You are an industrial hygienist for a large new orleans hospital, and

As an Industrial Hygienist tasked with the responsibility to manage a team returning to the New Orleans Hospital after the aftermath of the Katrina disaster, moving in, our team will consist of the hospital’s current Safety Supervisor, the Environmental Manager, two technicians versed in IH and environmental sample collection and testing, and 20-25 additional employees from other areas.

The recommendations and guidance that I would give to the Incident Commander would be to first, conduct a risk and hazard analysis within the NIOSH/OSHA approved standards to ensure the safety of the employees by identifying hazards and addressing them with the proper mitigation strategies (i.e., hazard controls). The hazard controls produced should provide specific, clear, concise, and practical guidelines to keeping the employee safe. I would recommend that all required permits (i.e., confined space entry, hot work, etc.) should be present with the JHA at all times.

 

 

Unit IV Case Study

 

The situation: You are an Industrial Hygienist for a large New Orleans Hospital, and you evacuated to Baton Rouge after

 

the Katrina disaster. It is 6 weeks after the event and you have been given the responsibility to supervise a team that will

 

return to the hospital, evaluate the situation, and participate in a plan to re-establish basic medical needs for the workers

 

involved in the recovery effort.

 

Your team is composed of the hospital’s current Safety Supervisor (programs and training), the Environmental Manager

 

(physical plant, wastes and regulatory issues), and two technicians (versed in IH and environmental sample collection and

 

testing). There are 20-25 additional employees from other areas (professional, technical, and support staff) of the hospital

 

under the direction of the Incident Commander. Everyone on the recovery team will be housed on site in FEMA trailers.

 

BOS 4301, Industrial Hygiene 3

 

Power for all operations is from large FEMA portable emergency generators. Your offices are on the second floor of the

 

building, along with the surgical suites, clinical laboratory, and pharmacy. In your offices, there is a considerable amount

 

of trash and debris scattered about with ample evidence of the public’s intrusion of the area after the event. You will find

 

muddy footprints and open cabinets, along with testing supplies and equipment strewn about your team’s work space. The

 

surgical suites and clinical laboratory areas are very messy but otherwise in good shape; however, the pharmacy has

 

been trashed and ransacked. The basement and much of the first floor were flooded to a level of about 6 feet. The main

 

administrative offices, emergency room operations, and cafeteria/kitchen were on the first floor. The hospital will not be

 

able to provide its own power for at least 6-8 weeks. Normal communication lines are down. Cell phones are working

 

sporadically, but promises have been made for rapid improvement over the next 10 to 14 days. Most communications in

 

these early days of recovery are face to face.

 

The boss needs: The Incident Commander (person in-charge of recovery) for this operation is looking to you for guidance

 

on safe entry, safe clean-up procedures, appropriate PPE for all recovery workers, and a hazard assessment for the most

 

critical items, or operations that can cause acute or chronic health effects, illness, or disease.

 

Remember that you are to respond as the industrial hygienist working for the hospital. It is important to consider the

 

industrial hygiene hazards for the hospital as well as those introduced by the hurricane.

 

The questions to be answered:

 

You may respond to these questions in any order you choose.

 

 

What recommendations and guidance would you make to the Incident Commander to address his concerns and

 

needs?

 

 

What are the main Industrial Hygiene concerns for your team and the clean-up recovery workers?

 

 

How would you organize your team?

 

 

What tasks would you assign to them?

 

 

What PPE would you require for your team members and the recovery workers – short term and then later in the

 

recovery effort?

 

 

What testing equipment would you require for your team members?

 

 

What hazardous materials might need to be removed from the facility?

 

 

What air monitoring would need to be conducted?

 

 

How would you delegate certain duties to your team members?

 

 

Provide any other pertinent information you feel is important and necessary.

 

The response for this Case Study must be a minimum of four to five pages (not including the title or bibliography page),

 

and should be double spaced. In addition to the text, you should provide at least three reference sources of information

 

used to support your positions in this Case Study. The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is a very good

 

source for journals related to this topic. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources from the My Library button

 

located in the Course Menu.

 

CSU requires that students use the APA format in writing course papers. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting,

 

paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

As an Industrial Hygienist tasked with the responsibility to manage a team returning to the New Orleans Hospital after the aftermath of the Katrina disaster, moving in, our team will consist of the hospital’s current Safety Supervisor, the Environmental Manager, two technicians versed in IH and environmental sample collection and testing, and 20-25 additional employees from other areas.

The recommendations and guidance that I would give to the Incident Commander would be to first, conduct a risk and hazard analysis within the NIOSH/OSHA approved standards to ensure the safety of the employees by identifying hazards and addressing them with the proper mitigation strategies (i.e., hazard controls). The hazard controls produced should provide specific, clear, concise, and practical guidelines to keeping the employee safe. I would recommend that all required permits (i.e., confined space entry, hot work, etc.) should be present with the JHA at all times.

 

 

Unit IV Case Study

 

The situation: You are an Industrial Hygienist for a large New Orleans Hospital, and you evacuated to Baton Rouge after

 

the Katrina disaster. It is 6 weeks after the event and you have been given the responsibility to supervise a team that will

 

return to the hospital, evaluate the situation, and participate in a plan to re-establish basic medical needs for the workers

 

involved in the recovery effort.

 

Your team is composed of the hospital’s current Safety Supervisor (programs and training), the Environmental Manager

 

(physical plant, wastes and regulatory issues), and two technicians (versed in IH and environmental sample collection and

 

testing). There are 20-25 additional employees from other areas (professional, technical, and support staff) of the hospital

 

under the direction of the Incident Commander. Everyone on the recovery team will be housed on site in FEMA trailers.

 

BOS 4301, Industrial Hygiene 3

 

Power for all operations is from large FEMA portable emergency generators. Your offices are on the second floor of the

 

building, along with the surgical suites, clinical laboratory, and pharmacy. In your offices, there is a considerable amount

 

of trash and debris scattered about with ample evidence of the public’s intrusion of the area after the event. You will find

 

muddy footprints and open cabinets, along with testing supplies and equipment strewn about your team’s work space. The

 

surgical suites and clinical laboratory areas are very messy but otherwise in good shape; however, the pharmacy has

 

been trashed and ransacked. The basement and much of the first floor were flooded to a level of about 6 feet. The main

 

administrative offices, emergency room operations, and cafeteria/kitchen were on the first floor. The hospital will not be

 

able to provide its own power for at least 6-8 weeks. Normal communication lines are down. Cell phones are working

 

sporadically, but promises have been made for rapid improvement over the next 10 to 14 days. Most communications in

 

these early days of recovery are face to face.

 

The boss needs: The Incident Commander (person in-charge of recovery) for this operation is looking to you for guidance

 

on safe entry, safe clean-up procedures, appropriate PPE for all recovery workers, and a hazard assessment for the most

 

critical items, or operations that can cause acute or chronic health effects, illness, or disease.

 

Remember that you are to respond as the industrial hygienist working for the hospital. It is important to consider the

 

industrial hygiene hazards for the hospital as well as those introduced by the hurricane.

 

The questions to be answered:

 

You may respond to these questions in any order you choose.

 

 

What recommendations and guidance would you make to the Incident Commander to address his concerns and

 

needs?

 

 

What are the main Industrial Hygiene concerns for your team and the clean-up recovery workers?

 

 

How would you organize your team?

 

 

What tasks would you assign to them?

 

 

What PPE would you require for your team members and the recovery workers – short term and then later in the

 

recovery effort?

 

 

What testing equipment would you require for your team members?

 

 

What hazardous materials might need to be removed from the facility?

 

 

What air monitoring would need to be conducted?

 

 

How would you delegate certain duties to your team members?

 

 

Provide any other pertinent information you feel is important and necessary.

 

The response for this Case Study must be a minimum of four to five pages (not including the title or bibliography page),

 

and should be double spaced. In addition to the text, you should provide at least three reference sources of information

 

used to support your positions in this Case Study. The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is a very good

 

source for journals related to this topic. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources from the My Library button

 

located in the Course Menu.

 

CSU requires that students use the APA format in writing course papers. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting,

 

paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

As an Industrial Hygienist tasked with the responsibility to manage a team returning to the New Orleans Hospital after the aftermath of the Katrina disaster, moving in, our team will consist of the hospital’s current Safety Supervisor, the Environmental Manager, two technicians versed in IH and environmental sample collection and testing, and 20-25 additional employees from other areas.

The recommendations and guidance that I would give to the Incident Commander would be to first, conduct a risk and hazard analysis within the NIOSH/OSHA approved standards to ensure the safety of the employees by identifying hazards and addressing them with the proper mitigation strategies (i.e., hazard controls). The hazard controls produced should provide specific, clear, concise, and practical guidelines to keeping the employee safe. I would recommend that all required permits (i.e., confined space entry, hot work, etc.) should be present with the JHA at all times.

 

 

Unit IV Case Study

 

The situation: You are an Industrial Hygienist for a large New Orleans Hospital, and you evacuated to Baton Rouge after

 

the Katrina disaster. It is 6 weeks after the event and you have been given the responsibility to supervise a team that will

 

return to the hospital, evaluate the situation, and participate in a plan to re-establish basic medical needs for the workers

 

involved in the recovery effort.

 

Your team is composed of the hospital’s current Safety Supervisor (programs and training), the Environmental Manager

 

(physical plant, wastes and regulatory issues), and two technicians (versed in IH and environmental sample collection and

 

testing). There are 20-25 additional employees from other areas (professional, technical, and support staff) of the hospital

 

under the direction of the Incident Commander. Everyone on the recovery team will be housed on site in FEMA trailers.

 

BOS 4301, Industrial Hygiene 3

 

Power for all operations is from large FEMA portable emergency generators. Your offices are on the second floor of the

 

building, along with the surgical suites, clinical laboratory, and pharmacy. In your offices, there is a considerable amount

 

of trash and debris scattered about with ample evidence of the public’s intrusion of the area after the event. You will find

 

muddy footprints and open cabinets, along with testing supplies and equipment strewn about your team’s work space. The

 

surgical suites and clinical laboratory areas are very messy but otherwise in good shape; however, the pharmacy has

 

been trashed and ransacked. The basement and much of the first floor were flooded to a level of about 6 feet. The main

 

administrative offices, emergency room operations, and cafeteria/kitchen were on the first floor. The hospital will not be

 

able to provide its own power for at least 6-8 weeks. Normal communication lines are down. Cell phones are working

 

sporadically, but promises have been made for rapid improvement over the next 10 to 14 days. Most communications in

 

these early days of recovery are face to face.

 

The boss needs: The Incident Commander (person in-charge of recovery) for this operation is looking to you for guidance

 

on safe entry, safe clean-up procedures, appropriate PPE for all recovery workers, and a hazard assessment for the most

 

critical items, or operations that can cause acute or chronic health effects, illness, or disease.

 

Remember that you are to respond as the industrial hygienist working for the hospital. It is important to consider the

 

industrial hygiene hazards for the hospital as well as those introduced by the hurricane.

 

The questions to be answered:

 

You may respond to these questions in any order you choose.

 

 

What recommendations and guidance would you make to the Incident Commander to address his concerns and

 

needs?

 

 

What are the main Industrial Hygiene concerns for your team and the clean-up recovery workers?

 

 

How would you organize your team?

 

 

What tasks would you assign to them?

 

 

What PPE would you require for your team members and the recovery workers – short term and then later in the

 

recovery effort?

 

 

What testing equipment would you require for your team members?

 

 

What hazardous materials might need to be removed from the facility?

 

 

What air monitoring would need to be conducted?

 

 

How would you delegate certain duties to your team members?

 

 

Provide any other pertinent information you feel is important and necessary.

 

The response for this Case Study must be a minimum of four to five pages (not including the title or bibliography page),

 

and should be double spaced. In addition to the text, you should provide at least three reference sources of information

 

used to support your positions in this Case Study. The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is a very good

 

source for journals related to this topic. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources from the My Library button

 

located in the Course Menu.

 

CSU requires that students use the APA format in writing course papers. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting,

 

paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

As an Industrial Hygienist tasked with the responsibility to manage a team returning to the New Orleans Hospital after the aftermath of the Katrina disaster, moving in, our team will consist of the hospital’s current Safety Supervisor, the Environmental Manager, two technicians versed in IH and environmental sample collection and testing, and 20-25 additional employees from other areas.

The recommendations and guidance that I would give to the Incident Commander would be to first, conduct a risk and hazard analysis within the NIOSH/OSHA approved standards to ensure the safety of the employees by identifying hazards and addressing them with the proper mitigation strategies (i.e., hazard controls). The hazard controls produced should provide specific, clear, concise, and practical guidelines to keeping the employee safe. I would recommend that all required permits (i.e., confined space entry, hot work, etc.) should be present with the JHA at all times.

 

 

Unit IV Case Study

 

The situation: You are an Industrial Hygienist for a large New Orleans Hospital, and you evacuated to Baton Rouge after

 

the Katrina disaster. It is 6 weeks after the event and you have been given the responsibility to supervise a team that will

 

return to the hospital, evaluate the situation, and participate in a plan to re-establish basic medical needs for the workers

 

involved in the recovery effort.

 

Your team is composed of the hospital’s current Safety Supervisor (programs and training), the Environmental Manager

 

(physical plant, wastes and regulatory issues), and two technicians (versed in IH and environmental sample collection and

 

testing). There are 20-25 additional employees from other areas (professional, technical, and support staff) of the hospital

 

under the direction of the Incident Commander. Everyone on the recovery team will be housed on site in FEMA trailers.

 

BOS 4301, Industrial Hygiene 3

 

Power for all operations is from large FEMA portable emergency generators. Your offices are on the second floor of the

 

building, along with the surgical suites, clinical laboratory, and pharmacy. In your offices, there is a considerable amount

 

of trash and debris scattered about with ample evidence of the public’s intrusion of the area after the event. You will find

 

muddy footprints and open cabinets, along with testing supplies and equipment strewn about your team’s work space. The

 

surgical suites and clinical laboratory areas are very messy but otherwise in good shape; however, the pharmacy has

 

been trashed and ransacked. The basement and much of the first floor were flooded to a level of about 6 feet. The main

 

administrative offices, emergency room operations, and cafeteria/kitchen were on the first floor. The hospital will not be

 

able to provide its own power for at least 6-8 weeks. Normal communication lines are down. Cell phones are working

 

sporadically, but promises have been made for rapid improvement over the next 10 to 14 days. Most communications in

 

these early days of recovery are face to face.

 

The boss needs: The Incident Commander (person in-charge of recovery) for this operation is looking to you for guidance

 

on safe entry, safe clean-up procedures, appropriate PPE for all recovery workers, and a hazard assessment for the most

 

critical items, or operations that can cause acute or chronic health effects, illness, or disease.

 

Remember that you are to respond as the industrial hygienist working for the hospital. It is important to consider the

 

industrial hygiene hazards for the hospital as well as those introduced by the hurricane.

 

The questions to be answered:

 

You may respond to these questions in any order you choose.

 

 

What recommendations and guidance would you make to the Incident Commander to address his concerns and

 

needs?

 

 

What are the main Industrial Hygiene concerns for your team and the clean-up recovery workers?

 

 

How would you organize your team?

 

 

What tasks would you assign to them?

 

 

What PPE would you require for your team members and the recovery workers – short term and then later in the

 

recovery effort?

 

 

What testing equipment would you require for your team members?

 

 

What hazardous materials might need to be removed from the facility?

 

 

What air monitoring would need to be conducted?

 

 

How would you delegate certain duties to your team members?

 

 

Provide any other pertinent information you feel is important and necessary.

 

The response for this Case Study must be a minimum of four to five pages (not including the title or bibliography page),

 

and should be double spaced. In addition to the text, you should provide at least three reference sources of information

 

used to support your positions in this Case Study. The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is a very good

 

source for journals related to this topic. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources from the My Library button

 

located in the Course Menu.

 

CSU requires that students use the APA format in writing course papers. Therefore, the APA rules for formatting, quoting,

 

paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.

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