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Drinking Water Risk Management Plan: A Case Study in the Ore Processing Industry

Doctorate Program in Environmental Science, School of Postgraduate Studies, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang 50241, Indonesia
Study Program in Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universitas Kebangsaan Bandung, Bandung 40263, Indonesia
Safety Health and Environmental Department, Division of Concentrating, PT Freeport Indonesia, Tembagapura 50725, Indonesia
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang 50275, Indonesia
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Safety 2019, 5(3), 58;
Received: 4 June 2019 / Revised: 4 August 2019 / Accepted: 19 August 2019 / Published: 23 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Water Resources Protection: Water Safety)
All of the water supply system development needs to be safe and meet health requirements. Due to the expansion of the ore processing industry, water supply providers are required to identify the risks that may arise from dangerous and hazardous events. The purpose of this study was to build a structured approach to drinking water risk management plans (RMPs). We used risk assessments with reference to the environmental management system, risk management, and the food safety management system. The results of the risk assessment show two critical control points (CCPs) of high risk: Dam (catchment) and pipe reticulation. Some CCPs were categorized as posing very high risks of hazardous events due to pathogen contamination, including the clean water tank, the disinfectant injector, and pipe reticulation. The RMPs recorded and identified various preventive measures that could be taken to reduce and eliminate the risks. Daily operational requirements can be implemented to prepare for these hazards and risks that have the potential to negatively affect the quality of the drinking water supplied to the workers. Risk assessments were conducted in two stages: Preventive measures and operational monitoring. The involvement of all departments and authority agencies was crucial to ensure the success in the development and review of the operational aspects of these RMPs. View Full-Text
Keywords: drinking water; hazardous event; risk assessment; risk management plans (RMPs) drinking water; hazardous event; risk assessment; risk management plans (RMPs)
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Susanto, A.; Purwanto, P.; Putro, E.K.; Yuliasari, F. Drinking Water Risk Management Plan: A Case Study in the Ore Processing Industry. Safety 2019, 5, 58.

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