Park Service Research Paper

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This year the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary. Their mandate is to "conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein” in an unimpaired condition so that they might be enjoyed by present and future generations." I interviewed Park Service employee Daniel Craighead, an Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, to discuss how occupational safety and training supports the Park Services mandate.

You develop occupational safety training policy documents and presentation materials for the National Park Service. What is your background in occupational safety and health?

My focus is in training and education of park service employees on the subjects of occupational safety. I have 15 years experience working in occupational safety and health and I am currently pursuing a Master of Public Health in Safety and Occupational Health Management. I also I have a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health and certifications
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The eighth park is Tule Springs National Monument, located just north of Las Vegas, Nevada. Tule Springs is a desert wash where visitors can see fossils of Ice Age animals such as bison and mammoth. .

What type of writing do use when preparing safety training materials? (4:23)

Mostly technical writing style, but that depends upon the materials I am preparing. For education and training, I usually write outlines for PowerPoint presentations. I use an informative style when writing articles for newsletters or news bulletins or when reviewing, revising and writing rules and regulations or policies and procedures.

When you are writing safety materials do you think about the appropriate tone for your audience?
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