ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND RISK ASSESSMENT
It is important to confirm that the process is coherent with the objectives of respect of the environment , not only in terms of the current relevant regulations but mainly referring to the environmental benefits of the whole process. The environmental analysis will allow to proceed with the evaluation of the risks of the productive process, from an economical and environmental point of view.
The analysis is composed by a systematic diagnosis that studies deeply all the relations between the productive activities of the process and the environmental and territorial reality that surrounds it.
Tank to this analysis, it is possible to reach an overall evaluation of the environmental problems connected to the activity. Therefore it represents the starting point for the identification of the objectives and the procedures to be implemented by the company.
The environmental analysis must pinpoint:
The direct and indirect aspects ( environmental aspect: element of an activity, product or service of an organization that can interact with the environment);
The significant impacts (environmental impact: any alteration of the environment, negative or good, total or partial, resulting from an activity, product or service of an organization).
It is composed by the following actions:
Identification of the environmental regulations applicable to the activities conducted in a company, for the compliance check regarding prescriptions and authorizations;
Identification of the most significant impacts on which it is necessary to focus the targets of improvement and the evaluation of the size of the environmental impacts on the territory.
Concerning the risk assessment, according to the current regulations (Directive 99/92/CE, for Italy D. Lgs. 81/08), its main tasks are:
Identifying all the sources of danger and evaluating their possible effect on the workers;
Removing or at least reducing the risk factors;
In case of non eradicable risks, providing suitable personal protective equipment to the exposed workers;
Planning and realizing the necessary information and training courses about the risks;
Organising all the activities needed to be in compliance with the regulations.
The measures necessary to assure the best safety conditions are analysed in relation to the characteristics of the production line for the recycling of CFRP and EPS.
The measure will be identified considering the following sections:
Identification of the general, specific and emergency measures of protection;
List of risk factors and results of the risk forecasting;
Improvement factors of the levels of protection during time.