Identify which standardized OSHA filter color the device should be fitted with (if not applicable, so state).

Respiratory Protection Selection

Respiratory protection devices are available in two basic design types: Air-Purifying Respirators (APR) and Supplied-Air Respirators (CHAR). As a trained hazardous materials specialist, your employer asks you to evaluate each of the following four possible workplace conditions:

  1. Fiberglass components are being sanded smooth prior to painting by assembly line workers.
  2. A leak in a nitrogen supply line within a service closet requires repair but the supply of nitrogen cannot be interrupted.
  3. Hydroelectric acid vapor is escaping from a cylinder stored in an outdoor area. Oxygen levels are measured and found to be above 19.5%.
  4. A full 55-gallon drum of an organic solvent commonly used in the production process is releasing vapor.For each of the above four conditions:
  • Select the preferred type of respiratory protection device.
  • Identify which standardized OSHA filter color the device should be fitted with (if not applicable, so state).
  • Explain your rationale for choosing the device type.

Writing the Paper

  1. Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages), and formatted according to SPA style as outlined in the Ash ford Writing Center
  2. Must include a title page with the following
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis
  6. Must use at least four scholarly sources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library
  7. Must document all sources in SPA style, as outlined in the Ash ford Writing Center
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to SPA style as outlined in the Ash ford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Description:

Total Possible Score: 11.00

Selects the Preferred Device

Total: 2.90

Distinguished – Correctly selects the preferred device for all four of the workplace conditions.

Proficient – Correctly selects the preferred device for three of the workplace conditions.

Basic – Correctly selects the preferred device for two of the workplace conditions.

Below Expectations – Correctly selects the preferred device for one of the workplace conditions.

Non-Performance – The selection of the preferred device is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Identifies the Filter Color

Total: 2.90

Distinguished – Correctly identifies the standardized OSHA filter color or states if not applicable for all four of the workplace conditions.

Proficient – Correctly identifies the standardized OSHA filter color or states if not applicable for three of the workplace conditions.

Basic – Correctly identifies the standardized OSHA filter color or states if not applicable for two of the workplace conditions.

Below Expectations – Correctly identifies the standardized OSHA filter color or states if not applicable for one of the workplace conditions.

Non-Performance – The identification of the filter color is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Explains the Rationale

Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Fully explains the rationale for selecting the device type for all four of the workplace conditions.

Proficient – Explains the rationale for selecting the device type for three of the workplace conditions. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Partially explains the rationale for selecting the device type for two of the workplace conditions. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Minimally explains the rationale for selecting the device type for one of the workplace conditions. Significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The explanation of the rationale is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Creative Thinking: Solving Problems

Total: 0.55

Distinguished – Develops a logical, consistent plan to solve a problem, identifies consequences of the solution, and can clearly communicate the reason for choosing the solution.

Proficient – Carefully chooses among alternatives, and develops a logical, consistent approach to problem solving.

Basic – Takes into account and eliminates less acceptable approaches to problem solving.

Below Expectations – Takes into account a single approach and uses the approach to problem solving.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communications: Context and Purpose of Writing

Total: 0.55

Distinguished – Demonstrates methodical application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is evident and easy to understand. Summaries, quotes, and/or paraphrases fit naturally into the sentences and paragraphs. Paper flows smoothly.

Proficient – Demonstrates sufficient application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is, for the most part, clear and easy to understand. There are some problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper flows somewhat smoothly.

Basic – Demonstrates a limited understanding of organization and presentation of content in written work. The purpose of the writing is somewhat evident, but may not be integrated throughout the assignment. There are many problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly in all sections.

Below Expectations – Organization and presentation of content is extremely limited. The purpose of the writing is unclear. There is little or no blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly when read.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.28

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

SPA Formatting

Total: 0.28

Distinguished – Accurately uses SPA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits SPA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of SPA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all SPA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of SPA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as SPA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Page Requirement

Total: 0.27

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Resource Requirement

Total: 0.27

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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