produces technical resource guides covering environmental, health & safety, transportation, accounting, business practices, standards and law, offering comprehensive guidance on key compliance and regulatory issues. STP is a division of Glacier Media Inc., a Canadian information communications company that provides primary and essential information in print, electronic and online media. Glacier’s Business and Professional Information Group publishes directories, technical manuals, research and development materials, medical education, electronic databases, investment information and specialty websites.

Ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. AECOM blends global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, with 45,000 employees, AECOM serves clients in more than 150 countries and had revenue of $7.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014. For more information: http://www.aecom.com.

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