Climate Change Solutions

Saiko continues to enhance its capability to meet and exceed customer expectations by turning great ideas into great projects. Our team of Professional Engineers and experts provide solutions to fight climate change and global warming.

We work with various industries to provide recommendations of advanced clean technologies and green products (low-VOC emission products) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and slow global warming. We calculate the total emissions in tons and carbon price.

We are experienced in development, documentation, implementation of Environmental Management System.

We can handle projects from short-run to long-term contracts. We are committed to continuously extend our efforts to ensure customer satisfaction with our services today and in the future. Our policy has never changed since our foundation.

We would be pleased to discuss your needs further and to provide a proposal for your requirements. If you would like to discuss our capabilities and how our services can benefit your organization, please contact us.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Assessing whether or not you are subject to mandatory reporting requirements.

Capturing emissions and assisting with the reporting process.

Providing Clean Technology in different fields for reducing, monitoring and measuring the emissions.

Documenting and implementing Environmental Management System to ensure legal compliance.

Calculating the total emissions in tons and determining carbon price.

We can develop and implement programs, manuals and plans, etc. for the following:

Occupational Health and Safety Program

Our experts will identify potential hazards and risks to workers in workplace by conducting Health and Safety Assessment or Pre-Start Health and Safety Review in accordance with section 7 of the Regulations for Industrial Establishment O. Reg. 851 made under the Occupation Health and Safety Act. For more information regarding Pre-Start Health and Safety Review, please see the Ministry of Labour Guidelines. Based on findings you will be provided with a complete REPORT including recommendations for remedial measures and and steps for setting up a health and safety program.

Disaster Recovery Plan

There is one simple question to ask yourself to determine whether you need a Disaster Recovery Plan: "Can my business continue to function?" Most businesses, especially small businesses , would not. Only a small number of companies today have a formal disaster recovery plan (DRP) in place. Such a plan saves hundreds, even thousands of dollars for the company. Should the company experience a disaster, in a worst-case scenario a DRP may even save the company itself.

It is said that the tornado season in North America begins in April, peaks in June and July, and ends in September. But really the storms can occure at any time, with approximately 50 tornados being reported in Canada each year.

But why do you need a DRP? Why should you have a formal one written up? Failing to plan is planning to fail. Not having a specific outline of what to do in the case of a disaster (Before, During and After) leaves too many issues open to conjecture. With a good DRP in place, your company is much more likely to survive a serious interruption in business. A written formal DRP is much more likely to be followed than one that has never been formalized. This is one of the major reasons why large corporations spend millions of dollars annually on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning. It doesn't take a lot of money, however, to have a good DRP.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

We can prepare an Emergency Plan for your workplace. By assessing your company's emergency risks, we can determine the kinds of emergencies your workplace may encounter and your ability to respond to such emergencies, and develop an effective Emergency Plan.

Environmental Compliance Audit

We conduct Environmental Compliance Audit of facilities. The objective of the audit is to determine the degree of compliance with the mandatory requirements of Federal, Provincial and local environmental legislation as well as other voluntary requirements of the applicable codes and standards. Some fire protection measures are addressed.

The facility must be in compliance with most of the environmental legislative requirements. However, if there are a few areas that may require corrective actions to ensure compliance with all of the identified legislative requirements, we will prepare recommendations to upgrade existing facilities that will improve compliance with Acts and Regulations.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Manual

TDG, or Transportation of Dangerous Goods is the product of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992. The TDG legislation was created to prevent any sort of mishap during the handling, transportation, offering or importing of goods labelled as Dangerous by Canadian government. Due to the nature of the legislation, the standards are governed by Transport Canada.

Under the Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDGA), employees involved in the Shipping, Transporting, or Receiving of Dangerous Goods require TDG training every 3 years. We can develop TDG policies and procedures and provide TDG training for your employees at your workplace. Wallet-sized training certificates are issued at the end of training.

WHMIS Program

WHMIS is a short form for Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. It is a comprehensive plan for providing information on the safe use of hazardous materials used in Canadian workplaces. Information is provided by means of product labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS), or upcoming safety data sheets (SDS) in accordance with Globally Harmonized Standard, and worker education programs. We conduct WHMIS compliance Audit and provide worker education/training programs.

Environmental Emergency Plan (E2)

Under the E2 Regulations, anyone storing or using a listed substance above the specified thresholds, or who has a container with a capacity for that substance in excess of the specified quantity, will have to notify Environment Canada of the place where the substance is held, along with the maximum expected quantity and the size of the largest container for that substance. If both the above criteria are exceeded, the regulatee is required to prepare and implement an environmental emergency plan and notify Environment Canada accordingly.

The E2 Regulations contain a list of substances and if you have those substances on-site in quantities exceeding the threshold quantities then you have to comply with the E2 Regulations. If you have one or more of the substances in quantities exceeding the threshold and those substances are stored in containers/tanks whose capacity exceed the threshold then you have to develop and implement an environmental emergency plan and test it annually.

If you have any of the substances in a concentration greater than the concentration listed for that substance then you need to determine how much of each substance you have and the size of the containers/tanks that they are in (in tonnes). If either of those quantities are equal to or greater than the threshold quantity in the above list then you have to submit some information on your location and substances.

CSA A660, Certification of manufacturers of steel building systems

This Standard was developed by Canadian Standard Association at the request of the industry to assist code enforcement officials and purchasers of steel building systems in determining the suitability and quality of steel buildings. It requires that the manufacturer's production facilities, staff and quality assurance systems be capable of reliably producing acceptable steel buildings. We can help you all the way to achieve your CSA A660 certification.

Toxics Reduction Plan

The Toxics Reduction Act focuses on reducing production of toxic substances in the manufacturing process: it's designed for pollution control, not prevention. Starting Jan. 1, 2010, the Toxic Reduction Act (TRA) requires many Ontario manufacturers to:

Track and quantify the toxic substances they use, create and release
Develop plans, including options to reduce their use of toxic substances
Make summaries of their plans available to the public
Report to the ministry on their progress in reducing toxic substances

Our expert Professional Engineers can create business value with an on-site technical assessment that will identify and prioritize opportunities to reduce the use of toxic substances, reduce business risks and save money. We will determine if the regulation applies to you and, if it does, we track and quantify the toxic substances you use and develop plans.

The advantage of using Saiko is that you gain a partner that focuses on the opportunities from implementing a toxics reduction plan. For example, we can assist in sourcing chemicals that are easier to use, less expensive, don't require expensive disposal, are not as harmful to workers, or the environment.

ChemTRAC Reporting

The ChemTRAC program is an annual environmental reporting program that requires Toronto businesses to report their use and release of 24 targeted chemical compounds if they meet certain reporting criteria. ChemTRAC is similar to Environment Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), except the reporting thresholds are significantly lower, as low as 1.5% of the NPRI thresholds in most cases.

The first step in reporting is to determine if your facility or business in the City of Toronto meets the requirements of the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw. Please note that reporting is done every year. The amounts or types of chemicals your facility releases, manufactures, processes or otherwise uses may change from year to year. Because of this, some years you may not meet the reporting criteria, which means you would not have to report for that year.

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Reporting

The NPRI is a federal reporting requirement administered by Environment Canada under the authority of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999, NPRI) and the Ontario Environmental Protection Act (Reg. 127/01). Facilities are required to report if they emit quantities of more than 350 substances that exceed the appropriate reporting thresholds.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting

In order to determine whether or not your facility is subject to mandatory reporting requirement under Phase One, you should first determine the total GHG emissions emitted from your facility, and assess whether these emissions meet or exceed the reporting threshold of 100 kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. If they do, your facility is subject to the mandatory reporting requirement and must submit a report.

Fire Safety Plan

The Fire Safety Plan is designed to provide employee safety in the event of fire, to provide effective utilization of the fire safety features of the building and to minimize the possibility of fires. This plan discusses what employees are to do in the event of fire, fire safety, supervisory staff and related duties, and other related issues. The Fire Safety Plan will also assist firefighters in the performance of their duties, by providing floor plans, building and employee information, if an emergency ever occurs. In order for this plan to be effective, management must know the Fire Safety Plan and be able to implement it in the event of fire. The fire Code requires the owner to be responsible for carrying out the provisions for fire safety, and defines "owner" as "any person, firm or corporation controlling the property under consideration". Benefits of implementing a Fire Safety Plan:

Reduces the incidence of fire
Promotes fire hazard identification and elimination
Promotes employee safety and awareness
Increases employee morale by allaying safety concerns
Coordinates business and fire department resources during a fire emergency
Reduces the potential impact of a fire on the business and community (injuries, etc)
Enhances Fire Code compliance

Security Plan

The intent of the Security Plan is to provide an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and methods to enhance transportation security.

Certificate of Approval Manual

The application for a Certificate of Approval (C of A), which is specific to air and noise emissions [C of A(Air)], is governed by O. Reg. 419/05 promulgated under the EPA. The basis of the application is to provide an impact assessment that demonstrates that there are no emissions from a source in excess of "that prescribed by regulation." Guidance documentation related to O. Reg. 419 describes the use of emission measurements or estimates that can be used as inputs into air dispersion and noise modelling; the results of the air and noise dispersion modelling provide airborne concentrations at "points of impingement" normally at or beyond the "property boundary" of a "facility," or at sensitive receptors.

Restricted Components Program

The Restricted Components Regulations have been designed to protect restricted components from terrorist and criminal acquisition in a number of important ways without introducing burdensome impacts on legitimate commerce and end users such as farmers. These restricted components include:

AN in solid form at a concentration of 28 to 34% nitrogen;
nitric acid at a concentration of at least 68%;
hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of at least 30%;
potassium nitrate;
sodium nitrate;
potassium chlorate;
sodium chlorate; and
potassium perchlorate.

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