Demographic and Risks

Community Fire and Risk Prevention Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is for you to apply the concepts and information that you have learned in this unit about the position of a Community Fire and Risk Prevention Officer. This assignment provides you with the opportunity to use your skills, expertise, and experience to enrich your response when compiling data that will be used for risk reduction within the community. You will need to consider several components or elements of research and data gathering.

The outcome of your research will provide you with two profiles: demographic and risk. In order to develop a course of action to be undertaken in an effort to reduce risk, you must first gather sufficient data relative to the demographics of your community. Once you have gathered and analyzed the demographics, you will move to the second component of identifying both types of risks: human-created and naturally-created.

This project requires you to act in the position of Community Fire and Risk Prevention Officer. Your final analysis and narration should be written in a professional and educated format, as this paper might be presented to public and private organizations, which have input and/or responsibility for pre-planning, preparedness, and mitigation of potential risks and their outcome as it effects the community.

Part A: Identify your community’s demographic profile. Click here to visit the United States Census Bureau’s webpage. In the center of the opening page, you will find a box with the title “Quick Facts.” Inside the Quick Facts box is a drop-down menu titled, “Select a state to begin.” Click on the drop-down menu, and select your respective state of residence. On the next page, you will find two drop-down boxes, one for all counties, and the other for all cities/towns in your state.

First, select your county of residence. Then, using a Word document, identify all of the characteristics of a Demographic Profile as found on page 229 of the textbook. There are three primary headings: Housing/Location, People, and Economic Information. Within these three, there are 16 sub-characteristics. Locate the data associated, or as closely associated, to each of the sixteen sub-characteristics, and create a demographic profile. Here is an example of how our outcome might look:

1. Housing/Location

a. Owner or renter-occupied units

b. Age and condition of structures

c. Percentage of vacant/abandoned or blighted structures

You will repeat this format for each of the three primary characteristics, all of which should fit onto a single page. Remember to use the outline format. If the census data is not available for a specific characteristic, do not invent the data as doing so will skew the outcome and invalidate your data analysis. Once you have completed this portion, move on to Part B below.

Part B: Using the same webpage, click the drop-down menu, “Select a city,” and select your respective city/town. Following the exact same format as used in Part A, create a new page (best to append it to the previous page(s) by simply tapping the “enter” key, or holding down the “control” (ctrl) while pressing “enter,” advancing line spacing to begin a new page). Remember to address all three primary characteristics and all sixteen sub-characteristics. Once you have completed Part B, move on to the final segment-art C.

Part C: For this segment, you will need to rely on your personal knowledge of your community. You must identify as many potential risks that might adversely affect your community and how your fire prevention bureau could best alleviate the risks. You will need to first identify all possible risks that would be human-created risks then identify all possible naturally-occurring risks. You will itemize these risks under their appropriate heading on a new page. Again, you must utilize the outline format.

You do not need to identify human-created risks possibilities by company name, owner name, or street location. Simply identify the type of potential risk posed. Include the hours of operation (if possible), the type of risk being posed, and the area surrounding the location of the risk. Include information relative to potential life-threating risks such as nursing homes, schools, hospitals, and dense residential neighborhoods.

Once completed, identify potential naturally-occurring risks associated to your specific geographical region. These are likely to be few in number and should be added to the end of the list from above.

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Your paper must be a minimum of three full pages and not more than five full pages of written text. You must follow APA formatting. In-text-citations are not required, however, a properly written and formatted reference citation will be needed. Part C is understood to originate from your own knowledge of the community; therefore, no citations are warranted.

Contraceptive Method

Many elements need to be considered individually by a woman, man, or couple when choosing the most appropriate contraceptive method. Some of these elements include safety, effectiveness, availability (including accessibility and affordability), and acceptability. Although most contraceptive methods are safe for use by most women, U.S. MEC provides recommendations on the safety of specific contraceptive methods for women with certain characteristics and medical conditions.

Compare and contrast two forms of contraception including indications, contraindications, side effects, US Medical Eligibility Criteria (USMRC), US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (USSPR), affordability, and mechanisms of action.

APA format, 4 references 1-2 pages.

 

Question 2

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that examines the effect of legal, safety, and regulatory requirements on the human resources process. Your paper should focus on employee-related regulations established by the United States, such as the Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Include your thoughts on the following statement:

“Common sense and compassion in the workplace have been replaced by litigation.”

Include at least 3 references.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Occupational Safety and Health

Throughout history, there have been several 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 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 the current day.

Identify existing OSH regulatory and/or consensus standards that have likely helped to prevent a recurrence of the tragic

event.

Your paper should be at least three pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. A minimum of two sources (see below)

must be used, one which may include the textbook. Your paper must be in APA style format.

https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/the-hawks-n…

http://www.ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/hawk-s-nest-tunnel-tragedy-forgotten-victims-america-s-worst-industrial-disaster-

 

Question 2

Safety and infection control are explored on a patient with osteoarthristis. 1 page, APA style, 2-3 references

Modern Electronic Age

Question 1

OSHA requires the employer to post a hard copy of several documents related to citations and penalties in the area where the violation occurred or, if that is not feasible, in an area where affected employees will readily see the notices. Do you believe, in the modern electronic age, the use of a hard copy is the most effective method of displaying the information? Discuss at least one additional method of displaying the information and why you believe it would be a more effective method. Alternately, you may defend the use of a hard copy posted in the work area and state why you believe that method would be more effective.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

 

Question 2

Throughout the years, there have been a number of multiple-fatality incidents within confined spaces in the workplace. Choose one such event, and summarize what contributed to the incident. Utilize the knowledge that you have gained in this course, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health 3 unit, as well as personal experience, to determine what could have been done to prevent the accident. Your paper must be a minimum of two pages in length. All sources must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.

 

Question 3

Find one article in the local newspaper or in a recent periodical (within a 3 month time period), on any health, safety, or nutrition issue concerning young children. Write two paragraphs:
Summary of the article
Your opinion of the issue

Make sure to include the title of the article, your source, and the date of publication.

 

 

Public Safety Administrator

it most be turnitin proof

Your final exam consists of three essay questions. You should develop a 750 to 1,000 word response for eachquestion. Utilize APA 6th edition format including one-inch margins, 12-point type, double-spacing, citation inclusion and format, style, page numbers and references. A cover page, abstract and running head are not required but please put your name in header or footer on each page. Clearly identify which question you are answering. Put the references at the end of each answer.

Each question response will be graded individually. The three grades will then be averaged to determine your final grade for the final exam. Your response will be graded using the rubric below. You must give credit for the work of others by properly citing it. Quotes should be used sparingly since critical thinking is one of the areas evaluated. The more quotes you include, the less critical thinking there will be.

The final exam is worth 20% of your final grade. Submit your response as a single document in the Assignment area by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on March 4, 2018. Late assignments will not be accepted.

Answer three of the following questions:

  • Describe federalism. Identify the impact is has on the public safety administrator.
  • There are several different models for organizational decision-making. Describe one of the models and explain how it may be used by the public safety administrator.
  • Compare and contrast leadership and management. Include the impact of each on the field of public safety.
  • Choose one of the principles of the ASPA Code of Ethics. Explain how it applies to public safety administrators as well as public sector organizations.
  • Identify a local or regional problem or issue that can be addressed by changing public policy. Describe the process you would use to address it.

Annual Safety Report

The CEO of Machines Unlimited recently presented the annual safety report at each of the company’s locations. He noted that too many work-related MSDs are occurring throughout the company and that 98 employees were required to take time off last year due to MSD related issues (primarily back and shoulder injuries). This cost the company valuable time, put more strain on employees to keep up with production deadlines (increasing injury risks even further), and increased the company’s injury- and illness-related experience modifier rates, which will likely result in a significant increase in workers’ compensation insurance rates if the trend continues.

As safety manager for the plant you work at, you are responsible for preventing occupational injuries and illnesses in your facility. The CEO has requested that the safety manager at each facility implement an action plan to incorporate exposure assessment, utilize hierarchy of controls in addressing ergonomics related hazards, increase workplace monitoring, and increase medical surveillance (to catch potential MSDs early before they become something more serious). The completed action plans are to be emailed directly to her and the respective plant managers upon completion.

Please develop an action plan for your facility that reflects the CEO’s request. In considering shoulder and back injury prevention, discuss the value of training employees on the importance of lifting mechanics to include some discussion on “load moment” and how the distance that one’s arms extend beyond the body while holding a load can put excess strain on the shoulders and back when lifting. Provide a mathematical example of a12-pound electrical motor held close to the body vs. a situation where the load is held at 20 inches from the body to help emphasize your point (Hint: Make sure you read all of the required readings in addition to the book chapters).

Also, as instructed by the CEO, make sure that you touch on the importance of hierarchy of controls and a need to consider engineering solutions to limit unnecessary lifting and twisting tasks. Do not forget to also include ways to monitor the workplace for ergonomics related hazards and how medical surveillance can help to keep MSD related symptoms from getting worse.

As a whole, your case study/action plan must be three pages in length and double spaced. You must follow APA guidelines throughout your assignment. All sources used, including the textbook must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Rights and Responsibilities

Question 1

Look back at the employee and employer rights and responsibilities. Ultimately, who do you think is responsible for safety at work? Who, employees or employers, has the greater responsibilities? Provide a list of reasons to justify your answer.

 

Question 2

Assignment: Noise and other health challenges in the construction industry

The assignment include two sections:

: 1) to summarize the changes and challenges in workplace silica exposure regulations, and 2) to discuss how you can prepare these changes and challenges for your coming EHS job (100-150 words). – 15 points

2) Briefly review literatures, BLS data and/or OSHA regulations that relate to noise issues in construction industry. Word limit 100-150 words. – 15 points

 

Question 3

ONE PAGE ANSWER THE QUESTION.

question;

Look back at the employee and employer rights and responsibilities. Ultimately, who do you think is responsible for safety at work? Who, employees or employers, has the greater responsibilities? Provide a list of reasons to justify your answer.

Safety Policies Paper

Recall your chosen firm and industry you have been using throughout the course. For this assignment, you will identify the top three major safety and health issues in your firm, and write a policy on each, consistent with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards. There is a minimum requirement of 300 words for each of the three job policies.

Each of the five domains of OSHA must be considered when writing these three policies:

1. Hazard communication: How will you notify people of potentially dangerous or unhealthy work conditions?

2. Blood-borne pathogens: How will you protect employees from blood-borne pathogens such as AIDS?

3. Personal protective equipment (PPE): What equipment or tools will your employees in this job require to work safely?

4. Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs): How will you prevent CTDs that come from repetitive movement (e.g., carpel tunnel syndrome)?

5. Work assignments: How will you handle potentially dangerous work assignments, especially to protect unborn babies?

NOTE: This is a three-part assignment. All three of the policies (300 words each) you write should go on one document. This one document is what will be uploaded to Blackboard.

Any sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

 

Question 2

 

  • Draft a 2- to 3-page paper describing your selected QI in general, and then describe how this QI has the potential to improve the quality, safety, and outcomes of your patients and their families.
  • Describe the current data available and leadership’s goal for improvement.

 

 

Safety Issues and Risks

Question 1

Jane showed up to work late at her appliance manufacturing company. When she arrived her supervisor yelled to run to her spot on the line and get to work since they were behind in production. On her way to her station, Jane slipped on a spot of oil. The oil spot had been growing due to leakage from a part that was caused by a crack. The crack was present because Bob, who was also late, entered the wrong information into the press.

What hazards contributed to Jane’s slip? How would you control the different hazards?

 

Question 2

Consider this scenario. The ABC Fire Department has a health and fitness program that is much more progressive than many other departments. Annual physicals are required and paid for by the department, fitness trainers are at the station at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday to work the on-duty crews out for one hour, and a post-fire decontamination procedure is in place.

Of late, two different members seem to be slacking or skipping the mandatory fitness hour. One member is a probationary firefighter who is also a smoker and who claims his knee is hurting from a previous condition. The other is an officer who is considered overweight and out of shape who also claims his knee hurts when he has to climb the stairs of the hose tower.

There is more and more dissension among the ranks because some members are not participating in the mandatory fitness program. Recognize the importance of medical, fitness, performance, and rehab standards. Using this scenario as a basis, address major issues, potential solutions, and make recommendations in a minimum of two pages

Risk Management Solutions

Question 1

Project:Capstone Insurance provides a wide range of “commercial business” insurance products and risk management solutions for mid-sized and large businesses. Upon your graduation from Central, you are hired by Capstone Insurance.

Your first task is to assess the safety performance of a potential client, a medium sized light truck and utility vehicle manufacturing company (North American Industrial Classification System Code [NAICS]336112).This company has never had a good safety program, and has never filled out OSHA 300 logs. They just lost their insurance with another carrier. Your manager provides you with a list of accidents / incidents, which the company experienced in 2016.

 

Question 2

Many elements need to be considered individually by a woman, man, or couple when choosing the most appropriate contraceptive method. Some of these elements include safety, effectiveness, availability (including accessibility and affordability), and acceptability. Although most contraceptive methods are safe for use by most women, U.S. MEC provides recommendations on the safety of specific contraceptive methods for women with certain characteristics and medical conditions.

Compare and contrast two forms of contraception including indications, contraindications, side effects, US Medical Eligibility Criteria (USMRC), US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (USSPR), affordability, and mechanisms of action.

APA format, 4 references 1-2 pages.