Protecting the Environment

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Degree IOSH MS Flashcards on Protecting the Environment, created by adamharries on 11/26/2013.

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Inputs  Goods  Energy  Water
Operations  Production  Maintenance  Transport
Outputs  Product  Pollution  Waste
The Pollution Process Source Pathway Target
Source (example) accidental discharge of milk from a dairy
Pathway (example) drainage system to river
Target fish in river
The main cause of air pollution the burning of fossil fuels
Water pollution sources can be categorised as... point sources or non-point sources
The main land pollution issues are...  Contamination from industrial use; and  Land filling of waste
In its broadest context waste is... any input into a business that does not directly contribute to the manufactured product or delivered service
The narrower, legal definition of waste is... any substance or object that is to be discarded either because it is not useable or because it has reached the end of its useful life
Waste Management Hierarchy... Prevent Reduce Reuse Recover Dispose
An effective EMS has many business benefits including... Ensuring legal compliance;  Improved management of environmental risks;  Improved business performance, e.g. cost savings from improved waste management;  General enhancement of business reputation.
A certified EMS can offer benefits including... Improving stakeholder confidence that the EMS meets requirements;  Third party / independent view - giving increased assurance on approach; and  Influence the approach taken to enforcement under the environmental permitting regime.
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