The optional paper can count up to 50 points (assuming a perfect score) toward your average. These are not bonus points. The topic is the new OSHA silica standard 29 CFR 1910.1053 (GI) & 29 CFR 1926.1153 (Construction). Writing up to five complete double-spaced pages are credited for a maximum score of 10 points a page (50 points maximum toward the average). References must be peer-reviewed research papers, OSHA standards, NIOSH publications, other CDC publications, ACGIH, etc. All text must be paraphrased (NO QUOTES). All paraphrased statements must be cited with a reference. The references should be listed in order of appearance at the end of the paper in a proper format. The reference page does not count towards the total of pages.

Paper should be Microsoft Word documents and submitted electronically by email before the deadline.

Zero scores are the result of not following the guidelines.