Develop aspects of a health and safety program that addresses worker injury and illness prevention.

The SLP for this course is based on a manufacturing company of your choice. The factory employs at least 75 workers. You are the Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Manager for this company. Your task is to develop aspects of a health and safety program that addresses worker injury and illness prevention, as well as environmental health and safety protection.
For this SLP, characterize this company in terms of the following:

Determine its location; state and city
Identify the impacted community; what are the characteristics of the working population in the facility? What are the characteristics of the community in the neighborhood where the facility is located?
Explain its production; what does it manufacture?
Identify its processes and hazards; what type of processes does it involve and what type of occupational hazards are workers potentially exposed to?
Describe its environmental impacts; what resources does it use for raw materials and energy? What wastes/pollution does it generate?

SLP Assignment Expectations
Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your selection.
Length: The SLP assignment should be 4-5 pages long (double-spaced).
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.
Required Reading
Barrow, C. J. (2006). Chapter 1: Introduction. In Environmental management for sustainable development. London, GBR: Routledge.
Barrow, C. J. (2006). Chapter 2: Environmental management: Fundamentals and goals. In Environmental management for sustainable development. London, GBR: Routledge.
Begun, L. & Malcolm, J. (2014). Leading public health: A competency framework. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Read: Chapter 2: A framework for public health leadership (pp. 27-50); and Chapter 3: Values and traits of public health leaders (pp.53-76).
Bekemeier, B., Chen, A. L-T., Kawakyu, N., & Yang, Y. (2013). Local public health resource allocation: Limited choices and strategic decisions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(6), 769-775.
Healey, B. J., & Walker, K. T. (2009). Chapter 3: History and importance of occupational safety and health. In Introduction to occupational health in public health practice.Hoboken, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass.
Optional Reading
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.
Healey, B. J., & Walker, K. T. (2009). Chapter 4: Occupational injuries. In Public health/environmental health: Introduction to occupational health in public health practice.Hoboken, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass

 

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