IPIECA-IOGP launches the revised 'Health impact assessment guide'
IPIECA-IOGP Health Committee publishes the Health impact assessment (HIA) guide, the updated version of the 2005 guide.IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues.
This new guide defines and outlines the purpose and value of health impact assessments within the oil and gas industry, and details a six-step HIA implementation process. By implementing a health impact assessment - a structured planning and decision-making process for analysing the potential positive and negative impacts of programmes, projects, and policies on public health - oil and gas companies can address the impacts in a timely and appropriate manner to achieve positive outcomes and cost benefits while also enhancing sustainability.
The guide includes ‘lessons learned’ and new HIA developments and is intended as a technical resource for both subject matter experts and project staff who work on the potential health impacts of oil and gas projects.