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develop aspects of a health and safety program that addresses worker injury and illness prevention, as well as environmental health and safety protection.
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. In this SLP, you will address the role of leadership skills and workplace teams in the improvement of health and safety in the workplace, in the occupational setting of your SLP. You will also address the role of partnerships in health and safety at your facility. Your Tasks for This Assignment: In spite of your efforts, there has been recent increases in reported injuries, and many workers are losing work days, mostly due to ergonomic injuries, such as sprained backs: 1. Describe the role of leadership skills in managing health and safety in this workplace. 2. Apply concepts of transformational leadership to describe how you would manage health and safety in this company, at a time when change is needed. 3. Describe the role that workplace teams can play in assessing and reducing hazards that are resulting in injuries. 4. Examine 3 strategies you would use to motivate these teams. 5. Examine the role of 2 community partners that you will include on an on-going basis to get involved in preventing health and safety risks to workers and risks to the surrounding community; illustrate with specific examples. 6. Identify 2 community partners that you will keep informed of emergency situations; examine their role in protecting the community. At least six additional references (beyond required readings) must be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles. 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. 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. Objectivity: Avoids the use of first person and subjective bias Antweiler, W. (2014). Elements of environmental management. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Divison. Read: Chapter 4: Life cycle assessment (pp.103-115); and Chapter 6: Environmental impact assessment (pp. 163-180). Barrow, C. J. (2006). Chapter 6: Participants in environmental management. In Environmental management for sustainable development. London, GBR: Routledge. Barrow, C. J. (2006). Chapter 7: Environmental management in sensitive, vulnerable and difficult situations. In Environmental management for sustainable development. London, GBR: Routledge. Begun, L. & Malcolm, J. (2014). Leading public health: A competency framework. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Read: Chapter 6: Engage diverse others in public health work (pp. 133-154); Chapter 7: Effectively wield power to increase the influence and impact of public health (pp. 155-182); and Chapter 10: Lifelong leadership development (pp. 233-252). Gamboa-Maldonado, T., Marshak, H. H., Sinclair, R., Montgomery, S., & Dyjack, D. T. (2012). Building capacity for community disaster preparedness: A call for collaboration between public environmental health and emergency preparedness and response programs. Journal of Environmental Health, 75(2), 24-29. Healey, B. J., & Walker, K. T. (2009). Chapter 16: Impacts of leadership and culture. In Public health/environmental health: Introduction to occupational health in public health practice. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Jossey-Bass. Hooke, W., & Rogers, P. G. (2005). Chapter 1: Linking hazards and public health: Communication and environmental health. In Public health risks of disasters: Communication, infrastructure, and preparedness. Washington, DC, USA: National Academies Press. Tompa, E., Dolinschi, R., & Natale, J. (2013). Economic evaluation of a participatory ergonomics intervention in a textile plant. Applied Ergonomics, 44(3), 480-487.