Environment, Health and Safety
Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) – also Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) or HES or HSE – is often used as the name of a department in corporations and government
Government refers to the legislators, administrators, and arbitrators in the administrative bureaucracy who control a state at a given time, and to the system of government by which they are organized...

 agencies. The EHS guidelines were created by the International Finance Corporation
International Finance Corporation
The International Finance Corporation promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries.IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States....

 in 1998. Organizations based in the United States are subject to EHS regulations found in Code of Federal Regulations
Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government of the United States.The CFR is published by the Office of the Federal Register, an agency...

, particularly 29, 40, and 49 CFR.


1. Environmental
  • 1.1 Air Emissions and Ambient Air Quality
  • 1.2 Energy Conservation
  • 1.3 Wastewater and Ambient Water Quality
  • 1.4 Water Conservation
  • 1.5 Hazardous Materials Management
  • 1.6 Waste Management
  • 1.7 Noise
  • 1.8 Contaminated Land and Remediation

2. Occupational Health and Safety
  • 2.1 General Facility Design and Operation
  • 2.2 Communication and Training
  • 2.3 Physical Hazards
  • 2.4 Chemical Hazards
  • 2.5 Biological Hazards
  • 2.6 Radiological Hazards
  • 2.7 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • 2.8 Special Hazard Environments
  • 2.9 Monitoring

3. Community Health and Safety
  • 3.1 Water Quality and Availability
  • 3.2 Structural Safety of Project Infrastructure
  • 3.3 Life and Fire Safety (L&FS)
  • 3.4 Traffic Safety
  • 3.5 Transport of Hazardous Materials
  • 3.6 Disease Prevention
  • 3.7 Emergency Preparedness and Response

4. Construction and Decommissioning
  • 4.1 Environment
  • 4.2 Occupational Health and Safety
  • 4.3 Community Health and Safety

See also

  • Ergonomics
    Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities.The International Ergonomics Association defines ergonomics as follows:...

  • Industrial engineering
    Industrial engineering
    Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering dealing with the optimization of complex processes or systems. It is concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis...

  • Occupational safety and health
    Occupational safety and health
    Occupational safety and health is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goal of all occupational safety and health programs is to foster a safe work environment...

  • Robert W. Campbell Award
    Robert W. Campbell Award
    The international Robert W. Campbell Award honors companies that achieve business excellence through the integration of EHS management into business operations. Built upon rigorous scientific evaluation, the Campbell Award uses an evidence-based case study approach to serve as a catalyst toward...

    , an Award for Business Excellence through EHS Management.
  • Safety engineering
    Safety engineering
    Safety engineering is an applied science strongly related to systems engineering / industrial engineering and the subset System Safety Engineering...

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