Articles about quality, environmental and safety compliance issues.

  Last week was a typical week for me. On Saturday, I rode the bus downtown to pick up some books from the library. On Sunday, I cooled down at a splash pad with my family. On Monday, I set out my garbage and recycling for curbside pickup. On Tuesday, I went ice skating at […]

Nimonik is announcing a new partnership with CISS, Comprehensive Information Security Switzerland, a start-up company launched in June 2016. The founders Heike Klaus and Andreas von Grebmer both have long-time experience in Information Risk Management and Governance which gives them the expertise to dig into a company’s DNA of Information Risk Management. Their objective is to deliver […]

Once companies have covered off base line regulatory compliance, they must embark on a journey to reach operational excellence. Leading companies utilize their risk management business process to identify their biggest risks and associated critical controls, and then implement various assurance processes such as audits and assessments to assure the efficacy of these controls. In […]

Recently, Ottawa intervened to protect a threatened species of frogs and triggered, albeit unwittingly, a first conflict with Quebec since the new Liberal government took office last fall. The federal government’s intervention also halted an important residential development project on Montreal’s South Shore. The Western Chorus Frog, a small frog approximately 2.5 cm long, is […]

Mobile auditing for environmental, health and safety and quality issues is only growing in popularity. Working with organizations in a variety of industries – from food manufacturing to oil and gas – we have a learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t with mobile auditing. In the presentation below Nimonik’s CEO, Jonathan […]

Did you know that ISO 50001 Standard for energy management requires you to maintain a legal register, similar to ISO 14001? From Wikipedia: Check: An energy management system requires a process for compliance and valuation of energy-related regulations. Internal audit can help to verify that the energy management system is functioning properly and generating the […]

June is National Safety Month and Nimonik’s machine guarding checklists provide a simple way to improve safety in the workplace. Every year, an estimated 800 deaths, and 18,000 permanent injuries occur as a result of unsafe machinery practices. Avoid preventable injuries by using one or more of these checklists to review your machinery now: Machine […]

Nimonik was conceived to provide access and guidance on environmental laws. Though it has evolved since, our core driving purpose remains the same. We still believe that easier access and comprehension of regulatory and industry requirements allow organizations to reduce pollution, worker injuries and quality issues. Most regulations are born of disaster. Environmental spills, worker […]

CESQG. The derived-from rule. The K-list. The rebuttable presumption. Do you speak the language, or are you hastily removing the shrink wrap from your English-RCRA[1]/RCRA-English dictionary? The federal rules for hazardous waste generators in the United States have been in place for thirty-six years now. That’s long enough to develop a dialect and a culture […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (“the TPP”) is a free-trade agreement that proposes to liberalize trade and investment between 12 Pacific Rim countries. The rationale for most free-trade agreements is to allow different countries to exchange goods and services without or at a reduced tax, which, in the lexicon of trade, is known as a tariff.  Although […]