Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

Unit I JournalWeight: 2% of course gradeInstructionsReflect on the eight elements of Total Safety Management. Which element do you think contributes most to the prevention of workplace accidents? Explain your choice.Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
Unit I EssayWeight: 8% of course gradeInstructionsThroughout history, there have been workplace tragedies that helped to shape the field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) as we know it today. For this assignment, you will choose one significant workplace tragedy. To complete the assignment, you will need to address the following items:Summarize the tragedy you selected and how this event helped to improve workplace safety and health today.Compare and contrast the safety and health regulatory environment existing at the time of the tragedy with that of today.Identify existing OSH regulatory and/or consensus standards that have likely helped to prevent a similar tragic event.Your paper should be at least one page in length, not including title and reference pages. A minimum of two sources must be used, one which may include the textbook. Your paper must be in APA style format.
Unit II Scholarly ActivityWeight: 10% of course gradeInstructionsThis assignment is in three parts. All three parts must be completed.PART 1Your boss has asked you to review the accident information for the CSU Widget Factory. The information he sent you is provided here.Using the provided CSU Widget Factory OSHA 300A log, calculate the total recordable incidence rate (TRIR), the days away, restricted, or transferred (DART) rate, the lost workday injury and illness rate (LWDII), and the severity rate (SR). Be sure to show your calculations in a Word document.PART 2Using the CSU Widget Factory OSHA 300A log (from Part I), distinguish some of the leading indicators that you would use if examining the CSU Widget Factory Safety Management System. Prepare a summary of your findings, including any suggestions for improvement.PART 3 Your boss wants more information on one of the accidents listed on the CSU Widget Factory OSHA 300 log. He has sent you the OSHA Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report, for the accident involving William Smith (available here). Mr. Smith’s supervisor filled out the form, but it only includes basic information. To prepare to conduct a more thorough investigation, do the following:Develop a list of five questions to ask Mr. Smith’s supervisor about the circumstances surrounding the incident. Explain the importance of each question you create.Select two theories of accident causation, and explain how you would use them to help in the accident investigation.Your submission must be a minimum of two pages, not including title and reference pages, and follow APA guidelines. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Unit II JournalWeight: 2% of course gradeInstructionsReflect on your current work environment. Provide an example of a work-related accident that occurred (do not include names of people or employers) and your thoughts on whether or not the accident was preventable.Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.