Activity Title: Assignment 3
Paper Number and
Title: MGT616 Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement
Level 6, 15 credits
Learning outcome(s): LO.4 Assess occupational health and safety data analyses and evaluations to assist decision-making in a given situation.
Conditions: This is a compulsory assignment and non-submission will result in failing the paper. No re-sits or resubmissions are allowed.
To pass this paper an overall grade of 50% must be achieved across all assessments, attaining no less than 35% for each individual assessment.
Due date: 6PM Monday, Week 17, via Blackboard
Word Count: 1800 words (+/- 10%), excluding referencing
References: a minimum of 4 academically relevant sources should be used to support your work
Qualification outcome expectations
Research and referencing: You are required to engage in some research into the theories or concepts underpinning this topic and use other relevant sources beyond the provided reading material in order to successfully complete this assignment. Ensure you are choosing relevant academic sources and using them well to support your arguments. Ensure you include citations and a full reference list using the latest APA guidelines.
Presentation guidelines: Work is expected to be word-processed and submitted as a Word document or PDF, using a clear, readable font and be within 10% of the given word count (excluding any referencing). Include your name, student number and the paper code and assignment number as a header or footer. Reports should include headings or subheadings as required. Essays should include an introduction, body and conclusion. Spellchecking (NZ English) and proofreading of work prior to submission is strongly encouraged.
Discuss and assess the effectiveness of (one or more) occupational health, or occupational safety data analyses and/or evaluation used within an organisation or workplace to assist the strategic planning decision making processes.
Examples of 'occupational health, or occupational safety, data analyses and/or evaluation,' are:
• The analysis of data relating to a 'specific intervention' designed to reduce the rate a specific type of workplace injury; or
• The 'evaluation' of the effectiveness of a specific organisational intervention designed to improve worker's health.
Criteria E (0-39) D (40-49) C (50-64) B (65-79) A (80-100)
Effectiveness of occupational health or safety data analyses and/or evaluation used to assist the strategic planning decision making processes. Weighting 75% Discussion does not assess the effectiveness of an occupational health or occupational safety data analyses or evaluation. Or is not clear or irrelevant. An occupational health or occupational safety data analysis and evaluation is discussed but limited in some way.
How it assisted an organisational strategic planning decision making process is not clear. An occupational safety data analysis and evaluation is
How it assisted an organisational strategic planning decision making process is clear. Valid discussion of an occupational health or occupational safety data analysis and evaluation.
How it assisted an organisational strategic planning decision making process is more than evident. Highly appropriate discussion of an occupational health or occupational safety data analysis and evaluation.
Clear links to an important organisational strategic planning decision making process is evident.
Weighting 10% Little or no evidence of research, or sources not relevant for the task.
Little or no use of sources to support argument.
Less than minimum required number of sources used, or sources are not relevant for the task.
Limited or unclear use of sources to support argument. Minimum required number of sources used.
Some sources lack strong relevance or authority but are still appropriate for the task.
Sources adequately used to support arguments. At least minimum required number of sources used.
Sources are mostly well-chosen, authoritative and appropriate for the task.
Sources mostly well used to support arguments. At least minimum required number of sources used.
All sources are very well-chosen, authoritative and highly appropriate for the task.
Excellent use of sources to support and extend arguments.
Writing and organisation
Weighting 10% Little evidence of clear writing or structure, very difficult to follow.
The research has not been linked to the main text.
Numerous spelling and/or
grammatical errors that have a significant impact on readability. Some evidence of clear or structured writing.
Limited evidence of meaningful integration of the research with the main text.
Some grammatical and/or spelling errors that impact noticeably on readability. Mostly clear writing
that shows acceptable organisation and structure.
The research could be incorporated with the main text more consistently.
Few issues around grammar and/or spelling, some of which have a minor impact on readability. Clear writing mainly to the point. Mostly well organised and structured writing.
The research is mostly well integrated with the main text.
Good spelling and grammar with only minor oversights that do not impact on readability. Clear, concise and well-structured writing throughout.
All research is very well integrated with the main text.
Excellent spelling and grammar correct in all aspects.
In-text citations and Reference list APA formatted
Weighting 5% Very limited or no referencing attempted, or none follows APA guidelines. References and/or citations do not follow APA guidelines, or limited
referencing attempted. References and/or citations follow some APA guidelines. References and citations follow most APA guidelines. References and
citations follow all APA guidelines.