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MHR 711 Chapter Notes -Debriefing, Occupational Safety And Health, Recovery Approach

Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 711
Gerald Swartz

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Chapter 11:
Emergency- a sudden , generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances.
Fire- a chemical process in which fuel, oxygen, and heat are combined.
Incipient stage- a source of ignition and fuel come together
Smoldering stage- fuel, oxygen, and heat are present and are causing the heat to rise
Free-burning stage- the stage at which flames first appear.
Uncontrolled fire stage- fire is out of control and major property damage is underway.
Reactive material- causes a violent, explosive reaction when it comes in contact with another
material, such as acetylene with water, or bleach with chlorinated cleaner.
Critical incident stress debriefing (CSID)- a post-trauma intervention focused on providing
victims with an opportunity to discuss their experiences and reactions to a traumatic event.
Chapter 12 :
RAC Program- a hazard recognition, assessment, and control program; a key element in most
health and safety programs.
Walkthrough- inspection of the incident scene to get a picture of the total environment.
Re-enactment- a simulation designed to recreate the circumstances leading up to an incident.
Domino theory- theory that states incidents result from a series of events.
Normal incidents- incidents that are expected outcomes of interactive complexities.
High-reliability organizations- organizations in hazardous industries that maintain a high
safety record over time.
Cognitive failure- failure in performance of an action that an individual is normally capable of
Chapter 13 :
Duty to accommodate- responsibility of employers to accommodate workers who are
attempting to return to work following an injury or illness via changes in job tasks and/ or the
work environment to enable workers with a temporary or permanent disability to perform work
Undue hardship- employers must accommodate the needs of a disabled worker unless the
necessary modifications would lead to health and safety difficulties
Disability management- proactive employer practices with the goals of preventing or reducing
workplace disability, intervening early in the face of risk or injury, and providing coordinated
management and rehabilitation functions promote worker’s recovery and safe and timely return
to work.
Systems approach- an approach to disability management that emphasizes the work and
organizational context.
Full recovery model- a former approach to disability management that operated completely
outside the workplace and was dictated by the physician’s assessments of recovery.
Positive safety climate- organizational context with a well-communicated commitment to
occupational health and safety; employees generally share the perception that their safety is
Employee and family assistance programs (EFAPs) – programs designed to help employees
and members of their families with problems that may interfere with worker productivity
Workplace accommodation- modifications to the arrangement of work that promote early and
safe return to work for injured, ill, or disabled workers.
Light duty work- workplace accommodation where workers return to a job that is less
demanding than their previous job.
Gradual work exposure- a type of light-duty accommodation where job demands slowly
increase until the workers are performing the full requirement of their pre-injury jobs.
Work trials- a form of accommodation where workers return to work on a trial basis.
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