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Document ID (ISN)112072
CIS number 11-0639
ISSN - Serial title 1462-9011 - Environmental Science and Policy
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Honkasalo A.
Title Occupational health and safety and environmental management systems
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.3, p.39-45. 19 ref.
Internet access Occupational_health_and_safety.pdf [in English]
Abstract The integration of occupational safety and health aspects into environmental management systems can bring many benefits to industrial companies. Because the principles of prevention are similar in environmental protection and safety management, one can avoid duplicated measures and find optimal solutions. However, the methods currently used in environmental management and engineering such as life-cycle assessments, best available technology reports and the models of industrial production can hinder this integration, since they take into account occupational risks only to a limited extent. This article discusses how to benefit from this integration and avoid the underestimation of occupational hazards.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; pollution control; neighbourhood protection; occupational safety and health management systems
Descriptors (secondary) environment; reliability; role of management; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Environmental pollution
Workplace health promotion