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Human Resources
MHR 505
Rupa Banerjee

CHAPTER 14 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETYSTRATEGIC IMPORTANCE Sign of how employees are treatedhealth and safety management determinants of employee perceptions regarded fair treatment High amount of work related accidents people are starting to think they are inevitableBASIC FACTS ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION OHS LEGISLATIONLaws intended to protect the health and safety of workers by minimizing workrelated accidents and illnessesthree categories i general health and safety rules ii rules for specific industries iii rules for specific hazardsRESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEESEmployersdue diligence the responsibility to take reasonable precaution to ensure safety of their workersduties include filing government accident reports ensuring safety rules enforced posting safety notices and legislative informnationEmployeesresponsible to protect own health and in most cases health of coworkerswear protective clothing equipment report disobeyence of the lawregulationsrightsknow about hazards on the job
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