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MHR 711 Chapter Notes -Byssinosis, Vocational Rehabilitation, Occupational Safety And Health

Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 711
Gerald Swartz

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Chapter 1:
lost time injury - a workplace injury that results in the employee missing time from work
OH&S - is the recognition, assessment, and control of hazards associated with the work
occupational injury - is any cut, fracture, sprain, or amputation resulting from a workplace
occupational illness - is any abnormal condition or disorder caused by exposure to
environmental factors associated with employment
byssinosis (brown lung) - a disease of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust, the
disease is in the pneumoconiosis family and often afflicts textile workers
assumption of risk - the belief that a worker accepted the risks of employment when he or she
accepted a job
accident proneness - the notion that some individuals are inherently more likely than others to
be involved in accidents, as a result of individual characteristics
due diligence - an expected standard of conduct that requires employers to take every
reasonable precaution to ensure safety
internal responsibility system (IRS) - the system of shared responsibility for health and safety
that is the basis for most Canadian OH&S legislation
the three Es - a traditional approach to occupational health and safety that emphasized
engineering, education, and enforcement
Chapter 2:
act - a federal, provincial, or territorial law that constitutes the basic regulatory mechanism for
occupational health and safety
regulations - explain how the general intent of the act will be applied in specific circumstances
guidelines and policies - more specific rules that are not legally enforceable unless referred to
in a regulation or act
standards and codes - design-related guides established by agencies such as the CSA or the
prescribed - under Ontario OH&S legislation, something to be undertaken because of legal or
employer requirement, such as a rule of direction
constructor - in health and safety legislation, a person or company that oversees the
construction of a project and that is ultimately responsible for the health and safety of all
Chapter 3:
collective liability - where all employers in a class or other rate group are liable for the costs of
any or all accidents and occupational diseases that occur in the operations of those employers
net earnings - salary after mandatory deductions (income tax, Canada pension, and
employment insurance)
loss of functional capacity - limit of ability or dexterity depending on the seriousness of an
vocational rehabilitation - the steps undertaken by WCBs to help injured workers return to
their place of employment or find similar or suitable work elsewhere
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