ENV315 unit 6 assignment

| September 29, 2018

This
assignment is due by May 29th
During the 8-week module, you will complete
a written assignment (paper), which is to be submitted via Blackboard; emailed
copies will NOT be accepted. Only submit papers through Blackboard in WORD
format (no .docx papers accepted). A
ROUGH DRAFT of the paper is due at midnight Wednesday of Unit 6; the FINAL COPY
paper is due at the end of Unit 7. A
list of possible writing topics is below. You may choose one topic for your paper. Be
sure to review the policy on late assignments in the syllabus.

The
rough draft is worth 15% of your grade.
The final copy of this paper is also worth 15% of your final grade. This assignment will be a minimum of four
pages, double spaced with Times New Roman size 12 font and one-inch margins on
all sides. Please use appropriate sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and
references, and follow APA format in your writing. To avoid plagiarism, you must use in-text
references (also known as internal documentation or in-text citations) in your
work in accordance with APA style to avoid plagiarism. Be sure to refer to the Publication Manual of
APA, the Writing Center, or other appropriate sources, which are listed
under the APA resources section of the course information tab, for assistance
with APA format.

For this paper, use at least three scholarly
sources to support your claims, in addition to the textbook.Do not use
internet sources, such as Wikipedia or other unreliable web-based resources,
which lack strong academic backing. The ONLY EXCEPTIONS will be that two of
your three sources may be from websites of the government organizations that
are listed in Table 4.7 (such as OSHA) or from one of the safety organizations
that are listed in Tables 4.5 and 4.6 (such as National Safety Council) of
Chapter 4 of your textbook. Plagiarism
detection software WILL be used to check the content of your papers.
Written Assignment Topics:

(1)
Explain reasons for high
accident rates in third world countries.
Be sure to include specific examples of one or more accidents that
occurred recently in a developing country that would be less likely to occur
today in the U.S.
(2)
Explain in detail several roles
that organized labor has played in the advancement of the safety movement,
citing specific examples.
(3)
Explain the primary reasons
behind the passage of the OSH Act.
(4)
Describe in detail what
components together add up to the overall cost of an accident.
(5)
Explain in detail how the rates
and specific types of accidental deaths and disabilities in the workplace have
changed between the early 1900’s and today.
(6)
Describe in detail how a
hypothetical workplace inspection by OSHA would proceed, from the first step to
the last.
(7)
Describe in detail all of
OSHA’s voluntary protection programs.
(8)
Explain in detail the reasons
for the large increases in medical costs in the U.S. over the past 20 years.
(9)
What kinds of new actions are
workers’ compensation reform movements likely to recommend over the next 20
years?
(10)Compare
and contrast the three ways of settling workers’ compensation claims,
explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each.
(11)Explain in
detail each step in conducting an accident investigation.
(12)Describe
the main hazards associated with robots (automation) and explain in detail how
to safeguard against them.
(13)Explain
the concept of risk assessment in terms of machine operation.
(14)Explain
why there is disagreement over “trigger height” in terms of OSHA’s Fall
Protection Standard for construction.
(15)What are
the most important topics to be covered in training about and selection of PPE
for foot protection?
(16)What are
the most important topics to be covered in training about and selection of PPE
for eye protection?
(17)Explain
the differences between destructive and nondestructive testing, giving specific
examples of each.
(18)In terms
of electrical hazards, why are designed-in safety precautions more effective
than warning devices?
(19)Explain in
detail the relationship between the following concepts: “potential difference”,
“lightning”, and “grounding”.
(20)Describe
some toxic chemicals frequently produced by fires, using examples that have NOT
already been used in the DB’s.
(21)What are
some trends that are likely to continue in terms of future fire safety
standards?
(22)Explain
the hazards of chemical burns in addition to tissue damage.

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