ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS
Angelie D. Mamon
Objectives
a. Define Hazard and Risk
b. Identify the types/kinds of
environmemtal hazards
c. Discuss Risk Assessment and
R...
Outline
a. Hazard
b. Types of Environmental
Hazards
c. Risk Assessment
d. Risk Management
Hazard
A situation that poses a level of threat to life,
health ,property, and environment. (Nebel &
Wright,1993)
Most haz...
Chemical Hazards
Harmful chemicals in the air water,food ,or soil
‘ Toxic’: causes temporary or permanent harm or
death
‘ ...
Biological Hazards
Pathogens, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc.
Non-transmissible disease: does not spread from
person to...
Physical Hazards
Fire, earthquakes, tsunami,
volcanic eruptions, floods,
typhoons, etc.
Physical Hazards
GEOHAZARDS
• are geological phenomena that pose
danger to people’s lives, properties,
infrastructure and communities. Thes...
GEOHAZARD MAPPING AND
ASSESSMENT
Causes of Hazards
• Natural Hazards
• Man-made Hazards
• Deadly force or retribution
Risk Assessment
Scientific process of
estimating the harm or danger
a particular hazard can have
on human health or
enviro...
Development of Plans
• How to assess
unknown
hazards
• What do you
already know
about these
drums?
Possible Scenarios
• As an
emergency
responder,
unique
exposures are
possible
Risk Management
Making decisions to
reduce the risk of a
potential hazard.
Analyze: Is it worth it?
How much reduction?
Flammable Hazards
• Watch for
Flammable
Hazards
Let’s ponder on this…
References
Sat Dharam Kaur (n.d) Five Environmental
Hazards retrieved July 3,2013 from Kandiri
Yoga website: httpp.//3ho.o...
Thank you!!!
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  1. 1. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS Angelie D. Mamon
  2. 2. Objectives a. Define Hazard and Risk b. Identify the types/kinds of environmemtal hazards c. Discuss Risk Assessment and Risk Management d. Suggest ways to prevent Environmental Hazards in the Philippines
  3. 3. Outline a. Hazard b. Types of Environmental Hazards c. Risk Assessment d. Risk Management
  4. 4. Hazard A situation that poses a level of threat to life, health ,property, and environment. (Nebel & Wright,1993) Most hazards are dormant, armed, active. (Wikipedia 2010) Risk= hazard x vulnerability (– )capacity The likelihood or probability of an adverse outcome or event. (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/e ra.pdf)
  5. 5. Chemical Hazards Harmful chemicals in the air water,food ,or soil ‘ Toxic’: causes temporary or permanent harm or death ‘ Hazardous’: causes harm because it is flammable,explosive, or irritates skin,lungs,causes allergies. Mutagens: causes a mutation in DNA ; increases change for mistakes in the DNA to occur Teratogens: harms,causes birth defects in fetus or embryo Carcinogens- promotes cancer (www.greenet.com)
  6. 6. Biological Hazards Pathogens, bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. Non-transmissible disease: does not spread from person to person .Ex. Ashma, cardiovascular problems, and malnutrition Transmissible disease: also known as “infectious” a disease that can spread from person to person
  7. 7. Physical Hazards Fire, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, floods, typhoons, etc.
  8. 8. Physical Hazards
  9. 9. GEOHAZARDS • are geological phenomena that pose danger to people’s lives, properties, infrastructure and communities. These include landslides, flooding and land subsidence. However, in some cases, geohazards can also be induced by human activities. • Geohazards cannot be totally prevented but their impact on people and the environment may be lessened or mitigated. (www.denr.gov.ph)
  10. 10. GEOHAZARD MAPPING AND ASSESSMENT
  11. 11. Causes of Hazards • Natural Hazards • Man-made Hazards • Deadly force or retribution
  12. 12. Risk Assessment Scientific process of estimating the harm or danger a particular hazard can have on human health or environment Identify it! Probability? Consequence?
  13. 13. Development of Plans • How to assess unknown hazards • What do you already know about these drums?
  14. 14. Possible Scenarios • As an emergency responder, unique exposures are possible
  15. 15. Risk Management Making decisions to reduce the risk of a potential hazard. Analyze: Is it worth it? How much reduction?
  16. 16. Flammable Hazards • Watch for Flammable Hazards
  17. 17. Let’s ponder on this…
  18. 18. References Sat Dharam Kaur (n.d) Five Environmental Hazards retrieved July 3,2013 from Kandiri Yoga website: httpp.//3ho.org. Propai Jaimun (2012,Jan.18) Global Warming Cartoon retrieved July 3,2013 from www.youtube.com/watch Mr. 10orless(2012,Dec.3) Environmental Hazards retrived July 3,2013 from httpp.www.yuotube.com./watch?=nc/y Bernard J. Nebel & Richard T. Wright,(1993) Environmental Science.New Jersey: Prentice Hall
  19. 19. Thank you!!!

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