Business ethics and morals are part of any organizational design and behavior for any organization as usually there are several decisions that individuals need to take that might have ethical or moral effect on the company and on the individuals themselves. Ethical dilemma / case study purpose of the study the purpose of this research paper is to make a case analysis on the ethical dilemmas of the scaffold plank incident. A worker was seriously injured when he fell approximately 45 metres from a plank supported by a ladder platform bracket on an aluminium extension ladder the worker lost his balance and fell off the plank supported by the ladder platform bracket photograph 1 shows a ladder platform bracket.
The incident occurred, inspectors said, because a spruce plank used as the platform could not support the workers' weight, was not graded for scaffold use, and the plank's invoice was clearly marked not for scaffold use. Case: the scaffold plan incident bob hopkins is a relatively new employee of white lumber company (wlc), graduated college around 5 years ago right now he is facing an ethical issue connected to the situation with an order for regular planks which probably will be used as scaffold ones. The scaffold plank incident just puts bob hopkins in a situation where he had to choose from two alternatives the suitable and right one according to him that would satisfy him 1.
Director was not on site at the time of the incident safety responsibilities were delegated to the project foreman, who had both on the job experience and safety class training at the time of the incident, the project foreman his coworker ran to the north edge of the scaffold planks and saw the decedent lying face down on the concrete. The scaffold plank incident essay sample in the case prepared by stewart c malone and brad brown of the university of virginia, an ethical dilemma is presented involving white lumber company’s obligation to sell, or not to sell, below-grade lumber that may be used for scaffolding. In relation to the scaffold plank incident, this solution discusses the ethics of selling lumber to quality as merely a necessary adjustment of his ivory tower ethics of the real world of business or if it was the first fork in the road to a destination he didn't want to reach. Jack scaffold plank as a walking platform for the workers to use while carrying the debris from the roof to the truck the victim was hand-carrying an armful of the incident site was a single family residence located in a fairly densely populated suburban community in western washington state there were no. Tie the scaffold to the structure at 4-to-1 vertically and 30 feet horizontally do not exceed 4-to-1 height minimum vase dimension ratio use scaffold grade plank overlapping plank a minimum of 12 inches and extend plank over the end at least six inches but no more than 12 inches.
Case study notes uploaded by acmeraj case save case study notes for later save related info embed share print search the scaffold plank incident is appropriate for a stimulating lively discussion about ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility it is a short case, but the discussion is sometimes. The scaffold plank incident is appropriate for a stimulating lively discussion about ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility it is a short case, but the discussion is sometimes quite intense and can easily fill a regular 50- to 75-minute class period it is best used after chapter 2. Although no one witnessed the incident, it appears that the nails on one end of the plank had loosened sufficiently to allow the plank to slip free from the scaffold the weight of the victim on the opposite end of the scaffold caused the plank to rise up in the air, dropping the victim to the ground below where he was struck by the falling plank. Incident occurred, the employer and the injured worker erected a pump jack scaffold this aluminum scaffolding system had three 24-foot poles and a 24-foot plank.
In the scaffold plank incident case, john white (bob hopkin's boss) would have helped bob make an ethical decision if john had not been out of town when the plank order first came in false the final paragraph of the scaffold plank incident case described a worker being hurt as a result of using regular plank instead of scaffolding plank. Scaffold platform rests and which joins scaffold uprights, posts, poles, and similar members - was an aluminum walk plank that allowed access to an open loft area where drywall was stored for easy access. The scaffold plank incident a case analysis in the case prepared by stewart c malone and brad brown of the university of virginia, an ethical dilemma is presented involving white lumber company’s obligation to sell, or not to sell, below-grade lumber that may be used for scaffolding.
The scaffold plank incident q1 ethical issue or dilemma that bob hopkins faced a recession loomed large and the reason was that the level of construction and the shipments of lumber had momentarily halted due to the twelve inches of snow that covered the ground. After the incident happened it was talked about in the shop joe, one of the old timers in the shop, said “ when there was a base crew concept for machinist years ago, we had put up our own designed scaffold. Roe scaffolding company denied that it failed to properly maintain the scaffolding system at issue and further contended that any failure of the scaffolding planks was caused by plaintiff’s use of a pry bar in the area where the planks gave way and that plaintiff’s own negligence was the cause of his fall. In the scaffold plank incident, bob hopkins has the moral right to not be forced to sign the purchase order • the right to life and safety in this case the characters seem to think that osha regulations are overcautious but are they.
Scaffold plank essay 1758 words | 8 pages dianne estrada management strategy kucinski september 9, 2010 the scaffold plank incident overview bob hopkins, a previous banker, accepted a “trader” position with white lumber, who was one of the bank’s best accounts. Scaffold board incident 1/9/2012 1 20-july-2011 pearl gtl: a major engineering feat 2 material statistics material scaffolding material, working in a man chain of 10 people and was hit on the helmet by a two meter wooden plank of scaffolding that dropped from 6 meter height due to the impact, the helmet was struck down against the ip. An uncleated scaffold plank must extend over the end support a minimum of 6 inches scaffold platforms above one section high must be provided with safe access by providing ladders or stair cases when hood-on ladders are used, there must be a rest platform every 35 feet. Support the scaffold plank 5 discussion: the scaffold used in this incident was an improvised, homemade scaffold made with scrap wood left over from the demolition work this scaffold was unsafe and could have collapsed at any time the unguarded wood plank from which the victim fell was an extension.