Week 3: Case Assignment

| January 31, 2017

Hands-on training is most suited to learning objectives that involve which of the following?

Cognitive understanding

Knowledge development

Skills understanding

Skills development

1. Effective safety training learning objectives should focus on __________.

instructor needs

organizational needs

trainee needs

compliance needs

1.

At the highest levels of OSH program aspirations, an organization will often do which of the following?

Focus only on standards compliance

Employ a continuous improvement methodology

Recognize that a formal safety program is no longer needed

Reject the use of national consensus standards

1.

Which of the following statements is true?

ISO management standards are preferred over ANSI standards.

OSHA requires use of a management standard.

Different features from multiple safety management standards can be combined.

Only one safety management standard should be used by an organization.

1. Which signal word conveys the greatest level of hazard?

Danger

Attention

Warning

Caution

One of the continuous improvement loops used in an OSH Management Systems is an annual management review of system effectiveness. Discuss one other safety management process that could be considered a continuous improvement loop.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

Explain the distinction between safety culture and safety climate.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

In some management system standards, warnings are among the categories for hierarchy of controls. In these ordered lists, warnings are preferred to administrative controls. Do you think that all warnings are more desirable than all types of administrative controls? Explain your rationale.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

1.

Briefly explain the differences in organizational aspirations regarding emergency preparedness.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

Explain the difference between a proactive and a reactive approach to professional ethics.

Your response must be at least 75 words in length.

Develop a plan for a two hour training program on warning signs. Assume the employees have never had a course like this one. The OSH department recently bought new signs conforming to the most recent standards and replaced all the old signs. Your plan should incorporate adult learning theory, such as diverse ways for learning. You are not asked to develop the content of the course, but rather describe how the time will be used. Include statements of the purpose of the training and learning objectives for trainees. Include time for a pretest and a post test.

Your response must be at least 200 words in length (not including the references).

Imagine that a recent college graduate is hired for an industrial hygiene position. After completing her first monitoring assignment, she writes a report. The senior industrial hygienist she works for reviews the report and annotates many changes. Some relate to recommendations in the draft, where the senior IH changes language stating that certain controls “shall” be implemented to less demanding words such as “could” and “recommended.” The new IH is offended by all the changes and considers her professionalism violated because of not being allowed to work autonomously. Discuss the issues in terms of professional ethics.

Your response must be at least 200 words in length (not including references),

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