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Occupatoinal Safety and Health REview

 

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6. Briefly explain the relationship between human error and system tolerance. Provide an example that illustrates your point.

 

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

7. Discuss the differences between risk-reduction strategies and risk-reduction tactics. Provide an example of each.

 

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

8. Why should post-harm response be included in an incident investigation policy?

 

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

9. Perform the following exercise using Strategy 5 – separate the hazard from that needing protection. You will not necessarily be providing complete solutions, only demonstrating application of the specific strategy.

 

 

 

• A new casino is being planned. Among the various potential hazards identified in the risk assessment is the possibility of an armed robbery. The main concern is that cashiers may be threatened with a gun. What do you suggest for protecting cashiers from the hazard of armed robbery? .

 

Your response must be at least 75 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

10. Perform the following exercise using Strategy 2 – moderate the hazard. You will not necessarily be providing complete solutions, only demonstrating application of the specific strategy.

 

 

 

• Heat from a furnace in a foundry keeps a room warm during the winter. However, during the summer, the combination of furnace heat and warm humid external air in the room can become difficult for workers to tolerate. There have been instances of heat exhaustion and the occupational health physician is concerned about a future case of heat stroke. What solution do you suggest? .

 

 

 

 Your response must be at least 75 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

11. Using the event and causal factors chart in Figure 9.3 (p. 112), identify the internal and external performance shaping factors that may have contributed to the accident. What recommendations do you have that might change the factors and prevent a recurrence?

 

Your response must be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

12. Perform exercises a-c below using Strategy 6 – improve the resistance of that needing protection. You will not necessarily be providing complete solutions, only demonstrating application of the specific strategy.

 

 a. A governmental agency wants to build a new office in a location prone to earthquakes. What can you suggest for improving the resistance of the building to damage from an earthquake?

 

 b. Administrators of a hospital want to protect their staff from possible infection with Hepatitis B. A vaccine is available. How is a vaccination program an example of Strategy 6?

 

 c. A forest not far from a city is filled with dead tree materials and considerable undergrowth. Experts on forest fires say that the forest will burn rapidly if a fire should start during hot weather. What option can you suggest for improving the resistance of the forest to fire?    

 

Your response must be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

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