We all desire to live and work in an environment where the air is composed of only what nature intended. This is not always the case.

Environmental Requirements

There are many discharges of contaminants into the natural environment, through emissions to land, air, and water. The Provincial and Federal governments are responsible for regulating the discharge of pollutants, and have legislated limits for many contaminants. You are required by law to obtain a permit to discharge any contaminant that may produce any adverse affect to the natural environment.

Health and Safety Requirements

The Occupational Health and Safety Act prescribes acceptable levels of worker exposure in regards to substances within the workplace. Worker exposure to harmful substances may produce adverse health effects, loss of productivity, work refusals, and Ministry of Labour Orders.

There are many potential sources of harmful substances within the workplace environment, and Oakhill’s qualified staff have years of experience successfully assisting industries in “Bridging the Gap to Compliance” with regulatory obligations. Oakhill offers peace of mind and provides due diligence for all of its clients. We have worked with a large array of clients spanning numerous sectors, who continually seek further guidance and assistance from Oakhill.

Expertise and Experience

  • Applications for Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA – Air/Noise) – Assist clients with obtaining permits to discharge relevant contaminants into the natural environment.
  • Registrations for the Environmental Activity Sector Registry – Assist clients with registering their facilities on the Ontario government’s Environmental Activity Sector Registry, an alternate approvals system to the ECA for qualifying business or manufacturing operations.
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling – Estimate the concentration of contaminants at specific points (i.e.: property boundary, neighbouring structure, roadway, etc.) resulting from varied emission sources. 
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment – Fully evaluate the air quality with respect to exposure levels of contaminants within a workplace.
  • National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) – Environment Canada’s yearly inventory of specific discharges to the natural environment.
  • Stack Testing (VOC) – Conduct sampling procedures for Volatile Organic Compounds discharged from stacks.

It is through the above services that Oakhill is able to satisfy the client’s legal requirements for the relevant governing body, utilizing regulations, including:

  • O. Reg. 833/93 – Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents (Occupational Health and Safety Act).
  • O. Reg. 1/17 – Registrations Under Part II.2 of the Act – Activities Requiring Assessment of Air Emissions.
  • O. Reg. 419/05 – Air Pollution – Local Air Quality (Section 9 of the Ontario Environmental Protection Act.
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Section 71.

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