Health and Safety Article Abstract Report (30 points) Due Date: Friday, Week 10 by 8 PM PST. Reports may be turned in earlier than the due date. Reports submitted through Blackboard in Week 10 folderThe report will require students to review three (2) existing safety and health regulatory problems affecting general industry or construction firms that have been published in journals or Safety Magazines. Each article abstract should include a bibliography and an executive summary of the occupational safety and health regulatory compliance issue. The executive summary shall include the safety or health regulatory problem and counter-measure(s) or strategies taken to address problem. If no counter-measures or strategies are presented in the article, then recommend a counter-measure that you think would solve the problem based on the knowledge you gained in the course.
Research existing safety and health regulatory problems in your specific field of study: Construction engineering student you are required to review an existing construction safety and health regulatory issue.
Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) students or from other similar disciplines (public health, radiation health physics), you are required to review an existing general industry safety and health regulatory issue.
Sources: • Safety Journal – Safety Journals are in a box located in room 107 in Milam Hall. Ensure to check out the magazine by filling in out the check out list. You must return the journal when you are finished with it. • National Safety Council – NSC publishes Safety+Health magazine and is available on line. http://www.nsc.org/safetyhealth/Pages/home.aspx • Google Scholar – Google scholar is a good search engine for scholarly articles. http://scholar.google.com • OSU Valley Library – Academic Search Premier and journal (electronic and hard copies)
Alternative to Abstract Report You must get approval from the instructor in order to do this option. If you are currently working in an organization (in any industry), conduct a safety and health inspection of your work site. Describe the working environment/industry and the “safety culture” in your work environment. Identify in detail three health and safety problems and their potential impact to employees and/or the organization. Include pictures to showcase the problem in your report, if possible. Identify what specific regulatory standard(s) does the health and safety problem violate and provide counter-measures to address the problem. If your working environment does not have any health and safety problems, discuss what factors contribute to the safe working conditions (i.e. management supported, proactive safety program, positive safety culture, etc.).
Bibliography: Follow the following format: Author(s), name of journal or magazine, title of article, volume or issue number, date of article, and page number(s).
Format Single space, 12 size font.