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Chapter 14

Human Resources Management Chapter 14

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Department
Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 523
Professor
Kristyn Scott

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Chapter 14 Notes
STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
-strategic approach to HRM
-there is a high number of work-related accidents
BASIC FACTS ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION
-occupational health and safety: laws intended to protect the health and safety of workers by
minimizing work-related accidents and illnesses
PURPOSE
-these laws fulfill: general health and safety rules, rules for specific industries, rules related to specific
hazards
RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
-employers are responsible for taking every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of
their workersÆ due diligence requirement
-employees are responsible for taking reasonable care to protect their own health and safety
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1) the right to know about workplace safety hazards
2) the right to participate in the occupational health and safety process
ïZ]PZ}(µµv(Á}l](ZÇZÀ^}voµ_}o]ÀZZwork is
dangerous
JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEES
-provide a nonadversarial atmosphere where management and labour can work together to ensure a
safe and healthy workplace
-responsible for making inspections
ENFORCEMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS
-provides for government inspectors to periodically carry out safety inspections of workplaces
CONTROL OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES
-workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS): a Canada-wide, legally mandated system
designed to protect workers by providing information about hazardous materials in the workplace
-3 componentsÆ 1) labelling of hazardous material containers, 2) material safety data sheets
(MSDS), 3) employee training
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Chapter 14 Notes STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY -strategic approach to HRM -there is a high number of work-related accidents BASIC FACTS ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LEGISLATION -occupational health and safety: laws intended to protect the health and safety of workers by minimizing work-related accidents and illnesses PURPOSE -these laws fulfill: general health and safety rules, rules for specific industries, rules related to specific hazards RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES -employers are responsible for taking every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of their workers due diligence requirement -employees are responsible for taking reasonable care to protect their own health and safety -Ko}Z[Z] ]2ZZ9 1) the right to know about workplace safety hazards 2) the right to participate in the occupational health and safety process Z]2Z}ZLZ}l]ZZ^Z}Lo Z_}o]ZZwork is dangerous JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEES -provide a nonadversarial atmosphere where management and labour can work together to ensure a safe and healthy workplace -responsible for making inspections ENFORCEMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS -provides for government inspectors to periodically carry out safety inspections of workplaces CONTROL OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES -workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS): a Canada-wide, legally mandated system designed to protect workers by providing information about hazardous materials in the workplace -3 components 1) labelling of hazardous material containers, 2) material safety data sheets (MSDS), 3) employee training www.notesolution.com
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