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MSMENV272: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Your trainer may ask you to complete this assignment as one of the assessment requirements for this unit. For more information about the assessment process and advice on what to do if you need help with your reading and writing, go to Assessment requirements.

Some of the questions below follow on from the learning activities in this section. You may start with the same examples you raised in the learning activities and build on them for these answers.

  1. Controlling air quality
    1. Name a substance or emission produced at your workplace that would reduce the air quality if it was not properly controlled.

    2. Describe the control measures your company takes to manage the problem.

  1. Protecting stormwater

    1. Name a substance or material at your workplace that could end up polluting the stormwater system if there weren't measures in place to stop it from happening.

    2. Describe the control measures your company takes.

  1. Reading an MSDS

    Choose a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) that relates to a product you use at work. Answer the following questions.

    1. What is the trade name or technical name of the product?

    2. What is the product used for? Provide a brief description of the product.

    3. Is there a fire risk with the product? If so, what equipment is required to put out a fire?

    4. What should you do in the event of a spill? Describe the clean-up process.

    5. How should you dispose of the product?

  1. Following procedures

    1. If there was an environmental incident or problem at your workplace, who would you report it to on-site?

    2. When does an incident need to be reported to the Environment Protection Authority?

Click on the link above to go to the Word document you will need to complete. You should fill in your answers on-screen and then either:

  • print out a hard copy to send to your trainer by post

  • save the file electronically to submit to your trainer as an email attachment.

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