Go to the following website for the United States Department of Labor; http://www.osha.gov/ergonomics/guidelines/nursinghome/ (Links to an external site.) and review the ergonomic guidelines for nursing homes. Discuss with your peers why you believe that the guidelines are critical. What ramifications should be in place for those who violate the ergonomic standards? Do you believe that workers compensations claims would be lower if ergonomic standards were present in all jobs and why?
Your initial posting should consist of a minimum of 2 paragraphs, and any outside sources that you use must be appropriately cited.
To complete the discussion board portion of this assignment, respond to the posting of at least one of your classmates. This includes substantive replies to classmates that add significantly to the discussion by building on others’ comments, suggesting alternative solutions, pointing out problems, and even at times constructively disagreeing. When responding to another student’s initial posting, please include his or her name (e.g., Bill, I think you missed the point!)
Note: If you do not post by the dates listed on the course calendar, you will not receive credit on the assignment.
A grading rubric for this discussion board assignment can be found under the “Resources” tab in the main menu of the course.