ORC Country Profiles™ Library

ORC Country ProfilesTo ensure business success, modern high-performing global companies must know and understand their obligations under the laws and regulations in the countries in which hey do business. Finding accurate, up-to-date, and accessible (accurately translated) information, however, can be extremely difficult, time-consuming, and expensive.

To help companies address the need to understand the environmental and occupational health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations of countries outside the U.S., ORC has developed its ORC Country Profiles™ Library.  ORC Country Profiles™ answer multinational companies’ needs for a means of identifying EHS legislation, and resulting regulatory and enforcement policies in individual countries and in the provinces of larger countries such as China, Australia, and Canada.

Each of ORC’s latest Country Profiles™ contains a detailed self-assessment checklist that can assist in auditing compliance with regulatory requirements. 

ORC Country Profiles™ currently cover more than 50 countries and provinces. They can be purchased individually (one-time download; unlimited on-line viewing for one year) or as an annual subscription to the entire library.

How Can I Purchase One or More of the Documents in the ORC Country Profiles™ Library?

Access Instructions for ORC Members and Current Subscribers

What Countries are in the ORC Country Profiles™ Library?

The following countries/regions/provinces are now available: 

The following countries/regions/provinces are now available:
  • Argentina
  • Australia - Queensland
  • Australia - Western
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Canada - British Columbia
  • Chile
    • China (PRC)
    • China - Beijing
    • China - Chengdu - Sichuan Province
    • China - Qingdao - Shandong Province
    • China - Shanghai
    • China - Taiwan (ROC)
    • China - Tianjin
    • China - Wuxi - Jiangsu Province
    • China - Zhuhai - Guangdong Province
  • Colombia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

What Types of Information Are Covered in the ORC Country Profiles™?

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Introduction and Limitations

2. General Overview
2.1 Summary
2.2 Approach to Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Issues

3. Legislative and Legal Process
3.1 Promulgation of Laws/ Regulations
3.2 International Agreements
3.3 Liabilities and Penalties

4. Regulatory Agencies
4.1 Environmental
4.2 Occupational Health & Safety

5. Key Laws and Regulations
5.1 Environmental
5.1.1 Key Legislation
5.2 Occupational Health & Safety
5.2.1 Key Legislation
6. Other Local Resources

ENVIRONMENTAL

7. General Environmental Requirements
8. Air Quality/ Emissions
9. Wastewater Discharges
10. Water Resources
11. Hazardous Waste Management
12. Solid (Non-Hazardous) Waste Management
13. Radioactive Materials Handling & Disposal
14. Hazardous/Dangerous Substances Compliance Programs
14.1 Asbestos
14.2 Ozone-Depleting Substances
14.3 PCBs
14.4 Batteries
14.5 Recycled Plastics
14.6 RoHS/ WEEE
14.7 REACH
15. Environmental Noise
16. Tank Storage Management
16.1 Above-ground Tank Management
16.2 Underground Tank Management
17. Remediation
18. Property Transactions/ Due Diligence
19. External Emergency Planning

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

20. General Occupational Health and Safety Requirements
21. Health & Safety Representatives and Committees
22. Worker Right-to-Know/ Hazard Communication
23. Employee Medical & Well-Being Requirements
23.1 Facility & Personnel Medical Requirements
23.2 Employee Well-Being
23.3 Wellness Programs
23.4 Work-Life Requirements
23.5 Female/ Young Workers
24. Work Environment & Controls
25. Machinery, Equipment & Controls
26. Electrical Safety
27. Chemical & Substance Management
27.1 Compressed Gas
27.2 Flammable Liquid Storage
27.3 Other Chemical Management
28. Industrial Hygiene & Exposure Limits
28.1 Chemical Hazards
28.2 Biological Hazards
28.3 Physical Hazards
29. Personal Protection Equipment
29.1 Areas & Types of Protection
29.1.1 Eyes & Ears
29.1.2 Hands
29.1.3 Respiratory
29.1.4 Body and Feet
29.2 Equipment Selection, Standards, Training & Maintenance
30. Internal Emergency Response Requirements
30.1 Fire Safety & Protection
30.2 Life Safety
30.3 Emergency and Evacuation Plans
31. Ergonomics & Work Organization

Environmental Profile Questions

• General Environmental Requirements
• Air Quality/ Emissions
• Wastewater Discharges
• Water Resources
• Hazardous Waste Management
• Solid (Non-Hazardous) Waste Management
• Radioactive Materials Handling and Disposal
• Hazardous/ Dangerous Substance Compliance Programs
• Environmental Noise
• Tank Storage Management
• Remediation
• Property Transactions/ Due Diligence
• External Emergency Planning

Health & Safety Profile Questions

• General Occupational Health and Safety Requirements
• Health and Safety Representatives and Committees
• Worker Right-to-Know/ Hazard Communication
• Employee Medical and Well-Being Requirements
• Work Environments & Controls
• Machinery, Equipment & Controls
• Electrical Safety
• Chemical & Substance Management
• Industrial Hygiene and Exposure Limits
• Personal Protection Equipment
• Internal Emergency Response Requirements
• Ergonomics and Work Organization

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