ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY IN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE LAHORE

Authors

  • Z. Haseeb College of Earth and Environmental Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan *Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan **Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan

Keywords:

Occupational hazard and monitoring; environmental health and safety; industrial safety; risk assessment; water quality; and ambient air quality.

Abstract

The relationship between achieving an ecological future, economic growth, and
human well-being has a long and varied philosophical history. Environmental health and safety
(EHS) refers to the recognition, accurate assessment, and prevention of various health risks at work
as well as the preservation of employees' productivity. On the other hand, ergonomics combines all
of these issues to enhance the competency and well-being of workers. For this particular study
project, an industrial estate was chosen, and it was further separated into three subzones for
monitoring and assessment purposes. Instead of focusing on specific concerns, Industrial Estate
was created to address the difficulties associated with industrialization as a whole. The utilization
of two major data gathering techniques was employed. A specific checklist for EHS procedures
and a review of the site area from an EHS perspective. To address the general situation of the
industrial region, the appropriate measures of the various operations were also taken into
consideration. Reviewing complaints and accident reports, conducting interviews, and other
techniques are examples of further data collecting approaches. The majority of the results were in
conformity with national norms of PEQs and international standards of the World Health
Organization (WHO), according to a comparison of monitoring reports for ambient air quality and
water quality. The PEQS-defined limit for PM10 was being exceeded. The graphs show how the
air and water quality are currently in each location of the industrial site. The industrial estate's key
problem zones have also been highlighted by the risk assessment matrix. However, a number of
considerations suggested that improving the way EHS procedures were implemented was
necessary for EHS compliance with corporate SOPs.

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Published

2023-01-09

How to Cite

Z. Haseeb. (2023). ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY IN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE LAHORE. Pakistan Journal of Science, 74(4). Retrieved from https://pjosr.com/index.php/pjs/article/view/768