Impacting the Health of Humans in the Environment

Impacting the Health of Humans in the Environment

ASSIGNMENT

1. For many chemicals, the ACGIH TLVs and NIOSH RELs are much more restrictive than existing OSHA PELs. The differences are typically based on the use of more recent scientific data.

State your case as to whether employers should use the most restrictive of the PELs, RELs, or TLVs, or if you believe the employer should only have to use the legally enforceable PELs. Please connect your personal experiences or what you have researched regarding this concept.

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

2. Identify and discuss an event that has been in the media within the last 6 months that involves a chemical adversely impacting the health of humans or the environment. What actions (if any) have been taken to reverse the impact? Has public opinion influenced how the situation has been addressed?

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

3. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) are four major organizations with a great amount of influence on the industrial hygiene field.

Prepare your essay comparing the missions of each of the four organizations and their influence on the practice of industrial hygiene. Choose one of the organizations, and describe how the passage of the OSH Act of 1970 influenced the foundation of the organization. What is the most significant contribution that your chosen organization has made to worker health and safety?

Your essay assignment must include the following elements:

§ Include an introduction that engages the reader.

§ You must include two references, one of which should be from the CSU Online Library. Use proper APA style for each source.

§ The body of the paper must be at least two double-spaced pages in length.

§ The title page and reference pages do not count toward the page requirement. If you are unfamiliar with APA style, the Writing Center can provide assistance prior to submission.

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