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Ways in which businesses could protect the environment and promote human health in the workplace 

  • Laws and regulations should be adhered to so that profits are not generated at the expense of the environment.
  • Pollution and other environmental issues should always be considered in all business activities, e.g. safe disposal of waste/dumping of toxic waste, etc. 
  • Become involved in environmental awareness programmes.
  • The environment can be protected by altering production techniques in favour of cleaner and greener technologies.
  • Water for human consumption should be tested before it is used.
  • Promote nature conservation by looking after natural resources.
  • Minimize pollution, by re-using, reducing and recycling.
  • Reduce consumption of goods/services which are environmentally unfriendly.
  • Register/Engage with recognized institutions/bodies that promote green peace.
  • Physical working conditions should always be worker friendly, safe and promote occupational health.
  • Physical working conditions, e.g. adequate lighting/ventilation should be available and functional
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