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Workplace Dilemma Issue: Safety in the Workplace
Interdisciplinary Capstone GEN 480
May 1, 2006
There has been a problem facing our organization for sometime. The problem is related to multiple people getting very ill working on the same floor in the building. This paper will identify the dilemma, who was involved, and define possible solutions for dealing with the concern.
In the workplace there are many ethical issues that arise everyday and need to be handled in the most delicate manner. There needs to be a level of comfort in the work culture to allow for people to be able to report an incidence without repercussion. Throughout the following pages, I will bring to light one such ethical dilemma and the way in which the issue was dealt with or not as the case may show.
The floor on which we work on is directly below the floor that houses all the equipment that powers the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (it is a very large, two-tower site). This equipment produces Electromagnetic Field emissions (EMF) also called Electromagnetic Radiation is, according to Answers.com:
The energy that radiates from all things in nature and from man-made electronic systems. It includes cosmic rays, gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared light, radar, microwaves, TV, radio, cellphones and all electronic transmission systems. Electromagnetic radiation is made up of electric and magnetic fields that move at right angles to each other at the speed of light. (Answers.com 2006).
Figure 1. Electromagnetic Spectrum and associated Biological Effects (Reproduced with permission from John Moulder and Begell House). From Non-Ionizing Radiations - Sources, Biological Effects, Emmitions and Exposures by the Department of Radiology, University of Malaya, 2003, retrieved May 3, 2006 from...