|Case Study #1: Disaster Safety Plan
Jane and Cathy are arriving at work on an unusually snowy day. The maintenance workers haven’t finished spreading the ice melt where Cathy and Jane have parked. Jane slips on the ice, but regains footing and doesn’t appear injured. Jane insists she’s injured, and asks Cathy to call an ambulance. When paramedics arrive, Jane begins screaming in pain, and the paramedics take her to the emergency room.
You are the Director of Workplace Safety for this organization, and Cathy schedules a meeting with you. She tells you what really happened in the parking lot that morning, and says that Jane was not hurt or injured in the incident.
As the Safety director, it is your job to make sure that there is a plan in place to address situations of this type. Using the text and additional sources create a disaster safety plan for the organization.
Case Study #2: Ergonomics Orientation Program
RC Accounting and Tax services has 350 employees. The company has many large clients and has been overwhelmed with the deadlines and demands of the customers. To compensate for this, the company pays overtime and, in the past, most of the employees were willing to work the extra hours for the pay.
In the last 12 months, Gina Johnson, the director of Human Resources, has noticed an increase in the number of work-related injuries to arms, wrists, and shoulders. This year alone there were 10 OSHA recordable ergonomic injuries at personal computer workstations with thousands of dollars in compensation costs. In a meeting with the company CEO, Nan Flannigan, Gina explains her growing concern. Gina and Nan call you in to discuss potential solutions to this problem. They are worried not only about the increased cost of injuries, but the health and well-being of the employees as well.
As the Director or Workplace Safety for this organization, you are tasked with developing an ergonomics orientation program.