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UNIT II SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY1UNIT II SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY Luis GarzaColumbian Southern University
UNIT II SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY2AbstractIn this scholarly activity, as the director of Sun Coast for their safety and health department, Iwill be identifying six research problems, objectives and questions (with one null hypothesis andone alternative hypothesis per question). These will be used as part of the final research productto determine the needed implementation measures I am being asked to develop as result of theresearch.Key Words: Research, Problem, Objective, Questions, Hypothesis, Null, Alternative.
UNIT II SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY3Unit II Scholarly ActivityIntroductionAs the new director for safety and health of Sun Coast, I am expected to develop andresearch questions and hypotheses that will assist in the implementation of measures that willmeet business strategic goals such as reducing the costs associated with long-term litigation frominjuries and illness related to employment and the nature of our services. The following business problems were identified by the leadership of Sun Coast:Particulate Matter, Safety Training Effectiveness, Sound Level Exposure, New EmployeeTraining, Lead Exposure and Return on Investment. These problems are the priority of Sun Coastand will require and the use of quantitative research data available to determine what will be mybest course of action recommendations. Research 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 theproject and job site. PM that is between 10 and 2.5 microns can float in the air for minutes tohours (e.g., asbestos, mold spores, pollen, cement dust, fly ash), while PM that is less than 2.5microns 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 PMthat is between 10 and 2.5 since the conditions are more suitable for inhalation. PM that is lessthan 2.5 is also able to be inhaled into the deeper regions of the lungs, potentially causing moredeleterious health effects. It would be helpful to understand if there is a relationship between PM
UNIT II SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY4size and employee health. PM air quality data have been collected from 103 job sites, which isrecorded in microns. Data are also available for average annual sick days per employee per job-site.