compliance system Articles

  • Mining Emissions Effectively Monitored with Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    Mining operations include blasting, excavating, scraping, and sifting large amounts of dirt. These activities create dust and other emissions that are transported by air currents to surrounding areas. It is easy to say that dangerous particulate matter (PM) generated by mining should be monitored and kept to a minimum; however, it is very challenging to measure the levels of contaminants in the ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Markit

  • EH&S compliance leading the pack, or sitting back?

    The rule of thumb is to either comply with the myriad laws, rules, and permit conditions, or face the consequences negative public image, hefty fines, or even jail time. The introduction of the Title V federal air permit rules and the Sarbanes–Oxley Act launched U.S. business into a new era of compliance. Today, companies must have capable systems to monitor processes and emissions on a ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Performance management systems target EH&S

    Businesses need better knowledge of their financial, operations and risk performance vis-àvis corporate strategies and plans. Fragmented information systems force many to make decisions using less-than-optimal data. Businesses find it tough to locate, use, share, and trust the information they need. This is why Performance Management, which leverages Business Intelligence, is named the most ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Cost Justification of EH&S Information Systems

    Background While there has been significant progress in developing accounting methods that integrate environmental considerations into the decision making process, conventional accounting practices generally lean toward the near side of complexity. Many organizations do not include the cost of activities such as EH&S monitoring as cost to production, but rather tend to bury these costs into ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • How Many Particles? How Much Sample Volume?

    Introduction How many particles are needed to demonstrate statistical confidence for cleanroom control and how much sample volume is required to see them? There is increasing confusion over the requirements for compliance with EC GMP Annex 1 limits on 5.0 μm particles, especially when compared with the ISO 14644-1 calculations recommended for establishing conditions for such ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • Chemical Process Corp - Case Study

    Chemical Process Corp licensed VisionMonitor’s Compliance Intelligence suite of products to use as a web-based environmental Compliance Manager and reporting system for it’s hydrogen, air separation, and chemical production facilities. Through real-time integration of its facilities’ environmental data collection systems, VisionMonitor's Compliance Intelligence system automated Chemical Process ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • Continuous Monitoring System Performance Through Electronic Systems

    Hazardous waste combustion facilities are already familiar with most of the recordkeeping requirements included in 40 CFR 63, Subpart EEE due to previous compliance with the Boiler and Industrial Furnace (BIF) rule. The NESHAP, however, requires semi-annual continuous monitoring system (CMS) performance reporting that was not previously required under BIF. These provisions specify numerous items ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Developing and Implementing a Successful Environmental Compliance Management System for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) Refineries in Washington State

    As the number of environmental regulations and operating requirements included within operating permits for refineries continue to grow, many environmental managers have opted to implement environmental data management systems. This case study will demonstrate how a group of five refineries through the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) in Washington State have chosen to work together to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • Northern Illinois University finds broken interlock and avoids US$70,000 motor replacement

    More than a decade ago, environmental compliance managers at Northern Illinois University (NIU) wanted to make enhancements to the school's refrigerant compliance reporting program. The group's reporting system was sufficient to avoid fines, but officials understood that they needed to improve the program's performance. University officials had previously acquired Compliance Suite™ Refrigerant ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 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 Verisk 3E

  • Leveraging Chemical Data to Manage Risk

    Even if chemicals aren’t central to your business, their hazards are likely pervasive across your supply chain. In fact, chemicals are one of the primary drivers of environmental, health and safety risk in virtually every organization. Both EPA and OSHA provide regulatory guidance based on the types and quantities of chemicals present at your facility. The Department of Transportation and ...

  • Sarbanes-oxley compliance in the EH&S arena

    For the past two years, the information technology (IT) community has been abuzz with talk of the Sarbanes- Oxley Act. Indeed, strategic advisory firm AMR Research reported last year that companies would spend an estimated $2.5 billion in 2003 to comply with the Act, and that 85% of companies surveyed would require changes in their current IT systems. With the November 2004 compliance deadline ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Addressing enterprise risk in a global economy

    Business today is global, on-demand, 24/7. Companies must be agile and quick to respond to changing markets and opportunities. They must be able to identify, assess and prioritize upside and downside risks across the enterprise. Quality, environment, health & safety (QEHS) areas represent potentially severe risks. Companies need an integrated software solutions to manage internal and external ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Reducing OSHAS 18001 Registration Time with Comprehensive

    Along with pursing standards such as ISO9001 and ISO 14001 certification, more and more companies are also pursuing OHSAS 18001 registration in order to enjoy the many benefits that come with such registration or certification. These benefits include: · Potential reduction in the number of injuries · Potential reduction in downtime and related costs · Potential production efficiency increase ...


    By Quantum Compliance

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