Occupational Safety and Health/No Plagiarism/ APA Guidelines – Assignment Help

Instructions

  1. Review Chapter 7—“Health and Safety” in The Employer’s Legal Handbook.
  2. Download and read the OSHA Small Business Handbook.
  3. For this Dropbox assignment, select an organization. It may be your current workplace, or it may be an organization with which you are familiar. From this point forward, the instructions will refer to your selection as “the organization” for consistency in communication.
  4. Write your paper with inclusion of one or more paragraphs for each of the following steps. Include headings that are similar in wording and APA formatted.
    1. Introduction.
    2. Company Selection and Overview. The purpose of this section is for you to begin to gather data about the work environment at the organization. Include the following in your overview:
      1. Company name.
      2. Industry.
      3. Safety and health activities and programs. Identify the ways the company has taken initiative to achieve a safe and healthy work environment (i.e., committees or special positions of responsibility, activities, policy statements, rules, codes, guidelines for proper workplace procedures, accident investigation, and recordkeeping).
      4. Regarding the organization’s workplace, identify the following:
        1. Common hazard risks.
        2. Common injury and/or illness risks.
        3. Common means for addressing risks of fatalities, injuries or illnesses (i.e., skin diseases or disorders, respiratory, poisonings, hearing loss, other such as musculoskeletal).
      5. Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) “Industry and Illness Data – 2015,” how does the organization’s workplace data in 1.-3. above compare and contrast with the industry data collected nationally by the BLS?
    3. Overview of the Four-Point Workplace Program. In a brief overview, explain the four-point workplace program, as described in the OSHA handbook.
    4. Using the Four-Point Program. “Although voluntary, [the program] represents OSHA’s policy on what every worksite should have in place to protect workers from occupational hazards” (OSHA, 2005, p. 8). Accordingly, this section will give you an opportunity to determine actionable items the organization can take to maximize achievement of workplace safety and health. Follow the instructions listed below.
      1. Management Commitment and Employee Involvement.
        1. Provide an overview of management commitment and employee involvement, addressing what it is, why it is needed, and various ways it can be accomplished that are applicable to the organization’s industry.
        2. Describe the organization’s current policies and practices for management commitment and employee involvement.
        3. Create one policy or procedure—beyond their current policies and practices—based upon your identification of various ways to achieve management commitment and employee involvement. As necessary, place the policy or procedure in the appendices section of the paper with inclusion of a reference to it in the body of the paper.
      2. Worksite Analysis.
        1. Provide an overview of worksite analysis, addressing what it is, why it is needed, and various ways it can be accomplished that are applicable to the organization’s industry.
        2. Describe the organization’s current policies and practices for worksite analysis.
        3. Recommend at least two actions the organization should take—beyond their current policies and practices—based upon your identification of various ways to achieve worksite analysis. As necessary, place the policy or procedure in the appendices section of the paper with inclusion of a reference to it in the body of the paper.
      3. Hazard Prevention and Control.
        1. Provide an overview of hazard prevention and control, addressing what it is, why it is needed, and various ways it can be accomplished that are applicable to the organization’s industry.
        2. Describe the organization’s current policies and practices for hazard prevention and control.
        3. Create one policy or procedure—beyond their current policies and practices—based upon your identification of various ways to achieve hazard prevention and control. As necessary, place the policy or procedure in the appendices section of the paper with inclusion of a reference to it in the body of the paper.
      4. Training for Employees, Supervisors, and Managers.
        1. Provide an overview of occupational health and safety training for employees, supervisors, and managers, addressing what it is, why it is needed, and various ways it can be accomplished that are applicable to the organization’s industry.
        2. Describe the organization’s current policies and practices in the training for employees, supervisors, and managers.
        3. Create one policy or procedure—beyond their current policies and practices—based upon your identification of various ways to provide training for employees, supervisors, and managers. As necessary, place the policy or procedure in the appendices section of the paper with inclusion of a reference to it in the body of the paper.
      5. Integration of Faith and Learning. Review the 2.1 Scripture and devotional reading and complete the following as a “fifth point” in the occupational safety and health plan:
        1. In what ways could human resources promote spiritual wellbeing in the workplace by means of policies, procedures, and/or programs?
        2. Create one policy or procedure—beyond their current policies and practices—based upon your identification of various ways to promote spiritual wellbeing in the workplace. As necessary, place the policy or procedure in the appendices section of the paper with inclusion of a reference to it in the body of the paper.
    5. Conclusion.
  5. Your paper should be 800-1,000 words in length, not including the title page, reference page, or appendix items.
  6. Use APA formatting. At a minimum, cite: (1) the OSHA Small Business Handbook, (2) The Employer’s Legal Handbook, and (3) an HR professional or governmental website (i.e., OSHA, Bureau of Labor Statistics, etc.). Note that your company’s website may be substituted for the third resource.
  7. Answers must be substantive with use of the language of business and employment law. See the Assignment Criteria grading rubric for assignment expectations.
  8. Before submitting this assignment, thoroughly edit the written paper:
    1. Run a Word spelling and grammar check and make corrections as needed.
    2. Run a Grammarly report and make appropriate changes. Click on Grammarly to learn more about the software. Click on the following link for Grammarly sign-up to set up an account.
    3. Check for proper APA 6e Guide formatting, citations, and references.
    4. Checkmark the instructions for this assignment, and checkmark the rubric to be sure your paper has fulfilled all requirement
    5. Assessment Criteria
    6. Criteria 18 Points 14-17 Points 9-13 Points 0-8 Points
      Company Selection and Overview You demonstrated clear, insightful critical thinking when:Identifying the company and industry, the safety and health activities and programs currently in place, common occupational risks, with inclusion of a comparison and contrast with BLS industry data. You demonstrated competent critical thinking when:Identifying the company and industry, the safety and health activities and programs currently in place, common occupational risks, with inclusion of a comparison and contrast with BLS industry data. You demonstrated limited critical thinking when:Identifying the company and industry, the safety and health activities and programs currently in place, common occupational risks, with inclusion of a comparison and contrast with BLS industry data. You demonstrated little to no critical thinking when:Identifying the company and industry, the safety and health activities and programs currently in place, common occupational risks, with inclusion of a comparison and contrast with BLS industry data.
      Criteria 18 Points 14-17 Points 9-13 Points 0-8 Points
      Overview of the Four-Point Program You demonstrated clear, insightful critical thinking when:Explaining the four-point workplace program, as described in the OSHA handbook. You demonstrated competent critical thinking when:Explaining the four-point workplace program, as described in the OSHA handbook. You demonstrated limited critical thinking when:Explaining the four-point workplace program, as described in the OSHA handbook. You demonstrated little to no critical thinking when:Explaining the four-point workplace program, as described in the OSHA handbook.
      Criteria 36 Points 28-35 Points 18-27 Points 0-17 Points
      Overview and Current Policies and PracticesCreating Policies and Procedures You demonstrated clear, insightful critical thinking when:Providing an overview of each of the four points in the OSHA plan and describing the organization’s current policies and practices applicable to each, including the addition of a “fifth point”– faith integration.Creating policies and procedures to maximize achievement of workplace safety and health. You demonstrated competent critical thinking when:Providing an overview of each of the four points in the OSHA plan and describing the organization’s current policies and practices applicable to each, including the addition of a “fifth point”– faith integration.Creating policies and procedures to maximize achievement of workplace safety and health. You demonstrated limited critical thinking when:Providing an overview of each of the four points in the OSHA plan and describing the organization’s current policies and practices applicable to each, including the addition of a “fifth point”– faith integration.Creating policies and procedures to maximize achievement of workplace safety and health. You demonstrated little to no critical thinking when:Providing an overview of each of the four points in the OSHA plan and describing the organization’s current policies and practices applicable to each, including the addition of a “fifth point”– faith integration.Creating policies and procedures to maximize achievement of workplace safety and health.
      Criteria 18 Points 14-17 Points 9-13 Points 0-8 Points
      Introduction, Conclusion, Length, APA, and Mechanics There were no errors or limitations

      • In accordance with English standards of:
        • Sentence structure
        • Spelling
        • Punctuation
        • Capitalization
        • Diction (tone)
        • Word choice
      • In assignment length.
      • In accordance with APA 6e Guide standards for formatting, citations, and references.
      There were minor errors or limitations

      • In accordance with English standards of:
        • Sentence structure
        • Spelling
        • Punctuation
        • Capitalization
        • Diction (tone)
        • Word choice
      • In assignment length.
      • In accordance with APA 6e Guide standards for formatting, citations, and references.
      There were several errors or limitations

      • In accordance with English standards of:
        • Sentence structure
        • Spelling
        • Punctuation
        • Capitalization
        • Diction (tone)
        • Word choice
      • In assignment length.
      • In accordance with APA 6e Guide standards for formatting, citations, and references.
      There were serious and persistent errors or limitations

      • In accordance with English standards of:
        • Sentence structure
        • Spelling
        • Punctuation
        • Capitalization
        • Diction (tone)
        • Word choice
      • In assignment length.
      • In accordance with APA 6e Guide standards for formatting, citations, and references.
      Total Points 90

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