In this assessment task you are required to develop an occupational health management plan for an identified occupational health hazard in one identified workplace. This could include drugs and alcohol/ lifestyle issues (e.g., diet, cardiovascular health, smoking), as well as hazardous work such as radiation, noise exposure, heat stress, or infection by needle stick injury, as well as fatigue or mental stress. These suggested occupational health hazards are not limited to the above. Your assignment must compare, examine and critically discuss the literature for your selected topic. You may select your own topic, but please discuss your choice with your academic before you proceed.
The tasks required for this assignment and the points that should be addressed are as follows:
1. An introduction which clearly and concisely summarises the assignment content and forecasts the substance of the full discussion in the body of the text.
2. Details of the workplace; the physical space it occupies, the type of work, number of workers, worker profiles (e.g., gender; age, socio-economic background, experience, length of employment in the workplace, duration and frequency of exposure to the health hazard).
3. Identify an occupational health hazard and associated risks at your selected workplace.
You should consider whether the related risk exposure is a result from work practices, materials used in the workplace or the type of work/ task exposure or the work environment including for example radiation, heat, psychological. Why it is an issue? In doing this you need to consider:
4. Detail the occupational health program you have chosen.
A conclusion that summarises the main content of the discussion informed by the beginning of the process in the introduction where you initially outlined the content and discussion.