[EMS] Environmental Management System

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Air Emissions Management Plan Activities at construction sites that contribute to daily air pollution include: land clearing, operation of diesel engines, demolition, burning, and working with toxic materials. All construction sites generate high levels of dust (sites that involve demolition of older buildings may also release asbestos), usually from concrete, cement, wood, stone, silica. Dust generated at construction sites is classified as PM10 - particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter. Due to its lower particle, construction dust can easily spread and be dangerous. Research shows that PM10 can penetrate deeply into the lungs and cause many health problems like respiratory illness, asthma, bronchitis or even cancer. Another major source of PM10 or air pollution on construction sites comes from diesel engine exhausts of vehicles and/or heavy equipment. This is known as DPM or diesel particulate matter. It is made up of soot, sulfates and silicates. When all of those substances combine with other toxins in the air, they increasing the health risks of particle inhalation. Diesel also releases carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide. Other contributors to air pollution are noxious vapours from oils, glues, thinners, paints, treated woods, plastics, cleaners and other hazardous chemicals that are widely used on construction sites. Ecology, Natural Habitat and Biodiversity Management Plan The impacts on protected species at designated sites contribute a lot to long term environmental trends. Many times, the presence of the habitat is discovered a little too late when construction on the site has already begun. This is not only a harm to the species living there, but also an inconvenience and ... ... middle of paper ... ...r and any animal that drinks from them. Pollutants on construction sites can also soak into the groundwater. A source we use to get drinking water. Once contaminated, groundwater is much more difficult to treat than surface water. To prevent further spread and contamination, collect any wastewater generated from site activities in settlement tanks, screen, and then discharge the clean water. Afterwards, dispose of the remaining contaminated water according to environmental regulations. Traffic Management Plan The average number of people who die in vehicle involved accidents per year is 7-10. Although the number of people seriously injured [93] is much, much higher. There are many preventable accidents that occur on site The law states that all construction sites must be organized so that vehicles and pedestrians using the site routes can move around safely.

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