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Environmental Management Systems for Safety Professionals - Chapter Summary
Safety professionals must demonstrate a deep understanding of environmental management systems. The lessons in this chapter outline these systems, and explain important concepts pertaining to pollution prevention, hazardous waste disposal, and environmental protection/sustainability. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe several pollution prevention and environmental protection methods
- Compare types of hazardous waste
- Explain the controversy surrounding the disposal of hazardous materials
- Discuss the applications of environmental sustainability
To help you reinforce your understanding of these environmental concepts, we've included interactive lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. The chapter is available at any time, which helps you study at home, work, school or wherever you happen to be. You can revisit these resources as many times as needed.
1. Environmental Protection & Pollution Prevention Methods for Safety Professionals
Learn about environmental protection and pollution prevention methods. We will discuss how these methods can be used to address air, water, and soil pollution.
2. Controlling & Preventing Land Pollution
In this lesson, you'll be learning about ways that we can prevent land pollution and control current cases. We'll go over using reforestation, alternative energy, and sustainable forest grazing as ways people can improve land pollution.
3. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types
In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.
4. Water Pollution: Definition, Types, and Sources
In this lesson, you will learn about the different types and sources of water pollution. You will gain an understanding of both surface water and groundwater pollution and the similarities and differences between them.
5. Water Treatment: Improving Water Quality
In this lesson, you will learn how water is purified for drinking, and how wastewater is treated before being put back into the environment. You will also learn about water purification issues in developing countries.
6. The Clean Water Act & Safe Drinking Water Act: Legislation for Clean Water
In this lesson, you will learn about the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. You'll discover how both laws help keep our waters free of pollution and safe for everyday use.
7. What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types
Not all waste is something to throw in the trash and forget about. In this lesson, we will explore hazardous waste and what makes it dangerous. We will also investigate disposal methods and types of hazardous waste.
8. Disposing of Hazardous Materials: Public Safety & Controversy
Hazardous materials come in all types and from many sources. Because they may be harmful to human health, it's important to dispose of them properly and safely. It's also due to this potential harm that both their use and disposal are controversial.
9. Environmental Sustainability: Definition and Application
Environmental sustainability allows for the needs of man to be met without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Learn applications of environmental sustainability, including sustainable agriculture, forestry and energy.
10. REACH & RoHS: Definition & Environmental Regulations
This lesson outlines the criteria necessary for a workplace or business to be considered compliant with the European Union's directives for registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals (REACH) and restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS).
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