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Lecture 12

ADM 2337 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Stress Management, Alcoholism, Distracted Driving


Department
Administration
Course Code
ADM 2337
Professor
Magda Donia
Lecture
12

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Lecture 12
Promoting Safety and Health
Unsafe conditions are more easier to remedy
Unsafe acts are the major cause of accidents in organizations
!Person’s own carelessness or lack of knowledge
SAFETY AND HEALTH: IT’S THE LAW
!The fundamental duty of every employer is to take every
reasonable precaution to ensure employee safety.
!Occupational Health and Safety is regulated by federal, provincial
and territorial governments.
Bill 168
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
!Duties of Employers
o!Keeping a record and inform the workers of unsafe acts
!Duties of Workers
o!They are required to comply with all regulations and report
any hazardous conditions or anything that seems unsafe
o!Not engage in unsafe acts
o!Refuse to use for e.g. a machine until a rep comes and
repairs the hazard
!Duties of Supervisors
o!Supervisor needs to continually remind the employees of
potential hazards
o!Ensure employees are using proper safety equipment
!Duties of Joint Health and Safety Committees
o!Having reps of union and management who go for any special
training something safety relating to the work of the org. or
the industry they are operating in.
!Organizations have a real human incentive and real financial (due
to fines) on health and safety.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
!Injured workers receive benefits
o!Cash or wage loss payments
o!Medical aid
o!Vocational rehabilitation
!!to work with the employer to help the employees who
come back
CREATING A CULTURE OF SAFETY
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!Promoting Safety Awareness
o!Interviewing for safety
o!The key role of the supervisor
o!Proactive safety training program
!!Training is really critical
!!Any type of training communicates to the work force
!!The org. is taking time to put you on training for
something
"!Precaution
"!Its an important
"!It teaches you the importance of precaution
"!The org. is saying that before something happens
they are worried event to prevent anything from
happening
ENFORCING SAFETY RULES
!Typical Safety Rules
o!Using proper safety devices
o!Using proper work procedures
o!Following good housekeeping practices
o!Complying with accident and injury reporting procedures
o!Wearing required safety clothing and equipment
o!Avoiding carelessness and horseplay
!Younger workers tend of have higher accident rates, on average.
!Ways to involve and engage employees in company safety
programs…
o!1. Joint set safety standards with managers.
o!2. Participate in safety training.
o!3. Help design and implement special safety training
programs.
o!4. Establish safety incentives and rewards.
o!5. Be involved in accident investigations.
INVESTIGATING AND RECORDING ACCIDENTS
!Incidence Rate (don’t need to remember the formula)
o!The number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time
employees during a given year when 200,000 equals the base
for 100 full-time workers who work 40 hours a week, 50
weeks a year.
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