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Human Resources Chapter 10 textbook notes

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Business Administration
BUS 381
Melissa Mc Crae

Human Resources Chapter 10 Textbook Strategic importance of occupational health and safetySafety affects employee wellbeing which in turn affects customer serviceHundreds of thousands of costly workplace injuries occur across Canada each yearOccupational health hazards are widespreadShared responsibility model A new approach to health and safety in the workplace that communicates the importance of employer and employee cooperation to reduce accident ratesEmployees have 3 basic rights under the joint responsibility modelThe right to know what hazards are present how they are affected and what health and safety training is availableThe right to participate in the occupational health and safety processThe right to refuse unsafe work without fear of reprisalsWorkplace Hazardous Materials Information System WHMIS A Canadawide legally mandated system to protect workers by providing information about hazardous materials in the workplaceOccupational health and safety legislation Laws intended to protect the health and safety of workers by minimizing workrelated accidents and illnessesEmployers are responsible for due diligence to maintain worker health and safetyEmployees have the right to refuse work that is unsafeJoint health and safety committees are required to ensure a healthy workplaceWHMIS requires precautions regarding toxic substancesSupervisors have personal duty for safety of their workers
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