Jonathan Brun

Jonathan Brun

CEO and founder

jbrun@nimonik.com

nimonik.com

Bio

Jonathan Brun is CEO and founder of Nimonik, a global company that helps organizations achieve compliance throughout their operations. Jonathan has worked with companies and governments around the world to help them identify their regulatory and internal requirements, issue actions to come into compliance and conduct audits to ensure continuous compliance. 

Jonathan received a Bachelor’s in Metals and Materials Engineering from McGill University in 2006. He is a regulatory compliance specialist with over 14 years of experience in EHS and quality compliance and over 20 years of experience in software development and project management. Jonathan also has extensive international experience in Europe, Canada, and China.

Nimonik Blog Posts

  • Calgary Oil & Gas Regulatory and Standards Compliance Day 2023

    Join us on January 18th, 2022 in Downtown Calgary, AB for a day of discussion, learning and exchange on compliance issues in the Oil & Gas sector. This one day event is open to all in-house compliance, environmental, safety, legal and other industry professionals who work in compliance. Please note, the event is not open … Read more


  • Philadelphia refinery explosion video summary

    Oil & Gas refineries are so unbelievably complex. I recently visited the largest Oil & Gas Refinery in Canada and was amazed at the shear quantity of parts, pieces, people, processes and regulatory obligations. Most refineries operate safely and in compliance thanks to dedicated teams of professionals and software and engineering solutions such as Nimonik. … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – October 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Press Release : Nimonik Inc. expands presence in Western Canada with acquisition of MediaLogic Inc.

    October 24th, 2022 For Immediate Release Nimonik Inc. expands presence in Western Canada with acquisition of MediaLogic Inc. Montreal, QC–October 24, 2022 – Nimonik Inc., a standards and regulatory compliance software solutions company, announced today it has acquired Calgary-based MediaLogic Inc. The acquisition of this exceptional team of compliance specialists will accelerate Nimonik’s growth plans in … Read more


  • Product update: Changes to Data Classification on Nimonik

    Changes to clause and document classification to help customers find relevant information In October 2022, Nimonik is implementing a change to our classification schema for documents and clauses. We originally had classification for Clauses only (not documents) that had Applicability, Fines & Penalties, Obligations, Dates, Exceptions and Definitions. This was never fully implemented across all … Read more


  • Mergers and Acquisitions in the EHS Regulatory compliance space – 2022

    Back in 2018 I wrote about changes in the EHS space and how it might affect EHS Managers and Directors. Back then, I concluded the article with, “I am notoriously bad at predictions – be they political, economic or other. I do not know where the EHS Market is headed, but it is clearly ripe … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – September 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – September 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in September 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here, and we will … Read more


  • Compliance in 2022 : To thine own self be true

    With growing compliance burden, companies are rushing to embrace ESG – but overcommitment is a significant risk. Companies must hold themselves accountable for their own commitments. A failure to meet your own obligations opens the door to enforcement actions by regulators. Introduction Regulators are extending their reach beyond regulations into the realm of corporate statements. … Read more


  • Creating exceptions to regulations is a recipe for disaster

    Creating exceptions to regulations is a recipe for disaster. If you can bypass a regulation with a special permit, what is the point of regulation? In the province of Quebec, home to 8 million people, it recently came to light that a refinery has been emitting arsenic above recommended levels for years. Their permit to … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – August 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – August 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in August 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here, and we will … Read more


  • Track changes for most popular standards bodies/standards development organizations

    What are standards bodies/standards development organizations? Definition and examples What is a standards body or organization? A standards body or organization is an organization that develops, maintains, or applies technical standards in its industry. Even though most standards from these organizations are voluntary (not mandated by law), standards bodies are important in ensuring standardization of … Read more


  • Compliance is culture

    Compliance is fundamentally a systems problem that sits on top of a culture problem. In this 1986 interview with Richard Feynman, the famed Nobel physicist explains what led to Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. To explain the dysfunction at NASA, he uses the powerful analogy of a child who runs into the street and is reprimanded … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – July 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in July 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here, and we will … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – July 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – June 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in June 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here, and we will … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – June 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • EHS Regulatory Change Update Speed Improvement

    Nimonik is very happy to announce that our update speeds for over 400 jurisdictions around the world are now faster than ever. The new speeds for receiving regulatory change action items is outlined below. To learn more, have a look at our support page or contact us at info@nimonik.com Legislation is defined as documents enacted … Read more


  • Department of Justice outlines three key pillars of a robust compliance program

    The U.S. Department of Justice Deputy AG Lisa Monaco recently delivered a speech on compliance enforcement where she linked compliance with national security. Though the speech focused on sanctions, bribery and other criminal activity overseas, I think we can draw some general conclusions on the benefits of a robust compliance program. First, the U.S. authorities … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – May 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada, the United States, and the European Union. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – May 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes in May 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here, and we will … Read more


  • Top EHS regulatory changes for Canada and the United States – April 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy EHS regulatory changes for Canada and the United States in April 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes from Canada and the United States – April 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada and the United States. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • Product Update: Custom Fields Directory

      Nimonik is excited to announce the introduction of the custom fields directory! The custom fields directory will centralize all of the custom fields in your account, allowing them to be included in management reports and multi-CO exports. It will also give account admins the power to create and manage all custom fields, reducing duplication … Read more


  • Aluminum Stewardship Institute ASI Performance Standard Legal Compliance

    In 2017, the Aluminum Stewardship Institute introduced a series of standards for the industry. Among the standards for chain of custody and other issues, they published the principle standard: ASI Performance Standard. This standard outlines a number of requirements for companies operating in the industry. When it comes to legal compliance, certified companies are expected … Read more


  • Top EHS regulatory changes for Canada and the United States – March 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy EHS regulatory changes for Canada and the United States in March 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes from Canada and the United States – March 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada and the United States. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • Nimonik 2022 Product Development Plan

    Nimonik’s focus in 2022 remains to simplify and streamline the application. The goal is to help our customers find relevant documents and obligations as quickly as possible and ensure they have comprehensive coverage of all their compliance obligations. To do that we are fixing a number of issues related to multilingual content, we will improve … Read more


  • Satisfy ISO 14001 and ISO 450001 Section 4.2 – 4.4, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 7.3, and 9.1

    As the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, ISO (The International Organization for Standardization) aims to promote global material exchanges and mutual assistance, and to expand cooperation in knowledge, science, technology and economy. It covers widely from manufactured products and technology to environment, health and safety. There are many benefits to getting your organization … Read more


  • Introducing Document Extracts

    Nimonik strives to help organizations quickly understand their obligations in regulations, acts, codes, standards and internal documents. We do this by adding valuable meta-data such as environmental, safety, HR, privacy or other topics to documents. We also associate documents to specific industries and pieces of physical equipment. Nimonik is happy to announce a new feature … Read more


  • Build your business case for a centralized comprehensive compliance program

    One company, one compliance approach – that is what Nimonik recommends. Too many companies take a siloed and ad-hoc approach to compliance. With growing compliance issues across privacy, trade, cyber-security, environmental, safety and other areas – this whack-a-mole approach is no longer tenable. This webinar discusses how to build a business case for taking a … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes from Canada and the United States – February 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada and the United States. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • Top EHS regulatory changes for Canada and the United States – February 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy EHS regulatory changes for Canada and the United States in February 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Top EHS regulatory changes for Canada and the United States – January 2022

    Here are a few noteworthy EHS regulatory changes for Canada and the United States in January 2022. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries, or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes from Canada and the United States – January 2022

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada and the United States. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • Top 5 Reasons ESG Compliance Programs are Important to Shareholder Value

    Ways ESG Compliance Programs Create Value ESG compliance programs are becoming an integral component of a holistic approach to compliance, transparency, and accountability. Are you ready? A recent report by the consulting firm McKinsey analyzes the results of their 2019 Global Survey on Sustainability. The report outlines increasingly positive perceptions around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes from Canada and the United States – December 2021

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada and the United States. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • ESG and Compliance: Where do we go from here?

    Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues are growing in importance for nearly all businesses. ESG is a hot topic these days, but how does compliance to regulations, standards and EHS requirements fit into the ESG puzzle? Agenda This webinar will discussed how growing ESG requirements will impact the need for better compliance programs, data gathering … Read more


  • Product Update: Scheduler to be Removed and Replaced with Internal Actions

    Please note, the migration is now complete. We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks, we will be removing the scheduler module from Nimonik, and allowing audits and internal obligation actions to be handled exclusively through internal actions.  All of your scheduler data will be converted to internal actions by Nimonik staff as … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – May 2021

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from May 2021. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • Lessons learned from merging two environmental management systems

    Moe Moreau from Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations shared some lessons learned from merging two environmental management systems together. Introduction Management systems are complex. They can quickly become burdensome and are all too often discarded to the dusty bookshelves of a back-office. Management systems work in a hierarchical structure of policies, processes, standard operating procedures … Read more


  • Canadian Mining Industry Compliance Challenges

    Mining and mining related activities are a major contributor to the Canadian economy. According to Natural Resources Canada, domestic mineral production was worth C$ 48.1 Billion in 2019 alone. Furthermore, the industry employs over 400,000 people and purchase services from other key industries, such as rail and shipping. Currently, mining in Canada is subject to … Read more


  • Results and Feedback from the Internal Obligations 40 Day Challenge – 2021

    Nimonik just completed its first Internal Obligation’s 40 Day Challenge! We thought it would be helpful to look back at what was covered and the lessons participants learned from their experience. As a reminder, the purpose of the 40 day challenge was to help organizations better tackle what we believe is the next frontier for … Read more


  • Foreign Cruelty Free Cosmetics now Allowed in China

    Chinese regulations are constantly changing, if you import into China it is more important than ever to have a comprehensive and rigorous regulatory tracking program in place. The Chinese government just opened the market for foreign cosmetics that are not tested on animals. Previously, all foreign cosmetics had to be tested on animals prior to … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – February 2021

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada and the United States. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • CLCO

    Legislation Update Notifications Nimonik offers two levels of regulatory information: 1.Law Level (Compliance Obligation) the documents you are tracking, which appear at the level of law, regulation and other documents. If a Compliance Obligation item changes, a Action is issued on your Actions page near the time of the in-force date, and the legislation is … Read more


  • Proposed EHS regulatory changes – December 2020

    This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes in Canada and the United States. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – December 2020

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from December 2020. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • ESG Reporting Should include Compliance Tracking

    Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) is a hot topic this year as more and more financial institutions require ESG reports from publicly traded companies. Most recently, president-elect Biden has selected a number of climate experts for his transition team. John Kerry has been appointed to lead Climate Change for Biden and Larry Fink, a big … Read more


  • Resilience: An Outcome of Comprehensive Compliance

    In our previous blog post (Obstacles to Comprehensive Compliance) we explored a strategy of improved comprehensiveness to achieve better compliance and more specifically better coverage. While improved coverage is an important outcome it is not the only one or the most critical. Comprehensive compliance must also contribute to an organization’s resiliency — the ability to … Read more


  • Obstacles to Comprehensive Compliance

    Last week we introduced the concept and importance of comprehensive compliance. This strategy of determining all of your obligations can be an effective measure against compliance risk by ensuring that companies are adequately covered and protected against potential issues. Companies that take a comprehensive approach to compliance tend to be more resilient. The benefits of … Read more


  • Challenge 2021: Internal Obligations Management Best Practices

      Challenge Resources Download the weekly Challenge Worksheet Fill out the weekly Friday Retrospective Form Standup Session 1 Slides Standup Session 2 Video Standup Session 2 Slides Standup Session 3 Video Standup Session 3 Slides Standup Session 4 Video Standup Session 4 Slides Standup Session 5 Video Standup Session 5 Slides   Webinar   Challenge … Read more


  • Hygienically Clean Laundry Checklists and Audit Templates – How clean is your laundry?

    New standards in the textile industry are more important than ever. Every year, industry moves forward and more compliance obligations need to be met. Regulations and standards start with high risk industries such as chemicals, mining, and oil and gas, but inevitably continue until all industries are forced to improve. One of my favourite parts … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – October 2020

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from October 2020. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • Failure to manage Internal Obligations leads to mine shutdown and lawsuit

    Having worked at a northern Ontario gold mine, I know firsthand the importance of managing your risk and environmental compliance. As a metallurgical student I worked at a open pit and underground mine where I was responsible for sampling the tailing pond and adjusting chemical balances and ensuring we remained within our permit limits. Thinking … Read more


  • Top global EHS regulatory changes – September 2020

    Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from September 2020. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • Rack Safety with Changing Inventory Loads in your Warehouse

    Safety Moment A Nimonik customer, Concept Storage Solutions, helps businesses keep their racking and shelving safe and secure. They recently had a retail customer that received a tremendous amount of inventory into their warehouse from their retail stores because the stores were closed due to COVID. The warehouse staff placed this excess inventory on the … Read more


  • Webinar – ISO 19600 Section 4.5 – Identification of Obligations and Evaluation of Compliance Risk

    Organizations are required to systematically identify their compliance obligations along with the implications they have on their operations, products and services. Understanding the nature of these obligations and what is needed to meet them is essential to establishing an effective compliance program and contending with compliance risk. ISO 19600 Section 4.5 – Know your Obligations … Read more


  • Risk in Focus Report highlights challenge of regulatory compliance for Internal Auditors

    On the one hand, COVID has made us all realize the importance of systems, compliance and tracking of actions items. On the other hand, COVID has also put tremendous time pressure on our teams and forced us to get things done quickly and effectively. In the short term most organizations can manage and adapt with … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • Biological Threat Webinar – Dealing with COVID in the workplace

    Date: June 10th, 10 AM EDT This webinar discusses the implications of COVID-19, challenges in operating with the virus circulating in community and workplaces, how to assess risks, identify targeted risk controls to support businesses with their re-start, return to work or business continuity. Self Assessment Biological Threat Questionnaire COVID-19 Biological Risk Assessment Webinar from … Read more


  • 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 in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • Knowledge Transfers Remain a Challenge – steps to reduce institutional loss 

    Programs fall apart when you switch between project teams and operations teams. This post discusses some key steps to minimize risk of lost information. Introduction Transitions between teams and projects is one of the greatest challenges for any organization. This is as true in risk and compliance management as it is in other domains. During … Read more


  • 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 non-compliance that led to many innocent deaths in Ontario aged persons homes. This is a symptom of a broken system … Read more


  • Preparing for Post COVID-19 – Risk, Compliance and More

    As the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions begin all around the world, companies are staring to return to a new normal for their business. This is an opportunity for risk & compliance to be at the table to bring a risk-based approach to business resumption. In this webinar we consider the 3 R’s of a post … Read more


  • 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 COVID-19. To learn more and implement a compliance program, contact us at info@nimonik.com Federal Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 to contact info@nimonik.com to get more information on COVID legislation that may affect your operations and set up a monitoring … Read more


  • 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 onsite and conduct audits, inspections and speak with operational staff. Despite this, businesses must continue to maintain their production, ensure … Read more


  • 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 Regulations The various sources of regulatory obligations Consolidated vs. non-consolidated legislation When industry standards become obligatory The importance of agencies … Read more


  • Red-Line of Regulations, Full-Text Search and Export of Regulatory Updates (New Feature on NimonikApp)

    Nimonik is thrilled to announce three new features to help you dig into laws, regulations, standards and other documents. With NimonikApp you can now: Search through the full text of regulations and other documents in the NimonikApp Library Compare previous versions of documents with red-line comparison Export a bulk list of all regulatory changes in … Read more


  • 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. Here are some resources we really found useful: On NimonikApp COVID Business Continuity Office Environment Checklist (from Irish Government) COVID … Read more


  • Bulk Process Regulations, Laws, Standards and other Compliance Information (New NimonikApp Feature)

    A key part of your compliance is processing large amounts of regulatory data. Everyday, governments publish new and changed documents – staying on top of all of this information can be a big challenge. With Nimonik you can now bulk process regulatory data! Watch a 4 minute video that demonstrates how quickly you can process regulatory … Read more


  • 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 around the world and with redundant systems and a robust Emergency Preparedness Plan. As always, the safety and health of … Read more


  • 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 in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 world to change their approach to compliance management. This two hour workshop will help you build your Compliance Program for … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here … Read more


  • 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 in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and … Read more


  • 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 in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and … Read more


  • 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 otherwise required by the regulations or by an order by an inspector, a health and safety representative shall inspect the … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 world to change their approach to compliance management. ISO recently introduced a unified compliance management system, 19600. This standard has … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 easy to keep up-to-date with regulatory changes. But for most jurisdictions, it’s hard to keep up with the pace of … Read more


  • 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 the cost of compliance into a continuous improvement exercise for your organization. Believe it or not, a well-run compliance program … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 and simplified understanding of how/why Brexit will impact UK law, and as a consequence, will impact companies and people doing … Read more


  • Continuous compliance – Embed compliance throughout your operations

    Compliance can be broken down into three key questions: – What are your requirements? – What actions are you taking to meet your requirements? – How do you verify the actions are effective? These seemingly straightforward questions are surprisingly challenging to implement. Ultimately, your compliance program is only as good as your operational discipline which … Read more


  • 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 and up to par. To achieve compliance in your supply chain, there are no shortcuts. Relying on third-party audits can … Read more


  • 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 in the 1980s and 1990s by Union Pacific. These spills were mostly settled in 2000 and Union Pacific paid a … Read more


  • 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 ‘general user’ access to templates Account administrators can now restrict general user’s access to audit templates so that they can … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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. Webinar recording Slides The not so hidden costs of non-compliance from Nimonik About Nimonik Nimonik exists to help organizations comply … Read more


  • 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 regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we … Read more


  • 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 behavior that would not otherwise occur. Why Regulation Types Matter Understanding the nature of EHS regulations is the key to … Read more