The Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. Region VII (PCAPI-7) in coordination with Tamkene Philippines, Inc. – Eastern and Central Visayas (In-House Training Services Providers of EDC) conducted an In-House Environmental Seminar to the sub-contractors, suppliers and service providers of Energy Development Corporation in Leyte on March 5-6, 2016 at St. Benedict Parish Pastoral Center, Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines.
The seminar course is about the basic Awareness on Environmental Management and Toxic and Hazardous Waste & Material Management with the following topics and objectives:
1. Basics on the current Environmental Policies and Regulation governing the power sector / industry ( 1 HR) with the following outline
Evolution of the environmental laws in the Philippines
Relevant DENR – EMB Laws governing the industry
Why the need and enactment of the environmental laws ?
Occupational Health & Safety Regulations & other relevant government laws
Objective : Participants will gain basic information / knowledge of what governs the industries and sectors including the responsibilities and the accountabilities …
2. Environmental Impacts of the Geothermal Power Industry (1HR)
What are the environmental impacts by the project or its pollution load.
What are the four major environmental aspects affected and its components.
What are the dynamics involved or the interaction within a given setting.
What are the tools available to manage these impacts
Objective : The participants will have the basic awareness of the obligation, duties and responsibilities in addressing the various environmental impacts brought about by the project and as stakeholders, what could they contribute to improve on the over-all environmental performance of the industry.
3. Toxic Substances & Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
( Geothermal Power Industry as a Hazardous Waste Source & Generator)- 2 HRS.
RA6969 – The THW and Nuclear Waste Act of the Philippines (DAO 29)
Characteristics of hazardous material and haz waste
Protocols governing the generators and the TSD services providers
Identification of the hazardous materials from the basic products used
Hazardous chemicals and waste generation by the following work areas :
Engineering waste to include oils, lubes, coolants, lead Acid batteries
Building maintenance waste to include paints, solvents, pesticides, etc
Electrical waste to include lamps, ballast & transformers with PCB
Office waste to include E-waste, ink containing toners, cartridges, etc
Canteen waste to include used cooking oil, FOG and grease trap sludge
Clinical waste such as med waste, sharps, infectious, etc
Basic design configuration of a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for SWM
Basics on the THW on-site storage facility and its protocols
Basics on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Pathways of the Haz mat and its health impacts on humans and effects to the environ
Basic on OSHA Protocols, including the GHS on HAZ Mat, P.P.E’s , etc
Objective : To provide the basic awareness to the participants in layman terms, on the aspects of hazardous waste and materials, its proper handling, the compliance requirements and the needed tools to identify these materials from its usage to its eventual disposal which must be attuned to the “Internal Protocols, Procedures and System ” being implemented within the Geothermal Plant Premises in compliance to laws and statutes of the country.
The In house seminar for the 3rd party services providers, sub-contractors and suppliers at the ENERGY DEVELOMENT CORPORATION on the topic “Basic Environmental Management and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) which consisted of a 4 hrs lecture of 4 batches on March 5 & 6 , 2016 comprising mostly of the various skilled labor, employees and the work force involved in the repairs and maintenance of the various areas of operation of the 4 units GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT FACILITIES such as on the : well fields, turbines, steam lines, cooling systems, power stations, distribution lines, building structures, machine and fabrication shop and the field and yard operations.
Seminar was well received by the participants, who really are hungry for the ENVI information and knowledge.