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Human Resources
MHR 523
Pat Sniderman

Chapter Fourteen Occupation Health and Safety MHR Notes Strategic Importance of Occuptional health and Safety OHS OHS are laws intended to protect the health and safety of worker by minimizing workrelated accidents and illnesses These laws fall into three categories general health and safety rules rules for specific industries ex mining and rules related to specific hazards eg asbestosResponsibilities of Employers Due diligenceemployers are responsible for taking every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of their workersSpecific duties of the employer include filing government accident reports maintaining records ensuring that safety rules are enforced and posting safety notices and legislative information Responsibilities and Rights of Employees Some employee responsibilities include taking reasonable care to protect their own health and safety and in most cases that of their coworkers Also they must wear protective clothing and equipment where appropriate and report any contravention of the law or regulationsEmployee Rights 1 The right to know about workplace safety hazards 2 The right to participate in the OHS process 3 The right to refuse unsafe work Required Joint Health and Safety Committees JHSC JHSC provides a
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