environmental awareness training Articles

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Asbestos Awareness: Preventing a Hazardous Workplace

    Many on-the-job hazards are obvious... leaking machinery... dangerous chemicals... slippery floors. However, other hazards aren't so obvious. There may be no visible signals that they are present at all. That's why Asbestos is often known as 'the silent killer.' While you often can't see, taste or smell it..., prolonged periods of exposure to Asbestos can cause lung disease, cancer... even death. ...


  • Health and environmental training in mercury-contaminated areas

    In 50 countries small-scale miners recover gold by amalgamation process, using excessive quantities of mercury. Fifteen million artisanal gold miners apply this process and 100 million people might depend upon these activities. Small-scale mining adds extensively to the worldwide release of mercury into the environment. The University of Munich assessed the health of people living in mining ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring Environmental Quality

    ' In order to determine the effectiveness of actions to improve environmental quality it is necessary to be able to measure relevant environmental parameters at a level of detail which is accurate enough to distinguish the anticipated changes. However, the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems is time-consuming and expensive and therefore the scale of such systems needs to be kept ...


    By The World Bank

  • Environmental Situation in Africa

    Abstract Africa The economic and social needs of Africa depends more on its environmental resources but these natural resources are seriously declining and that is really effecting the entire region. Sustainable development in this rapidly changing region has become an imperative, and must take place in the complex context of a diverse and changing ecosystem, political transition and evolution ...

  • Signposting human resources for biodiversity preservation through timely training

    Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where every living organism has an individual role to play in our environment. A larger number of plant species is ensuring a greater variety of crops catering to us. It is to say that more than 90 per cent of the calories consumed by people worldwide are produced from 80 plant species. What’s more! Almost 30 percent of medicines are developed directly ...


  • Environmental assessments and audits at aviation facilities

    Environmentalists are all about “green”, but there is another type of green that is associated with being environmentally compliant – money. There are primarily two types of environmental assessments that are performed at aviation facilities that can affect a company’s bottom line: Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and General Facility Audits. The ESAs are also referred to as due ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Human Performance Problems in Environmental Management

    Finding the Right Solution to Human Performance Problems in Environmental Management ...


    By EEM Inc.

  • Towards a closer integration of environmental education and industrial ecology

    Industrial processes are known to have different levels of impact on the environment and, as a result, there is a need to foster knowledge of the environmental consequences of industrial activities and check those against their benefits. One of the ways of achieving this is by applying the concepts of industrial ecology to industry's day-to-day life. Another possible way of pursuing this goal is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Environmental Assessments – An Important Component of CSR Programs

    Companies and industries strongly engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have taken significant steps in their sourcing policies to reduce unethical and inhuman working conditions by controlling their subcontractors along the supply chain. Until now, the primary focus has been on working conditions, but CSR also encompasses environmental concerns as part of a global sustainability ...


    By SGS

  • Chris Mee Safety Engineering to offer CSA America GHG Management Training Program in Ireland and the United Kingdom

    CSA America is pleased to announce that Chris Mee Safety Engineering (CMSE) will offer the CSA GHG Management Training Program in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The courses—identical to those offered by CSA Education & Training in North America with the addition of regionally specific content that relates to European Union economy and industry—will be delivered by CMSE climate change and ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Mitigating pesticide pollution in China requires law enforcement, farmer training, and technological innovation

    To feed an ever‐growing population, it is necessary to take all measures to increase crop yields, including the use of pesticides. It has long been a difficult task to boost agricultural production and simultaneously minimize the impact of pesticide application on the environment, particularly in China, a developing country with more than 1.3 billion people. China has recently become the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • The Basics of Sound Theory and Testing Principles: A Brief Guide for Environmental Professionals

    As awareness of environmental noise pollution grows, environmental professionals not specifically trained or experienced in the field of acoustics or noise control are being increasingly called upon to assess, predict,and/or quantify sound emissions from a variety of industrial sources. This article provides an overview of basic acoustical fundamentals, including the frequency ranges of primary ...

  • How to integrate ISO 14001 environmental management systems with quality management systems

    Can the Quality and Environmental Management Systems be integrated into one system?Yes, that can easily be done whether you already have your QMS in place or you are starting new. Integration of the EMS and the QMS can result in a substantial cost saving for your organization.With recent revisions and upgrades, the ISO standards have become more compatible with each other. For example, in the ...


    By 14000 Store

  • RC-14001: The Chemical Industry`s New Environmental Management System

    Responsible Care®-14001 (RC®-14001) gives chemical companies a powerful new tool to improve their environmental performance. Formally adopted in 2002, this environmental management system (EMS), was created jointly by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB). RC®-14001 lets companies become certified simultaneously by RAB-accredited registrars to both the ...


    By AECOM

  • ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

    The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on 1 July 2014 when ISO/DIS 14001 was issued. The first formal draft describes the potential requirements of the revised version of ISO 14001 but it does give an indication on what might be included in the final version of the standard planned to be published in Q3 2015. The scope of the revision by the ...


    By SGS

  • In Your Face (Mask) - Environmental degradation starts to affect us here and now.

    Untitled Document What propelled environmental issues to the forefront of public concern from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s? The problems were in your face and up your nose. The ...

  • Environmental Initiatives in the Hotels Industry: Parkroyal on St Kilda Road

     By involving all of its staff, the Parkroyal on St Kilda Rd made some simple housekeeping and equipment changes that improved its environmental performance and saved money. Annual energy savings alone are nearly $30,000 and potential for further savings have been identified. Other measures have involved water conservation and paper recycling. Staff and guests have responded well to the ...


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