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A RESEARCH PAPERON DESIGNING OF EHS POLICY

D. B. Bagul

Journal Title:SCHOLARLY RECSEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Abstract


E S POLICY EHS policy is "Environmental Health and Safety Policy". Environment : The word Environment ? is most commonly used describing natural environment. In other words, Environment is sum total of water, air & land inter - relationships amongthemselves & also with the human being, other living organism & property . He alth : According to WHO, Health is a state of complete physical, mental & social well - being & not merely the absence of disease or infirmity . Safety : Safety can be defined as The condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, emotional or other types of consequences o f error, accidents, harm or any other events which could be considered as non - desirable . Policy : Policy is generally defined as a procedure or protocol developed & adopted to achieve rational outcomes . It can also be described as principle or rule. Policy can b e considered as a Statement of Intent or a Commitment . Thus, EHS Policy is any course of action deliberately taken to manage human activities with aview to prevent, reduce, or mitigate harmful effects on nature and natural resources, and ensuring that man - made changes to the environment do not have harmful effects on humans. 1. EHS policy is applicable to all sectors. Every industry or firm should have EHS policy, as it isa commitment of conserving the environment. 2. Environments, Healt h & Safety are the 3 surrounding phases of an individual. 3. Previously, the concept of Health & Safety existed, but with a view to increasing effects of business processes on the environment, Environment entity was added to HS ? forming EHS ?. 4. Employe r employees the people in the organization.

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