Unit VIII Essay
You are an industrial hygienist for a major pharmaceutical company. The CEO has contacted you regarding a new product line that will be produced in your facility. The new product involves the handling and use of an engineered nanomaterial. To date, your company’s health and safety program has not had to address any safety concerns associated with handling and use of these materials. The CEO would like to ensure the company’s employees that all safety precautions will be taken to protect them from any health hazards that may result from being exposed to the nanomaterial.
Using the Centers for Disease Control document in the Unit VIII Required Reading section as your authoritative source, prepare a three- to five-page “white paper” that provides an overview of engineered materials and the safety precautions that will be put into place once the company begins producing the product line. Your white paper should include a discussion of the following
background and industry overview of engineered nanomaterials,
exposure control strategies,
nanotechnology processes and engineering controls,
hazard control evaluations,
health hazards associated with exposures, and
conclusions and recommendations.
As you prepare your paper, keep in mind that this should be a high-level overview that is understandable to all employees in the organization: from upper management to production workers. Remember that the purpose of a white paper is to advocate that certain solutions are best to address certain situations. In this case, you will want to assure all employees who will have contact with the nanomaterial that their safety is the company’s number one priority by carefully explaining the safety precautions the company intends to take. Please keep in mind that this document can be formatted as a formal essay.
All sources used, including your textbook, should be cited and referenced properly using APA format. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.