Cost-benefit analysis that was used in the standard-setting process for the substance.( LEAD POISONING)

This SLP examines the use of cost-benefit analysis in the standard-setting process as well as how environmental/occupational standards are enforced. For this SLP, answer the following two-part questions in 5–6 pages and support your answers with the literature:

Part 1:

  1. Describe the cost-benefit analysis that was used in the standard-setting process for the substance you chose for your SLP.( LEAD POISONING)
  2. Describe how this analysis affected the process of standard setting and the involvement of all stakeholders.
  3. Analyze the impact of the cost-benefit analysis in regulating environmental/occupational health and safety for the substance.

Part 2:

  1. Describe how your selected standard is enforced in industry or the community.
  2. Has this standard and its enforcement been beneficial at reducing diseases and injuries related to this substance?
  3. Select one aspect of this standard that you believe needs to be updated or changed to improve its effectiveness at reducing associated mortality/morbidity.

Readings Relevant to the SLP

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Workplace safety and health topics: Benzene. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/benzene/

OSHA. (1988). Occupational health and safety guidelines for Benzene: Potential human carcinogen. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/81-123/pdfs/0049.pdf

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: 1,3-Butadiene. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/butadiene/standards.html

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Cotton Dust. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/cottondust/

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Ethylene oxide. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ethyleneoxide/

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Formaldehyde. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/formaldehyde/

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Lead. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/lead/

U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). OSHA: Methylene Chloride. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/methylenechloride/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Arsenic in drinking water. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/arsen…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Lead air quality standard. Retrieved from: https://www.epa.gov/lead-air-pollution

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Lead and Copper rule. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/lcr/i…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Carbon Monoxide standards. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/co/s_co_ind…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Ozone standards. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/ozone/s_o3_…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Particulate Matter standards. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/pm/s_pm_ind…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Nitrogen Dioxide primary standard. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/nox/s_nox_i…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2015). Radionuclides rule. Retrieved from http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/radio…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Sulfur Dioxide primary standard. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/ttn/naaqs/standards/so2/s_so2_i…

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