African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 902

Full Length Research Paper

The role of an environmental engineer in preventing and reducing environmental stress

Otti V. I.
  • Otti V. I.
  • Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Nwafor A. U.
  • Nwafor A. U.
  • Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Dan N. K.
  • Dan N. K.
  • Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 03 October 2017
  •  Accepted: 04 September 2018
  •  Published: 30 November 2018

Abstract

Environmental engineer is concerned with the protection and prevention of the environment and develops the solution to environmental problem. Environmental engineer ensures work place hazards and environmental health and safety related policies and procedure are communicated to employer and employees, ensures the availability of medical surveillance programme in assisting employer and employees in the course of potentially hazards, that can pose immediate danger to health and safety, encouraging conducive environment for stress free conditions in the environment. Consequently, restriction of stress to condition where an environmental demand exceeds the national regulatory capacity of an organism, in particular situations that include unpredictability and uncontrollability also ensuring employees are properly trained for their jobs and environmental health and safety obligation are carried out by everyone involved.

 

Key words: Environment, stress, engineer, health and safety.