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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Chapter 13 Ensuring a Safe and Healthy Work Environment Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Ninth Edition DeCenzo and Robbins
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins Introduction Management has both legal and moral responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy workplace. Work-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses are costly.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970 Federal legislation Established health and safety standards. Authorized inspections and fines for violations. Empowered OSH Administration to ensure standards are met. Requires employers to keep records of illnesses and injuries, and calculate accident ratios. Applies to almost every U.S. business engaged in interstate commerce.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins The Occupational Safety and Health Act OSHA Enforcement Priorities Imminent danger : Where an accident is about to occur. Accidents that have led to serious injuries or death. Employer must report within 8 hours. Employee complaints : Employees have right to call OSHA.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins The Occupational Safety and Health Act OSHA Enforcement Priorities Inspection of industries with the highest injury or illness rates chemical processing roofing and sheet metal meat processing lumber and wood products mobile homes and campers stevedoring Additionally, special emphasis is placed on the handling of hazardous waste.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins The Occupational Safety and Health Act Random inspection Supreme Court ruled ( Marshall v. Barlow’s Inc., 1978) that employers are not required to let OSHA inspectors enter without search warrants. Most attorneys recommend companies cooperate with inspectors.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins The Occupational Safety and Health Act OSHA’s Record-Keeping Requirements Basis for record-keeping is Form 300 Must report any work-related illness; report injuries that require medical treatment besides first aid, involve loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, or transfer to another job. Incidence rate: Number of illnesses, injuries or lost workdays per 100 full-time workers.
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management 9e, DeCenzo and Robbins The Occupational Safety and Health Act OSHA Punitive Actions Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 allows fines up to $70,000 if violation is severe, willful and repetitive. Fines can be for safety violations or failure
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