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PART FIVE                                                             EMPLOYEE RELATIONS C H A P T E R S i x t e e n Employee Safety And Health 16 Lecture Outline 217
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Strategic Overview Occupational Safety Law OSHA Standards and Record Keeping Inspections and Citations Responsibilities and Rights of Employers and  Employees Top Management’s Role in Safety What Causes Accidents? Unsafe Conditions and Other Work-Related Factors What Causes Unsafe Acts?  How to Prevent Accidents Reducing Unsafe Conditions Reducing Unsafe Acts by Emphasizing Safety Reducing Unsafe Acts Through Selection and  Placement Reducing Unsafe Acts Through Training Reducing Unsafe Acts Through Motivation Use Behavior-Based Safety Use Employee Participation Conduct Safety and Health Audits and Inspections  Research Insight: High Performance Systems and  Safety Controlling Workers’ Compensation Costs Workplace Health Hazards: Problems and Remedies The Basic Industrial Hygiene Program Asbestos Exposure at Work Improving Productivity Through HRIS Infectious Diseases Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Stress, Burnout, and Depression Computer-Related Health Problems Workplace Smoking Violence at Work  Occupational Security and  Safety Basic Prerequisites for a Security Plan Setting up a Basic Security Plan Evacuation Plans Company Security and Employee Privacy In Brief: This chapter outlines occupational safety laws, and then discusses causes of accidents and how to prevent them. There is also a section devoted to employee health, stress, company security and employee privacy Interesting Issues: The role of OSHA is somewhat controversial in today's society. Some feel it is an intrusion by a bungling governmental bureaucracy that doesn't really understand the nature of work and jobs, while others view it as the only check and balance available to help save employees' lives and limbs. ANNOTATED OUTLINE I. Occupational Safety Law The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970 to preserve the nation’s human resources by assuring as much as possible that every worker has safe and healthy working conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (within the Department of Labor, which enforces the standards) administers the act, sets and enforces the safety and health standards, and has inspectors working out of branch offices throughout the country to ensure compliance. A. OSHA Standards and Record Keeping 218
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1. Figure 16 –1 provides an example of OSHA Standards. 2. Under OSHA, employers with 11 or more employees must maintain records of, and report occupational injuries and occupational illnesses, which is any abnormal condition or disorder caused by exposure to environmental factors associated with employment. Figure 16-2 shows what accidents must be reported under OSHA. B.
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course MBA 522 taught by Professor None during the Spring '11 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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