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Other general H&S activities include: medical testing, medicals (pre-employment, during employment, post-employment), medical treatment, first aid, preventative measures (i.e./flu and travel shots), accident prevention and education, accident investigation, recommendations for correction of procedures, equipment, union/management committees, and worker compensation boards.
Prevention : setting minimum standards in the workplace, along with the means of enforcing these standards.
Employment Security/Compensation : ensuring that injured workers receive appropriate “Worker’s Compensation”, medical attention, rehabilitation support, and a suitable job to return to, or extended financial support if they are not.
Employer Liability : ensuring that the employer meets the established H&S standards, and is accountable when the standards are found not to be met.
time lost from work due to an accident often triggers the requirement for either a replacement worker or overtime
an injured employee's progression through sick leave, short-term disability, long-term disability, workers compensation, restricted return to work and unrestricted return to work must be tracked, preferably with the HRMS
external agencies (i.e./Workers' Compensation Boards) and contractors (such as health case workers) both require and generate data. Most of this information should come from and/or be entered into an HRMS
Many health professionals see their first duty as being to the individual worker, not the employer. Discuss the varying perspectives on this point of view, and comment on how the different views could impact on the nature of the supporting information systems.