Environmental and Health and Safety Management

Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0815517068
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume has been prepared for the Environmental and Health & Safety Manager. The EH&S Manager is a new breed of corporate professionals that are faced with the responsibility of handling both environmental policy/issues and occupational safety issues within organizations. Throughout the 1980s there was a proliferation of health and safety departments, environmental compliance personnel, and technical people associated with handling pollution control and waste management. American industry has been over the last several years contracting and downsizing their operations. In doing so, many corporations, large and small, are demanding greater responsibilities be delegated to middle and line function management. In this regard, many corporations today are moving towards a single management entity, the EH&S Manager, who's responsibilities require extensive knowledge of both the environmental statutes and OSHA standards. This desk reference has been written as a compliance source for the EH&S Manager. The authors prefer to call the EH&S Manager an Occupational Safety Professional and use this designation interchangeably throughout the text. This individual, as stated above, has a dual responsibility that requires both technical and managerial skills in two arenas. In this regard, this book provides the working professional a reference on both the environmental regulations and industry safety standards. Additionally, it covers management practices for on-site hazard materials handling operations and constitutes an important reference for establishing hazard communication and training programs for employees.

The Facility Manager s Guide to Environmental Health and Safety

Author: Brian J. Gallant
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1591919657
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Addressing everything from the history of the federal agencies that enforce the regulations to the requirements of the regulations themselves, this new book provides facility managers with a comprehensive instruction manual for understanding and complying with the major Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

Safety Health and Environmental Auditing

Author: Simon Watson Pain
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439829489
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Even though most organizations have extensive safety, health, and environmental protocols in place, things often go wrong. Having good quality instructions is only half the battle. An equally crucial part of a good quality process is auditing, the step that ensures compliance with the procedures. Safety, Health, and Environmental Auditing: A Practical Guide provides down to earth guidance on improving safety, health, and environmental performance, supplying a starting point for developing auditing protocols and knowing how to implement them. In contrast to the overly academic and uninspiring tone of many auditing books, this text gives accessible, user-friendly advice in a step-by-step manner. Based on novel auditing techniques designed to overcome common problems in the audit process, the book emphasizes accurate auditing that is representative and repeatable. It has been written in such a way that it is easy to dip into and out of the short chapters to refresh your memory prior to or during an audit. Alleviating the need to trawl through mountains of text to find useful and practical checklists, the author provides a set of audit protocols covering 60 different aspects of environmental, health, and safety management in Appendix 2 and frequently used, practical administrative checklists useful for planning and conducting the audit in Appendix 1. The book integrates the concepts of safety, health, and environmental auditing into a common approach of loss prevention. Based on the author’s 16 years of developing and teaching EHS auditing techniques, it conveys the practical tricks of the trade in an interesting and memorable way. Not only does the book advise on the human factor elements of successful auditing, but it also provides a detailed methodology, both on paper and in simple-to-use software, that shows organizations how to conduct their own audits in an effective manner.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482231344
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What’s New in the Third Edition: Chapters on workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers’ compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.

A Guide to Compliance for Process Safety Management Risk Management Planning PSM RMP

Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566765336
Format: PDF
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Establishing, maintaining and refining a comprehensive Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) is a daunting task. The regulations are complicated and difficult to understand. The resources available to manage your program are limited. Your plant could be the target of a grueling PSM and RMP compliance audit by OSHA and/or the EPA, which could scrutinize your facility according to their stringent audit guidelines. Ask yourself some questions. . . * Is your municipal plant or industrial facility ready to meet new OSHA and EPA PSM/RMP regulations? * Do you understand OSHA's and EPA's requirements? * Do you know how OSHA/EPA are interpreting PSM/RMP requirements? * Are you prepared for a possible audit? * Is your existing PSM/RMP comprehensive, maintainable and cost-effective? If you answered "no" to any of these, you need the expert guidance provided by A Guide to Compliance for Process Safety Management/Risk Management Planning (PSM/RMP) In recent years, chemical accidents that involved the release of toxic substances have claimed the lives of hundreds of employees and thousands of others worldwide. In order to prevent repeat occurrences of catastrophic chemical incidents, OSHA and the USEPA have joined forces to bring about the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard (PSM) and the USEPA Risk Management Program (RMP). Chemical disaster situations can occur due to human error in system operation and/or a malfunction in system equipment. Other emergency situations that must also be considered and planned for include fire, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, snow/ice storms, avalanches, explosions, truck accidents, train derailments, airplane crashes, building collapses, riots, bomb threats, terrorism, and sabotage. Be prepared! * Determine the differences and similarities between OSHA's PSM and EPA's RMP regulations * Survey your facility to determine your needs * Plug your site-specific data into regulation templates * Prepare your data records for your PSM compliance package * Calculate your "Worst Case" scenarios * Assemble a viable PSM program in a logical, sequential, and correct manner * Supervise program implementation elements with the overall management system This user friendly, plain English, straightforward guide to new EPA and OSHA regulations describes, explains and demonstrates a tested, proven, workable methodology for installation of complete, correct safety and risk programs. It provides the public administrator, plant manager, plant engineer, and organization safety professionals with the tool needed to ensure full compliance with the requirements of both regulations. Those with interests in HazMat response and mitigation procedures will also find it of use. This guidebook is designed to be applicable to the needs of most operations involved in the production, use, transfer, storage, and processing of hazardous materials. It addresses Process Safety Management and Risk Management Planning for facilities handling hazardous materials, and describes the activities and approach to use within U.S. plants and companies of all sizes. From the Author This guidebook is designed to enable the water, wastewater, and general industry person who has been assigned the task of complying with these new rules to accomplish this compliance effort in the easiest most accurate manner possible. A Guide to Compliance for Process Safety Management/Risk Management Planning (PSM/RMP) is user-friendly. This How-To-Do-It guide will assist those who are called upon to design, develop, and install PSM and RMP systems within their companies or plants. It describes, explains, and demonstrates a proven methodology: an example that actually works and has been tested. More than anything else, this guidebook really is a "Template." It provides a pattern that can be used to devise a compliance package that is accurate. Simply stated: like the standard template, this guidebook can provide the foundation, the border, the framework from which any covered organization's PSM and RMP effort can be brought into proper compliance. The user simply "plugs in" site specific information into the model presented in this guidebook. This guidebook first shows that PSM and RMP are similar and are interrelated in many ways and different in only a few ways. Many of the processes listed in PSM are also listed in RMP; the additional RMP processes are in industry sectors that have a significant accident history Along with showing the similarities and interrelationships between PSM and RMP, the requirements of RMP that are in addition to those listed in PSM are discussed. This guidebook also discusses the RMP requirement for off-site consequence analysis and the methodology that can be utilized in performing it. If the PSM project team follows this format, it will be able to assemble a viable PSM program in a logical, sequential, and correct manner.

Basic Guide to Environmental Compliance

Author: Jeffrey W. Vincoli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471285656
Format: PDF, Docs
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Due to budgetary restrictions such as manpower reductions, today′s safety and health professionals are taking on greater responsibilities in the environmental arena. Many of these professionals are unfamiliar with the basic requirements associated with environmental compliance. This second volume in Wiley′s Basic Guide Series simplifies the environmental profession for those who are new to the field. It combines simple explanations of compliance issues with clear breakdowns of the latest environmental regulations. It also offers a history of the Environmental Protection Agency and various environmental policies in the U.S. The first part of the book clarifies fundamental concepts associated with preservation of environmental health and resources. It summarizes relationships between state plans and federal environmental compliance schemes, as well as covering environmental audits and inspection processes. The author discusses different types and phases of audits and audit reports, including proper documentation and follow–up. Part Two provides a nuts–and–bolts understanding of all important environmental laws, including the: ∗ Environmental Policy Act ∗ Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ∗ Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act ∗ Clean Water Act ∗ Clean Air Act ∗ Toxic Substances Control Act ∗ Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ∗ SARA This guide will meet the reference needs of safety engineers, environmental engineers, corporate managers, and design engineers in a variety of industries. About the Wiley Basic Guide Series The Wiley Basic Guide Series focuses on topics of interest to today′s safety and/or health professionals. These manuals promote a quick and easy familiarity with certain subject areas that may be outside the professional′s main field but are required knowledge on the job.

Supplement to Environmental Health and Safety Auditing Handbook

Author: Lee Harrison
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Up-to-the-minute information on the latest standards for environmental, health, and safety audits This essential update to McGraw-Hill's Environmental, Health, and Safety Auditing Handbook, Second Edition, covers all of the regulatory changes and new auditing standards implemented since the book was published. Accessible and free of legal jargon, it is a must for anyone responsible for compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and corporate environmental standards and objectives. Look inside for: The most recent regulatory information and auditing standards, including ISO 14000 and 14001; New techniques and methods for conducting effective audits and re-engineering the EHS audit process; Innovative approaches to measuring sustainability in business; A guide to EHS auditing within a decentralized management structure. Learn how to plan and conduct effective environmental audits with step-by-step guidance from leading corporations and consultants with extensive experience in EHS auditing. This valuable reference work guides you through the process, with sections on auditing and the environmental management system. . .international approaches to EHS auditing. . .enhancing the value of EHS audit reports. . .using computers in EHS auditing, and even auditing the software used by EHS auditors. . .and environmental audits and the law. This information is detailed in language you can understand to help you conduct EHS audtis that are effective in measuring compliance, evaluating management systems, and helping your organization achieve its environmental, health, and safety goals--whether your organization has a long-established EHS audit program or is just beginning todevelop one.

Handbook of Pollution and Hazardous Materials Compliance

Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824797041
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offers a guide to current environmental health and safety statutes--providing a working knowledge of the major legislations and regulations and demonstrating the steps necessary for compliance. Illustrates overall health and safety management skills for multimedia facilities.

Workplace Health and Safety Management Systems

Author: Jessica Urquhart
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452503127
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Workplace Health and Safety Management Systems – D.I.Y Guide offers practical, simple, compliant solutions in developing, implementing, maintaining, evaluating and managing your own systems - never outsource again! Do it Yourself! Don’t pay thousands of dollars for systems that may not fit your business, your risks and your people. Integrating Workplace Health and Safety, Human Resources and Training and Development management systems is very powerful in managing all people within your business, not just your workers. “Keeping people free from harm by identifying potential risks, putting controls in place to eliminate or prevent risk and evaluating the success of the controls”. Is your business ready for the new Workplace Health and Safety Act 2012?

Environmental Health and Safety Portable Handbook

Author: Gayle Woodside
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070718487
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One Handy Source for the Information that EHS Professionals Need Here's the one-stop portable library of information that environmental health and safety professionals need every day on the job. In four easy-access sections, with more than 100 clear tables and graphs, plus time-saving checklists, it gives you a single economical source of data on: Regulatory programs, EHS management techniques; audits and inspections. Packed with checklists, figures, equations, tables and graphs, this Handbook gives you indispensable help with: Environmental Management and Liability; Pollution Prevention; Waste Management, Storage, and Containment; Waste Treatment and Disposal Technologies; Waste Water and Storm WaterDischarges and Management; Groundwater and Soils Assessment; Air Emissions Abatement and Management; Occupational Health Management; and much more.