Unit II Scholarly Activity.docx - 1 Running head UNIT II SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY Unit II Scholarly Activity Darius R Johnson Columbia Southern University

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Running head: UNIT II SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY 1 Unit II Scholarly Activity Darius R. Johnson Columbia Southern University
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UNIT II SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY 2 Unit II Scholarly Activity Introduction Senior leadership at Sun Coast has identified several areas for concern that they believe could be solved using business research methods. The previous director was tasked with conducting research to help provide information to make decisions about these issues. Although data were collected, the project was never completed. Senior leadership is interested in seeing the project through to fruition. The following is the completion of that project, and includes statement of the dilemmas, literature review, purpose statements, research methodology, design, and methods, research questions and hypotheses, data analysis, and findings. Statement of the Problems/Dilemmas There were six business dilemmas identified. Particulate Matter (PM) There is a concern that job-site particle pollution is adversely impacting employee health. Although respirators are required in certain environments, particulate matter (PM) varies in size depending on the project and job site. PM between 10 and 2.5 microns can float in the air for minutes to hours (e.g. asbestos, mold spores, pollen, cement dust, fly ash), while PM less than 2.5 microns can float in the air for hours to weeks (e.g. bacteria, viruses, oil smoke, smog, soot). Due to the smaller size of PM less than 2.5 microns, it is potentially more harmful than PM between 10 and 2.5 since the conditions are more suitable for inhalation. PM less than 2.5 are also able to be inhaled into the deeper regions of the lungs, potentially causing more deleterious health effects. It would be helpful to understand if there is a relationship between PM size and
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