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

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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 Argentina. 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:

  • Argentina has adopted the 5th edition of the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in “Resolution No. 801 of April 10, 2015.” There are no additional detailed requirements in the Resolution to supplement the United Nations document.
  • “Resolution No. 3068 of November 17, 2014” now includes the Argentine Electrotechnical Association (AEA)”Regulations for the Performance of Works with Voltage in Electric Installations of Less Than or Equal to One Kilovolt (1 kV)” for work with low voltage.
  • In construction, “Resolution No. 503 of March 12, 2014” has been issued with safety requirements for manual and mechanical excavations of open trenches and pits greater than 1.20 meters deep.
  • “Resolution No 886 of April 22, 2015” approves the “Ergonomic Protocol” as a tool to prevent musculoskeletal disorders and hernias. The protocol includes 4 forms which must be used for ergonomic risk assessment and implementation of corrective actions, along with detailed instructions of how to use the forms.
  • New national regulations for safe operation of forklifts have been issued in ”Resolution No 960 of May 4, 2015.”
  • “Resolution No. 525 of February 24, 2015” consolidates previous reporting requirements into a single “Administrative Procedure for Reporting Accidents and Occupational Diseases.” In addition, several new regulations have been issued with updated instructions for how to file reports online at the SRTs portal.

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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