Occupational-setting

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 3-5 pages long (double-spaced).

Required Reading

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/topicsobjectives…

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.