ESATCO provides Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Audits for Effective Business Risk Management and Compliance.
How do Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Audits (EHSCA) help you reduce risks?
Environmental, Health and Safety compliance audits identify issues with regulatory compliance, health and safety issues, emissions to atmosphere, discharges etc., all of which must be controlled.
The scope of the EHSCA was defined in the provision of services and the objectives of the EHSCA were to:
- Check the conformity of activities and facilities under the laws (federal, provincial and municipal) applicable, health and safety issues, environmental compliance approvals (ECA/CofA) and permits issued to your firm by different government bodies.
- Make recommendations for best management practices where applicable.
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The following aspects are typically reviewed during the audit:
- Air Quality Management
- including Ozone Depleting Substances
- Land and Vegetation Management
- Use of Pesticides, etc.
- Emergency Response
- including Spill prevention, fire etc.
- Hazardous Waste / Chemical Management –
- The management of hazardous waste (including storage).
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
- The management of chemicals and hazardous materials (WHIMIS, MSDS)
- Management of controlled substances (PCBs, radioactive materials, asbestos, etc.).
- Storage of chemicals, including Flammable cabinets management
- Waste Management
- Regulatory requirements, handling and labelling, storage, etc.
- Water and Wastewater Management
- The potential contamination of soil and groundwater (spills)
- Discharge in accordance with regulatory bylaws
- Oil water separator inspection review records
- Any other aspect that may impact on the environment.
- Health and Safety regulations
- Follow-up Previous audit Findings (if any)
An audit is based on the acts, regulations and guidelines listed below. It should be noted that, based on some facility characteristics, not all of the legislation listed below will necessarily apply.
Health and Safety Regulations and Acts
general management, training and records, first aid, work environment, occupational health, industrial hygiene, incident investigation and reporting, personal protective equipment, and machinery and equipment.
Occupation Health and Safety Act, R.S.O 1990 chapter 0.1
Industrial Establishments R.R.O 1990 851
(Designated Substances O. Reg. 490/09) possible Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents RRO 1990 O. Reg. 833
WHMIS RRO 1990 O. Reg. 860, WHMIS 2015
Training Programs O reg. 780/94
JHSC exemption O. Reg. 385/96
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act SO 1997 chapter 16
Regulation for First aid requirements RRO 1990 O. Reg. 1101
Critical Injury Defined RRO 1990 O. Reg. 834
Dangerous Goods Transportation Act, RSO 19
Air Quality Management
- Air Pollution – Local Air Quality (Ontario Regulation 419/05)
- Air Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting (Ontario Regulation 127/01)
- Certificate of Approval Exemptions – Air (Ontario Regulation 524/98)
- National Pollutant Release Inventory (Canadian Environmental Protection Act)
- Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons (Ontario Regulation 463/10)
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting (Ontario Regulation 452/09)
Waste / Hazardous Waste / Chemical Management
- General – Waste Management (Ontario Regulation 347)
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDG);
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Clear Language Regulations(CLR);
- Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Wastes Regulation (IMHWR);
- Import and Export of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (IEHWHRMR)
- Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans (Ontario Regulation 102/94)
- ICI Source Separation Programs (Ontario Regulation 103/94, as amended)
- Packaging Audits and Packaging Reduction Work Plans (Ontario Regulation 104/94)
- Ontario Toxics Reduction Act (Ontario Regulation 455/09)
- New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) (SOR/2005-247)
- Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2005 (SOR/2005-41)
- Guidelines for Environmental Protection Measures at Chemical and Waste Storage Facilities (May 2007, PIBS 5113e)
- WHMIS Regulation (R.R.O 1990, Reg. 860)