Chemical hazards

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.

This SLP will address chemical hazards in the workplace:

  1. Identify two hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed in your facility.
  2. Explain the routes by which workers can get exposure to these chemicals, and the associated potential health risks.
  3. Choose one method to sample for each of these chemicals in the facility. Justify your choice.
  4. Consider how the hazards may be controlled and select the best approach, the one that protects workers best.

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 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

Bhavsar, S. P., Awad, E., Mahon, C. G., & Petro, S. (2011). Great lakes fish consumption advisories: Is mercury a concern? Ecotoxicology, 20(7), 1588-98.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Workplace safety & health topics: Chemicals. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chemical.html

National Library of Medicine. (2015). Tox town: Chemicals. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals….

National Institutes of Health. (2015). National library of medicine toxicology tutor II: Toxicokinetics. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/toxtutor.html

National Institutes of Health. (2015). National library of medicine toxicology tutor III: Cellular toxicology. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/toxtutor.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.), Sampling and analysis. Retrieved on 4/17/16 at https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/samplinganalysis/

Philip, R. B. (2012). Chapter 2: Water pollution, the usual culprits. In Environmental issues for the twenty-first century and their impact on human health. SAIF Zone, Sharjah, UAE: Bentham Science Publishers.

Optional Reading

Geiger, B. (2011). Mercury rising. Current Science, 97(6), 6-7.

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.

Healey, B. J., & Walker, K. T. (2009). Chapter 6: Toxicology. In Public health/environmental health: Introduction to occupational health in public health practice. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass.

Institute of Medicine. (2000). Chapter 2: Occupational safety and health professionals. 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

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