Occupational and Health Safety (OHS)

MTL Consulting undertakes Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to gather understanding of the project health environment prior project development. HIA is assessed in two categories, Community Health (CHIA) and the occupational health and Safety (OHS). The process is guided by the IFC performance standard 2 and 4, OHSA 180001 and the Environmental, Health and Safety Guideline stipulated by World Health Organisation (WHO) HIA.

The study aims at gathering baseline data on health, safety and occupational conditions before commencement of the Project, identification of the health determinants; risks factors and beneficial impacts to the communities in the impact area and company workers as a whole.

Visual Amenity Assessment

Visual Impact Assessment is undertaken to assess any visibility impacts that might be caused by the proposed Projects. This is undertaken by identifying the affected receptors and accessible viewpoints to residential areas or public. The visual impacts assessment considers the sensitivity of landscape receptors, the magnitude of an effect and the significance of an effect which depends on the receptor’s sensitivity and the magnitude of the effect.  In order to assess and identify the changes or any modifications, MTL uses the view shed analysis with GIS as well as stakeholder engagement in undertaking Visual Impact Assessments.

Undertaking Visual Impact Assessment is not a legal requirement as per Tanzania legislation, however, most of our clients who require the internat5ional compliance such as IFC and WBG are required to undertake the visual study,(www.ifc.org/performance+standards). Based on this requirement, MTL has successfully undertaken a number of Visual Impact Assessments over the 20 years of experience.

Radiation

MTL Consulting undertakes Radioactivity Survey to gather understanding of the project radiation level prior to project development. Radiation survey is assessed in two categories, outdoor radiation (Environment) and the indoor radiation (occupational health). The study aims in gathering data on the baseline radiation conditions of the project area, identification of the health determinants; risks factors and beneficial impacts to the communities and to the workers.