Blue Heron - Solutions For Environmental Management

By: Blue Heron Solutions For Environmental Management In  09-12-2011
Keywords: Management Systems, Regulatory Requirements, Blue Heron

Engineering & Consulting Services

Compliance & Conformance Auditing

Regulatory Compliance Audits : Blue Heron will conduct Regulatory Compliance Audits of your facility to assess your level of compliance with the appropriate legislative requirements.We can assist your EHS Staff develop a site specific legal registry, or audit your registry to ensure that all applicable regulatory requirements have been incorporated.We will audit your compliance to the legal requirements, conduct a gap analysis to see where you may be vulnerable to regulatory agency inspections, and even help develop cost effective and efficient action plans to return to compliance.ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Conformance Audits :Blue Heron is more than capable of determining whether your facility is prepared for ISO 14001 Registration or we can assist with internal audits.Blue Heron has the experience and training to conduct ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 conformance audits of your facility.One tool we can use is a gap analysis to determine in what areas you need to keep working towards confirmance; and we can assist in the development of action plans to get you where you need to be.We will train your own "in-house" internal auditors, so that you have a self-sufficient team.We will assist in the development of audit programs for in-house administration, or alternatively, we are able to manage your audit program for you!

Environmental Permitting Strategies

Regulatory Permitting Assistance :Blue Heron will conduct a review of regulatory permitting requirements for your new, expanding or closing operation to provide permitting expertise integral to project planning initiatives. We will work in close collaboration with your company representatives and the appropriate regulatory agencies to facilitate the timely issuance of all permits, thereby avoiding costly scheduling delays.We can assist or work on behalf of your organization for the acquisition of :Ministry of the Environment Permits
  • Waste Water Treatment - Certificates of Approval
  • Air Emissions - Certificates of Approval
  • Permits to Take Water
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Registration
  • Landfill Site - Certificates of Approval
We can also provide support to your organization when developing strategies for complying with :Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Section VII - Mining Act requirements
  • Development of Mine Closure Plans for Advanced Exploration Projects, Existing Mines or Proposed Mine Development
  • Management of sub-consultants for completion of technical studies and certifications
  • Closure cost estimating for pre-feasibility and feasibility planning
Ministry of Natural Resources approvals
  • Location Approvals and Work Permits under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act

E,H & S Management Systems

Management Systems Tailored to YOUR facility :Blue Heron can assist you in developing a cost effective, integrated Health, Safety and Environmental Management System, or alternatively, specific individual Management Systems that are a priority for your site's Management Team, taking into account available resources within your facility.We work in close co-operation with your site team during the development of your management system by assisting you with:
  • Setting your EHS Policy
  • Determining your site specific Environmental, Health and Safety Risks
  • Risk Ranking your Potential Impacts to E H & S
AND we facilitate the Implementation of your system by assisting with:
  • The development of procedures for controlling your EHS Risks and training of your staff on these procedures
  • Setting Objectives and Targets to meet your Continual Improvement Commitments
  • The Development and Management your Environmental, Health and Safety Management Programs, to meet your Objectives and Targets
  • The development and implementation of an efficient and cost effective Document and Records Control system to meet the needs of your site
  • Conducting your facility's regular Mangement Reviews, to ensure your systems' ongoing effectiveness, suitability and adequacy.
Ask us about our EMS maintenance agreements.
We offer a variety of packages to suit YOUR needs.

Managing Compliance

Environmental Protection Programs,
Designed to meet your facility regulatory requirements and corporate environmental or sustainability policies:Our firm has extensive experience in the development, implementation and management of Environmental Protection Programs. We can assist your EHS staff in the development and management of programs to ensure your site goes beyond compliance, and meets Best Management Practices for:
  • Tailings Facilities
  • Waste Water Treatment Systems
  • Water Management (Potable and Process)
  • Air Emissions Control
  • Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management Programs
  • Non-Hazardous Waste Management and Landfill Site Operation
  • WHMIS and MSDS Management
  • Radiation Protection Programs

We can develop comprehensive Environmental Protection Compliance Programs for your site, train your staff to be fully competent for the execution of all environmental responsibilities and assist with the management of your monitoring and reporting programs. Our services include:
  • Development and implementation of facility-wide strategies and programs for Compliance monitoring and reporting
  • Provide high quality and competent data collection, including surface and groundwater sampling and field analysis and soil sampling
  • Data analysis, review and trending
  • Regulatory and in-house environmental reporting

Project Management

Let US manage your projects, saving you valuable time and money : Blue Heron provides Project Mangement Services for all phases of Environmental Projects - from feasibility planning to decommissioning and demolition.We have real-life experience in the implementation of all projects from small, low cost projects, to multi-million dollar reclamation related projects. Let us assist your site EHS and project planning personnel by providing services for:
  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility planning
  • Project scoping and tender documentation
  • Selection and management of environmental and engineering sub-consultants as well as contractors
  • Budget preparation and financial performance tracking and reporting
  • Commissioning of environmental installations and equipment
  • Development of comprehensive operating procedures and training of operating personnel

We have experienced, qualified and competent staff capable of providing on site supervisory services to:
  • Ensure that projects are completed on-time, on-budget while maintaining a high level of Quality Work
  • Maintain a high standard of Health & Safety at all project sites in accordance with your most recent policies, procedures and safe work practices
  • Ensure a high level of Communication as projects are initiated, implemented and completed at your facility

Training Programs

Training programs designed and DELIVERED to meet your specific needs : We can deliver the training personally, or provide ready-to-use packages for your own training staff to deliver, which include power-point presentations, quizzes or tests for determining individual competency and understanding of your EHS Management system. We also provide ready-to-use Computer Based Training (CBT) for your environmental training needs.Blue Heron can provide your entire organization, from the senior management team and support staff to the front line workers, with the general environmental awareness training they need to understand their responsibilities with respect to Environmental Protection.We can provide "train the trainer" sessions, so that your facility is self sufficient and able to deliver ongoing training with new staff.EHS Management Systems : Blue Heron can develop and/or deliver training for :
  • Managers
  • Staff
  • Front-line workers
  • Contractors

For all elements of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and site specific requirements of your EHS Management System.Blue Heron will develop and deliver due diligence training on applicable laws and regulations specific to your facility under various jurisdictions (Federal, Provincial and Municipal). Training can be tailored to Management, frontline supervision or front-line workers, or "Train the Trainer".

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