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

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Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

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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.

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 Mexico. 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:

  • "NOM-133-SEMARNAT-2015, Environmental Protection, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)-Handling Specifications" repealed and replaced "NOM-133-SEMARNAT-2000, Environmental Protection, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)- Handling Specifications" regarding the appropriate handling and disposal of hazardous wastes that contain or are contaminated with PCBs.
  • "NOM-125-SSA1-2016, Establishing Sanitary Requirements for Processing and Use of Asbestos" repealed and replaced "NOM-125-SSA1-1994," effective October 1, 2018. The provisions relate to the sanitary requirements for industrial establishments that process asbestos.
  • "Agreement that Creates the Workplace Accident Notification System (SIAAT) and Makes Public the Formats for Reporting Accidents and Deaths of Workers" was newly added to establish the Workplace Accident Notification System (SIAAT). It repeals "NOM-021-STPS-1994."
  • "NOM-022-STPS-2015, Safety Conditions in Workplaces Where Static Electricity Presents a Hazard" repealed and replaced "NOM-022-STPS-2008." This NOM establishes safety conditions to prevent risks from static electricity and atmospheric electrical discharges.
  • "NOM-002-SEDE/ENER-2014, Requirements for Safety and Energy Efficiency for Transformers" repealed and replaced "NOM-002-SEDE-2010." This NOM establishes requirements for the safe operation of certain types of transformers.
  • "NOM-114-SCFI-2016, Hydraulic Bottle Jacks - Safety Specifications and Test Methods" repealed and replaced "NOM-114-SCFI-2006." This NOM provides safety labeling, marking and instructions requirements for hydraulic bottle jacks.
  • "NOM-007-SCT2-2010, Marking of Containers and Packaging Intended for the Transport of Hazardous Substances and Waste" repealed and replaced "NOM-007-SCT2-2002." This NOM establishes requirements regarding marking on containers and packaging intended for transporting hazardous substances, materials, and waste.
  • "NOM-019-SCT2-2015, Technical Specifications and General Provisions for Cleaning and Control of Remnants of Hazardous Substances and Waste in Units that Transport Hazardous Materials and Waste" repealed and replaced "NOM-019-SCT2-2004." This NOM provides requirements relating to cleaning and other control measures for vehicular units that transport hazardous substances, materials, and/or waste.
  • "Hydrocarbons Law" repealed and replaced the "Regulatory Law on Constitutional Article 27 in the Petroleum Industry." This Law regulates the hydrocarbons industry in Mexico.
  • "NOM-002-SESH-2009, Distribution Warehouses for LP Gas. Design, Construction, Operation and Safety Conditions" repealed and replaced "NOM-002-SEDG-1999." This NOM establishes the requirements for the design, construction, and operation of distribution warehouses of LPG.
  • "NOM-018-STPS-2015, Harmonized System for the Identification and Communication of Hazards and Risks of Hazardous Chemical Substances in Workplaces" repealed and replaced "NOM-018-STPS-2000." This NOM establishes provisions relating to the harmonized system for hazardous chemical substances.
  • "NOM-003-SECRE-2011, Distribution of Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas by Pipelines" was newly added to the protocol to flush out requirements relating to the design, construction, testing, inspection, operation, maintenance and safety of natural gas and LP gas distribution systems by pipelines.
  • "2017 Supervision Program for the Inspection of Permitted Facilities, Vehicles, Equipment and Activities Related to the Transportation, Storage and/or Distribution of LPG" was added to the protocol to update requirements regarding mandatory inspection and reporting requirement for facilities with permits for certain types of LPG-related activities. It is updated on an annual basis.

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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