UnitVII_Assignment.docx - Running head SUN COAST RESEARCH Sun Coast Research Justin Muhlbeier Southern Columbia University 1 SUN COAST RESEARCH 2 Table

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Running head: SUN COAST RESEARCH1Sun Coast ResearchJustin MuhlbeierSouthern Columbia University
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SUN COAST RESEARCH2Table of ContentsInclude the table of contents here. There is a tool for creating a table of contents in the References tab of the Microsoft Word tool bar at the top of the screen. Delete this before you begin.
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SUN COAST RESEARCH3Executive SummaryThe executive summary will go here. The paragraphs are not indented, and it should be formatted like an abstract. The executive summary should be composed after the project is complete. It will be the final step in the project. Delete this before you begin.
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SUN COAST RESEARCH4Introduction 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 theproject through to fruition. The following is the completion of that project and includes the statement of the problems, literature review, research objectives, research questions and hypotheses, research methodology, design, and methods, data analysis, findings, and recommendations. Statement of the ProblemsSix business problems were 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, PM varies in size depending on the project and job site. PM that is 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 that is less than 2.5 microns can float in the air for hours to weeks (e.g. bacteria, viruses, oil smoke, smog, soot). Dueto the smaller size of PM that is less than 2.5 microns, it is potentially more harmful than PM that is between 10 and 2.5 since the conditions are more suitable for inhalation. PM that is less than 2.5 is 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 employee health. PM air quality data have been collected from 103 job sites, which is
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SUN COAST RESEARCH5recorded in microns. Data are also available for average annual sick days per employee per job-site. Safety Training EffectivenessHealth and safety training is conducted for each new contract that is awarded to Sun Coast. Data for training expenditures and lost-time hours were collected from 223 contracts. It would be valuable to know if training has been successful in reducing lost-time hours and, if so, how to predict lost-time hours from training expenditures.
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