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Advanced Ergonomics

Unit III Assignment

This assignment involves reading two scenarios and then answering each question that follows the scenarios. Insert your responses just below each question, save all of your work, and then submit it in Blackboard for grading.

Scenario #1

Our truck driver from previous scenarios puts in 500 miles per day, with no more than 11 hours driving time allowed by DOT standards, with a total of no more than 14 hours worked in a 24-hour period. Truck drivers must rest (or be off duty) for at least 10 hours for every 24-hour period. Traveling 500 miles in 11 hours means that the driver has to maintain an average of 45.5 miles per hour. Keep in mind that the driver will need to stop for various reasons, such as fuel, food, and bathroom breaks (depending on how many large quantities of coffee they drank). Also, the driver has a satellite system in the truck that monitors the miles driven, the average and specific speed, the fuel flow, and time.

Question 1. Use the Iowa Model (page 270 of the textbook) to make recommendations for improving the performance of drivers in the scenario.

(1) The effect of combining tasks – what are three examples that the driver could do to combine tasks to improve efficiency?

(2) The effect of performing particular task sequences – recommend a sequence for a series of tasks for the driver to maintain accuracy and productivity.

(3) The effect of pacing – how much time the driver spends on each task.

Question 2. Provide examples of how, as an ergonomics safety professional, you might help the driver prevent the common CTDs of low back pain, sciatica, and thoracic outlet syndrome? Think in terms of analysis and body measurements. What type of technique would you use to capture and interpret the data, based on the techniques discussed in chapter 6? Your response should be at least 150 words.

Question 3. Knowing that the driver gets paid by the mile and has to travel 500 miles per day in order to make his daily pay, list several things that drivers do that might be dangerous to themselves or others in order to make this production. These are items that we as safety professionals should be on the lookout for. Your response should be at least 150 words.

Scenario #2

Look at a typical racing team. NASCAR, Indy car, or Formula one racing teams have developed specific and targeted routines for their drivers and pit crews. Years ago, these very teams had little in the way of safety devices or ergonomic tools, and the drivers and crews paid with their lives at times. In today’s racing world, the drivers and pit crews use highly detailed tools to help advance their team in the race while also keeping team members safe. The crew chief and his assistants monitor all aspects of the team to include fuel usage, tire usage, tire pressure, engine diagnostics, as well as other details. To indicate the importance of such details, racing teams have both won and also lost races due to fuel usage.

Question 1. Using your favorite search engine, locate and watch race footage, or actually watch a race, and describe some of the safety tools the teams use to prevent injury in the pit area. Specifically, look at the fueler, the tire changer, and the tire wrangler. Also, look at items that are ergonomically beneficial to these team members. Your response should be at least 150 words.

Question 2. While viewing the race footage, spend some time watching the driver while he or she is in the car. What devices does the driver use specifically for safety? What about the ergonomic devices that allow the driver to turn left at very high speeds for several hundreds of miles without sustaining either short- or long-term injury. Discuss this in terms of body measurements and modeling. Your response should be at least 150 words.

Question 3. The crew chief spends significant amounts of time in practice with the pit crew. They try to reduce valuable seconds from their work times with the car while in the pits. Discuss several ways, using the items you learned from this unit (analysis, measurement, modeling, sampling) that the crew chief might use to evaluate the team. As a safety professional assigned to the team and answering to the team’s owners, give one or two suggestions to improve the safety of the crew. Your response should be at least 150 words.

Portugal Fire- HW

Whether performed in the United States or in any other country, recovery is almost without question the most complicated aspect of emergency management and the least organized. Many (if not most) of the services and funding provided under ESF#14 focus on short- and medium-term recovery, and as such long-term recovery is performed (for the most part) in a hap-hazard, uncoordinated manner. The most common negative impact of failed or poor coordination is a maintained hazard risk and vulnerability to similar disaster events in the future. Secondary effects are missed opportunities to incorporate newer technologies, better urban planning, and other benefits that may have been neglected the first time around. Based on the Portugal Fire in June 2017, answer the following questions.

Given what you have learned this week in the readings and associated material:

a) What do you see as the greatest challenges to recovery in this instance?

b) What are the greatest opportunities that exist as a result of the disaster?

c) And finally, how would you propose that the affected government coordinate recovery in the long-term?

Literature review for the term paper: Project Managers and Leadership, Ethics, and Technology

This assignment a document to be delivered in a word processor document format. Write a two to three (2-3) page paper covering:

The context of your paper.
The contribution of the paper to the Literature.
The gap in the Literature.

This is one of the most important steps to help you prepare for the term paper. The goal for the literature review is to understand what is already published about Project Managers and Leadership, Ethics, and Technology. You should use the library for this assignment extensively. The literature review should include the following parts.

Context of your outline. You need to explain the context of the points in your outline using the perspectives presented by the literature. You should expect several cited sources to appear here.

Contribution of the paper to the Literature. You need to explain how your paper contributes to the literature surrounding your outline.

Explain how you expect the paper to contribute knowledge and insight into the context supporting the topic. Remember, every topic has supporting context—without it, you do not have the people and processes allowing the topic to exist. So, make sure you have a contribution as to help others enhance their understanding of the topic.

Gap in the Literature. Explain how your paper fills in a missing segment (or gap) in the literature. Your unique perspective will contribute something new. Describe that niche here and how it helps build upon previous literature.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Describe and demonstrate ethical practices in project management.
Examine the human resource factors that can impact project management.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in IT project management.
Write clearly and concisely about issues in IT project management using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Team Building

Now that you have your strategic plan in place, it’s time to assemble your team to help you to execute your plan.

For your project this week you will need to do the following:

In a minimum of 2 pages, prepare an essay explaining the types of teams that Rasmussen Consulting will need in order to carry out the steps that you mapped out in your strategic plan.
What will be the role of the team members?
Why are these particular teams important for Rasmussen Consulting to properly execute the solution to MovieFlix’s problem?
Make sure to include an APA formatted title page and reference page for sources that you may have used for your research. Remember to follow APA guidelines when paraphrasing or quoting information. Don’t forget to cite your sources and include in-text citations as necessary.

Within arm’s length

I have a 3 page essay to write about the book within arm’s length due my August 1st anf have 257 algebra 2 problems to do also,i was wondering if u could help with my essay.

OCR History A level Coursework : Assess the importance of Northern Army Leadership, in relation to the Confederate Defeat.

This is the OCR History A level Coursework titled : Assess the importance of Northern Army Leadership, in relation to the Confederate Defeat. Factors could include (missed confederate opportunities, political leadership ect.) It has to stick to the specific guidelines of OCR though. It would be about 3000 words. Also with Havard formatting.

Respiratory Assessment

Critically analyse 3 physical techniques performed on a patient during a respiratory examination. The 3 techniques are percussion, auscultation and tactile fremitus. 2000 words….200 word Introduction

Should ENI, the multinational energy company based in Italy, invest in a gas pipeline from the Caspian region

Should ENI, the multinational energy company based in Italy, invest in a gas pipeline from the Caspian region through Turkey and Greece and across the Adriatic Sea to Italy?
Its a 4000 word management report.

Impacts of Smoking on Health

Smoking is an adage practice amongst the societies of the world. Smoking is an addictive activity that onces started, may be greatly harmful to the body. This paper analyses the potential risks of prolonged smoking of tobacco to the health of the smoker and the people around him/her.

importance of human origin to mankind

Time management

This assignment will help you develop an important skill for college and everyday life – time management. For this assignment, you will keep an informal time log in which you note all your activities for 3 days, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Review your activities to identify times when you were not productive. You should use this information for planning ways to make better use of your time.

Part 1: Monitor your time in hourly increments.
1.Use the Time Monitoring Worksheet to write down what you did each hour of the day, starting at 5 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Even if you do not get up until 10 a.m., you still need to record 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. as “sleep.”
2.Do not overdo the recording; record the primary activity for the hour. At most, record two activities per hour.

Part 2: Reflection

On Day 4, review your completed Time Monitoring Worksheet and reflect on how you used your time each day.

Write a 250–300 word reflection on how you managed your time. Include the following in your reflection:
1.What are some things you could do more efficiently?
2.What were the main items/tasks that took up most of your time?
3.Do you see areas in your daily routine where you can make adjustments to become more productive?
4.Do you have any “black holes” that unnecessarily take up much of your time?