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Responsibility of Chemist in Environmental Laboratory
Responsibility of Chemist in Environmental Laboratory

The job responsibility of a chemist in an Environmental Monitoring Laboratory often involves a range related to environmental monitoring, assessment, analysis, and regulation.

Visiting Industrial Units

Chemists in an Environmental Monitoring Laboratory can indeed visit industrial units as part of their duties. These visits could involve conducting inspections to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, assessing pollution control measures, collecting samples for analysis, and providing guidance on best practices for pollution prevention and management. Their visits are often aimed at identifying potential environmental risks, evaluating emissions, and ensuring that industries are operating in accordance with environmental laws and standards of state.

Checking Environmental Management Plans (EMP)

Chemists are typically involved in reviewing and evaluating Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) submitted by industries or organizations. EMPs outline strategies and measures for managing environmental impacts, controlling pollution, and ensuring sustainable practices. Chemists assess these plans to verify their effectiveness, compliance with regulations, and adequacy in addressing environmental concerns. They may also provide recommendations for improvements or modifications to enhance environmental performance.
It has been observed from previous EMP reports that majority of parameters are out of national environmental quality standard. Only because no any chemist is reviewing the report or books contains the report for approval.

Hazardous Substance Management Plan

Chemists play a critical role in evaluating Hazardous Substance Management Plans (HSMPs) implemented by industries. These plans detail the handling, storage, disposal, and emergency response procedures for hazardous substances to prevent environmental contamination and mitigate risks to human health. Chemists assess the adequacy of HSMPs, conduct audits or inspections, and offer expertise in managing hazardous materials safely and responsibly. Hazardous waste and their toxicity is fully knowledgeable to chemist only, because the chemist is only one involved in their toxicity and mitigations. The chemist should also involved in the incineration of hazardous waste materials and their disposal after Incineration.

Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)

Chemists contribute to conducting Initial Environmental Examinations (IEEs) for proposed development projects or activities. IEEs are comprehensive assessments that identify potential environmental impacts, risks, and mitigation measures before project implementation. Chemists may analyze data, conduct environmental assessments, evaluate potential pollution sources, and recommend measures to minimize adverse environmental effects during the project lifecycle. It is prime responsibility of Chemist that he should always insure the environment examination during and after completion of project. The chemist will always insure the project effects on environment and after completion on the people working or residents over their. Through analysis of environment for air water soil and specially noise pollution at site and around the facility. The chemists are also involved in different certification from environmental protection agency of the state as environmental check list, IEE for construction and boilers, environmental monitoring reports, waste disposal, import of used materials at country and their uses in country. All the certification from EPA should always be in the knowledge of chemist and final review should be done by chemist.

Analyzing Environmental Samples

Chemists analyze air, water, soil, and other environmental samples to detect pollutants, contaminants, and harmful substances. Chemist is also involved in laboratory works like analysis guidance to lower staff maintenance and calibration of instruments and provide chemical stock inventory for laboratory analysis.

Monitoring Environmental Quality

They monitor environmental quality parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen, heavy metals, and organic compounds to assess the health of ecosystems and human health risks.

Developing Testing Methods

Chemists develop and validate testing methods to accurately measure pollutants and contaminants in environmental samples. Chemists are responsible for environmental analysis of water soil air noise and light according to national environmental quality standard of state. All the analysis parameters and their limits are given by state environmental protection agency EPA. Chemist is only responsible to check the results of analysis and methods used for analysis. Results should always be under national environmental quality standard and method used for analysis should also follow standard Procedure for analysis.

Researching Environmental Impacts

They conduct research to understand the environmental impact of various chemicals, pollutants, and contaminants, and their effects on ecosystems and public health.
Through the analysis of samples done by different industries and laboratories, study on the analysis parameters and correlation of analyzed parameters.

Regulatory Compliance

Chemists ensure that environmental testing and monitoring activities comply with regulatory standards and guidelines set by environmental protection agencies. Monitoring of industries and their compliance also checked by chemist.

Data Analysis and Reporting

They analyze data from environmental monitoring and testing activities, interpret results, and prepare reports detailing findings, trends, and recommendations. Analysis reports generations and their impact on environment first responsibility of chemist.

Advisory Role

They may provide technical expertise, guidance, and recommendations to government agencies, industry partners, and the public on environmental issues, pollution control measures, and regulatory compliance. I thinks the guidance given by chemists are always should be taken serious to further actions.

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