Chapter 14
Employee Health and Safety
Falkenberg, Stone, and Meltz

Human Resource
Management in Canada
Fourth Edition
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Chapter Overview
Organizational benefits of a safe and
healthy workplace
Relation to other HRM functions
Health and safety...
Health and Safety: Relation to
Other HRM Functions
Job Analysis

Selection

Training

Performance
Appraisal

Health &
Safe...
Steps in a Job Safety Analysis
Break the job down into its
basic steps
Identify potential accidents
and hazards associated...
Examples of Actions to
Minimize Workplace Hazards
Engineering the hazard out
Providing personal
protective equipment
Job i...
The Ontario Occupational and
Health Safety Act
History of the Ontario legislation
Provisions of the Ontario legislation
Em...
12 Steps Employers Can Take in
Response to a Worker’s
Compensation Claim
1. Keep detailed written records of the
accident ...
12 Steps Employers Can Take in
Response to a Worker’s
Compensation Claim (cont’d.)
5. Check information in the worker's fi...
12 Steps Employers Can Take in
Response to a Worker’s
Compensation Claim (cont’d.)
9.

Investigate any work-related diffic...
Ensuring a Safe and Healthy
Workplace
controlling physical hazards
promoting safety awareness
health and safety committees...
Focus of Health and
Safety Committees
Health and Safety Policy —

reviewing
health and safety records, investigating
accid...
Special Health Problems
Job stress
Smoking
Alcoholism
Drug use
HIV/AIDS
14.11
Elements of an HIV/AIDS
Policy
The rights of workers with HIV/AIDS to
reasonable accommodation regarding their
schedule or...
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Chap14

  1. 1. Chapter 14 Employee Health and Safety Falkenberg, Stone, and Meltz Human Resource Management in Canada Fourth Edition Copyright © 1999 Harcourt Brace & Company Canada, Ltd.
  2. 2. Chapter Overview Organizational benefits of a safe and healthy workplace Relation to other HRM functions Health and safety responsibilities Ontario occupational health and safety act Workers’ compensation Ensuring a safe and healthy workplace Special health problems 14.1
  3. 3. Health and Safety: Relation to Other HRM Functions Job Analysis Selection Training Performance Appraisal Health & Safety Recruiting Benefits Labour Relations 14.2
  4. 4. Steps in a Job Safety Analysis Break the job down into its basic steps Identify potential accidents and hazards associated with each step Recommend safe job procedures for each step 14.3
  5. 5. Examples of Actions to Minimize Workplace Hazards Engineering the hazard out Providing personal protective equipment Job instruction training Good housekeeping Good ergonomics 14.4
  6. 6. The Ontario Occupational and Health Safety Act History of the Ontario legislation Provisions of the Ontario legislation Employers’ responsibilities Supervisors’ responsibilities Employees’ responsibilities and rights Joint health and safety committees Health and safety representatives Inspection and enforcement Provincial differences Impact of health and safety legislation on organizations 14.5
  7. 7. 12 Steps Employers Can Take in Response to a Worker’s Compensation Claim 1. Keep detailed written records of the accident and injury 2. Interview the worker in person if possible 3. Interview any witnesses to the accident 4. Go to the scene of the accident and review the event 14.6
  8. 8. 12 Steps Employers Can Take in Response to a Worker’s Compensation Claim (cont’d.) 5. Check information in the worker's file before completing the accident report form 6. Investigate any previous similar disabilities that occurred before the worker was employed by your organization 7. Check if the accident was caused by negligence of someone other than one of your workers 8. Find out if the worker had been involved in a 14.7 pedestrian or car accident within the last five
  9. 9. 12 Steps Employers Can Take in Response to a Worker’s Compensation Claim (cont’d.) 9. Investigate any work-related difficulties, such as labour disputes, grievances, layoffs, or disciplinary proceedings, involving the worker 10. Check whether the worker has been continuously employed by your organization for a period of one year or more 11. Investigate any important inconsistencies between the worker’s version of the accidents and the version provided by any witnesses, supervisors, or 14.8 managers
  10. 10. Ensuring a Safe and Healthy Workplace controlling physical hazards promoting safety awareness health and safety committees recording and posting safety performance records safety recognition programs safety rules and regulations safety training programs promoting good health 14.9
  11. 11. Focus of Health and Safety Committees Health and Safety Policy — reviewing health and safety records, investigating accidents, and making recommendations for safety procedures and expenditures Inspection — conducting periodic safety inspections of the establishment Education — promoting interest in and compliance with safety rules and methods 14.10
  12. 12. Special Health Problems Job stress Smoking Alcoholism Drug use HIV/AIDS 14.11
  13. 13. Elements of an HIV/AIDS Policy The rights of workers with HIV/AIDS to reasonable accommodation regarding their schedule or duties The continuation of health benefits or access to group coverage The protection of confidentiality about a person’s HIV status The protection of people with HIV/AIDS from harassment and discrimination The prohibition of HIV testing for workers 14.12 The right of all workers to a safe and healthy workplace

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