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1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case.
2. Explain the dilemma for organizations that have particularly serious regulatory issues. How should Jay resolve the differences in requirements from the Federal agency, OSHA, versus the state?
3. Employing Porter's Five Forces model, analyze the industry niche of care for the mentally retarded. What specific conclusions can be drawn from your analysis?
4. Jay believes the required vaccinations would cost almost $30,000 a year, primarily due to his staff turnover rate, which is approximately 40%. Are there any suggestions you might have for Jay as to how he could reduce that turnover rate? Does the general environment model's socio-cultural segment offer any clues?

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1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case.
The home for those with developmental disabilities of mild to moderate levels was visited by OSHA. The visit was not a scheduled visit and the inspector asked to review the policy for blood-borne pathogen and employee hepatitis vaccination procedures. The company had a policy to immunize the residents, and those who tested positive when applying were refused acceptance. This made the risk very low for employees. Employee turnover was one consideration when trying to establish the East Hampshire policy. Jay Carlos and his wife Leigh had established the policy after Leigh, a nurse, researched the issue, checked with the appropriate agencies, and verified the limits of their responsibility. Jay and Leigh had owned the two home chain of homes for 15 years and were in the process of beginning a third home.
The attorney advised Jay to be polite, but send the inspector away until she could return with an appropriate search warrant. The state contact, head of the agency that oversaw the group homes for people with mental disabilities, also said to be careful of allowing the inspector access until they had some idea of what she was looking for. Jay agreed and called his program director and told him to ask her politely to return with an appropriate search warrant.
Yuri, the state contact, called back an hour later that the state would not be involved, that the legal department and the State Director would not get involved with OSHA. This agency had approved ...

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