This book is directly aligned to the NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management, which is a qualification aimed primarily at those in business who influence the environmental performance of their organisation by the decisions that they make as managers or the actions that they take as operators. This book aims to provide an introduction to the main areas of concern and how the challenges can be addressed.
This new edition takes account of recent changes in international guidance and legislation and the recent update of the International Standard in Environmental Management ISO 14001. The contents are important for businesses that wish to stay within the law and avoid adverse publicity. It explains how the concept of sustainability can be achieved in practice and what benefits – especially financial – that can accrue. Recent developments in the definitions of sustainability and the growing interest in the circular economy are introduced. It pays to be ahead of the game because decisions made now need to reflect an awareness of the coming pressures and there are opportunities available that can bring other benefits.
This book is intended for candidates for the NEBOSH qualification, but it will also be useful to anyone who wishes to understand the problems and how they can be tackled within their own organisations, be they industry, public service, voluntary bodies, or even as individuals.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Foundations in environmental management 2 Environmental management systems 3 Environmental impact assessments 4 Control of emissions to air 5 Control of contamination of water supplies 6 Control of waste and land use 7 Sources of energy and energy efficiency 8 Control of environmental noise 9 Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies 10 The examination for the NEBOSH certificate in environmental management Appendix 1 Units of measurement used in environmental management Appendix 2 Background briefing to some of the terminology used in the text Appendix 3 Some examples of environmental management in practice Appendix 4 Further details on chapter references to UK law
Brian Waters spent 15 years in the water supply industry, principally with Severn Trent Water, covering water treatment and supply, waste water and industrial waste treatment and the management of river and groundwater quality. He then joined the National Rivers Authority and subsequently the Environment Agency, gaining experience and senior management responsibility for all of the different functions across the Midlands. Since retiring from the Environment Agency he has worked in consultancy and training and as an examiner for NEBOSH.