Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) Announces the First in A New Series of Complimentary eBooks on International High Hazard Operations

High Hazard Operations Volume 1

A valuable guide to what EU member states – and their citizens – need to know about the prevention, countermeasures, and emergency protocols involved in a major hazardous materials incident.

Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Megan White of Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) present the first in a series of complimentary eBooks on High Hazard Operations. This first volume, SEVESO III: The Regulatory Framework for Major Industrial Accidents in the EU, focuses on Directive 2012/18/EU of the EU and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on the Control of Major Accident Hazards Involving Dangerous Substances (Seveso III), and provides a comprehensive review of the EU's requirements for preventing major industrial accidents involving dangerous substances.

The eBook provides detailed information on:

  •     How SEVESO works today.
  •     Complementary initiatives in the EU.
  •     Management of high hazard operations around the world.
  •     Extensive sources of further information.

The eBook also includes legislation resources for the EU, the UK and worldwide. Download now.

Steve Britten, President, Specialty Technical Publishers notes:
"Whatever the political implications might be of trade pacts (and their dissolution), major hazardous material incidents pose a universal health – and economic – threat, and the European Union produced an excellent set of guidelines with the production of its SEVESO III Regulatory Framework. Now available through STP as a free eBook in a multi-part series, this is a valuable guide to what EU member states – and their citizens – need to know about the prevention, countermeasures, and emergency protocols involved in a major hazardous materials incident. This is a valuable tool for both the professional and the concerned citizen. Future eBooks will look at other jurisdictions and delve into the field of risk analysis and hazard assessment requirements for a wide variety of facilities."

The second part of the eBook series will follow shortly and will focus on process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals. Specifically on how 29 CFR 1910.119 in the United States aligns with requirements around the world.

About Specialty Technical Publishers
Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) produces technical resource guides covering environmental, health & safety, transportation, accounting, business practices, standards and law, offering comprehensive guidance on key compliance and regulatory issues. STP is a division of Glacier Media Inc., a Canadian information communications company that provides primary and essential information in print, electronic and online media. Glacier’s Business and Professional Information Group publishes directories, technical manuals, research and development materials, medical education, electronic databases, investment information and specialty websites.

About Megan White
Meghan white, a Program Director with Specialty Technical Consultants (STC), has over 10 years of experience in environmental consulting and regulatory compliance. Ms. White manages STC’s international regulatory services, including contributions to the international Audit Protocols produced by Specialty Technical Publishers (STP).

Ms. White is directly responsible for tracking and analyzing environmental, health and safety regulatory developments in several countries and regions, including Canada, the UK, Australia, and the European Union. She advises clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, mining, manufacturing, petroleum and utility industries on regulatory requirements and policy implications. Ms. White has also assisted clients with implementing software for EHS management systems in order to track performance of environmental and sustainability programs and to ensure compliance with EHS legislation and policy.

About Specialty Technical Consultants
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) is a specialized management consulting firm working to enhance environmental health and safety (EHS) performance. Through its consulting services, STC partners with clients to strengthen management systems' design and implementation, and identifies needs and implements solutions to meet business objectives. Services provided include: EHS compliance support; risk assessment; EHS auditing; corporate responsibility and sustainability; EHS management systems development and implementation; EHS regulatory information tools; and EHS training.

STC is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Supplier Clearinghouse for the California Public Utilities Commission, and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.

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