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Here are a few noteworthy global EHS regulatory changes from January 2019. We cover EHS legislation and standards for over 90 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track legislative changes for specific regions, countries or jurisdictions, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and we […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: So before we dive into the nitty-gritty details of this case before the Canadian Supreme Court, can you talk about what we know about working conditions at the Nevsun mine in Eritrea? What were the allegations of human rights abuses? Cory Wanless: The core allegations were of forced labor. Eritrea is a […]


This is a list of select proposed EHS regulatory changes for January 2019 in the United States and Canada. We cover EHS legislation in over 100 countries and 200 jurisdictions. If you would like to track EHS legislation in specific regions, jurisdictions or countries, we are happy to help. Please send us a request for more information here and […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: Federal and provincial legislation in Canada require that companies take steps to prepare for a spill. Post a spill, how well prepared would a company be who is compliant with all these rules, but who has done nothing beyond that. Jonathan Kahn: I don’t think they’d be very well prepared at all. […]


Compliance challenges will only increase. Even though compliance improves efficiency and protects one from heavy penalties, it continues to be wrongly viewed by most companies as a cost of doing business rather than an investment. Companies therefore minimize the purchase of compliance software, data and services and tend to under-staff their compliance teams. However, as […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: Could you start by explaining what the REACH regulation is and why the prospect of Brexit is relevant for this regulation? Simon Tilling: The REACH regulation, which stands for the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals is the European Union’s landmark piece of legislation to govern chemicals on the EU market […]


You can now see your compliance obligations in a new format, called ‘Sheet View’. While before you could see your compliance obligations in a list format, with the new Sheet View you can see information about your compliance obligations like important dates, status, and review notes, all at one place. Additionally you can assess your […]


Excerpts Una Jefferson: Do you think Bill C-69, in its current form significantly changes the level of public participation in resource development and environmental decision making in Canada? Shaun Fluker: No. But it will certainly add opportunities for participation from the public in these decisions and there’s two reasons for that. One Bill C-69 is […]


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