In this paper, we will be analyzing the two alternative solutions to our continuing problem. We have utilized the Decision-Making Tools and Techniques that we have studdied to analyze each alternative, and will selected what we think is the best idea and option. Finally, after examining the alternative solution, we will identify three influences on our choice.
The Helping Hand
One of the alternative solutions is the helping hand provided by organizations like National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Although Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the NIOSH and the OSHA, they are two distinct agencies with separate responsibilities.
NIOSH is with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is an agency established to help assure safe and healthy working conditions by providing research, information, education, and training. As part of its mission, NIOSH operates programs in every state where they evaluate workplace hazards and recommend solutions when requested by employers, workers, or state/federal agencies.
NIOSH also offers grants and cooperative agreements and supports occupational safety and health training programs. Under the NIOSH Prevention, Surveillance, and Training and Communication Programs, they created the Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program, which responds to requests for workplace evaluations from employers, employees and their representatives, and other agencies. It identifies current hazards and recommends practical, valid solutions for preventing injury and disability. The recommendations can help protect workers and continue its outreach efforts to further characterize the scope of the problem. NIOSH conducts and supports a variety of programs to track occupational injuries and illnesses (NIOSH, 2004).
OSHA is with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and is responsible for developing and enforcing workplace safety and health regulation. OSHA's mission is to promote and assure workplace safety...