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

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 19, 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 Quebec, Canada. 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:

    --  "The Sustainable Forest Development Act [R.S.Q., c. A-18.1], 2010"
        establishes a program designed to implement sustainable forest
        development, in particular through ecosystem-based development to ensure
        integrated and regionalized resource and land management based on clear,
        consistent objectives, measurable results and the accountability of
        managers and users of the forest. It replaced the "Forest Act (R.S.Q.,
        c. F-4.1)" and took effect on March 31, 2013. The "Regulation Respecting
        Operating Permits for Wood Processing Plants [c. A-18.1, r. 8, as last
        amended by O.C. 1267-2011]," specifies the classes of wood processing
        plants that require operating permits pursuant to the "Sustainable
        Forest Development Act. " This Regulation also requires that wood
        processing plants prepare an annual register of their activities.
    --  The "Regulation Respecting Environmental Impact Assessment and Review of
        Certain Projects (EIARCP) [c. Q-2, r. 23.1, 2018]" replaced the
        "Regulation Respecting Environmental Impact Assessment and Review [c.
        Q-2, 3. 23]." This Regulation identifies the operations or projects that
        are subject to the environmental impact assessment and review procedure
        specified by the "Environment Quality Act (EQA), R.S.Q. 1972, c. Q-2."
        This Regulation came into effect in March 2018. "Prohibition of Asbestos
        and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations [SOR/2018-196, 2018]" are
        effective December 30, 2018, and are intended to prevent new asbestos
        and products containing asbestos from entering the Canadian marketplace.
        The import, use, sale, and manufacture of processed asbestos fibres,
        products containing processed asbestos fibers or any consumer product
        containing asbestos is prohibited. The regulation does allow for
        specific activity exclusions from this prohibition provided that
        asbestos management planning and annual reporting requirements are met.
    --  The "Regulation Respecting Pressure Vessels (c. A-20.01, r. 1)" was
        replaced by the "Regulation Respecting Pressure Installations [c. B-1.1,
        r. 6.1], 2018." Requirements for certification, inspection, and
        alteration of pressure vessels were revised. In addition, the Regulation
        sets standards for safety devices provided on pressure vessels, welding
        procedures, and the qualifications of welders and inspectors.
    --  The "New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) (SOR/2005-248)"
        were added to this update. These federal regulations were amended in
        2018. They specify reporting requirements for manufacturers and
        importers of microorganisms.
    --  The "2-Butoxyethanol Regulations, 2006, [SOR/2006-34]" were added to
        this update. These federal regulations specify restrictions for the
        manufacture and import of listed products that contain 2-butoxyethanol
        that are intended for indoor use.

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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