Health & Safety Plan for Case Study

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Such equipment should be adequate to ensure personnel are protected from chemical exposure to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. PPE may be upgraded or downgraded by the site industrial hygienist, HSM, or qualified Site Safety Officer based upon site conditions and air monitoring results (Levin, et al., 2002)

Work practice and administrative controls

Administrative controls or work practice controls are changes in work procedures such as written safety policies, rules, supervision, schedules, and training with the aim of reducing the interval, frequency, and sternness of exposure to hazardous chemicals or situations. Workers who handle hazardous chemicals in the workplace should be familiar with the administrative controls required fewer than 29 CFR 1910.1200, and the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. This controls are perhaps most important, because they impact your people directly. On the one hand, they are the simplest, since all it takes is education. On the other hand, education about the hazards of smoking or the chance that having sex causes pregnancy hasn't done much to change behaviors in those realms which make this controls hard to implement as people need to understand them again and again.

As these controls consist of various policies and requirements that are established at an administrative level (e.g., by the principal investigator, site supervisor, department chair, or department safety committee) to promote safety in the site or work place (Wesdock, et al., 2000). There should be a proper system to ensure that all workers or personnel have been provided with adequate training to enable them understand all the policies including the reviewed ones to enable them conduct their duties safely policies should also be reviewed depending on short comings from the previous tragedies to bridge the gaps that may have occurred and also requiring prior approval and additional control measures for certain particularly hazardous operations or activities.

Conclusion

Report control is better served by distribution and sharing facts as they become accessible rather than allowing wrong and misleading reports to fill an information vacuum.

References

Annual report on 9/11 health (September, 2009). Retrieved on March 20, 2010 from http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/pdf/2009_wtc_medical_working_group_annual_report.pdf

Burright, D. et al., (1999). Evaluation guidelines for air sampling methods utilizing chromatographic analysis. OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center, U.S. Department of Labor: Salt Lake City, UT.

Harris, J.S., (ed.) (1997). Occupational medicine practice guidelines: Evaluation and management of common health problems and functional recovery in workers. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Beverly, Mass.: OEM Press.

Levin, S. et al.,. (2002). Health effects of World Trade Center site workers. America Journal of Industrial Medicine 42:545 -- 547.

Martha, J.B., & Dennis, W.D. (2001). Air sampling and industrial hygiene engineering.

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Proposed regulation on safety and health programs for general industry. Retrieved March 20, 2010, from http://www.osha.gov/.

Wesdock, J.C., et al.,(2000). Medical surveillance in worksite safety and health programs.

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References

Annual report on 9/11 health (September, 2009). Retrieved on March 20, 2010 from http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/pdf/2009_wtc_medical_working_group_annual_report.pdf

Burright, D. et al., (1999). Evaluation guidelines for air sampling methods utilizing chromatographic analysis. OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center, U.S. Department of Labor: Salt Lake City, UT.

Harris, J.S., (ed.) (1997). Occupational medicine practice guidelines: Evaluation and management of common health problems and functional recovery in workers. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Beverly, Mass.: OEM Press.

Levin, S. et al.,. (2002). Health effects of World Trade Center site workers. America Journal of Industrial Medicine 42:545 -- 547.

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