COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, EMS & AUDITING
The development of cost effective programs to comply with EHS regulations is a core service provided by Caltha LLP. Caltha also provides expert professional & technical support in developing environmental management systems and safety management systems and in ISO 14001 or OHSAS 18001 registration. Caltha also supports our clients’ liability management programs by providing both systems and compliance auditing services.
Compliance Management Programs
Developing compliance management programs that are easy to implement, document & track is an important service Caltha provides to our clients. This includes integrating compliance management with other risk management, quality improvement and cost control initiatives that our clients may already have. Caltha will train your staff to successfully implement the compliance management programs in the future.
Caltha can also provide “as needed” technical support in preparing annual compliance reports such as air emission inventory reports, permit compliance certifications, toxic release inventory (TRI) reports, hazardous material storage reports required under EPCRA, and other.
Environmental Management System, EMS & ISO 14001
OSHA Hazard Communication, HazCom Compliance, & MSDS Preparation
The OSHA Hazard Communication requirements are generally considered one of the most difficult requirements to comply with. Material labeling and maintenance of the Material Safety Data Sheet control system are challenging for many facilities. OSHA also has stringent training requirement to assure that employees are aware of hazards in the work place. Caltha will prepare your written HazCom program, prepare training materials and write or update your MSDS.
Caltha also provides specialized technical support to manufacturers, importers and distributors of chemicals as they are required to update the format of their hazard labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets (now refered to a Safety Data Sheets, or SDS) to meet new OSHA standards that align with the Globally Harmonized System(GHS) for the classification & labelling of hazardous materials.
EPCRA Compliance, Toxic Release Inventory & Hazardous Material Reports
The storage and use of hazardous materials at a site is regulated under the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-to-know Act, or EPCRA. Many States have EPCRA-equivalent State programs. Caltha provides expert EPCRA support in evaluating EPCRA reporting requirements, preparation of EPCRA Tier II reports, and tracking and preparation of EPCRA 313 Toxic Release Inventory, or TRI, reports. Caltha is a TSCA expert and provides technical support in complying with TSCA requirements, including Chemical Data Reporting, CDR, (formerly known as Inventory Update Reporting, IUR) required of many facilities that manufacture or import chemicals.
Many EPCRA reports are submitted on-line through the US EPA CDX system. Caltha is registered in CDX and can prepare reports on your behalf. The facility simply reviews the final report and submits it. This makes getting expert technical support very cost effective for facilities regardless of location.
EHS Compliance Auditing & EMS Internal System Audits
Caltha LLP provides Certified Professional
Environmental Auditors (CPEA) certified through
the Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA).
Caltha staff have special expertise in regulatory requirements and stay current with developing or proposed regulations. This background is required to conduct facility compliance audits, and to provide auditing under corporate third party auditing programs, and preserving audit privilege and audit immunity rights under State and EPA rules. Caltha also understands environmental management systems and the different approach that is required to conduct Environmental Management System Audits.
Caltha offers a range of options for the scope and level of effort to conduct compliance audits or EMS audits. We will discuss this options with you to determine which is best suited for your facility.
Product Registration, Product Stewardship, ROHS & REACH Compliance
TSCA Compliance, Chemical Data Reporting Rule, SNUR
SPCC Rule, 40 CFR 112 Compliance
EXAMPLE PROJECT SUMMARIES
Caltha posts write-ups on selected projects on our web site. You can view an archive of past project summaries for this service area by clicking on one of the general project categories listed below:
> Hazardous and Other Waste Management