OSHA’s personal protective equipment (PPE) standard requires employers to assess the workplace to determine if hazards are present, which may necessitate the use of PPE. Based on the assessment, appropriate PPE must be selected and provided to affected employees.
Using Subpart I Appendix B as a guide, develop a hazard assessment for your workplace or a workplace with which you are familiar. If you work in an office, or if you work in another non-hazardous location, develop an assessment for an imagined industrial shop such as woodworking or metalworking.
Use the other sections of Subpart I to help determine the appropriate PPE for each hazard. You can also use online safety equipment catalogs to find examples of PPE that meet the OSHA requirements. Your submission must be a minimum of two pages in length (double-spaced). Begin your case study with an engaging opening statement that connects the reader to the case study. References and citations in APA format should be provided to support the hazard determinations and PPE selection. The reference page does not count toward meeting the two-page minimum.
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This module’s Real World Case Study is an in-depth example that illustrates how prominent businesses and organizations implement the theoretical concepts you have just learned. They provide a broader, integrated critical thinking process that will help you to expand and clarify your understanding of the material covered in this module.
At the end of Chapter 2, read the Real World Case Study, “For Companies Both Big and Small: Running a Business on Smart Phones” (p.79). After you’ve read the case study, complete the case study questions at the end.
1.In which ways do smartphones help these companies be more profitable? To what extent are improvements in performance coming from revenue increases or cost reductions? Provide several examples from the case.
2.The companies described in the case encountered a fair amount of resistance from employees when introducing smartphone technologies. Why do you think this happened? What could companies do to improve the reception of these initiatives? Develop two alternative propositions.
3.CPS Energy and Lloyd’s Construction used smart- phones to make existing processes more efficient. How could they have used the technology to create new products and services for their customers? Include at least one recommendation for each organization.
In which ways do smartphones help these companies be more profitable? To what extent
are improvements in performance coming from revenue increases or cost reductions?
Provide several examples from the case