Employee Self-Service System (ESS):a system that takes care of many human resource needs that would otherwise need to be completed by HR personnel Chapter 12 –Promoting Health and Safety Occupational injury:any cut, fracture, sprain, or amputation resulting from a workplace accident or from an exposure involving an accident in the work environment. Occupational Illness:any abnormal condition or disorder, other than one resulting from an occupational injury, caused by exposure to environmental factors associated with employment. Acts and Regulations Jurisdiction Legislation Enforcement Canada Canadian Labour Code Ministry of Labour Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act Ministry of Labour Worker’s Compensation: under worker’s compensation, injured workers can receive benefits in the form of a cash payout, wage loss payments, unlimited medical aid, or rehabilitation. find more resources at oneclass.comfind more resources at oneclass.com
Industrial disease:a disease resulting from exposure to a substance relating to a particular process, trade, or occupation in industry. Promoting a Safe Work Environment •Creating a culture of safety oInterviewing for safety oRole of the supervisor oProactive safety training program •Enforcing Safety Rules •Investigating and Recording accidents Controlling and Eliminating Hazards •Safety Hazards and Issues oFatigue oDistracted driving oWorkplace violence oWorkplace bullying oWorkplace emergencies ▪Emergency action plan: a plan developed containing step by step procedures for dealing with various emergency situations. oCrisis Management Teams Creating a Healthy Work Environment •Ergonomics oCumulative trauma disorders:injuries involving tendons of the fingers, hands, and arms that become inflamed with repeated stresses and strains oComputer Workstation IssuesoChemical Hazards•Building better physical and emotional health among employees oDepression in the workplace oAlcoholism oAbuse of Illegal Drugs Job Stress and Burnout Stress:any adjustive demand caused by physical, mental, or emotional factors that required coping behaviour. Eustress:positive stress that accompanies achievement and exhilaration Distress:harmful stress characterized by a loss of feelings of security and adequacy. •Job-Related Stress:stress related to one’s joboSources:▪High Demand –having too much to do in too short a time ▪High effort–having to expend too much mental or physical energy over a long period of time find more resources at oneclass.comfind more resources at oneclass.com
▪Low control–having too little influence over the way the job is done on a day to day basis ▪Low reward–receiving inadequate feedback on performance and no recognition for a job well done oBurnout:the most severe stage of distress, manifesting itself in depression, frustration, and loss of productivity.