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14-Jan-2019

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

Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for Great Britain Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 14, 2019

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 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 Great Britain. 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 developed protocol include:

  •     "Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, S.I. 1154" transpose fifteen EU Directives to the UK law including "Directive 2012/27/EU" on energy efficiency, "Directive 2010/75/EU" on industrial emissions and "Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom" laying down basic safety standards for the protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionizing radiation. These Regulations repeal and replace the "Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010" except for Regulations 1, 67, 107 and Schedule 26, which are still in force.
  •     "Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017" transpose "Directive 2011/92/EU" on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. These Regulations implement the Directive in respect of the town and country planning system in England only and repeal and replace the "Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011."
  •     "Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 567 (W. 136)" implement "Directive 2011/92/EU" on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment and amending. These Regulations establish procedures and requirements for the assessment of the impacts on the environment of proposals to build certain public and private projects in Wales. These Regulations repeal and replace the "Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2016."
  •     "Town and County Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017" establish procedures and requirements for the assessment of the impacts on the environment of proposals to build certain public and private projects in Scotland. These Regulations repeal and replace the "Town and County Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011."
  •     "Regulation (EU) 2017/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008" sets forth requirements for the temporary storage and disposal of mercury waste.
  •     "Private Water Supplies Regulations 2016, S.I. 2016 No. 618" establish sanitation standards for the water in England. These Regulations repeal and replace the "Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009" and concern the quality of water provided for drinking, washing, or cooking or for food production purposes by private suppliers in England.
  •     "Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 1041 (W. 270)" establish sanitation standards for the water in Wales. These Regulations repeal and replace the "Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010" and concern the quality of water provided for drinking, washing, or cooking or for food production purposes by private suppliers in Wales.
  •     "Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017" replace (and partly re-enact with modifications) the provisions of the "Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006" so far as they apply to a "Type A supply," pursuant to the further implementation of "Council Directive 98/83/EC" on the quality of water intended for human consumption including, in particular, the amendments made by "Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1787 amending Annexes II and III to Council Directive 98/83/EC; and Council Directive 2013/51/EURATOM" laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption.
  •     "The Water Environment (Miscellaneous) (Scotland) Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 389" amend the "Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011," and repeal the "Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006."
  •     "Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 1075" impose duties on employers to protect employees and other persons against ionising radiation arising from work with radioactive substances and other sources of ionising radiation and also impose certain duties on employees. The Regulations repeal and replace the "Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999."
  •     "Control of Mercury (Enforcement) Regulations 2017, S.I. 2017 No. 1200, last amended by S.I. 1200, 2017" supplement "Regulation EU 2017/852" on mercury by establishing offences, penalties, and enforcement powers relating to that Regulation in Great Britain. These Regulations repeal and replace the "Mercury Export and Data (Enforcement) Regulations 2010."
  •     "Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018, S.I. 2018, No. 219, 2018" set forth requirements for radioactive substances activities in Scotland. These Regulations repeal and replace the "Radioactive Substances Act 1993."

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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