I may be offered to be a member of a joint workers-management committee on environmental issues in my workplace. I work at a combination R&D, testing and assembly facility for medical scanners, owned by a large corporation.
Now, I'm not going to be responsible for actually doing work to resolve/avoid environmental hazards, but rather perform oversight of these issues and how (and if) they are handled. I'll need to be able to know what to ask and what to notice - in presence and no less importantly, in absence.
My question is: What broad-stroke environmental/health concerns and issues I should make myself aware of? What kind of "homework" should I, not being any sort of medical professional, take upon myself before serving on such a committee?
Note: Yes, some of it should definitely involve the issue of radiation safety and leak hazards, with radio-pharmaceuticals being used on premises. But that's just one point; and even when I know this is an issue, I don't really know where to begin educating myself about it (from the environmental/safety perspective, not nuclear physics of course).