compliance assessment Articles

  • Assessing the applicability of satellite imagery for environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance assessment

    Earth observational satellites have contributed to a better understanding of environmental processes and the nature of human-induced environmental change. With the launch of the first Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite, Terra (formerly AM-1) and Landsat 7, two powerful tools exist that can be applied in the continuing study of human–environmental interactions. However, as with any tool, there ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • REACH Exposed: Stressing environmental compliance

    In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste.  Toxicity requirements have been driven by global product ...


    By The GoodBye Chain Group

  • REACH exposed: stressing environmental compliance

    Originally published in SMT May, 2008 In June 2007, I contributed an article to SMT that focused on the emergence of environmentally conscious technologies (ECTs), to address the ever present requirements for greener products and the greening of manufacturing supply chains. The key factors identified when evaluating the use of ECT’s were toxicity, energy, and waste. Toxicity ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • Hydrogeological risk assessment review

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment (HRA) review. Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, leachate levels and maintenance of hydraulic containment, regulatory compliance. Summary: ESI undertook the hydrogeological risk assessment review this ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Process audit: from compliance to self-management

    In the past decade we have seen phenomenal improvements in the New Product and Service Introduction processes (NPSI). Applications of tools and methods, and use of process and quality management approaches have enabled companies to reduce continuously their cycle time, introduce products faster, cheaper, with higher quality, and better satisfy market needs. Among the enabling technologies, audits ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Restaurant Inspection Frequency and Food Safety Compliance

    Although food premises are regularly inspected, little information is available on the effect of inspections on compliance records, particularly with respect to the impact of the frequency of inspection on compliance. The following presents the outcome of a study designed to assess the impact of increased inspection frequency on compliance measures in Hamilton, Ontario, in the absence of any ...

  • Critical Evaluation of Waterbody Assessment Processes

    The states’ ability to confidently determine compliance of ambient conditions with water quality standards is limited by the availability of data and selection of appropriate assessment methodologies, resulting in greater likelihood of misinterpretation of the status of our nation’s waters. The objective of this research was to critically evaluate the methodologies states employ when assessing ...

  • Environmental compliance enforcement from the government accountability office

    This article presents the testimony before the Committee on the Environment and Public Works in the U.S. Senate about the EPA's effort to improve and make more consistent it's compliance and enforcement activities. Why GAO Did This Study The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces the nation’s environmental laws and regulations through its Office of Enforcement and ...

  • Environmental assessments and audits at aviation facilities

    Environmentalists are all about “green”, but there is another type of green that is associated with being environmentally compliant – money. There are primarily two types of environmental assessments that are performed at aviation facilities that can affect a company’s bottom line: Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and General Facility Audits. The ESAs are also referred to as due ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Compliance on the Cutting Edge - Keep Your Company From Becoming an Expensive Lesson in Non-Compliance

    When your company is operating on the cutting edge of technology or seeking to establish a foothold in a new market created by modern technology, the mundane requirements of staying compliant to existing legislation can seem to be archaic and ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Ergonomics assessment in the Philippines – Case Study

    Challenge A global information technology company required Health and Safety services for various office locations around the world. Antea Group was asked to provide a safety audit for an office in Quezon City, Philippines in order to ensure compliance with local regulations. This location in particular had been identified as potentially having ergonomic issues. Previously, the client had ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Risk assessment for a landfill PPC application

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Co-disposal landfill site for non-hazardous and hazardous waste,  Worcestershire. Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment, landfill monitoring support, Environmental permit application support , Issues: Potential risk to groundwater,  Environmental Permit ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Environmental Assessments – An Important Component of CSR Programs

    Companies and industries strongly engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have taken significant steps in their sourcing policies to reduce unethical and inhuman working conditions by controlling their subcontractors along the supply chain. Until now, the primary focus has been on working conditions, but CSR also encompasses environmental concerns as part of a global sustainability ...


    By SGS

  • Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

    5 Signs that you are ready for COI risk assessment Conflict of interest (COI) disclosure operates on a trust system. New hire orientation training and occasional refresher training sessions bring up the issue and request the submission of disclosure forms with no real sense of how many of the ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Turbulent fluctuations and their use in estimating compliance with standards and in model evaluation

    Turbulent fluctuations are important in dispersion problems where short timescale peak values can be critical. These situations include: a) releases of toxic, flammable or odourous substances where high short time scale impacts may be dangerous or cause a nuisance; b) estimating concentrations for regulatory purposes for comparison with limits based on a short timescale, such as the UK 15-minute ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Freshwater quality — SOER 2010 thematic assessment

    Water is critical for life and is integral to virtually all economic activities, including food and industrial production. Not only is clean water a prerequisite for human health and well-being, it provides for aquatic habitats that support healthy freshwater ecosystems. A range of pollutants including nutrients, biocides, pathogenic micro-organisms, industrial and household chemicals, metals and ...

  • Case study - The need for child impact assessments

    Introduction Forced child labor in the Uzbek agriculture sector, primarily in the harvesting and weeding of cotton, Uzbekistan’s most important cash crop, costs the nation’s children tens of millions of hours of school time annually and exposes the children to serious health and safety risks. The systemic, government orchestrated forced child labor in Uzbekistan has been widely ...

  • Case study - Chemical risk assessments for a large client

    Challenge: The client had tried unsuccessfully to train risk assessors how to do chemical assessments. The main issue was the fact the each assessment was taking a long time to complete on paper and tracking of actions was proving impossible. The results from the risk assessment were not in a form that allowed easy interpretation of the level of risk present. Another more fundamental ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • Conducting The Phase I Assessment - Records Review

     This is the second in a series of five articles relating to conducting Phase I Environmental Site assessments. Each article attempts to give the reader a thorough understanding of a specific aspect of the Phase I process and Clayton’s commitment to meeting or exceeding the requirements of ASTM Standard E 1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site ...


  • Environmental Assessment of Municipal Waste Management Scenarios: Part II Detailed Life Cycle Assessments

    The European Commission’s Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste outlines why life cycle thinking is essential in the move towards more sustainable consumption and production. The importance of life cycle thinking is further highlighted in the Commission’s complimentary Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, in its Integrated Product Policy, as well as in the proposed ...


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