EHS Audit Protocol – Saudi Arabia

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In Saudi Arabia, Sharia is the primary source of law. Although Sharia law has not been codified in Saudi Arabia it is applied in courts and therefore considered the law of the land. The fact that it is not codified causes great variation in its interpretation and application. Royal decrees are the other main source of law and they cover areas including labor, commercial, and the environment. Additionally, other regulations include royal orders, council of ministers’ resolutions, ministerial resolutions, and ministerial circulars.

This EHS audit protocol is organized around sixteen topics, with a separate section devoted to each, as follows:

• General Environmental
• Air Emissions
• Solid and Hazardous Waste
• Water Resources
• Above and Below Ground Tank Management
• Community Noise
• PCBs
• Asbestos
• General Health and Safety
• Equipment, Machine and Electrical Safety
• Material Handling and General In-Plant Safety • Fire Safety
• Transport of Dangerous Goods
• Industrial Hygiene
• Chemical Management
• Construction Work Site Safety

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