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

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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 South Korea. 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 indepth 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:

  • The "Clean Air Conservation Act" and its subsidiary legislation was amended, including updates to the list of air pollutant emissions discharge facilities and the relevant permissible emissions standards.
  • The "Act on Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems and Equipment" was retitled "Act on Fire Prevention and Installation, Maintenance and Safety Control of Fire-fighting Systems and Equipment." However, there were minimal changes to the requirements. The subsidiary legislation was similarly updated throughout the protocol.
  • The "Occupational Safety and Health Act" and its subsidiary legislation was amended, including updates to exposure limits and prohibiting white asbestos (chysotile).
  • New requirements have been added on conducting a hazard and risk assessment for the manufacture and import of new chemical substances due to changes to the "Occupational Safety and Health Act" and the "Enforcement Ordinance of the Occupational Safety and Health Act."
  • Significant changes were made to Section 16.0, “Chemical Management” due to restructuring of legislation. The "Toxic Chemicals Control Act" and its enforcing legislation is no longer effect. Chemical management is regulated by the "Chemical Substances Control Act" and the "Act on Registration, Evaluation, Etc., of Chemical Substances" and their respective subsidiary legislation.
  • The "LPG Safety Management and Business Act" has been significantly amended, which has resulted in some changes throughout the protocol.

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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