Posted: October 27th, 2022

Research Report Assignment

By now you should have chosen your report topic, began researching it, and have put some kind of draft or idea of what you want to say down on paper.  This is where you should submit Step 2.

Step 2:  Submit your draft here for 50 possible points.  Your draft may be in outline form, the beginning sentence of each paragraph, an abstract, the entire report, or any format acceptable by the instructor, but it must include at least four references in APA format.  The instructor may provide feedback on the draft, so watch for it to be returned to you through Grades.  The rubric for this draft can be found under this submission area or under Course Resources.

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As a reminder, Step 3:  Your final written assignment requirements:

  1. Follow the Written Assignment Rubric carefully! The Written Assignment Rubric is different than the Draft Rubric and can be found in Modules 01 and 08, and under Course Resources.
  2. Your paper should be 3 to 5 pages in length, double-spaced, using Times New Roman or Arial size 12 font with 1” margins all around and in APA format.
  3. You must include in-text citations in APA. If you are uncertain as to APA formatting, refer to Tutor.com (a link is in the course menu) or Purdue OWL. (Links to an external site.)
  4. Include a cover page and an APA formatted reference page with at least four references; your textbook can be one. Submit your paper using the Submit Assignment link.

BUSN 223 Occupational Safety and Health

Written Assignment

You will cover quite a bit of workplace safety and health information in this course, from where and how it started, to causes, workers’ compensation, and various OSHA requirements and procedures. Although the course is just starting, now is the time to get an idea of what you want your written assignment to be about. If you want a grade for your draft, it must be submitted in Module 04. Please follow the rubric in the Module and under Course Resources. The draft is worth 50 points and can be in the form of an outline, the beginning of each paragraph, the entire paper, or any form approved by your instructor. A stipulation is that the draft must contain at least four (4) references; your textbook can be one. Given this information, it is strongly advised that you begin working on it now.

Step 1: Choose from one of the following topics:

1. Describe how the cost of workplace injuries and illnesses affect employers, employees and the entire healthcare system?

2. Name and discuss how at least three accident causation theories apply to administrative responsibilities.

3. Evaluate problems with OSHA and describe how you would correct them.

4. Relate legal and ethical issues pertaining to OSHA and the treatment of injured or ill employees.

5. Assess the benefits and problems with workers’ compensation to employees and employers.

6. Describe accident investigation mistakes and how to correct them.

7. Defend and refute how technology in the workplace contributes to musculoskeletal disorders.

8. Discuss the rationale for establishing OSHA’s Ergonomics Standard into law and the rationale not to have it established into law.

9. Evaluate the relationship between stress and workers’ compensation.

10. Defend and criticize the use of lockout/tagout for employees and employers.

11. Defend and criticize the use of machine guarding for employees and employers.

12. Defend and criticize the use of PPE for employees and employers.

13. Explain administrative duties in establishing and reinforcing safety rules.

14. Justify legal concerns relating to bloodborne pathogens and AIDS.

15. Discuss administration’s responsibility to occupational safety and workplace violence.

16. Identify the role of employees and employers in workplace emergencies.

17. Evaluate current workplace violence issues and how to avoid them.

18. Any other topic pre-approved by the instructor.

Step 2: Submit your draft in Module 04 for grading (50 points possible), possible instructor feedback, and for feedback from Turnitin on spelling, grammar, mechanics, and plagiarism.

Step 3: Your final written assignment requirements:

1. Format: For assistance writing your paper, please contact your local campus writing center, library, or Tutor.com. Your report should contain:

a. Introduction

i. What is the topic and what are issues with it?

b. Body

i. Discuss topic including pros and cons, if applicable, and findings from your research as well as your thoughts and opinions with supportive research.

ii. Recommend changes and describe how those changes would improve the issue/topic.

iii. Discuss OSHA Standards.

c. Conclusion

i. Provide a brief overview of your paper and your conclusion after completing the research.

d. Works Cited Page

i. Provide at least four references in APA format.

2. Follow the Written Assignment Rubric carefully! This rubric is found in Modules 01, 04, and 08, and under Course Resources.

3. Your paper should be 3 to 5 pages in length, not including the Cover Page and Works Cited page, double-spaced, using Times New Roman or Arial size 12 font with 1” margins all around and in APA format.

4. You must include in-text citations in APA format. If you are uncertain as to APA formatting, refer to Tutor.com (a link is in the course menu) or

Purdue OWL

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5. Include a cover page and an APA formatted Works Cited page with at least four references; your textbook can be one. Submit your paper in Module 08.

6. This paper is worth 150 points and will be checked for plagiarism.

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