Health and safety management

Introduction

In this SLP, you will be a health and safety manager in a company that has a manufacturing facility with multiple occupational hazards. This setting could be a place where you currently work, one that you may be familiar with, or one that you just find interesting.  

The objective of this SLP is to describe the setting in which the SLPs of modules 2 through 4 will take place:

  1. Describe the occupational setting, the number of employees, the workers’ demographics (age, gender, ethnicity) and the industrial or manufacturing processes that take place.
  2. Describe one other member of the health and safety team that may be in the facility (examples are an occupational nurse, a health and safety officer, a team made of employees) and the role it plays in this facility.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your paper.

Length: The SLP assignment should be minimum 3 pages long (double-spaced).

Turnitin: Your assignment will not be graded until you have submitted an Originality Report with a Similarity Index (SI) score <20% (excluding direct quotes, quoted assignment instructions, and references). Papers not meeting this requirement by the end of the session will receive a score of 0 (grade of F). Do keep in mind that papers with a lower SI score may be returned for revisions. For example, if one paragraph accounting for only 10% of a paper is cut and pasted, the paper could be returned for revision, despite the low SI score. Please use the report and your SI score as a guide to improve the originality of your work.

References: At least three references must be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required Reading is included. Quoted materials should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. Materials copied verbatim from external sources must be enclosed in quotation marks. In-text citations are required as well as a list of references at the end of the assignment. (APA format is recommended.)

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

Format: APA format is recommended for this assignment.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.

The following items will be assessed in particular:

  • Achievement of learning objectives for SLP assignment.
  • Relevance: All content is connected to the question.
  • Precision: Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
  • Depth of discussion: Points that lead to deeper issues are presented and integrated.
  • Breadth: Multiple perspectives and references, and multiple issues/factors are considered.
  • Evidence: Points are well supported with facts, statistics, and references.
  • Logic: Discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
  • Clarity: Writing is concise and understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
  • Objectivity: Avoids the use of first person and subjective bias.

Required Reading

Earth Day Network. (n.d.). Ecological footprint quiz. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator

Karl, T. R., Arguez, A., Huang, B., Lawrimore, J. H., McMahon, J. R., Memme, M. J. … Zhang, H. M. (2015). Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus. Science, 348(6242), 1469-1472. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://science.sciencemag.org/content/348/6242/1469.full

National Institutes of Health. (2015). National library of medicine toxicology tutor I: Basic principles. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/toxtutor.html

Tong, S., Mather, P., Fitzgerald, G., McRae, D., Verrall, K., & Walker, D. (2010). Assessing the vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(2), 546–564.

Healey, B. J., & Walker, K. T. (2009). Chapter 2: Epidemiology of occupational safety and health. In Public Health/Environmental Health: Introduction to Occupational Health in Public Health Practice. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass.

Institute of Medicine. (2000). Chapter 1: Introduction. In Safe work in the 21st century: Education and training needs for the next decade’s occupational safety and health personnel. Washington, DC, USA: National Academies Press.

Philip, R. B. (2012). Chapter 1: Introduction and overview. In Environmental issues for the twenty-first century and their impact on human health. SAIF Zone, Sharjah, UAE: Bentham Science Publishers.

Optional Reading

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2016). Healthy People 2020: Environmental Health. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=12

Healey, B. J., & Walker, K. T. (2009). Chapter 1: History and importance of public health. In Public health/environmental health: Introduction to occupational health in public health practice. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass.

Natural Resources Defense Council. (2016). Global warming 101. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/

Philip, R. B. (2012). Chapter 4: Air pollution and global warming. In Environmental issues for the twenty-first century and their impact on human health. SAIF Zone, Sharjah, UAE: Bentham Science Publishers.

 

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