The Industry and the Environment

Safe Industrial Environment is a very important global requirement in order to save our generations from different harmful environmental effects, National Committee for Steel Industry calls all industrialists to take a serious actions towards protecting our environment since it is a social and manufacturing responsibility, by imposing strict international measures in terms of occupational health and safety management which are defined under OHSAS 18001.

OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification

Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that helps organizations to:

  • Identify and control health and safety risks.
  • Reduce the potential for accidents.
  • Aid legal compliance.
  • Improve overall performance.

The OHSAS 18000 standards provide organizations with the elements of an effective safety management system which can be integrated with other management systems and help organizations achieve better occupational health and safety performance and economic objectives.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor.
The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.

The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.

Here below some international institutions related to the Industrial Environment:

Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture

The activities of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture are related to environmental and water activities, which include the following agencies:

– Environment Agency
– Water Agency
– Water Services Agency
– Agriculture Agency
– Land and Survey Agency
– Planning and Budget Agency

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

Industrial Environmental Association

The Industrial Environmental Association of Southern California (IEA) is a non-profit organization that serves the region’s manufacturing companies. The IEA advocates on behalf of industry to influence legislation and facilitates environmental compliance for its member companies through education and training.

Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association – HIEA

Incorporated in 1998, HIEA is a non-profit association whose members represent local private sector industries. HIEA provides an open forum for community representatives and local associations to discuss environmental concerns regarding their respective communities.

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided over $17 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $88 billion in financing for more than 4000 projects in 170 countries. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues.