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Chapter 14

Chapter 14 Human Resources

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Department
Business
Course
BUS 3000
Professor
Nita Chhinzer
Semester
Winter

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< /Relationships>Chapt er14HumanResourcesManagement< /w:rPr>OccupationalHealth&Safety< w:pw14:paraId="3B7F71C1"w14:textId="77777777"w:rsidR="00F64B1C"w:rsidRDefaul t="00F64B1C"w:rsidP="00F64B1C"> STRATEGICIMPORTANCEOFOCCUPATIONALHEALTH& SAFETY< w:r>Serviceprovidedtoclientsandcustomersisafunctionofhowemploy eesaretreatedandemployeehealth,safetyandwellnessofmanagementareimpor tantdeterminantsofemployeeperceptionsregardingfairtreatmentbytheorgani zationOnaveragemorethan3Canadianworkersdie eachworkday< w:b/>BASICFACTSABOU TOCCUPATIONALHEALTH&SAFETYLEGISLATIONAllprovinces,territoriesandthefederaljurisdic tionhaveoccupationalhealthandsafetylegislationbasedonthemainprinciple ofjointresponsibilitysharedbyworkersandemployerstomaintainahazardfr eeworkenvironmentandtoenhancethehealthandsafetyofworkers< /w:p>PurposeLawsfallinto3 categories:generalhealth&safety,rulesforspecificindustriesandrule srelatedtospecifichazardsInsomejurisdiction stheyarecombinedinto1law< w:rw:rsidR="00F64B1C"w:rsidRPr="00B72F5A">ResponsibilitiesandRight sofEmployers&EmployeesInalljurisdictions,employersareresponsiblefortakingeveryre asonableprecautiontoensurethehealthandsafetyoftheirworkers (duediligence)Employerhastofilloutgovernmentaccident reports,maintainrecord,ensurethatsafetyrulesareenforced,andpostingsa fetynoticesandlegislativeinfoEmployeesmustwearprotectiveclothingandequipmentandreportanyviolatio nofthelaworregulationsEmp loyeeshavetheright1.Toknowaboutworkplacesafetyhazards2.Toparticipateinoccupationalhealth &safetyprocess3.Torefuseunsafeworkiftheyhavereasonablec ause: JointHealth&SafetyCom mitteesMostjurisdictionsrequireonetobeinan yworkplacewithaminimum#ofworks(usually10or20) Committeesusuallyhave212membersCommi tteesresponsibleformakingregularinspectionsofworkplace,evaluatehazards, andimplementsolutionsAlmostresponsibleforinvestigatingemployeecomplaints,accidentsafetya nddisseminationofintoabouthealthandsafetylawsandregulationsInOntarioatleast1management&1 labourrepmustbecertifiedinoccupationalhealthandsafetyEnforcementof OccupationalHealthandSafetyLawsInallCanadianJurisdictions,occupationalhealth&safetylawprovide sforgovernmentinspectorstoperiodicallycarryoutsafetyinspectionsofwork placesSafetyinspectorscanc onductinspectionsanypalaceatanytimewithoutwarrant
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