STP and STC announce the publication of their new EHS audit protocol for Japan

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, September 20, 2021 / – STP ComplianceEHS (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) announce the release of their recently updated EHS protocol for Japan. This audit protocol, which covers relevant national EHS requirements, was previously updated in April 2019. The regulatory date for the current version is April 2021.

Leading companies around the world use EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and to quickly collect, share, archive and export audit results in a cost effective manner. EHS audit protocols are prepared by STC in partnership with STP and continue to focus on national (plus, in some cases, regional or provincial) EHS requirements that have site specific applications for manufacturing operations. As a leading EHS management consulting firm with a global network of experienced EHS team partners, STC has in-depth knowledge and technical expertise of local / regional EHS requirements.

STP and STC maintain state-of-the-art EHS audit protocols for over 50 jurisdictions. Protocol documents are written in English and are available in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and Excel formats, as well as through the STP web portal or can be integrated into an existing business platform. Using custom templates and advanced protocol features, auditors can easily track audit results and manage data over time to improve compliance, risk management and security performance. Additionally, STP’s formatting is compatible with leading providers of risk management and sustainability platforms.

Highlights of some of the legislations covered by the newly developed protocol include:

Law on the Promotion of Recycling of Small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment [Law of No. 57 of August 10, 2012] provides for measures to promote the recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment, thereby ensuring proper waste disposal and efficient use of resources.

Execution decree of the law on the promotion of recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment [Cabinet Order No. 45 of March 6, 2013] lists the types of small waste electrical and electronic equipment regulated in the order. A written contract is required for the collection, transport and recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Ministerial Ordinance on Technical Standards for Fire Extinguishers [Ministry of Home Affairs Ordinance No. 27 of June 28, 1958] provides technical specifications for fire extinguishers.

Guidelines for the promotion of labeling or notification of the hazards or toxicity of chemicals [Health and Welfare Provincial Order No. 9 of March 29, 2012] establish provisions for labeling and notifications concerning the dangers or toxicity of hazardous chemicals, etc. They are referenced in the ordinance on safety and health at work.

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About STPEHS Compliance
STP ComplianceEHS (STP) produces technical resource guides covering the environment, health and safety, transportation, business practices, standards and the law, offering comprehensive advice on key compliance and regulatory issues. STP is a division of Glacier Media Inc., a Canadian information communications company that provides primary and essential information in print, electronic and online media. Glacier’s Business and Professional Information Group publishes directories, technical manuals, research and development materials, medical training, electronic databases, investment information and specialized websites.

About specialized technical consultants
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) is a specialized management consulting firm that improves environmental health and safety (EHS) performance. Through its consulting services, STC partners with its clients to strengthen the design and implementation of management systems and identify needs and implement solutions to achieve business goals. Services provided include EHS compliance support, risk assessment, EHS audit, corporate responsibility and sustainability, development and implementation of EHS management systems, regulatory information tools EHS and EHS training.

STC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Supplier Clearinghouse for the California Public Utilities Commission, and as an Underprivileged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Underprivileged Business Program (DBE).

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