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2. For Safety's sake

The environment clearly includes the work environment, which means incorporating concerns such as safety and occupational health.

There are laws in the UK surrounding health and safety. These include the requirement to have a safety policy, carry out risk assessments and to consult with employee representatives. Skills in risk assessment could be developed to cover the environment.

Check out Health & Safety Executive Website:

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There is no invisible wall between safety and environment. If something is impacting on the environment outside, there is a high chance it also impacts on employees. Asbestos kills workers inside and people outside in the community. It makes sense to deal with both together. Otherwise improvements in one may adversely affect the other. When CFCs for degreasing were phased out, they were replaced with "trike", raising concerns of addiction and cancer.

graphic: hazard sign



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