# Unit III Safety Assessment, Scholarly Activity

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Unit III Safety Assessment

QUESTION 1

Your employee is working on a scaffold and is anchored to a trolley anchor 3 feet above the D-ring, using a 6-foot shock-absorbing lanyard. The back D-ring height is 5 feet, and the safety factor is 2. The deceleration distance is 3 feet. Calculate the total fall clearance distance. Show all calculations. There is no minimum word count for this question; however, you must show your work/calculations.

QUESTION 2

A construction worker is anchored level with his or her D-ring using a 6-foot rip-stitch lanyard. The back D-ring height is 5.5 feet. Deceleration distance is 3.0 feet. The safety factor is 2 feet. Calculate the total fall clearance distance. Show all calculations. There is no minimum word count for this question; however, you must show your work/calculations.

QUESTION 3

Your company has an electric forklift with a 4,000-pound capacity at a 34-inch load center. Calculate the safe load capacity for this forklift at a 38-inch load center.  There is no minimum word count for this question; however, you must show your work/calculations.

QUESTION 4

Your company's gas-powered forklift has a 12,000-pound capacity at a 38-inch load center. Calculate the safe load capacity for this forklift at a 40-inch load center. There is no minimum word count for this question; however, you must show your work/calculations.

Unit III Scholarly Activity

Hazard Analysis

Your boss has asked you to investigate these operations and tasks that he feels have a significant potential for injury in the manufacturing plant:

1. Operating electric forklifts in narrow aisles,

2. Repairing the hydraulic system on the gas-powered forklift, and

3. Operating the large sheet metal shear.

For each of the three tasks, do the following:

Identify a minimum of two (or three) hazards of the operation and the injuries that could result from exposure to them. Determine the control measures that would eliminate the identified hazards or reduce the risk (severity and/or probability) of injury. Be sure to consider all levels in the hierarchy of controls. Analyze the effectiveness of each control measure by assessing the risks before and after the control is implemented. Provide your recommendations for which control measures should be implemented and why you chose them.

Your submission must be a minimum of two pages, not including title and reference pages, and follow APA guidelines. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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