Environmental Safety of Enterprises Activity as a Precondition for Compliance with the Required Working Conditions

Kostiantyn Y. Melnyk, Felix A. Tsesarsky

Ekoloji, 2019, Issue 107, Pages: 463-469, Article No: e107055


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The article contains determination of the status of legal regulation for proper working conditions and shows environmental safety position in this system. Specifics of environmental safety as a management principle indirectly conditioned by international legal standards are studied herein. Poor legal awareness of business entities and uncoordinated efforts to ensure adequate environmental safety explain the lack of legal standards for environmental safety. The authors determined approaches to the definition of the working conditions as determinants accompanying an employee within the working environment and execution of job duties and expressed in the equipment quantity and quality, the order and methods of its application, the condition of the working premises and the environment which affect the employee’s health and working capacity during professional activity. The research issue is believed to be urgent because a vector of legal regulation of public relations associated with environmental safety has to be changed not as an external influence of the enterprise on the environment, but as an integral part of the enterprises’ activities, which currently seem an integral part of administration. While in developed countries new systems of human resource management are being introduced and advanced technologies are being used replacing human resources, in our country, environmental standards are not even developed to regulate enterprises’ activity. Obviously, it is caused not only by the status of legal regulation, but also by poop consciousness of the citizens involved in the enterprises management and operation. To study environmental safety as an object of environmental law seems to be ordinary as well as to define the essence of environmental safety as an object of commercial law. This is because the issue of environmental safety is universal, and concerns everyone. However, public relations appeared, changed, and terminated in the field of proper working conditions still stay out of attention. Environmental safety is an essential condition for each employee. As for the theoretical and legal substantiation to study the enterprise environmental safety as a prerequisite for compliance with proper working conditions, the concept of enterprise environmental safety has to be defined, the best international practices and solutions have to be analyzed, and a single concept of the stable development of proper working conditions at enterprises have to be outlined. In this regard, this article is aimed at revealing features of the environmental management system in Ukraine. The purpose of the article is to study social relations associated with the enterprise ecological safety as a precondition for compliance with required working conditions. The methodology of the research is based on the integrated approach to the study, systematization and analysis of effective practices of environmental safety at different levels of its implementation. The international experience in ensuring the environmental safety at the company for proper working conditions, particularly, the experience of Japan, France, and the United Kingdom is described herein. The article seems to be useful for researchers concerned with ecological safety, labor protection and implementation of an effective environmental management system, fixed at the regulatory level.


environmental safety, provision, proper level, working conditions, legal regulation, international experience, reform


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