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

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Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

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Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and AECOM announce the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for Thailand. 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 management and safety performance. 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:

  • The “Notification of the Department of Industrial Works Re: Notification and Acknowledgement/or Environmental Personnel in the Factory B.E. 2556 (2013)” requires facilities to employ and notify the appointment of registered environmental personnel to the Department of Industrial Works.
  • The “Notification of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Re: Types and Sizes of Projects or Businesses that must prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment Report, and the Criteria, Methods, Procedures and Practices in Preparing an Environmental Impact Assessment Report No. 3 (2013)” revises the sizes and types of projects required to prepare Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • “Ministerial Regulation No. 22 (B.E. 2556) under the Factory Act B.E. 2535 (2013)” requires a facility generating industrial waste to obtain approval from the Ministry of Industry prior to transferring the waste off site. This Regulation also specifies non-hazardous wastes designated by the Minister that are exempt from these requirements.
  • “Ministerial Regulation Re: Prescribing the Standard in Management of Safety and Occupational Health and the Working Environment Relating to Protection and to the Prevention of Fire B.E. 2555” requires the facility to develop a fire protection and prevention plan and to provide and maintain fire suppression and fire-fighting equipment. The Regulation also includes requirements for the storage of combustible and flammable or explosive materials, as well as gas cylinders.
  • The “Notification of the Department of Land Transport Re: the Placards, Pictograms and Signs on Vehicles for Transportation of Dangerous Goods B.E. 2555 (2012)” requires the placarding of vehicles used for the transportation of dangerous goods with information on the primary and subsidiary risks according to the class and division of dangerous goods. Such placards must comply with the requirements established within the “European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).”
  • The “Notification of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand No. 62/2555 (2012) Re: the Reporting of Performance according to the Risk Management Plan as specified in the Risk Assessment Report from Hazards that may Arise from a Factory’s Operations” requires specified facilities to conduct an annual risk assessment and submit an annual risk assessment report to the Industrial Estate Authority.
  • “Ministerial Regulation Re: Prescribing Experts to Perform the Work Related to the Use, Storage and Filling of Gas at the Factory (No. 2) B.E. 2555 (2012)” requires any facility using 20 or more cylinders of the gases specified by the Minister (such as, but not limited to, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen) to use registered (trained) workers.
  • “The Notification of the Ministry of Industry on the List of Hazardous Substances B.E. 2556 (2013)” repeals and replaces numerous Ministry of Industry notifications regarding hazardous substances and updates the list of hazardous substances prescribed under the “Hazardous Substance Act.”
  • “Ministerial Regulation Re: Prescribing Administration, Management and Implementation Standards for Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Related to Hazardous Chemicals B.E. 2556 (2013)” specifies the safety requirements related to working with hazardous chemicals, including labelling, packaging, first aid, emergency response, training and placarding.
  • The “Notification of the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare Re: List of Hazardous Chemicals (2013)” prescribes the list of hazardous chemicals for which the facility must prepare a report to submit to the agency.
  • The “Notification of the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare Re: Test and Issue of Certificate of Occupational Safety Promotion Personnel in the Construction Business (2014)” prescribes the mandatory qualifications for construction work safety officers.

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.

About AECOM
With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM has a leading global EHS Management practice. AECOM provides a blend of 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, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19.5 billion during the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at http://www.aecom.com.

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