Pick a topic related to safety. The goal of this project is to identify a problem and develop a solution and sell that solution to management using a business case approach.

Let the topic be Carbon Fiber Firefighting Helmet (because the regurlar helmet is heavey and some people got neck injury).
you must do a cost benefit analysis . you must recommend this or not based on CBA.
include charts.

This has to relate to safety.
Your project will be scored on originality, completeness (quality) and adherence to the format. This project is worth 20% of your final grade in this class.

1. Cover Page: Title of project, Submitted by, In partial requirement for SAFM, Date. Don’t have this

2. Abstract/Summary/Executive Summary: This is a short section, usually one or two paragraphs, which summarizes the report. It is usually written after the report is completed. It sells the report. It should summarize your entire contents/work documented, without getting into specific details. Major findings/contributions should be brought up without the lengthy details of how that was achieved. It may have Key words at the end.

3. Introduction: Describes the environment of the project. It briefly describes the existing problem (without details, usually), and thus, the need for economic analyses or procedures. This is usually the motivation for your work. It could document the current state-of-the-art or previous work in this area. It then states the objectives of your work or the work that has been performed so far. This is written as a consequence of your need and the ability of your methods to address your problem. It concludes with an outline of your report, i.e., Section 2 describes the problem formulation, conclusions and further work is presented in section X.

4. Problem formulation/Objectives: This is the right place to present the precise description of the problem and state your objectives. Explain what data you are going to collect that will demonstrate how you will know you solved you problem.

5. Approach/Methods/Solution Procedure: This is the heart of the work. This section is usually the main body and is sub-sectioned due to its size. It contains the solution approach or methods you have adopted or developed, and their efficacy to solve your problem.

6. Study/Application: It describes the application of your methods to the problem data, and documents the results obtained. If the results are extensive, a separate section can be devoted to them. This is where the mathematical portion of your cost/benefit analysis will appear. Your project must include a cost comparison table and a breakeven analysis.

7. Discussion/Benefit Analysis: This is an important section from the point of view of the net benefit to the company/customer. It discusses the results obtained in the previous section and their utility to the company; expected savings in $’s, time and quality improvement should be described in a quantitative manner. These discussions are based on solid arguments not guesses. Deviations from expected results should be explained.

8. Conclusions and Further work: This section concludes the work without repeating the discussions or contents of another section. It is in a summary form and could be itemized. At this point few speculative remarks can be made. Future work that will enhance the scope of the project and enhance benefits should be included.

9. Acknowledgments: if any.

10. References: Formal referencing style should be adopted (see Professional Safety Journal, or any other journal). This section should include reference to any sources used in the project. You must have both internet and traditional references.

11. Appendices: Are numbered sequentially and should have a single “theme.” Detailed problem data, secondary proofs/algorithms, etc. should be a part of the appendices. A good way to know what should not be included in the main text but in appendices is to assess the importance of the material. If it is secondary or consists of long details, not critical to the understanding of the basic project, it should be in an appendix.

12. Elevator Speech: Prepare 5 slides that explain the problem, your solution, how you know your solution worked and why the company should invest in your solution.


Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.