Process design

Environmental legislation

Earlier in this Topic we learned about Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), which is essential to protect patients by ensuring safety.  In this Module we will learn more about the EU and member state legislation that protects the environment, workers, and facilities.

In Europe, the key legislation covering manufacturing is the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED).  The IED, along with some of the other legislation relevant to the use of chemicals in manufacturing, are introduced.

It should be noted that environmental laws/regulations are time specific and subject to change.  

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this module you should:

  • Be aware of the different types of legislation governing industry and the reasons for their implementation
  • Understand the impact of this legislation