What is Environment, Health & Safety?
What is considered environment, occupational health & safety (EHS), and thus
EHS regulations is different in each country. In some countries this will
include for example industrial permitting or hazardous materials, in others it
will not. As a global company you do not want to be comparing apples and
oranges, and you want to ensure everything is dealt with in a proper manner.
To overcome this problem, ENHESA analysed what is commonly considered to be
an EHS issue in Europe, North America and selected Asian countries and from
there on defined a conceptual framework for structuring EHS issues of interest
to industrial operations in ten main subject areas. This logical framework
allows to capture the global diversity in legal approaches and concepts for
regulating. It also facilitates comparing how your various operations are
regulated and which requirements are common worldwide or very country specific.
With regard to product issues we tend to follow the life-cycle of the product
from design, over distribution, to putting on the market, use and end-of-life.
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General Environmental Requirements
This includes general environmental duties, permits and licenses, release
reporting, soil/groundwater contamination,...
Air Emission Management
This includes air emission restrictions, climate change, ambient noise, light,
This includes water abstraction and use as well as waste water discharge to
sewer, surface water,...
This includes general waste classification, waste disposal, waste shipments,
recovery/recycling, hazardous waste, used oil, radioactive waste,...
This includes chemicals classification, chemical packaging, chemical labelling,
chemical restrictions, material safety data sheets,...
Hazardous Materials Management
This includes requirements on hazardous materials storage and handling,
transport of dangerous goods by road or air, asbestos management,
This includes general duty of care, risk assessment, risk management,
information & training, protected classes of employees such as youngsters and
pregnant women, on-site contractors and construction activities,...
This includes machinery safety, lock-out tag-out, confined spaces, hot work,
lifting equipment, pressure vessels, electrical safety, personal protective
Life Safety / Emergency Preparedness
This includes Fire Prevention, Evacuation, Fire Fighting, accidental releases,
major industrial accident hazards,...
This includes medical surveillance, accident reporting, first aid, workplace
requirements, ergonomics, exposure limits,...