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

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, March 30, 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 Sweden. 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 50 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:

    --  "Ordinance on Environmental Assessment, SFS 2017:966, 14 November 2017,
        (Förordning (2017:966) om miljöbedömning), 14 November 2017. - This
        Ordinance contains provisions on environmental assessments according to
        Chapter 6 in the Environmental Code."
    --  "Regulations and General Advice on Recovery of Petrol Vapors at Service
        Stations, TSFS 2016:36, 10 June 2016, (Transportstyrelsens föreskrifter
        och allmänna rad om aterföring av bensinangor pa bensinstationer), 10
        June 2016. - These Regulations, issued by the Swedish Transport Agency,
        contains provisions on systems for recovering petrol vapors, control and
        inspection of systems for recovery, and technical requirements for
        recycling petrol vapors."
    --  "Regulations on Protection Against Ground- and Water Pollution From
        Storage of Flammable Liquids and Waste Oils, NFS 2017:5, 5 December
        2017, (Naturvardsverkets föreskrifter om skydd mot mark- och
        vattenförorening vid lagring av brandfarliga vätskor och spilloljor),
        5 December 2017. These Regulations, issued by the Swedish EPA, apply to
        the storage of flammable liquids and waste oils in underground tanks and
        piping, as well as piping and flexible hoses that are connected to above
        ground storage tanks. The requirements cover anti-corrosion measures,
        overfill protection and operating inspections. They repealed and
        replaced Regulations on Protection Against Ground- and Water Pollution
        From Storage of Flammable Liquids NFS 2003:24."
    --  "Use and Control of Pressure-Retaining Devices, AFS 2017:3, 7 July 2017
        (Användning och kontroll av Trycksatta Anordningar), 7 July 2017. -
        These provisions replaces AFS 2002:1 (use of pressure-retaining
        devices), AFS 2005:2 (production of certain containters, piping and
        plant), AFS 2005:3 (inspection of pressurized equipment) and address
        safety and personnel competence for operating pressurized equipment by
        specifying and supplementing the Swedish Work Environment Authority's
        regulations (AFS 2006: 4) on the use of work equipment.. The provisions
        also set forth the conditions for inspection obligations, classification
        and specifying inspection intervals."
    --  "Electrical Safety Ordinance, SFS 2017:218, 28 March 2017, last amended
        by SFS 2018:1849, 29 November 2018, (Elsäkerhetsförordning), 28 March
        2017. - The new electrical safety ordinance replaces the electrical
        installer ordinance, the high current ordinance and the ordinance on
        electrical equipment. The Electrical Safety Regulation contains
        provisions that have been transferred from the repealed regulations and
        partly new provisions that follow from the Electricity Safety Act. The
        Ordinance includes provisions on the registration of electrical
        installation companies, registers of electrical installers and
        electrical installation companies and authorizations for the Electrical
        Safety Agency."
    --  "Radiation Protection Act, SFS 2018:396, 7 May 2018, (Stralskyddslag), 7
        May 2018. - This Act regulates manufacturing facilities with potential
        risks of exposure of humans to ionizing and nonionizing radiation."
    --  "Radiation Protection Ordinance, SFS 2018:506, 17 May 2018,
        (Stralskyddsförordning), 7 May 2018. - This Ordinance establishes
        exclusions to the Radiation Protection Act, SFS 2018:396, general
        liabilities, and permitting requirements."
    --  "Infection Risks, AFS 2018:4, 18 May 2018Smittrisker), 18 May 2018. -
        The purpose of these regulations is to prevent risks of workers being
        infected by infectious agents, or becoming permanent carriers of
        infectious agents, due to their duties."
    --  "Occupational Exposure Limit Values, AFS 2018:1, 19 February 2018,
        (Hygieniska gränsvärden), 19 February 2018. - These Provisions apply
        to all activities where air contaminants occur or may be formed. The
        Provisions regulate the assessment and measurement of air contaminants,
        as well as specify in exposure thresholds."
    --  "Regulations on Activities Requiring Reporting, SSMFS 2018:2, 31 May
        2018, (Stralsäkerhetsmyndighetens föreskrifter om anmälningspliktiga
        verksamheterr), 19 December 2008. - These regulations contain provisions
        on radiation protection which must be observed by the facilities
        carrying out such activities subject to notification. Any facility who
        is licensed for activities with ionizing radiation can, for radiation
        sources covered by these regulations, instead apply the provisions which
        applies to the licensed business."
    --  "Regulations on Basic Provisions for Licensed Activitites witj Ionizing
        Radiation, SSMFS 2018:1, 31 May 2018, (Stralsäkerhetsmyndighetens
        föreskrifter om grundläggande bestämmelser för tillstandspliktig
        verksamhet med joniserande straling), 31 May 2018. - These regulations
        contain provisions on radiation safety which must be observed by the
        person who is licensed for activities with ionizing radiation according
        to the Radiation Act (2018: 396)."
    --  "Regulations on Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Over Land
        (ADR-S), MSBFS 2018:5, 17 December 2018, (MSBFS 2018:5 föreskrifter om
        transport av farligt gods pa väg och i terräng (ADR-S)), 17 December
        2018. - These Regulations of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
        govern on-road and off-road transport of dangerous goods. The
        Regulations incorporate Annexes A and B of the European Agreement
        Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, 2019
        Edition (ADR 2019) whose extensive rules regulate the construction of
        containers and vehicles, as well as packaging, marking, loading and
        transport of dangerous goods."
    --  "Use and Control of Pressure-Retaining Devices, AFS 2017:3, 7 July 2017,
        (Användning och kontroll av Trycksatta Anordningar), 7 July 2017. -
        These Provisions address safety and personnel competence for operating
        and controlling pressurized equipment, including boilers, storage tanks,
        low pressure gas tanks, steam equipment, etc. Specific requirements that
        apply to gas cylinders are covered in this protocol section."
    --  "Regulations on Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms, KIFS
        2017:7, 1 December 2017, as last amended by KIFS 2018:4, 2 November
        2018, (Kemikalieinspektionens föreskrifter om kemiska produkter och
        biotekniska organismer), 1 December 2017. - These Regulations, issued by
        the Swedish Chemicals Agency, set out the conditions for entities in
        Sweden who intend to place chemical and biotechnical products on the
        market. The Regulations include specific conditions for the Swedish
        market such as labeling of products, and restrictions and prohibitions
        on use."

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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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