Waste Management Risks and Opportunities Identification in Malaysia TVET Institution
Rodzidah Mohd Rodzi1, Zulkifli Mohd Nopiah2, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri3
1Rodzidah Mohd Rodzi1, Centre of Engineering Education Research, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, National University of Malaysia, UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Zulkifli Mohd Nopiah, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, National University of Malaysia, UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 25 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 1665-1667 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B13020782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1302.0782S319
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Abstract: Rising amount of generated waste is an increasing concern for the future generation potentially at risk. The purpose of this research was to identify the risks and opportunities associated with waste management practices in Malaysia TVET Institution as per requirements under ISO 9001:2015 Clause 6.1. Using Risk-Based Thinking (RBT), Preliminary Risk Assessment (PRA) and SWOT Analysis, this research analyzed the hazardous events of managing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste (HW). The risks associated with MSW divided into 5 categories; human damage, climate pollution, soil, air and water contamination. Whereas, HW risks US EPA characteristics were ignitable, corrosive, reactive and toxic. The findings presented in Risk Matrix (High, Medium or Low level), revealed that the top ranking risk for MSW was fatal diseases and misplacing SW4 for HW. The research recommended more ground works in RBT application as it involves thorough look at workplace to establish a most-to-least-critical importance ranking.
Keywords: Hazardous Waste, ISO 9001:2015, Municipal Solid Waste, Risk-Based Thinking.
Scope of the Article: Simulation Optimization and Risk Management