Environment, Health and Safety
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Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) – also Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) or HES or HSE – is often used as the name of a department in corporations and government agencies. The EHS guidelines were created by the International Finance Corporation in 1998. Organizations based in the United States are subject to EHS regulations found in Code of Federal Regulations, particularly 29, 40, and 49
Companies that aspire to be better environmental stewards invest in strong environmental, health and safety management, otherwise known as EHS. From an environmental standpoint, it involves creating a systematic approach to managing waste, complying with environmental regulations, or reducing the company’s carbon footprint. Successful EHS programs also include measures to address ergonomics, air quality, and other aspects of workplace safety that could affect the health and well-being of employees.
The EHS Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry-specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP).
- 1.1 Air Emissions and Ambient Air Quality
- 1.2 Energy Conservation
- 1.3 Wastewater and Ambient Water Quality
- 1.4 Water Conservation
- 1.5 Hazardous Materials Management
- 1.6 Waste Management
- 1.7 Noise
- 1.8 Contaminated Land and Remediation
- 1.9 releases to water
- 1.10 releases to land
- use of raw materials and natural resources
- energy emitted, heat/radiation/vibration
- waste and by products
Generally,for many manufactures factories or corporations, to comply with ISO14001 international standards to control environmental pollution. This international standard is based on the methodology known as Plan--Do-Check-Act,(PDCA).PDCA can be briefly described as follows,
-Plan,establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the organization's environmental policy.
-Do, implement the processes.
-Check, monitor and measure processes against environmental policy,objectives, targets,legal and other requirements, and report the results.
-Act, take actions to continually improve performance of the environmental management system.
2. Occupational Health and Safety
- 2.1 General Facility Design and Operation
- 2.2 Communication and Training
- 2.3 Physical Hazards
- 2.4 Chemical Hazards
- 2.5 Biological Hazards
- 2.6 Radiological Hazards
- 2.7 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- 2.8 Special Hazard Environments
- 2.9 Monitoring
3. Community Health and Safety
- 3.1 Water Quality and Availability
- 3.2 Structural Safety of Project Infrastructure
- 3.3 Life and Fire Safety (L&FS)
- 3.4 Traffic Safety
- 3.5 Transport of Hazardous Materials
- 3.6 Disease Prevention
- 3.7 Emergency Preparedness and Response
4. Construction and Decommissioning
- 4.1 Environment
- 4.2 Occupational Health and Safety
- 4.3 Community Health and Safety
See also 
- Industrial engineering
- Occupational safety and health
- Robert W. Campbell Award, an Award for Business Excellence through EHS Management.
- Safety engineering
- International Finance Corporation: World Bank Group Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines
- EHS Data Ltd are a company providing software for the management of Environment, Health and Safety Data
- Resources for Occupation Safety and Health (ROSH) gives information on latest developments in Environment, Health and Safety for the corporations in United States of America.
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