compliance system Articles

  • Optimizing VOC Combustion - Case Study

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are pre-cursors to Ozone pollution and subject to EPA regulations. Thermal and catalytic oxidizers are routinely used to destroy VOC emissions from a variety of industrial sources. ...

  • NEC Classifications and Divisions for Hazardous Locations

    Electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations present a serious threat for workers due to the existence of explosive dust and vapors. Examples of such facilities range from grain mills and gasoline stations to aircraft hangars and chemical manufacturing plants. To prevent devastating explosions that may occur from the ignition of combustible particles in the atmosphere, the National ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Streamlining compliance

    For a chemical manufacturer seeking to become a global supplier, keeping up with numerous foreign safety regulations and requirements can be quite a challenge. MSDgen®, a compliance tool from Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3E Co., was created to streamline one important aspect of this process, the creation and distribution of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). “The challenge that our clients are faced ...


    By 3E Company

  • Sustainable compliance

    Regulatory compliance encompasses complex, often interrelated issues. During my 25-year career in environment, health, and safety (EH&S), organizations have typically assigned compliance management to technical experts, lawyers, and public relations people, encouraging these extremely capable specialists to operate in isolation, rather than taking a holistic view of how regulation affects ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Saving on compliance

    Alcoa Inc.’s Tennessee Operations, located in Alcoa, Tenn., manufactures aluminum can sheet materials.  The facility is subject to the federal Title V operating permit program because of its many air emission sources.  Prior to the operating permit program, air module software (Essential Air, part of ESS' Essential Suite) was used to perform annual emission estimates at the facility. ...


    By IHS

  • Managing compliance: New Year, new compliance challenges

    Environment, health and safety regulations are increasing in volume and complexity, which in turn makes the associated compliance tasks increasingly difficult to manage. The risks and costs of non-compliance are rising as the regulatory environment becomes more challenging. Compliance needs are pervasive and persistent across all geographical jurisdictions and vertical industries. Today's EHS ...


    By 3E Company

  • 10 easy steps to Quality Management System compliance

    Complying with quality standards is no easy task, even with enough resources available to manage them. Unfortunately, today’s difficult business climate has not changed the tough quality standard requirements. These requirements take a significant amount of time and resources to manage. The good news is that successfully managing an organization’s quality management system with scarce ...

  • Maritime environmental management systems: Beyond compliance

    For shipping companies, implementing an environmental management system (EMS) could be the most important preventative measure taken, and the cost of not acting could be detrimental. Failure to comply with the provisions of international environmental protection laws (such as the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships or MARPOL) and national laws (such as the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • An Injection-Correction System to Mitigate Membrane Compliance

    A computer-controlled injection correction system has been developed to continuously mitigate the adverse effects of membrane compliance for undrained testing of granular soils. The system was developed with the explicit idea that it could be quickly and easily adapted to almost any up-to-date triaxial testing apparatus. Methodology of the system is based on the direct and repeatable relationship ...


    By ASTM International

  • SDS System Supports Global Regulatory Compliance

    Environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services firm 3E Company has announced the immediate availability of MSDgen 6.53, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system. The new release includes enhancements aimed at streamlining global hazard communication initiatives, including expanded regulatory information for the Vietnamese and ...


    By 3E Company

  • The Perfect Lab Partner For Compliance

    In July 2011, the NELAC (National Environmental Accreditation Conference) standards were revised as the new The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard 2009, based on ISO 17025 guidance. Implementation of this updated TNI standard by the respective accrediting bodies will become a reality in the next year, though many have already implemented the new standard. For water system operators and testing labs, ...

  • On the road again, cleaner and in compliance!

    Pretreatment removal rates have been greater than 90 percent Problem A huge trucking company needed advanced wastewater treatment for its trucking line that hauls a variety of food products. Following each shipment, the trucks must be totally cleaned out before picking up another load. The food hauled varies from shipment to shipment. Many of the food products contain a high amount of ...

  • Quarry Dewatering Compliance

    Louis W. Bray Construction installed a Greyline Area-Velocity Flow Meter in 2009 to meet Ministry of Environment regulations. Their permit stipulated effluent limits plus monitoring, sampling and flow measurement of wastewater discharged from the site to the South Raisin river. The Ontario Water Resources Act requires flow monitoring for any quarry dewatering ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Planning Compliance – Why Bother?

    In this week’s edition of The Planner newsletter, there is an article entitled Enforcement officers are ‘unsung heroes’ – quoting a speech given at the recent National Association for Planning Enforcement (NAPE) conference. ...

  • Auditing methodology on legal compliance of enterprise information systems

    In spite of the scepticism, that information technology (IT) compliance is useless enforcement, which does not contribute to an economic balance of the organisations, IT compliance is a mandatory responsibility of the organisations for their survival enforced by legalised rules. To review and update enterprise information systems to be in compliance with various laws is not an easy work because ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agile Compliance Management Systems for Environmental, Health and Safety

    Compliance is not an optional activity. The regulated community is well aware of the serious consequences of NOT complying. Unfortunately, achieving and/or assuring compliance can be a tremendous challenge. Manual compliance management processes can place a huge time and money burden on major corporations and govenrment agencies. Business and reulatory pressures, as well as the sheer volume ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Regulatory compliance case study

    Service performed: Developed a Task Notification System (TNS) for 11 facilities in the U.S. Summary: As a proud partner of a leading manufacturing of glass, our experts have provided ongoing environmental support services since 2004, with particular focus on environmental compliance and ongoing management of recurring environmental tasks. In order to ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Quarry dewatering compliance

    Louis W. Bray Construction installed a Greyline Area-Velocity Flow Meter in 2009 to meet Ministry of Environment regulations. Their permit stipulated effluent limits plus monitoring, sampling and flow measurement of wastewater discharged from the site to the South Raisin river. The Ontario Water Resources Act requires flow monitoring for any quarry dewatering greater than 50,000 liters per day. ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Prepare For Worldwide Compliance

    In today's global business environment, regulatory differences between countries can be a serious cause of extra work, delays and costs. In recognition of this, the United Nations has put forward a model called the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to help business cut through these problems. This revolutionary system will eventually become the standard for classification and hazard ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Planning for Compliance Reporting

    Companies are already responding to challenging demands for environment, health & safety (EHS) data. These challenges continue to grow both in respect of the amount of data generated and reported and the requirements for data integrity. The growing demands arise both from new legislation and increased interest from a broad range of stakeholders. The need for better EHS information also applies ...


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