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Introduction
 

Now you are more aware of what the main environment issues are and what may drive changes at work.

You need to sort out what can be done. Do not rush to "do something about the environment". It is better to assess the situation first.

You are going to have to assess a mixture of circumstances surrounding you. You need to be able to assess the possible environmental impacts created by your workplace.

assess risk

To do this you will identify the impacts, then assess their significance. While this is a daunting task, you are not expected to "get it right" - just show you can make judgments which can help determine priorities.

To help set the priorities, you will need to also assess the social and economic situation too in order to measure performance.

The key part of this process is assessing of environmental impacts, usually called environment risk assessment. So it is useful to be a bit clearer about what we mean by "risk".


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