BU414 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Occupational Injury, Occupational Disease, Occupational Safety And Health

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14 Apr 2015
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Workplace accidents continue to occur with consequences ranging from minor property damage to death. Hr departments bear the greatest burden for monitoring an organization"s occupational health and safety. The number of workplace fatalities in canada continues to increase. Lost-time injury a workplace injury that results in the employee missing time from work. In canada, construction, manufacturing, and transportation are the most dangerous industries in terms of workplace fatalities. More than half of workplace fatalities are attributable to occupational diseases; the effects of asbestos account for most of these deaths. Occupational health and safety the identification, evaluation, and control of hazards associated with the work environment. Hazards range from chemical, biological, and physical agents to psychosocial disorders such as stress. The goal of an organization"s health and safety program is to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses. Occupational injury any cut, fracture, sprain, or amputation resulting from a workplace accident.

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