Pollutants to air are listed on the NPRI

NPRI Deadline Approaching

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is our nation’s legislated, publicly‐accessible inventory of pollutants released (to air, water and land), disposed of and sent for recycling by industrial and other facilities across the country. The NPRI was established in 1992 by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Since then Ontario has introduced two pieces of legislation that extend the obligations of this …

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Legislative Updates – January 2018

Occupational Health & Safety Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act R.S.A 2000, c. O-2. Clause 1(d), sections 6 and 7, and subsection 40.1(2) have been repealed. Subsections 40.1(1) and (3) have been amended. Subsection 40.1(3.1) has been added December 15, 2017 Occupational Health and Safety Act S.A 2017, c. O-2.1. New Act. Sections 38, 39, 93, 94, 96 and 97 …

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December Legislative Updates

Key: Title of Legislation Changes Made Effective Date   Occupational Health & Safety Federal   No changes Alberta   No changes British Columbia Public Health Act The definition of “nurse practitioner” in section 1 has been repealed November 2, 2017   Gas Safety Regulation Paragraphs 30(1)(b) and (f) have been replaced November 1, 2017   Workers Compensation Act The definition …

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EHS Audit Multi-site Chemical Manufacturer

EKG was contracted by a leading chemical manufacturer to conduct a multi-site/multi-provincial EHS audits. The purpose of the audit was to provide an objective review of the operations, concerning regulatory compliance against federal, provincial, and municipal regulations. Additionally, assess the implementation of corporate governance initiatives. These audits consisted of a multi-disciplined auditing team with extensive EHS experience and qualifications in …

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Indoor Air Quality – Air Balance / Air Flow Project

The Canadian division of a global manufacturer of industrial/commercial packaged boiler systems was struggling with poor indoor air quality and elevated levels of welding emissions throughout its production areas. Given seasonal changes in the plant, environment being closed in the winter months or open during the summer, each condition had similar and dissimilar issues. EKG Inc. reported its findings and …

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COR Program Development

A fortune 500 company and global leader in the industrial automation equipment and field services contracted EKG to create a HS management system for their Canadian division. The program was developed to ensure the company met the Alberta COR program. In addition to meeting COR, the program needed to adhere to the corporate global EHS guidelines, all province and territorial …

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Mould Assessment

EKG was contracted by a restoration firm and insurance company to perform an investigation of the building envelope of an 85 person aided retirement home, as the result of a water intrusion event. The examination utilized nondestructive testing of the structure using thermal imaging, and cameras to investigate wall cavities and voids. Bulk sampling of materials exhibiting mould growth, and …

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