Day Two: Intro to Environmental Health- Agencies & Laws/Acts

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Day Two: Intro to Environmental Health- Agencies & Laws/Acts

IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCIES THAT PROTECT

E______________________ P___________________ A___________________ (EPA)

Federal agency responsible for reducing & controlling environmental pollution www.epa.gov

O_______________________ S__________ & H______________A___________________ (OSHA)

Federal regulatory agency responsible for workplace environment. Publishes information on environmental issues & regulations

 www.osha.gov

N______________ I________________ for O______________ S___________ & H________________

(NIOSH)

Federal regulatory agency that conducts research on health hazards in the workplace www.cdc.gov/niosh/

On the local level, Montgomery County Health Department is the environmental regulatory agency

Did you add these agencies to your acronym t-chart?!

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EIGHT ACTS TO REGULATE THE ENVIRONMENT

1.

2.

______________________ Act - Law that allows the EPA to set standards for major air pollutants

_____________________________________________________________________________ Act - Law provides funding to clean up uncontrolled or hazardous waste sites & oil & chemical spills

3.

___________________________ Act - Law that sets regulations on wastes going into water and on the operation of waste treatment plants & makes it illegal to release pollutants into the water

4.

_______________________________________ Act - Law that protects the quality of drinking water. It also sets standards for owners and operators of public water systems

5.

________________________________________ Act - Law that protects animal & plant species threatened by extinction

6.

_________________________________________ Act - Law that requires all governmental agencies to consider and assess the impact on the environment before taking any action that might affect the environment

7.

__________________________________________________ Act - Law the authorizes the EPA to set standards for the manufacturing, use, transportation, and disposal of toxic substances

8.

_______________________________________________________Act - Law that sets a series of minimal safety and health standards that all employees must meet

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