Safety Issues in Sustainable Air Pollution Management

  • Ramesha ChandrappaEmail author
  • Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


All human activities bear some risk of injury to people and so as air pollution and its management. People who erect, operate, inspect, and monitor are exposed to air pollutants. Apart from those who are involved in air pollution management business, other citizens are also exposed to injury due to unsafe practice. Safety is the condition of being protected against social, spiritual, physical, financial, political, emotional, psychological, occupational, educational or any other consequences of failure, damage, accidents, harm error, or any other event considered non-desirable. Safety is also control of recognized hazards to attain an acceptable level of risk. To be safe, professionals should plan well to cope with possible hazards. Coping with hazards involves recognizing, evaluating, and control hazards. Air pollution management need not be at the cost of health and safety of people who control them. This chapter elaborates major air pollution issues due to earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, epidemics, extreme temperature, insect infestation, mass movement, wars, and fire accidents.


Safety Culture Personal Protective Equipment Fire Extinguisher Dust Collector Pollution Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Waste Management CellKarnataka State Pollution Control BoardBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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