Ways in which businesses could protect the environment and promote human health in the workplace

Ways in which businesses could protect the environment and promote human health in the workplace

  • Laws and regulations should be adhered to so that profits are not generated at the expense of the environment.
  • Pollution and other environmental issues should always be considered in all business activities, e.g. safe disposal of waste/dumping of toxic waste, etc.
  • Become involved in environmental awareness programmes.
  • The environment can be protected by altering production techniques in favour of cleaner and greener technologies.
  • Water for human consumption should be tested before it is used.
  • Promote nature conservation by looking after natural resources.
  • Minimise pollution, by re-using, reducing and recycling.
  • Reduce consumption of goods/services which are environmentally unfriendly.
  • Register/Engage with recognised institutions/bodies that promote green peace.
  • Physical working conditions should always be worker friendly, safe and promote occupational health.
  • Physical working conditions, e.g. adequate lighting/ventilation should be available and functional.
  • Machines must be serviced/maintained regularly.
  • Educate people about hygiene issues.
  • Encourage employees to do regular health checks.
  • NOTE:(The focus should on how the business should do it)

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