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International Audit Protocols - Japan

Item Id: IPJPNO
 
The Japan Audit Protocol for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) is organized around eighteen topics, with a separate module devoted to each. Record-keeping is included within each module. 

The Japan audit protocol has been prepared to reflect the principal EH&S legislation that applies to facilities located in Japan.

The protocol includes the Introduction outlining how that country regulates Environmental, Health and Safety issues and discusses EHS management and liability for corporations. It also includes a Regulatory Summary of the legislative components covered in the protocol.  Each of the topic modules begin with a summary description of the various regulations pertaining to that topic.

Applicability Tables, Pre-Audit Preparation requirements and Checklists, as a series of audit questions with Guide Notes for the auditor to verify compliance, form the body of the protocol and reference the legislation summary. Important clarifying information is also included in the accompanying tables or appendices within each topic module.

Two unique features, firstly the Audit Quick Check (AQC), allows for recording of audit findings and five different sort options to facilitate reporting from the MS Word® version and secondly, Xcelerator®, STP’s recently released Excel®-based tool, allows auditors to rapidly collect, share, archive and export audit findings in one document, assign compliance scores for each audit question, and generate “at-a-glance” corrective action reports.

In addition this country-specific protocol is available through risk management systems.

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Topics

The specific topics covered are as follows:

Section 1.0 Introduction
Section 2.0 General Environmental
Section 3.0 Air Emissions
Section 4.0 Solid and Hazardous Waste
Section 5.0 Water Resources
Section 6.0 Above and Below Ground Tank Management
Section 7.0 Community Noise
Section 8.0 PCBs
Section 9.0 Asbestos
Section 10.0 General Health and Safety
Section 11.0 Equipment, Machine and Electrical Safety
Section 12.0 Material Handling and General In-Plant Safety
Section 13.0 Fire Safety
Section 14.0 Transport of Dangerous Goods
Section 15.0 Industrial Hygiene
Section 16.0 Chemical Management
Section 17.0 Construction Work Site Safety
Section 18.0 EH&S Training Section

Regulatory Bodies

  • Ministry of the Environment
  • Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry

Major EH&S Legislation

  • Labor Standards Law
  • Industrial Safety and Health Law
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Law
  • Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Law
  • Industrial Injury Prevention Law
  • Air Pollution Control Law

The extensive listing of the Japanese legislation, including the specific and comprehensive itemization of individual amendments of each, are listed in Appendix 1of the Introduction to this audit protocol.

Other Formats

International Audit Protocols - Japan is also available as a CD.

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