3.3.5 Select the Appropriate Settings for your Compliance Obligations

When creating a Compliance Obligations Register, you have the option to choose from the Industrial Sectors, Jurisdictions, Document Types, and Topics that your account is subscribed to.

Your selection will determine the new documents that are proposed for your Compliance Obligations. As such, it is important to choose them carefully.

You can add any documents within your subscription to any Compliance Obligations list.

Jurisdictions 

Jurisdictions group documents by the legal jurisdiction that has published them and that enforces them. You should only select the jurisdictions that may regulate your activities at the location of the Facility or Facilities that are using the specific Compliance Obligations list.

Industrial Sectors

Industrial Sectors group documents by the areas of industry to which they are applicable. Nimonik determines Industrial Sectors based on the typical business activities that a company would engage in in the given Industrial Sector. Most are fairly straight forward (Agriculture, Mining, etc.), but there are two that you may or may not require in order to meet all of your compliance requirements.

Industrial sectors are exclusive, this means that documents in the Mining industry are only the documents that are specific to the Mining industry. The Mining industry will not include General Industry documents. Therefore, to obtain complete coverage for a Mining site, we recommend selecting General Industry + Mining. There are certain exceptions to this rule:

  • General Industry – Documents that are common to many industries or sectors
    • General Industry includes documents in Building Management and Maintenance
      • Building Management and Maintenance includes the documents in Owned and Leased Office Spaces
  • Other – Documents that are not common to multiple industries or sectors, and are not described in our other specific sectors. (for example, documents for hair salons!)

Document Types

Document Type groups documents by their type. Depending on your subscription, this can include:

  • Internal Documents you have uploaded
  • Standards
  • Notices
  • Orders & Directives
  • Legislation, General (Gov) Permits
  • Guidance documents.

Legislation Statuses

Legislation Statuses group documents by their state of application. Depending on your subscription, this can include Proposed, Published, In Force, and Repealed documents. 

Please note that Proposed or temporary legislation becomes Archived when certain deadlines are met.

Topics

Topics group documents by the subject matter to which they are applicable. Most are fairly straight forward (Air, Waste, etc.), but there are three that you may or may not require in order to meet all of your compliance requirements.

  • Equipment – 2,000 pieces of Industrial Equipment that are explicitly mentioned in documents.
  • Environment Uncategorized – Documents that fall under the Environmental umbrella but may be further categorized at a later date.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Uncategorized – Documents that fall under the Health and Safety umbrella but may be further categorized at a later date.
  • Uncategorized – Documents have not yet been categorized.