In the past, and perhaps it is better to say several years ago, just when Esfahan Yakhchal Company started to manufacture refrigerators and refrigeration systems, there was not much information about toxic and polluted gases that lead to the destruction of the ozone layer and the environment, because generally In the manufacture of such equipment, in many factories around the world, special gases that have a toxic composition are used and threaten the environment and human health. Until the country of Iran was also under the obligation of international ozone and environment protection agreements and some refrigerator and cooling companies including our company were informed of the severity of its damage to the environment and the ozone layer.
In this regard, in order to prevent the release of harmful gases and chemical substances resulting from the construction of this equipment, both in terms of harming the company’s technical personnel and in terms of destroying the ozone layer and the environment, we decided to ask the relevant expert to identify harmful toxins and Avoid the use of toxic chemicals by using alternative systems or changes in the work process.
For example: poisonings caused by industrial materials and refrigerant gases, including: contact or inhalation of toxic materials and diagnosis of symptoms and ultimately the prevention and prevention of such incidents, are the responsibility of the toxicology specialist (industrial, environmental, occupational) whose presence in this company It is binding and vital.
Definition of toxicology:
Toxicology is a science that examines the nature and abundance of chemicals and toxic compounds, as well as the study of risk factors regarding their adverse and harmful effects. Toxicology is classified according to the field of science in which it is used. In this company, environmental, industrial and occupational toxicology have been introduced descriptively as an important class of toxicological sciences. Most chemicals have serious and dangerous consequences for the environment and people’s health, and it should also be noted that all chemicals are toxic in a certain amount and dose, and if the time of contact with them and exposure to them is long enough. , can be very dangerous.
Therefore, the main goal of this department is to introduce and apply the basic principles and basics of toxicology such as: different types of poisoning, dose-response curve, lethal dose, safety margin, dangerous dose and the range of chemical poisoning for personnel in the work environment.
Definition of occupational toxicology:
Study if the adverse effect of agents that are encountered by workers during the course of their employment
The above definition is considered complete due to the use of the word agent, which includes chemical and physical agents
Use of expert and toxicologist researcher in Esfahan Yakhchal Company for environmental and health purposes:
Mrs. Negar Hosseini Beheshti, as one of the experts in toxicology (environmental and industrial) in the toxicology research department of the company, has been working as a researcher in this field for many years , and by reading up-to-date scientific articles, she learned about the harmful effects of toxic compounds. And it prevents damage to the working technical personnel, the environment as well as the ozone layer, in the industry of this company and curbs the possible events caused by it.
In general, if we want to state the general tasks and objectives of the toxicology research department in this company managed by Mrs. Negar Hosseini Beheshti, we can point out the following :
1- Improving the level of health by controlling toxic compounds and air pollutants and preventing the occurrence of related diseases
2- Updating the technical knowledge and awareness of environmental health experts regarding the health indicators affecting air pollution as well as personal health in this area
3- Relevant epidemiological studies
4- Collecting information, subjects and scientific and research articles, according to the issues of the World Health Organization and the Environment, the Montreal Protocol and the Vienna Convention in relation to the ozone layer
5- Examining the reactions and factors of blood, urine and mouth saliva of the personnel, by tests such as: ABG and blood pH level, in the form of medical toxicology and related measures
6- Identification and collection of “chemical danger” signs, including the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) in the field of industrial toxicology
7- Evaluating the probability of these poisonings, under special contact conditions (risk assessment )
8- Environmental, industrial and medical toxicology, in the direction and scope of occupational toxicology as well as descriptive toxicology, only with the content and content of identifying and determining the degree of toxicity of a compound, taken from existing reliable sources, the mechanism of action, removing or replacing harmful chemicals that The basis of data and cross-sectional-retrospective research has been analyzed and investigated
9- Taking advantage of the latest developments and scientific information of the day, in order to optimize the capabilities and results of professional work
10- Research and Development, within the scope of the relevant duties and expertise
11- Obtaining advice for organizing the department in order to improve knowledge from famous professors of universities in the field of toxicology
In addition to the direct use of toxicological information mentioned above, there are other mechanisms :
The outstanding points of this Company (EYC) from the point of view of the environmental organization:
During the frequent visits of experts and inspectors of the Environmental Protection Organization to Esfahan yakhchal Company, the investigations carried out, as well as the assurance of this organization from Esfahan yakhchal Company in order not to use destructive and harmful gases and also to use environmentally friendly technology and gases, this company through legal procedures and official, under the support and international standards of the Environmental Protection Organization.
It should be noted that Esfahan yakhchal Company is one of the top five companies in Iran and also the only selected company in Isfahan city in terms of having international environmental standards. Therefore, due to having such characteristics, it has the honor to have the support of obtaining equipment and devices suitable for the environment from this organization.
It is worth mentioning that in order to update technical information and align with the world’s modern technology, courses have been held under the supervision of the Environmental Protection Organization, and Esfahan yakhchal as the selected company has attended all the courses.