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Manufacturing company - Aspects of a health and safety program

This is based on a manufacturing company of your choice. The facility 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.
you will address sustainability practices in the company:

Design 2 strategies that you will utilize to contrast the value of preventing occupational risks over the value of compliance with occupational standards; give specific examples that you would use to illustrate your point to management.


Identify one way in which the company leaves an environmental impact (such as air pollution, water pollution, waste generation, soil contamination).


Compare 2 current ways by which the company addresses these environmental impacts, to 2 alternative strategies you propose to reduce the environmental footprint of this companyís operations.


References: At least three references must be 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.


Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.

The following items will be assessed in particular:

Achievement of learning objectives for SLP assignment.
Relevance: All content is connected to the question.
Precision: Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.


Depth of discussion: Points that lead to deeper issues are presented and integrated.
Breadth: Multiple perspectives and references, and multiple issues/factors are considered.


Evidence: Points are well supported with facts, statistics, and references.
Logic: Discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
Clarity: Writing is concise and understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
Objectivity: Avoids the use of first person and subjective bias.

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Manufacturing company - Aspects of a health and safety program

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