EHS LIASON SERVICES
We can help you with any Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety Insurance Board, City of Ottawa, or other government correspondence issue you may have including MOL orders, violation notices, warning letters, sampling requirements, and inspection/investigation support.
Environmental Compliance Audits
These audits verify your company’s compliance to federal, provincial and municipal environmental legislation. We recommend conducting these audits at least once with Environmental Compliance Verification Follow-up Audits each year after.
HEALTH & SAFETY COMPLIANCE AUDITS
These audits verify your company’s compliance to provincial health and safety legislation.
These audits make sure your company continues to be compliant with ongoing legislation and verifies compliance with any new legislation tabled after your first compliance audit.
WASTE AUDITS & REDUCTION PLANS
These audits ensure your company abides by Ontario Regulation 102/94. They must be completed annually to be compliant.
WASTE DIVERSION IMPLEMENTATION
We will work with your company to find opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle waste which will reduce your operating costs and ensure compliance to Ontario Regulation 103/94.
WATER QUALITY TESTING
We can sample, send for testing and compare your water quality results to several guidelines and criteria.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT CONSULTING
Depending on your company’s services, you may need to abide by the City of Ottawa’s Sewer Use Bylaw. We can help you comply with this bylaw.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM GAP ANALYSIS
These audits verify your company’s conformance to the ISO 14001 standard.
ISO 14001 REGISTRATION CONSULTING
We can help you achieve ISO 14001 third-party registration.
HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM GAP ANALYSIS
These audits verify your company’s conformance to the CSA Z1000 standard or OHSAS 18001 standard.
HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTING
Need help forming a Joint Health and Safety Committee? What about writing a Health and Safety Policy or Workplace Inspection Checklist? We are here to help.
Need help updating your WHMIS program to the Globally Harmonized System? We are here to help. We can also train your employees.
DESIGNATED SUBSTANCES SURVEY
Doing some renovations? You may need to complete a designated substance survey. We can do the survey for you.
We can help you develop training programs and even train your employees in the following subjects – EMS, Environmental 101, WHMIS, Health and Safety Toolbox Talks, and more.
The Pragmatic Environmentalist
I can remember when people started talking about Globally Harmonized System back in 2012. It was an easy infraction in an environmental audit to find a Material Safety Data Sheet out-of-date. This was because all these sheets had to be less than three years old. And you needed a sheet for every hazardous product you Read more about WHMIS 2015[…]
I am an alumni of Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design. Therefore, I receive the Ingenious magazine biannually. There are some great articles in this magazine of alumni and current students doing great things. One article in the last issue really caught my eye because it was based on the tiny house movement. To Read more about The Northern Nomad Tiny House[…]
I’ve updated and audited a few Environmental Management Systems or EMS to the new ISO 14001:2015 standard. Here are my top 5 tips on how to update your EMS. Top 5 ISO 14001:2015 Tips Make sure your EMS aspects include all parts of a life cycle. A third-party auditor is looking for cradle to cradle Read more about Tips on Updating Your EMS to ISO 14001:2015[…]
Not everyone agrees that certification to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard is necessary for good environmental performance. An EMS formalizes a company’s sustainability goals to continuously improve their environmental impact. But there are many benefits to having a formal EMS certified to the ISO 14001 Standard. Here are some of the top Read more about ISO 14001 Certification[…]
I wasn’t sure what to write about this week and so I did a search on the pragmatic environmentalist online. I found a whole bunch of other blogs and pages and thought I would share them with you today: Pragmatic Environmentalism at http://pragmaticenvironmentalism.com Although Brenda is no longer posting to her blog she’s organized many Read more about Other Pragmatic Pages[…]
The Story on Eco-Colonialism On Thursday January 4, 2018 the Financial Post published an article on eco-colonialism. The article states that, “Indigenous Communities say they have had enough of environmental activists invading their lands, misleading them about their agendas and using hard-line tactics against those who don’t agree” (Claudia Cattaneo). The Northern Gateway pipeline is Read more about Eco-Colonialism[…]
Hello! Here’s a little information about me and how I became the Pragmatic Environmentalist. The Environmentalist Start I grew up in Beacon Hill which is a small suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In Grade 12, I took a geography course that focused on environmentalist topics and found my calling. I decided to continue my education in Read more about Hello from the Pragmatic Environmentalist[…]