ADMS3400 Occupational Health and Safety

This assignment aims to encourage students to stay up to date on relevant OHS issues covered by the media. For this purpose, select an incident relevant to OHS issues in Canada (Preferably Ontario), covered by print/online news media within the last five years. Write a maximum 2500 words report that provides the following: 1) a summary of a health and safety incident that was reported on in print/online media. 2) an analysis of the relevant health and safety legislation and 3) a conclusion about how this event could have been avoided and what safety measures should be in place to prevent it in the future. Attach or imbed the article/video in your report. OHS reports are graded based on the following criteria Summary: Is the summary of the incident clear and provided in students’ own words? Does the summary clarify the severity and importance of the incidents concerning its moral and economic consequences for the company, community, and society? Is the context of the incident clearly described in terms of industry, province, time frame, workers affected, and so forth? (30%) Relevant O&S legislation: Are relevant OH&S legislations identified and discussed in the context of the incident? (20%) Conclusion: Are the suggestions about how the incident could have been avoided informed by the legislation and models and methods discussed in this course? At least two suggestions should be provided. The key is to explain why and whether the suggested interventions could have been effective in avoiding the incident. The suggestions should be convincing and practical and make sense to the reader (40%) Grammar and mechanics: Is the analysis free of severe and distracting grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors? Are all the sources correctly cited according to the requirements of the APA referencing style? (10%)
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