In this unit, you became familiar with water pollution, drinking water sources, and drinking water treatment processes.
For your essay, make certain to address the following components:
the impact of soil erosion on water quality in receiving waters,
the dissolved oxygen profile downstream of a wastewater discharge,
eutrophication of lakes,
sources of groundwater pollution,
drinking water sources, and
typical municipal drinking water processes for groundwater and surface water sources in your location.
Your paper should flow smoothly from topic to topic with thoughtful transitions. Your essay should be at least two pages in length, not counting the references page; a title page is optional.
Support your essay with at least two peer-reviewed articles from the CSU Online Library. The articles should be no more than 20 years old. Feel free to use the textbook and other sources as references in addition to your two CSU Online Library sources. Be sure to properly cite and reference all sources, and use APA format
Your organization, a company that manufactures fitness equipment such as treadmills and elliptical machines, is about to introduce lean concepts into its operations in order to be more competitive with foreign manufacturers. The foreman from the assembly department, however, does not think that his employees have the time to be involved with the lean initiative. Provide a convincing argument about why it is important for the assembly line workers to play a part.
A manufacturing facility that makes steel materials handling devices such as hand carts and an assortment of roller carts for moving heavy materials around in manufacturing facilities has decided to start making cantilever storage racking systems. This will require the purchase and installation of a 12-foot hydraulic press brake and a 12-foot shear in the fabrication department along with the necessary tools and dies to bend and punch holes in the rack components that will largely be manufactured from formed sheet metal. Employees have experience working smaller versions of this type of equipment, but room will need to be made and larger pieces of sheet metal will need to be cut and handled. The department will also need to continue to produce existing orders while the new equipment is installed. How can a management of change program be used to reduce risks in such a scenario?
Your purchasing department does not want to buy adjustable hydraulic pallet stands for the filter assembly line at a company that makes oil filters for cars and trucks. They state that the current process works just fine and that expensive, adjustable stands are not required in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration standards. The production employees in the facility are largely female and many have worked at the facility for decades. The current process for accessing filter parts entails having assemblers bend over to pick up arm loads of the various filter components from a pallet or bin and placing them on a table beside their respective workstations. The parts are assembled and pressed into place, and the completed product placed in a separate bin. Please provide a risk-based argument as to why the adjustable pallet stands would be the better choice.
Purpose of Assignment: The purpose of this assignment is two-fold. First, it is important that we build the muscle to evaluate peer-reviewed literature, analyze it, and translate it into insights that we can use for our own growth. Next, it is crucial that we are able to express our insights in a concise written manner using the literature in making a logical argument to agree or disagree with the findings. As we continue our journey as graduate scholar-practitioners we should become comfortable with research, since the completion of graduate studies marks a a significant milestone in our academic career.
Instructions: Learners in this course should approach the Article Critiques as follows –
Choose one (1) of the attached articles
Read the article for an understanding of the main idea or conclusion.
Read the article a second time with a more critical eye seeking to understand the following:
1. Are the chosen research methods appropriate to answer the research question(s)?
2. Are the results/findings generalizable to groups other than those in the study?
3. Is there evidence of bias or a conflict of interest from the author(s)?
4. Is the article timely and relevant to today’s context?
Did the author/s base their research in theory and previous literature?
Main Level 1 APA Headings Required for the Paper
-Introduction (Word Count Range 100 – 150 words)
-The title of the article
-The author’s main point
-A thesis statement that includes your position – agreeing or disagreeing with the findings
Summary (Word Count Range 200 – 350 words)
-Discuss the key points in the article
-Provide a synopsis of the authors main argument with the findings of the article
-Critique (Word Count Range 500 – 700 words)
Discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and applicability of the article
Discuss your position relative to your own findings backed by a minimum of 2 sources (peer-reviewed or textbook)
Conclusion (Word Count Range 100 – 150 words)
Write a summary of the main points from the article along with the findings from your analysis
Describe additional areas where research is needed on the topic
Word Count: Minimum 900 – Maximum 1350 (Counts over or under will incur point deductions)
Spacing: Single Spaced | Margins: 1 inch all sides | Title Page: APA | Running Header | Pages Numbered – Justified to the bottom center
ALL Formatting & Citations: American Psychological Association 7th Edition
Additional Items to Note: Grammar, sentence structure, proper verb tense, & spelling are all being graded as well. Attention to detail is critical; put forth your best effort in assignment!
Write a brief introduction about OSHA standards for occupational noise exposure (How is OSHA involved in this issue? and what do they do?).
Using 2 links above, don’t add additional sources.