Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for Canada, Federal

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Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

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Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) announce the availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for Canada, Federal. 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 now prepared by STC in partnership with STP and continue to focus on those national (plus, in some cases, regional or provincial) EHS requirements that have site-specific application for manufacturing operations. As a leading EHS management consulting firm with a global network of experienced EHS teaming partners, STC has in-depth knowledge and technical expertise of local/regional EHS requirements.

STP and STC 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 “PCB Regulations (SOR/2008-273)” were amended to extend the end-of-use deadline for high concentration electrical equipment (e.g., transformers, circuit breakers, reclosers, etc. containing ≥ 500 mg/kg PCBs) to 2025 to ensure an orderly phase-out of such equipment.
  • The “Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations (SOR/2005-41)” were repealed in their entirety. The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (SOR/2001-286) were amended to clarify the requirements for displaying labels on overpacks and to modify the placarding requirements for large means of containment.
  • The “Controlled Products Regulations (SOR/88-66)” were repealed and replaced with the “Hazardous Products Regulations (SOR/2015-17)” effective February 11, 2015. The new regulations bring the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System in line with the Global Harmonization System for classifying and labeling hazardous products. The Notice with Respect to Substances in the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) has been updated with several new substances.
  • The “Notice with Respect to Substances in the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)” has been updated with several new substances for which annual reporting of releases will be required for calendar years 2014 and 2015.

For more information on all International EHS audit protocols offered by STP and STC, 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 Specialty Technical Consultants
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) is a specialized management consulting working to enhance environmental health and safety (EHS) performance. Through it's consulting services, STC partners with clients to strengthen management systems design and implementation, and identifies needs and implements solutions to meet business objectives. Services provided include: EHS compliance support; risk assessment; EHS auditing; corporate responsibility and sustainability; EHS management systems development and implementation; EHS regulatory information tools; and EHS training.

STC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Supplier Clearinghouse for the California Public Utilities Commission, and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.

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