Module 2 – SLP
In this SLP, you will be a health and safety manager in a company that has a manufacturing facility with multiple occupational hazards. This setting could be a place where you currently work, one that you may be familiar with, or one that you just find interesting.
This SLP will address chemical hazards in the workplace:
- Identify two hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed in your facility.
- Explain the routes by which workers can get exposure to these chemicals, and the associated potential health risks.
- Choose one method to sample for each of these chemicals in the facility. Justify your choice.
- Consider how the hazards may be controlled and select the best approach, the one that protects workers best.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your paper.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Workplace safety & health topics: Chemicals. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chemical.html
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