Unit VII Assignment Beth’s Office Setting. Beth works in an office setting for five days

Unit VII Assignment Beth’s Office Setting. Beth works in an office setting for five days

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Unit VII AssignmentBeth’s Office Setting. Beth works in an office setting for five days per week. In her cubicle, she typicallyuses her computer to perform her responsibilities. While Beth only stands five feet and two inches tall, theequipment at her cubicle is more suitable for a taller employee. One advantage is that she is able to adjustthe height on her rolling desk chair. After performing her responsibilities at her cubicle for several years,Beth has been recently suffering from back and neck pain. As a result, Beth communicated her pain to hercompany and has requested an evaluation by a doctor.This assignment involves completing a series of four exercises, and the purpose is to assess workplacestressors, evaluating the regulatory environment, and evaluating controls within a workplace.Exercise 1: Questionnaire and Interview SkillsFor this exercise, place yourself in the shoes of someone who has been tasked to improve the workstationof an administrative assistant, like Beth. To practice your questionnaire and interview skills, develop a setof 10 questions that will allow you to learn more about the employee and her workstation in order toprevent any further ergonomics injuries.Page 1 of 4Exercise 2: OSHA, FMCSA, and ControlsPrior to departing the truck terminal and after the walk-around inspection, Ben, the truck driver, hasidentified a problem, one that could lead to more dangerous problems for him while he is driving. Hereports the problem to the terminal manager, who, afterward, informs Ben that the truck load must go outtoday and he must take his rig to make the delivery. After discussing this with the mechanic, Ben is toldby the terminal manager that the repairs will be done upon his return and after the shipment has beendelivered. In a 200-word essay, explain why Ben should not make the delivery with the problematic truckby addressing the OSHA guidelines and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA)guidelines to defend your assertions. This question might require you to research the guidelines prior toformulating a response. Also, briefly address how the pressure from the manager impacts Ben’s ability tosuccessfully perform his job—what are the emotional and psychological implications from the manager’sactions?Page 2 of 4Exercise 3: Quality Control and InspectionThis exercise involves evaluating quality control and inspections, which apply to basically alloccupational incidents. This is an opportunity for you to select an incident that interests you. In the onlinelibrary or from a major credible news source on the Internet, locate a current news story or article wheresome sort of failure occurred. The incident should not be more than three years old. The purpose of thisexercise is to specifically highlight the failure of the quality-control-and-inspection system. Also, howwould you have prevented this incident (the failure) from occurring by using the proper quality-controland-inspection system? Your response should be at least 200 words, while also containing the appropriatereferences and in-text citations.Page 3 of 4Exercise 4: Recommending a Preventative Maintenance ProgramSince managers and executives are so busy, it is not always easy for them to identify how spendingmoney will actually save money. This exercise involves drafting a statement to your management team inorder to persuade them to invest in a preventative maintenance program. Highlight an example ofpreventative maintenance in your current work environment. First, estimate the cost of the preventativemaintenance and then compare it to the cost of not fixing the problem along with the other problems thatmight occur because of it. With at least 200 words, prepare a statement to the management staff of yourcompany to persuade them to proceed with the expenditure of the money in a preventative mode.

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