Environmental Quality
"creating health and safety for everyone"

 

Environmental issues comprise a spectrum of conditions that impact living organisms (humans, animals and plants) through exposure to environmental factors, conditions, and changes.

These changes can be due to:

  • substances produced that adversely affect existing environmental conditions,
  • direct effects of these substances on organisms,
  • new and altered strains of organisms,
  • enhanced host susceptibilities, and
  • physical exposure due to proximities not previously existing.

Public Health and Safety Considerations:

  • Air Quality
  • Water Quality
  • Soil Quality
  • Disease Virulence and Host Susceptibilities
  • Disease Prevention and Disease Transmission

Medical Horizons Unlimited's Focus:

  • The spectrum of environmental agents that impact humans
  • The scope of environmental health issues
  • The prevention and planning processes
  • The communication and education processes
  • The principles that define the evaluation process
  • The remediation, follow up, and future prevention processes

Medical Horizons Unlimited services support environmental quality through consultation services, needs assessment, systems and program development, implementation, and monitoring and assessment. Vital components available for inclusion are:

  • Incorporation of Standards and Guidelines
  • Education and Training relating to Programs, Policies, and Procedures, and Multiple Target Audiences
  • Establishing Optimal Communication
  • Reporting
  • Record Keeping
  • Monitoring
  • Assessment

Environmental hazards with their health and safety consequences have always existed. These hazards include:

  • Molds/fungi
• Bacteria - microaerophillic
• Radon/radiation
• Mercury
• Temperature and humidity
• Gaseous hazards
 

a. Smoke
b. Noxious odors
c. Products of combustion
d. Carbon dioxide
e. Carbon monoxide
f. Environmental tobacco smoke
g. Nitrogen oxides
h. Ozone
i . Sulfur dixoide

  • Particulates
  a. Asbestos
b. Lead
c. Dust(s)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  a. Formaldehyde
b. Pesticides
c. Chemicals
  • Allergens
  a. Organic
b. Inorganic
  • Intentionally released chemical/biological/nuclear-radiation hazards
• Accidental release of hazards
• Contaminated outdoor air

The application of prevention principles to construction, maintenance, and timely repair are major steps in controlling these environmental problems. Prevention over time is the most cost-effective approach. There is an immediate need to identify facility health hazards and permanently remediate them. Elimination of the problems caused by these hazards contributes to maintaining health and safety, and the protection of those who use the facilities.

Our services are available to increase environmental quality program effectiveness. Call or e-mail for further information, to schedule a needs assessment, and for consultation services.

 

Multimedia and computer-based teaching approaches can be developed to support ALL levels of your instructional and training needs.

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