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A Part 13 Environmental Awareness

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A Part 13 Environmental Awareness

  1. 1. Environmental Awareness Environmental Awareness
  2. 2. WHY DOES THE ENVIRONMENT NEED PROTECTING? Pollution, the generation of wastes and the depletion of natural resources leads to local as well as global environmental problems including: Health & safety issues Global warming (the “greenhouse effect”) Ozone depletion Acid rain Deforestation Environmental Awareness
  3. 3. Types of Pollution Water Pollution from chemical/ oil spillages  Air Pollution from boilers etc.  vehicle emissions  Soil Pollution from chemical/ oil spillages  Incorrect disposal of waste  Environmental Awareness
  4. 4. The Workplace Interaction with the Environment Generation of Pollutants & Wastes Solid Waste Liquid Waste Gaseous Emissions Scrap steel Waste Lab Chemicals Smoke Packaging waste Waste solvents Particulate Waste paper Waste Oils/ lubricants Greenhouse Gases General Refuse Diluted Chemical fumes Environmental Awareness
  5. 5. The Workplace Interaction with the Environment Depletion of Natural resources Electricity  Water  Gas  Raw Materials  Environmental Awareness
  6. 6. Protection of the environment  Demonstrate compliance with legislation  Reduce risk and liabilities  Meet customer requirements  Gain marketing advantage  Reduce costs  Improve public image  Environmental Awareness
  7. 7. Air emissions  Aqueous Discharge  Hazardous Waste  Non-hazardous waste  Energy Consumption  Environmental Awareness
  8. 8. Environmental Awareness
  9. 9. Office paper Fluorescent tubes Cardboard Environmental Awareness
  10. 10. Environmental Awareness
  11. 11. Environmental Awareness
  12. 12. The five core elements of an environmentally friendly policy are Commitment  Responsibility  Protection  Communication  Continuous Improvement  Environmental Awareness
  13. 13. Importance of Conformance with Environmental Policy/ Procedures What are your Environmental responsibilities? Follow procedures and work instructions  Awareness of the environmental impact of your job/  activities Make a conscious effort to minimise and segregate  waste Make a special effort to save energy and resources  Environmental Awareness
  14. 14. Aqueous Discharges Do not pour any chemical or oil down any unauthorised drain,  please enquire with your Supervisor where and how this waste is disposed. Waste Management Ensure that all waste is disposed of in the appropriate receptacles  Do not dispose of hazardous waste (e.g. fridge/ freezers,  fluorescent tubes, CRT Monitors) in the non-hazardous waste receptacles. Remember the three R’s!!!!! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Environmental Awareness
  15. 15. Waste Paper Reduce the amount of paper being used by the following;  1. Send documents electronically where possible 2. Photocopy on both sides of sheets. 3. Use old one sided photocopies for making notes. This reduces both the amount of waste paper to be disposed of (+ associated costs) as well as the cost of buying the paper. Ensure waste paper is disposed of in the recycling towers  Environmental Awareness
  16. 16. YOUR INDIVIDUAL HELP TO CONTROL ENERGY COSTS Take responsibility for your work area   Take responsibility for your Machine  Take responsibility for your P C Environmental Awareness
  17. 17. SWITCH OFF Please remember to switch off lights and equipment before going home. Environmental Awareness
  18. 18. Compressed air costs ten times more than electricity per unit! REPORT LEAKS IMMEDIATLY Environmental Awareness
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