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

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Latest EHS Regulation Updates Help 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 Brazil. 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 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:

  • "CONAMA Resolution No. 436 of December 22, 2011" establishes maximum limits for air emissions from fixed sources. This resolution complements "CONAMA Resolutions 05/1989" and "382/2006," and establishes maximum emission limits for air pollutants from installed fixed sources or sources that requested an installation license prior to January 2, 2007.
  • "Decree No. 3048, of May 6, 1999" approves the "Regulation of the Social Security," and provides other measures with regard to reporting work related accidents and the corresponding sanctions for failing to comply with established requirements.
  • "SMA Resolution No. 49 of May 28, 2014" was adopted to regulate the procedures for environmental licensing, with environmental impact assessment, under the Environmental Agency of the State of São Paulo and replaces "SMA Resolution No. 54 of November 30, 2004," which previously provided for the environmental licensing in the State of São Paulo.
  • "CONSEMA Normative Deliberation 1 of April 23, 2014" establishes guidelines for municipal environmental licensing of projects or activities with local impact potential in the State of São Paulo.
  • "Ordinance MTE No. 594 of April 28, 2014" provides a new name and wording for the "Norm No 13 - Boilers and Pressure Vessels," as well as establishing deadlines for its implementation and compliance.
  • "CONAMA Resolution No. 452 of July 2, 2012" provides control procedures for waste import following the standards adopted by the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. This resolution replaces "CONAMA Resolution No. 23 of December 12, 1996" that established requirements for the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes within countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD countries”).
  • "IBAMA Normative Instruction No. 12 of July 16, 2013" provides for the regulation of waste import control procedures referred to in "CONAMA Resolution No. 452 of July 2, 2012," in accordance with the Basel Convention.
  • The 2016 edition of "NBR-9735, Emergency Equipment for Ground Transportation of Dangerous Goods" has replaced the 2012 edition of "NBR-9735." This standard establishes the minimum emergency equipment required for the ground transportation of dangerous goods, including: personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used by the driver and any personnel involved in the transport; equipment for signaling areas of failure, accident and/or emergencies; and portable fire extinguishers.

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

About Specialty Technical Publishers
Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) 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 firm working to enhance environmental health and safety (EHS) performance. Through its 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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