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your company. Some of the ideas may not be relevant to you. Concentrate on those that are
relevant. Keep notes of your conclusions – you will need them to prepare your action plan
afterwards. Where appropriate ask yourself the RADAR questions.
Note: Always include in your discussion any figures referred to in the text if you feel these
are relevant to your company.
a. Parag. 1. What problems do you have in your workplaces with noise, odour,
vibration and dust? What effects do they have on the health and comfort of
employees? What effect do they have on productivity, directly or indirectly?
b. Parag. 2: What steps has your company taken to protect employees who have to
work in a noisy workplace? What further steps could be taken?
c. Parag. 2: Is it possible to reduce noise levels? To reduce the noise that escapes from a noisy
workplace? What steps have you already taken? What further steps could you take?
d. Parag. 3: Do you have problems with bad odours escaping from the factory? If so
what steps have you taken to reduce them? How effective are these measures? Apply
the RADAR questions to these suggestions for installing filters.
e. Parag. 4: Is vibration a problem in your workplaces? If so, what effect does it have
on employee health and comfort? In the workplace and in adjoining areas? What
steps have you taken to deal with it? How successful have they been?
f. Parag. 4: Apply the RADAR questions to these measures for dealing with vibration. A Roadmap to Quality 19 Unit 6 - Hygiene and Health 05-87581_unit 6.qxd 01/08/2006 10:52 Page 20 g. Parag. 5: Do you agree that you should be concerned about the impact of these
factors on the environment? What steps have you taken, or could you take, to reduce
h. Parag. 6: Is dust a problem in your workplaces? What negative effects does it have?
What steps have you taken to deal with it? How successful have they been?
i. Parag. 6: Apply the RADAR questions to the methods suggested for reducing the
levels of dust.
j. Figures 6.4a, 6.4b, 6.4c and 6.4d give a variety of specifications for maintaining a
healthy and comfortable environment. Which of these could be applicable to your
workplaces? Are there alternatives that would be more appropriate.
k. Parag. 7: What measures do you take to store finished products, machinery,
equipment, jigs, tools etc. in suitable environmental conditions? How successful are
they? What problems do you still have in this area? Do you have any difficulty
combined combining such storage with maintaining the functionality of equipment
etc. and easy access to it?
l. Parag. 7: Apply the RADAR questions to these six storage guidelines. Action plan
Draw up a detailed and concrete action plan for maintaining a comfortable, healthy and
clean working environment in your workplace, or company based on your discussions of
Texts 6.3 and 6.4. You might like to follow the 6-Point Structure. In your introduction make it
clear why it is important to have a good working environment. Alternatively you may choose
to prepare one action plan based on your discussions of several texts. Unit 6 - Hygiene and Health 20 A Roadmap to Quality 05-87581_unit 6.qxd 01/08/2006 10:52 Page 21 6.5 Prevent environmental pollution: treat
1. Industrial waste is causing more and more environmental pollution. Dirty water and
poisonous gases are released from factories and workplaces in ever increasing
quantities. This has led to a new appraisal of a company’s obligation to society. A
company is now seen as having as much responsibility for avoiding environmental
pollution outside the factory as for maintaining cleanliness inside. Companies must
establish standards for disposing of their waste in a way that will not pollute the
environment. Standards for treating industrial waste
2. Industrial waste includes trash, waste oil, paint, solvent, waste water, and exhaust gas.
Standards should specify a) the procedures to be followed before disposing of waste and
b) the conditions for disposing of it. Follow these guidelines:
a. Separate the waste by type, and standardize the disposal methods used for each
b. Use designated equipment to process waste that requires treatment, and then give it
for treatment to the proper agency. This applies especially to chemical substances
which can lead to water and ground pollution: organic solvents, strong acids, and
c. Write a manual for processing this waste before it is passed to the agency. Follow
this manual carefully.
d. Establish standards for disposal: for example, an impurity concentration rate
percentage, or pH for treated water, and SO2 ppm, or the quantity of particles
contained in a gas. These standard values should not contradict those in government
laws and regulations.
e. Ensure that equipment for the treatment of poisonous waste, water purification
equipment, and equipment for measuring the amount of waste particles in the air,
etc. adheres to official st...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2013 for the course MKT marketing taught by Professor Anamika during the Spring '12 term at Punjab Engineering College.
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