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Top global EHS regulatory changes – August 2020

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from August 2020. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – July 2020

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from July 2020. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Proposed EHS regulatory changes – June 2020

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation …

Proposed EHS regulatory changes – May 2020

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation …

Canada, we have a compliance problem

Times of crisis show the true nature of a system. COVID is laying bare our culture of non-compliance and recklessness. Introduction A report released today by the Canadian Armed Forces outlines a culture of wreckless …

Canada COVID Guidelines – Provincial and Federal

This list will evolve and change over time, but here are some of the most important documents to follow to respect government requirements and keep your staff and customers safe from biological threats such as …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – April 2020

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from April 2020. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

COVID 19 Regulations and Legislation (so far)

Governments around the world are reacting and legislating to try and contain COVID-19. As of April 22nd, 2020 Nimonik has tracked over 90 pieces of legislation in 20 jurisdictions. This will certainly grow, be sure …

Auditing in times of Social Distancing

When you cannot be onsite, how do you audit? With a few simple tools you can empower local staff to do high quality audits. Introduction The COVID crisis is severely limiting our ability to go …

How to Identify your EHS Applicable Regulatory Documents

This webinar discusses the path and the challenges to identifying your regulatory requirements in documents published by government, agencies and standards bodies. Watch this webinar to learn: Why regulations and compliance matters 4 Types of …

COVID Checklists and Resources

Nimonik hopes you are safe wherever you are. In this time of crisis, Nimonik is here to help you get through the crisis and ensure your operations are compliant with laws, regulations and best practices. …

Nimonik COVID 19 Update

Nimonik is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and would like to update you on Nimonik’s preparedness. Foremost, Nimonik would like to assure you that we continue to operate with a team that is distributed …

Proposed EHS regulatory changes – February 2020

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – February 2020

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from February 2020. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Comprehensive Compliance Workshop

Most organizations have a silo-ed approach to compliance with environmental, safety, quality, community engagement and other departments managing their compliance issues separately. Increasing fines, penalties and criminal proceedings for non-compliance are driving organizations around the …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – January 2020

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from January 2020. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Proposed EHS regulatory changes – January 2020

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation …

Proposed EHS regulatory changes – December 2019

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation …

Proposed EHS regulatory changes – November 2019

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation …

Safety monthly inspections required by law

Did you know that many jurisdictions regulate that your safety representatives or safety staff need to conduct monthly inspections of the workplace? The Ontario Health and Safety Act, RSO 1990, states, “8 (6) Inspections Unless …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – December 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from December 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

ISO 19600 – Compliance Management System

Most organizations have a siloed approach to compliance with environmental, safety, quality, community engagement and other departments managing their compliance issues separately. Increasing fines, penalties and criminal proceedings for non-compliance are driving organizations around the …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – November 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from November 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Why are some EHS regulatory changes so hard to track

Expanding on “Step 3. Monitor for changes” from https://nimonik.com/2019/01/how-to-ensure-regulatory-compliance/ Authors: Sara Lipson, Regulatory Updates Director, Nimonik Juliette Lees, Regulatory Analyst, Nimonik Coline Madelain, Regulatory Analyst, Nimonik For certain jurisdictions, like Canada and Australia, it’s relatively …

The new trend in EHS compliance

Environmental, health and safety laws are tightening up, making a regulatory compliance program a must-have for all organizations. A principal challenge in implementing a compliance program is perceived costs. It is therefore critical to transform …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – October 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from October 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

EU legislation and UK law after Brexit – EHS perspectives

Author – Coline Madelain | EHS Regulatory Analyst, Nimonik Email – cmadelain@nimonik.com This article aims at providing  Simple understanding of the basic legal mechanisms of EU legislation, and how it impacts UK law Some general …

Compliance in your Supply Chain

Managing compliance in your supply chain is perhaps one of the greatest modern business challenges. With complex multi-tiered and multinational supply chains, it is often a game of whack-a-mole to ensure your suppliers are compliant …

Conflicting Transport and EPA Rules – from the Archives

To move forward, we must remember the past. Environmental and health and safety regulations are largely built on disasters and failures of our predecessors. A friend of mine recently brought up the numerous railway spills …

Product updates – September 2019

Here are three new features we introduced to our auditing app to help you audit ever more efficiently. Please reach out to us at support@nimonik.com if you have any questions regarding the new features. Restrict …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – September 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from September 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

The not so hidden costs of non-compliance

In this webinar, we discuss the critical role of compliance in avoiding EHS incidents by showing how the 10 recent industrial disasters could have been avoided had the organizations concerned had a strong compliance culture. …

Top global EHS regulatory changes – July 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from July 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

The 4 Key Types of EHS Regulations and Standards

Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations- Definition and Purpose EHS regulations and EHS standards exist to ensure organizations in specific industries keep the environment and their workplaces safe. In other words, the purpose of regulations are to incite …

Proposed EHS Regulatory Changes – July 2019

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in the United States and Canada in the past few days. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would …

Product Updates – June 2019

To provide you with the best, we continuously improve our product. This month’s improvements include: the functionality to re-order audit questions links to legislation in the export for New and Changed Documents filter compliance obligations …

Top Global EHS Regulatory Changes – June 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from June 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Comprehensive compliance – Tame the compliance beast

In this session Jonathan Brun discusses a 7-step framework to achieve comprehensive compliance –  from identifying applicable regulations and laws to corrective action and improvements. Webinar recording

Proposed EHS Regulatory Changes – May 2019

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in the United States and Canada in the past few days. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would …

Top Global EHS Regulatory Changes – May 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from May 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Monitoring Water Pollution with Drones

Excerpts Una Jefferson: Would you start by telling a bit about who you are and what you do as a riverkeeper? Brent Walls: Sure. My name is Brent Walls. I am the Upper Potomac river …

How will Drones Change Health and Safety Inspections?

Excerpts Una Jefferson: How are drones being used these days for health and safety inspections in the United States? Adele Abrams: Well, this is definitely a new area that is being explored by the US …

Green Public Procurement and New Technologies

Excerpts Una Jefferson: So would you begin by just telling me a little bit about who you are and what you do? Mark Heilig: Absolutely. I’m the Director of Operations for Globe Performance Solutions which …

EHS Lessons from Nuclear Research

Excerpts Una Jefferson: You told me a story about a job you did at the H.C. Starck factory in Massachusetts back in 1993, which I thought was a good story. Would you start by just …

Making Sense of Industrial Carbon Pricing in Ontario

Excerpts Una Jefferson: So Ontario just released a proposal which put some meat on the bones of the environmental plan that it released at the end of last year. And this included some emissions performance …

Proposed EHS Regulatory Changes – February 2019

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes for February 2019 in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS …

Top Global Regulatory Changes – February 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from February 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Top Global Regulatory Changes – January 2019

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from January 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Proposed EHS Regulatory Changes – January 2019

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes for January 2019 in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS …

Information Control after a Spill

Excerpts Una Jefferson: Federal and provincial legislation in Canada require that companies take steps to prepare for a spill. Post a spill, how well prepared would a company be who is compliant with all these …

3 Risks and Consequences of Regulatory Non Compliance with Examples

What is Non Compliance? Regulatory non-compliance occurs when an organisation fails to comply with the policies, standards, regulations or laws relevant to its operations. Examples of non compliance include: Failure to wear personal protective equipment …

New Sheet View on NimonikApp

You can now see your compliance obligations in a new format, called ‘Sheet View’. While before you could see your compliance obligations in a list format, with the new Sheet View you can see information …

Top Global Regulatory Changes – December 2018

Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from December 2018. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific …

Proposed EHS Regulatory Changes – December 2018

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes for December 2018 in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS …

Bloomberg BNA phases out enterprise licenses

It was recently announced that Bloomberg BNA, a provider of EHS regulatory data and a reseller of STP and ENHESA data is phasing out enterprise licensing and moving to a user based licensing model. Bloomberg …

Section and Topic Filters

Available for users subscribing to the Clause Level Compliance Obligations module only, this feature allows users to isolate section classes and topics of interest. How to use it: Go to the Clause Level view of …

Can the Law be Copyrighted?

Excerpts Una Jefferson: So I know this issue of the accessibility of standards and codes is one that’s very close to your heart. Why does this matter and how is access limited right now? Jonathan …

Proposed EHS Regulatory Changes – November 2018

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes for November 2018 in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS …

Top Global EHS Regulatory Changes – November 2018

Here are some noteworthy and interesting global EHS regulatory changes from November 2018. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for …

Top Global EHS Regulatory Changes – October 2018

Here are some noteworthy and interesting global EHS regulatory changes from October 2018. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for …

Proposed EHS Regulatory Changes – October 2018

This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes for October 2018 in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track …

Legal Compliance Challenges in the Oil & Gas Industry

In this panel discussion, Kate Page of TransCanada and Jessica Tran of Trans Mountain Corporation share insights on how the regulatory compliance program at their organizations has evolved with time, the hurdles they faced, and some …

Taking the Stress Out of Your Quality Management System

In this webinar, Michael Wolfe shares real-life QMS stories and provide you with practical tips to easily tackle the most difficult portions of a Quality Management System. The webinar will provide practical tips to effectively …

ISO 14001 Fundamentals

In this session, Tanya Broadfield explores some of the fundamental elements of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System from environmental aspects and internal audits to compliance beyond regulatory requirements. You will learn practical tips for …

Carbon Supply Squeeze – The Market Stability Reserve

Summary Carbon prices in the European Union had been too low to really change behavior, but a new mechanism announced earlier this year is meant to fix that. It’s called the market stability reserve and …

IATF 16949:2016 Implementation: How are Companies Doing?

Excerpts from the interview For context, can you just introduce the standard quickly? IATF 16949 standard was designed to replace the old TS 16949 standard. IATF aligned it with the ISO 9001 standard. So basically …

ISO 19011: 2018 – Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

Organizations increasingly seek certification for many different types of management system standards, from common ones for quality or environmental management systems, standards for food safety, anti-bribery management, information security, the list goes on and on. …

Strengthening Mine Closure Rules in South Africa

Transcript Una Jefferson: You’re listening to compliance Insights podcast by Nimonik. We discuss all things related to compliance with environmental health and safety and quality rules. I am Una Jefferson. South Africa is in the …

Storing hazardous substances underground in the United States

Back in 2015, the environmental protection agency made changes to their rules intended to prevent leakage of gasoline and other hazardous substances from underground storage tanks. These rules hadn’t been updated since they were made …