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STP and STC announce the release of its newly developed EHS audit protocol for Japan

Latest EHS Regulations Updates Assist Companies to Achieve EHS Compliance

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, September 20, 2021 / -- STP ComplianceEHS (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) announce the release of its 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 release is April 2021.

Leading companies around the world use EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost-effective manner. EHS audit protocols are prepared by STC in partnership with STP and continue to focus on those 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 teaming partners, STC has in-depth knowledge and technical expertise of local/regional EHS requirements.

STP and STC maintain leading-edge EHS audit protocols for more than 50 jurisdictions. The protocol documents are written in English and are available in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and Excel formats, as well as through STP's web-based portal or can be integrated into an existing company platform. Using the protocols' custom templates and advanced functionality features, auditors can easily track audit findings and manage data over time to improve compliance, risk management and safety performance. In addition, STP's formatting is compatible with leading risk management and sustainability platform providers.

Highlights of selected legislation covered in 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] stipulates measures for promoting the recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment, thereby ensuring proper disposal of waste and effective use of resources.

Order for Enforcement of the Law on the Promotion of Recycling of Small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment [Cabinet Order No. 45 of March 6, 2013] lists types of small waste electrical and electronic equipment regulated in the Order. A written contract is required for the collection, transportation, and recycling of small waste electrical and electronic equipment.

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

Guidelines Concerning the Promotion of the Labelling or Notification of the Hazards or Toxicity of Chemical Substances [Health and Welfare Provincial Order No. 9 of March 29, 2012] establish provisions concerning labelling and notifications concerning hazards or toxicity of hazardous chemical substances, etc. They are referenced in the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health.

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About STP ComplianceEHS
STP ComplianceEHS (STP) produces technical resource guides covering environmental, health & safety, transportation, business practices, standards, and law, offering comprehensive guidance 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 education, electronic databases, investment information, and specialty websites.

About Specialty Technical Consultants
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) is a specialized management consulting firm that enhances environmental health and safety (EHS) performance. Through its consulting services, STC partners with clients to strengthen management systems' design and implementation and identifies needs and implements solutions to meet business objectives. Services provided include EHS compliance support, risk assessment, EHS auditing, corporate responsibility and sustainability, EHS management systems development and implementation, EHS regulatory information tools, 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 a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.

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