As a graduate of Columbia Southern University’s Safety and Emergency Services program, you have decided to pursue a career as an occupational safety and health consultant. You were recently contacted by Will B. Shafe, the human resource manager at On Call, the company that employs Ms. Handz-Hurt from the unit lesson. According to Mr. Shafe, he is having trouble convincing the leadership at the company to address ergonomics because there is no OSHA ergonomics mandate.
You have agreed to assist Mr. Shafe by preparing a one-page minimum overview explaining the regulatory requirements related to ergonomics, including the history of the OSHA Ergonomic Standard and the benefits of implementing an ergonomics program. Your summary must include references and should be written to convince management to implement a program (after all, you are a consultant, and you want their business).
After a week Mr. Shafe contacts you again and asks you to review a specific operation and provide some information that he can present to his leadership team.
Watch this scenario video and then answer the following questions about the operation. Please note that this video does not include audio.
Using the above video, you are required to write a two-page response that includes the following information:
Provide a description of the task being performed.
Include a discussion of the individual and work-related risk factors identified in the video.
Include a discussion of the potential MSDs to which the workers are exposed.
Provide a discussion of the relationship between the human body, the workplace, and the development of MSDs.
Discuss how including the ergonomic issues into an existing safety and health management system can help reduce risks associated with these ergonomic hazards.
This part of your completed assignment must include at least two outside sources, one of which must be from the CSU Online Library.
Your final paper for this two-part assignment must total at least three pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. All in-text citations and references must use appropriate APA Style