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Warning: Your company's failure to comply with environmental regulations could impact thousands

by , 12 November 2014
You may not realise it, but your company could have a devastating effect on thousands of lives.

You see, if you work in mining, manufacturing or just about any other industrial industry, your company's activities can seriously effect the environment around you.

If you ignore environmental regulations and do nothing to control it, your company will indirectly affect thousands of people.

Read on to discover how this could cost innocent people their health...


Here's how your company will affect people's health if you don't follow environmental regulations

If you don't follow environmental regulations, your company will continue to affect the environment around it. 
Let's say, for example, your company manufactures cleaning products. You'll use thousands of litres of chemicals a year. If you don't do anything to control where and how you store them, the chemicals could contaminate the soil around your company and a nearby river.
If this river runs past a small farming community that relies on it, your actions could lead to thousands of people getting seriously ill.
And all because you didn't follow environmental laws and manage your chemicals properly!
That's why it's so import to follow these five rules.
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Your 1 527 health and safety duties as an employer
When was the last time you checked what disinfecting agents and cleaning materials your company uses? 
Do you comply with the Hazardous Chemical Regulations? 
There are over 1 500 items you must evaluate in your workplace according to the OHS Act and hundreds more from SABS 0400: National Building regulations. 

Five rules you must follow to comply with environmental regulations

1. Limit or remove all the direct impacts your company has on the environment.
2. Try to limit indirect impacts your company has on the environment.
3. Manage your waste materials in an environmentally friendly way.
4. Store, manage and handle all harmful substances (such as chemicals) in a way that won't harm the environment.
5. Record and manage all your risks to constantly assess your company's environmental impact.
Follow these five rules to ensure your company doesn't cost thousands of innocent people their health.
For more on complying with environmental regulations, check out the Health and Safety Advisor.

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