Friday, 6 February 2015

Construction Sector - practicing environment

Training opportunities can be scarce for some of our friends who are working in the construction sector. They may either be preoccupied in keeping up with work schedules or aren't able to attend training for some reasons. Well, here is a form of summary that may be useful to address environmental concerns on the job. This article approaches the norms in constructions activities from the environmental perspective. It is solely based on the author's close proximity with the construction activities in terms of site audits, EMS ISO14001 assistance and on-site trainings rendered since 2003. This discussion represents environmental repercussion and effects incurred by many construction companies. These issues are, however, truly under the aegis of project proponents, developers or landowners. Environmental consideration in project design, planning and execution is indeed in their hands. Construction companies builds them according to the desired specifications. I may have left some points behind, so, you're welcome to remind below and share for others to benefit.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Paper: Zero Waste from IETS Operation?

A paper in conjunction with Industrial Waste Management Conference 2.0 on 18 & 19 November 2014 in Empire Hotel Subang Jaya, Malaysia, organized by Asia iKnowledge Sdn. Bhd.
Preamble: Resource Depletion will continue to be a challenge and therefore that should prompt keener exploration in waste recycling opportunities. With adequate facilitation, recycling of hazardous waste are on-going endeavors which should impede current rate of resource depletion. An assignation between waste generators and legal enforcers is the best deal to cobble its success. Sludge, for this discussion, is normally the final waste of an industrial effluent treatment system. It usually contains toxic if not obnoxious constitutes and thus classified as Scheduled Wastes. These inherited jargons have intoxicated our minds with too much fear. The realm of environmental technology recognizes them as resources! They were from the environmental resource but transformed. We need to retransform them into useable products using technological innovations. Innovative ideas must be nurtured with adequate feeds from top management and facilitated by empathetic legal supervision. Then, we can turn stones to bread, literally.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Air Pollutant Regulations 2014 (Malaysia Latest)

Goodbye EQ (Clean Air) Reg. 1978. Welcome EQ (Clean Air) Reg. 2014. Goodbye Black Smoke! All dense smoke are regulated now! CEM gets mandatory for some. Pollutant Loadings is a measure for emission limits. Every entity has a fair share to oblige! A gradual entry into force of this latest air pollution law is anticipated. This law is more specific and was well written. However, its literal wordy documentation aren't presentable for our 'eyeball-engineering'. Hence, I have 'digested and reassembled' them for quicker and targeted viewings by all. Good luck.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Auditing Environmental Control Technologies

The environmental audit is vast! Scoping the work is smart. Auditors are focused on issues of environmental significance. In practice, Environmental Control Technologies challenge auditors. Inaccuracy results in ambiguity. Procrastination can't mitigate. As I'm writing this, the world knew that flight MH17 was brought down by a heat-guided missile, which can't differentiate targets. This mistake is costly! So, don't follow the heat. Instead, follow the lead! A concise, target-specific and guided audit checklist awaits you. [Our prayers are always for families of both aircrafts. Heartiest gratitude to all who helped.] 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Paper: S.H.E - MS on-site


Quality, Safety, Health and the Environment are different fields that integrate disciplines from both the physical and natural sciences. They are able to interact beyond most mathematical logic. Their actual risk to human and the environment are usually prevailed only when it occur either by accidents or catastrophic incidents. We learn to be prepared. Inevitably, despite relentless efforts in magnifying such awareness amongst concerned personnel, these compounded risks seem to persist. This paper presents special emphasis on Potential Hazard and Potential Risk, and, Environmental Aspects’ Impact, and Our Responsibilities in managing them at Work. Undergraduates are encouraged to participate in its discussion as a preparation to enter its 'real world' and job interviews. Wherever you are in this planet. Cheerio!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Site Assessment - Managing Contaminated Site

Spillage is another significant cause of soil contamination. However its succinct or remoteness in disclosure (or undisclosure) has usually evades prompt attention by management. Unless, otherwise in cases of public interest that lured intervention by the authority, contaminated sites are often secluded in the humbleness of an ecological solitary. This silence is ironically dynamic in most cases. Contaminated drinking well water, vegetables farms and the Durian Musang King orchard located at a convenient 500m from an abandoned chemical/oil spill sites, for example, remains salient unless a site assessment is deployed to uncover its scary stealth.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

ISO14001 - Kupasan Ringkas - Aspek Alam Sekitar

ISO14001 - Piawai Sistem Pengurusan Alam Sekitar yang bertaraf antarabangsa ini akan menjadi seakan-akan satu tiket bagi perdagangan sesebuah syarikat komersial dan juga sijil bagi seseorang didalam pencarian kerja atau mempertingkatkan taraf kerja. Maka, bagi munafaat semua, terutamanya rakyat Malaysia, yang bukan dari aliran sains alam sekitar, dipamerkan satu kaedah pemahaman termudah mengenai EMS ISO14001 ini. Sekiranya penjelasan lebih terperinci diperlukan, sila gunakan ruangan 'comment' dibawah halaman ini untuk kita berinteraksi. Doakan saya sihat, waras, panjang umur untuk meneruskan usaha ini. (This article is published in Bahasa Malaysia to enhance its comprehension among Malaysians who are more proficient in or prefers this language)