Chapter_18_Printable 0726

Chapter_18_Printable 0726 - Chapter 18 A ll A ro u n d W o...

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1 Chapter 18 All Around: Workplace Environmental Issues Occupational safety and health have undergone a change in that safety and health have been expanded to include the workplace environment. The US Dept of Environmental Protections (USEPA) or your state Department of Environmental Protection may become alerted to these incidents and find you violation of existing environmental laws. Industry Today The responsible industry of today has the goal of producing a manufacturing process that will have minimal impact upon the environment. Some of the ways the technology can be applied to minimize environmental impact are as follows: 1. Increase efficiency by optimization of processing operations. 2. Increase efficiency and maximize fuel use by using waste heat recovery system to achieve full energy use.
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2 3. Decrease pollution by using materials that minimize pollution. 4. Treat waste products efficiently by using advanced technologies. 5. Decrease waste production by using precision processing and machining systems (ex: lasers).
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