Choose an operation for a workplace where you once worked or with which you are familiar where either chemical hazards or noise exposures were present. If you have never worked in a location where chemical hazards or noise are present, read about some examples on OSHA’s website and choose one that interests you. Complete the following tasks in a minimum two-page (500 word) essay:
- Summarize the steps you would take to perform a hazard assessment of your chosen operation. Make sure you list the chemical hazards or noise hazards that are present using the example hazard assessment from OSHA’s website or one with which you are already familiar.
- Discuss the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for controlling occupational hazards in relation to the operation you chose.
- Choose one hazard that you identified. The hazard can be a chemical or noise hazard. Summarize how you would evaluate employee exposures to the hazard. Include information about any sampling method you would use, how many samples you would collect, the types of samples you would collect (e.g., personal or area, TWA or short-term), and to which standards you would apply the results.
- Assume there are several results indicating that employees are exposed to levels exceeding the applicable OSHA PEL. Using OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls, summarize the control methods you would employ to reduce the risk for employees to an acceptable level. Your summary should include examples from each level of OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls with a discussion of why you think the control would or would not be an effective method for reducing the exposure to an acceptable level.
- Discuss how you would evaluate the effectiveness of the control methods you chose, both in the short-term and for the next 5 years.
Your essay must be in APA format, and include a minimum of two sources,
Fire and Life Safety Education Program Plan
The department has been approached by the school superintendent about starting a Fire and Life Safety Education Program for all grades, K-12. As the fire inspector, this project will fall under your responsibility. The superintendent has asked that you submit your program plan in writing so that it can be reviewed and discussed at the next school board meeting. If your plan is approved, the program will begin the next school year. However, there are budget constraints, and several members of the school board feel like there are more important areas and programs that need funding.
You are to create a plan for a Fire and Life Safety Education Program. Given the circumstances with some of the school board members, your plan should begin with a summary of a comprehensive overview of general fire safety for occupied buildings. You should also demonstrate rationale for the general fire safety provisions as methods of fire protection. Let them know how important this program is through the short-term and long-term benefits to students and to the community as a whole. Also, be sure to include the following:
- goals for the program,
- organization of grades (Will you group some grades?),
- a broad outline of the topics to be taught,
- broad details of any special events/activities, and
- a plan to keep the program going, year after year. (Will certain grades be taught certain topics each year so that, as student progress, they learn new things?)
Your response must be at least two pages in length, in APA style. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations. The title and reference pages are not included in the page-count requirement.
Community Outreach PowerPoint Presentation
Using the same scenario above, prepare a 10- to 12-slide PowerPoint presentation (based on your checklist) for the community outreach program. Your presentation should highlight the common code violations and include suggestions to mitigate them. You are encouraged to use pictures to illustrate your points. Note: You will submit your PowerPoint presentation in the Unit VI PowerPoint Presentation link.
You are required to use at least one source for this presentation. This can be your textbook or any other scholarly source. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. The title and reference slides do not count toward the slide-count requirement.