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Your answer to this assignment should be double spaced, with one inch margins and no more than a 12 point font in a MS WORD DOCUMENT. It should include a reference page with at least 2 reference in APA format (see bottom of the page for more details)
Back Belts: You are the Safety Manager at a production manufacturing facility that has had a high number of recordable and reportable back injuries in the warehouse and production areas over the past year and half. The plant manager has assigned you the task of “doing something about it – YESTERDAY.”
Prepare a short paper on the subject of black belts and their use in preventing back injuries. The paper will review information from at least one manufacturer and you are to review the information available from NIOSH as well.
Discuss their use and describe the research on their effectiveness. Would you recommend the use of the belts and under what circumstances as part of your overall approach to the problem at your plant? Are there any requirements or instances where you would not permit the use of these devices? What other materials/ programs/training would you use to supplement the use, or non-use, of back belts?
The Case Study assignment for this course is based on the material listed above for back belts, and should include the following components:
1. A brief introduction of the topic
2. Background information from at least one manufacturer of back belts
3. Background information from NIOSH
4. Analysis of the key points in the case study answering the key questions identified above
5. Summary of the case study’s conclusions and your own opinions
The assignment should be a minimum of 2 pages to a maximum of 4 pages, and should be double-spaced. CSU requires that students use the APA format in writing course papers. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed. For comprehensive information on APA formatting, you are encouraged to use the Research Database found in the CSU Online Library located in the course menu.
The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is the best source of journals for safety related articles.
CSU requires that students use the APA style for papers and projects. Therefore, the APA rules
for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.
CSU Grading Rubric for Papers/Projects
The course papers will be graded based on the CSU Grading Rubric (see below for the criteria) for all types of papers. In addition, all papers will be submitted for electronic evaluation to rule out plagiarism.
The content is exceptionally clear, focused, and controlled. Main ideas are relevant, thoughtfully elected, and strongly supported by exceptional support that are appropriate for the objectives of the assignment.
Content exceeds required length.
The organization enhances the central idea(s) and supports the development of the topic. The order and structure are strong and enable the reader to move through the text effortlessly. The content contains effective sequencing and transitions.
Grammar & Style Conventions:
The text demonstrates exceptionally strong control of Standard Written English (SWE) (e.g., punctuation, spelling, capitalization, paragraph breaks, grammar and usage) and uses them effectively to enhance communication. Errors are so few and so minor that they do not impede readability.
Resources & References:
The source material is properly acknowledged and cited appropriately using APA format. Source material includes an appropriate reference list that contains all of the sources that are cited within the text of the content. Content includes varying and correct quotation integration (ie: paraphrased and directly quoted material is used and cited properly). Sources used are at the appropriate academic level.