Environmental and Health and Safety Management

Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0815517068
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Environmental Health and Safety Audits

Author: Lawrence B. Cahill
Publisher: Bernan Press
ISBN: 1598889745
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Environmental health and safety (EHS) audit programs have become an established and essential component of corporate governance in most every major organization whose activities could affect public health and the environment. While many of the audit programs in existence are quite mature there continues to be an evolution of audit practices designed to better identify and control EHS risks. This new updated second edition takes a look at many of those practices and potential advances in the profession. Among the critical topics addressed are: What is the current EHS regulatory outlook in the U.S. and how might this affect a company’s and the regulator’s attitudes towards compliance and auditing? Are the potential consequences of “taking your eye off the ball” still significant? How does one know whether an audit program is actually working and meeting its established objectives? What are the best performance criteria to use? How can risk management be factored into audit programs and how individual audits are conducted to assure efficient and relevant outcomes? How can we get at the true risks and avoid the tendency to focus on “administrivia”? How can auditors become more proficient and how can we train people to help assure we maximize an individual auditor’s potential? Can the individual auditor be “all things to all people”? Can innovative approaches such as “virtual” audits achieve the same or even better results more cost-effectively? How can limited resources be applied optimally? The second edition addresses the key components of an EHS audit program and provides advice on: How to improve the management and execution of an audit program How to address the true compliance risks in implementing an audit program How to make auditors more effective and versatile How to help auditors understand the special demands of auditing internationally How to utilize innovative techniques, such as virtual auditing, to maximize a program’s effectiveness and efficiency.

Principles of Environmental Health and Safety Management

Author: Gordon A. West
Publisher: Government Inst
ISBN: 9780865874787
Format: PDF
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Technical information from corporate managers, engineers, consultants, and lawyers on how companies can develop comprehensive environmental management programs. Chapter titles include: three elements of a successful environmental education and training program; cost accounting; preparing a communication plan; process safety; the role of auditing; a

Environmental Health and Safety Portable Handbook

Author: Gayle Woodside
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070718487
Format: PDF, 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.

Guide to Environment Safety and Health Management

Author: Frances Alston
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482259419
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although an integral part of the corporate world, the development and execution of a successful Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) program in today’s profit-driven business climate is challenging and complex. Add to that the scarcity of resources available to assist managers in successfully designing and implementing these programs and you’ve got a perfect storm of regulatory and contractual agreements imposed on businesses. Guide to Environment Safety and Health Management: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Continuous Improvement Program guides you through the challenges of developing and maintaining an effective ES&H program for any organization. A strategic ES&H program that follows project management concepts can add to the bottom line in many ways; however, the exact financial gain cannot oftentimes be quantified in the near term and in hard dollars. Written by two experts with more than 50 years of combined experience, this book covers the primary areas of ES&H and key elements that should be considered in developing, managing, and implementing an effective, compliant, and cost-effective program. Presenting information from a practical experience view, the book covers: Organizational structure and succession planning Fundamental understanding of EH&S functional areas Training Approach and measurement of continuous organizational improvement Project management of EH&S Application of technology Culture and trust in the workplace Regulatory applicability depends on the type of business, product produced, and potential impacts to employees, the public, and the environment. Additionally, the perception exists with some business owners and executives that the "rules and regulations" imposed or enforced do not directly add to the bottom line. Giving you practical, from-the-trenches knowledge, the book outlines techniques and provides guidance for addressing the challenges involved in setting up EH&S programs. It shows you how your ES&H program can ensure regulatory compliance and contribute to the success of your company both monetarily as well as in shaping public perception.

Safety Health and Environmental Auditing

Author: Simon Watson Pain
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439829489
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Facility Manager s Guide to Environmental Health and Safety

Author: Brian J. Gallant
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 1591919657
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482231344
Format: PDF
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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 Practical Guide to Environmental Impact Assessment

Author: Paul A. Erickson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Impact assessment has become a crucial element of the interface between society and the environment. This practical guide to the assessment process will help ecologists, environmental scientists, and civil engineers to identify the conceptual foundation of the assessments they are preparing. The guide is also intended to help policy makers understand the scientific basis for these surveys as well as the biotic and abiotic parameters. A Practical Guide to Environmental Impact Assessment will appeal to a broad cross section of those pondering land use decisions. Key Features * A conceptual guide to technical and scientific issues relevant to impact assessment * Does not assume special training * Useful regardless of political or social context within which impact is being assessed * Provides both planners and impact assessors with background necessary for evaluating environmental impacts * Covers both physical and social parameters that influence impact assessment

Health and Safety Environment and Quality Audits

Author: Stephen Asbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351239325
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Internal auditing is an essential tool for managing compliance, and for initiating and driving continual improvement in any organization’s systematic HSEQ performance. Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Audits includes the latest health and safety, environmental and quality management system standards – ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. It delivers a powerful and proven approach to risk-based auditing of business-critical risk areas using ISO, or your own management systems. It connects the ‘PDCA’ approach to implementing management systems with auditing by focusing on the organization’s context and the needs and expectations of interested parties. The novel approach leads HSEQ practitioners and senior and line managers alike to concentrate on the most significant risks to their objectives, and provides a step-by-step route through The Audit AdventureTM to provide a high-level, future-focused audit opinion. The whole approach is aligned to the international standard guidance for auditing management systems (ISO 19011). This unique guide to HSEQ and operations integrity auditing has become the standard work in the field over three editions whilst securing bestseller status in Australasia, Europe, North America and South Africa. It is essential reading for senior managers and auditors alike – it remains the ‘go to’ title for those who aspire to drive a prosperous and thriving business based on world-class HSEQ management and performance.