Fundamentals of Environmental and Occupational Health

Module 2 – SLP

CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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:

  1. Identify two hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed in your facility.
  2. Explain the routes by which workers can get exposure to these chemicals, and the associated potential health risks.
  3. Choose one method to sample for each of these chemicals in the facility. Justify your choice.
  4. 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.

 

Required Reading

Budnik, L. T. & Casteleyn, L. (2019). Mercury pollution in modern times and its soci-medical consequences. Science of the Total Environment, 654, 720-734. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.408.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Workplace safety & health topics: Chemicals. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chemical.html

Levy, B. S., Wegman, D. H., Baron, S. L., & Sokas, R. K. (Eds.) (2011). Section I.2: Recognizing and preventing occupational and environmental disease and injury. In Occupational and environmental health: Recognizing and preventing disease and injury (6th ed., pp. 23-54). New York: Oxford University Press.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Industrial hygiene. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/industrial_hygiene/industrial_hygiene.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Sampling and analysis. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/samplinganalysis/

Philip, R. B. (2012). Chapter 2: Water pollution, the usual culprits. In Environmental issues for the twenty-first century and their impact on human health. SAIF Zone, Sharjah, UAE: Bentham Science Publishers.

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (n.d.). Persistent organic pollutants: A global issue, A global response. Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/persistent-organic-pollutants-global-issue-global-response

U.S. National Library of Medicine (2018). Section 16: Environmental toxicology, environmental health, and one health. In Toxtutor: Learn essential principles of toxicology. Accessed at https://toxtutor.nlm.nih.gov/16-000.html

 

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Fundamentals of Environmental and Occupational Health

Module 2 – Case

CHEMICAL HAZARDS

Assignment Overview

You are an Environmental Health Specialist in the public health department of the county where you reside. The city council is concerned about mercury pollution in a local lake area that is a major fishing and camping recreational attraction and brings many visitors.

Case Assignment

Your task in this Case Assignment is to:

  1. Explain to the park community what the risks from fishing and swimming in the lake may be, due to mercury contamination.
  2. Compare the risks from being in the lake water or eating fish caught in the lake, for different types of lake users (pregnant women, young children, older children, adults).
  3. Prepare a list of recommendations and organize the list by potential uses of lake water and consumption of fish caught in the lake.

Assignment Expectations

Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your paper.

 

Required Reading

Budnik, L. T. & Casteleyn, L. (2019). Mercury pollution in modern times and its soci-medical consequences. Science of the Total Environment, 654, 720-734. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.408.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Workplace safety & health topics: Chemicals. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chemical.html

Levy, B. S., Wegman, D. H., Baron, S. L., & Sokas, R. K. (Eds.) (2011). Section I.2: Recognizing and preventing occupational and environmental disease and injury. In Occupational and environmental health: Recognizing and preventing disease and injury (6th ed., pp. 23-54). New York: Oxford University Press.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Industrial hygiene. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/industrial_hygiene/industrial_hygiene.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Sampling and analysis. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/samplinganalysis/

Philip, R. B. (2012). Chapter 2: Water pollution, the usual culprits. In Environmental issues for the twenty-first century and their impact on human health. SAIF Zone, Sharjah, UAE: Bentham Science Publishers.

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (n.d.). Persistent organic pollutants: A global issue, A global response. Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/persistent-organic-pollutants-global-issue-global-response

U.S. National Library of Medicine (2018). Section 16: Environmental toxicology, environmental health, and one health. In Toxtutor: Learn essential principles of toxicology. Accessed at https://toxtutor.nlm.nih.gov/16-000.html

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