Development of ISO14001:2015 EMS

Blackbird was involved in the creation of an ISO14001:2015 EMS for a marine terminal operating in Surrey, BC along the banks of the mighty Fraser River.  The terminal is the largest modern, multi-purpose marine terminal on the West Coast of North America, serving the needs of Container, Breakbulk...

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Integrated EHS Audits – 3 Water / Wastewater Treatment Plants

Blackbird was Lead Health and Safety Auditor on Integrated Site Assurance Team (ISAT) internal audits. The purpose of these engagements was to provide reasonable assurance to the facility operator's Senior Management Team, their Audit Committee, and their Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Com...

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Household Hazardous Waste Program Assessment

For the City of Vancouver (CoV), completed a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Management Program Assessment at the CoV Landfill and the CoV South Transfer Station. HHW were  items legally accepted at the landfill, and included: Antifreeze and empty antifreeze containers Alkaline batteries and cell...

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EHS Compliance Audit of Coal Mining Operation

Blackbird completed the Health and Safety (HS) portion of an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance audit of a  7,378 Ha surface strip coal mine located in Central Alberta.  The mine operated two active pits and supplied sub-bituminous coal to a nearby Generating Station.   Coal was un...

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Aquarium - ISO14001 Environmental Management System and Regulatory Compliance Audits

Blackbird conducted several internal ISO14001 EMS and environmental compliance audits at an aquarium located in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia.    The scope of the work covered operations and functions (activities, products and services) such as operations and maintenance of tanks and ot...

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BC Wind Farm - EHS Compliance Audit

For a large power company, Blackbird staff conducted the health and safety portion of a combined EHS compliance audit of 142-megawatt wind farm located in British Columbia. The site consisted of 79 wind turbines and has a 25-year Electricity Purchase Agreement to supply energy to BC Hydro. Health...

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Electrical Utility Asbestos Management Program Review

Blackbird was the Lead Auditor in an audit of the Asbestos Management Program for a major electrical utility. The audit covered the aspects related to asbestos identification, risk assessments, asbestos sampling, asbestos inventories, documented safe work practices and implementation of company a...

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Environmental Compliance Audit of First Nation Land-Based Aquaculture Facility

Blackbird EHS Consulting Services Inc. (Blackbird) was retained by a First Nation to perform an environmental compliance audit of a Land-Based Atlantic Salmon Re-circulating Aquaculture Facility located on the First Nation Reserve near the mouth of the Nimpkish River on Vancouver Island. The obj...

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Environmental Compliance Audit - Pollution Control Centres

To support the registered ISO14001 EMS for a large Regional District on Vancouver Island, Blackbird completed environmental compliance audits of two waste water treatment facilities and seven pump stations. One treatment facility serviced a population of approximately 26,000 individuals, and the ...

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Quadrennial Environmental Audit - Marine Terminal

Blackbird was retained by the Board of Directors of a large 29 hectare bulk marine terminal located in Vancouver's inner harbour to complete a combined envrionmental compliance and EMS quadrennial audit. The objective of the audit was to determine compliance with relevant federal, provincial and ...

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Environmental Compliance Audits - Aircraft Maintenance Organizations

For an airport authorithy, Blackbird conducted envrionmental compliance audits of several aircraft maintenance organizations (both fixed and rotary wing) who were leasing property at the airport.  The audit focused on petroleum storage tank compliance, hazardous materials and waste management, wa...

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Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Advisor - Underground Coal Mine Exploration

For a coal mining company, served the role as Senior Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Advisor during mine exploration activities in north-east British Columbia.  Was responsible for developing and implementing the site EHS Plan and advising the Mine Manager on daily EHS activities.  Complet...

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Electric Generation Facility - EHS Compliance Audit

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Hazardous Waste Compliance Review for Lower Mainland University

Blackbird assisted a large university in assessing their hazardous waste activities to provincial and local regulations and best management practices. Chemical and biohazards waste generated at instructional laboratories and research labs were included in the scope of work.   Hazardous waste is r...

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Health & Safety Management System COR Audit of Waterfront Stevedoring Organization

Blackbird completed a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) audit for a BC-based waterfront stevedoring organization against the WorkSafe BC Certificate of Recognition (COR) program requirements as administered by the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA).   The products st...

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EHS Management System Development and WHMIS Training – Rental Car Organization

Blackbird developed a formal EHS Management System Core Manual and Emergency Response & Fire Safety Plan for a BC-based national car rental organization operating at the Vancouver International Airport.   The company operated a body shop, mechanics shop, car washes, and conducted fuelling and int...

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Environmental, Health & Safety Audit of Medical Laboratory Testing Facilities

For an EHS compliance and management audit of a large medical laboratory testing organization, Blackbird participated as the primary Health and Safety Auditor.   Audit criteria was developed from federal, provincial, regional and municipal regulations and by-laws, as well as industry best managem...

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Hazardous Waste Treatment and Storage Facility – Environmental Compliance Audit

In 2012, Blackbird completed an environmental compliance audit of a hazardous waste treatment and storage facility in Surrey, BC.The facility solidifies oily wastes and sludges in addition to on-site wastewater treatment.This facility also provides a transfer point where leachable toxic wastes, w...

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Ship Building and Repair – Limited-Scope ISO14001 EMS Audit

In 2011, Blackbird completed a limited-scope ISO14001 EMS audit for the operations manager of a large shipbuilding and repair facility on Vancouver Island.   The sections of ISO14001 and the facility’s EMS Manual that were audited included: ISO 14001—Section 4.1 General Requirements ISO 14001...

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Coffee Roasting Company – Health & Safety Audit and Program Development

As part of the training requirements to become a Lead FIOSA-MIOSA - Safety Alliance of BC External COR Auditor, Blackbird is assisting a coffee roasting company develop and implement a safety management system that conforms to the FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance of BC COR program.Blackbird first comp...

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Research and Analytical Laboratory EHS Compliance Audit

Blackbird was retained by a research and analytical laboratory to conduct their annual 2011 EHS compliance audit. The laboratory provides testing, consulting and research services to the electric and natural gas industries, their customers and suppliers. They operate electrical and natural gas eq...

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International Airport – Hazardous Materials and Storage Tank Review

Blackbird was retained by an international airport to perform a hazardous materials and storage tank review of 8 tenants, including 7 car rental companies and a fuel storage and transfer operator.The scope of the review for the car rental companies included their Quick Turn Around (QTA) areas and...

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International Airport – Environmental Review of De-Icing Operations

Blackbird was retained by an international airport to perform an environmental review of de-icing operations.   The objective of the review was to determine if de-icing operations conducted by Airport Operations, the main service contractor and the glycol treatment operator were in accordance wit...

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