This case assignment consist of two parts, so please ensure that you set aside ample time to complete each.
Part I: You have recently been hired as manager of health and safety in a petroleum refinery industry. The environmental performance of this company has been unclear to the community and the media has recently portrayed this refinery quite negatively.
Your Task for Part I: 1) Describe the value of a performance-based management culture for the sustainability of health and safety responsibilities in this company. 2) Apply criteria described in your reading to design an environmental impact assessment that addresses the environmental impacts of this refinery on air quality. In your protocol, be sure to show how you would address the 3 categories of Environmental Performance Indicators (management performance, environmental performance and environmental condition indicators). For each part of the protocol, illustrate with examples.
Part II: You are a manager of environmental health and safety at a local health department. You have learned that drinking water supplies have been contaminated with a virus (Cryptosporidium) that cannot be destroyed by chlorination and that can cause severe illness. This is believed to be an act of bioterrorism. The module readings covered the ecological model and how it may be used to identify partners for improving environmental health and its public health impacts.
Your Task for Part II: Apply your knowledge of the Ecological Model of Health to: 1) Identify 2 partners that may be engaged for each domain of the ecological model. 2) Describe the responsibility and role of these partners in providing or disseminating information to communicate risk to the public. 3) Show how the partners will address a culturally adverse audience in communicating risk to the public.
Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your selection.
Length: The CA assignment should be 8-10 pages long (double-spaced) for both parts combined.
References: At least six additional references (beyond required readings) must be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles. Quoted materials should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. Materials copied verbatim from external sources must be enclosed in quotation marks. In-text citations are required as well as a list of references at the end of the assignment. (APA format is recommended.)
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.
Format: APA format is recommended for this assignment.
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