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Vahdi Boydaş, Mensur Boydaş

Vahdi Boydaş, Mensur Boydaş

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  • 1. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-1 Managing Workplace Safety and HealthManaging Workplace Safety and Health Chapter 16Chapter 16
  • 2. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-2 • Describe the extent of the employer’s responsibility to maintain a safe & healthy work environment • Explain the reasons for safety & health laws & the costs & obligations they impose on employees • Identify the basic provisions of workers’ compensation laws & the Occupational Safety & Health Act • Develop an awareness of contemporary health & safety issues, including AIDS, workplace violence, smoking in the workplace… • Describe the features of safety programs & understand the reasons for & the effects of programs designed to enhance employee well-being Chapter 16 OverviewChapter 16 Overview
  • 3. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-3 Workers’ CompensationWorkers’ Compensation • Benefits to worker’s compensationBenefits to worker’s compensation 1.1. Total disability benefitsTotal disability benefits 2.2. Impairment benefitsImpairment benefits 3.3. Survivor benefitsSurvivor benefits 4.4. Medical expense benefitsMedical expense benefits 5.5. Rehabilitation benefitsRehabilitation benefits Workplace Safety and the LawWorkplace Safety and the Law
  • 4. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-4 • The Occupational Safety and HealthThe Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)Act (OSHA) • OSHAOSHA – A federal law that requires– A federal law that requires employers to provide a safe and healthyemployers to provide a safe and healthy work environment, comply with specificwork environment, comply with specific occupational safety and health standards,occupational safety and health standards, and keep records of occupational injuriesand keep records of occupational injuries and illnesses.and illnesses. Workplace Safety and the LawWorkplace Safety and the Law
  • 5. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-5 The Occupational Safety and HealthThe Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationAdministration • Occupational StandardsOccupational Standards • VariancesVariances • Workplace InspectionsWorkplace Inspections • Citations and PenaltiesCitations and Penalties Workplace Safety and the LawWorkplace Safety and the Law
  • 6. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-6 • The Occupational Safety and HealthThe Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)Review Commission (OSHRC) • The National Institute forThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthOccupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)(NIOSH) • State ProgramsState Programs • The Effectiveness of OSHAThe Effectiveness of OSHA Workplace Safety and the LawWorkplace Safety and the Law
  • 7. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-7 • AIDSAIDS – OSHA’s involvementOSHA’s involvement – ADA and the manager’s roleADA and the manager’s role • Violence in the WorkplaceViolence in the Workplace – Reducing assaults and threatsReducing assaults and threats – Reducing threats from sabotageReducing threats from sabotage Managing Workplace Safety andManaging Workplace Safety and HealthHealth
  • 8. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-8 • Cumulative Trauma DisordersCumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs)(CTDs) – ErgonomicsErgonomics • Hearing ImpairmentHearing Impairment • Fetal Protection, HazardousFetal Protection, Hazardous Chemicals, and Genetic TestingChemicals, and Genetic Testing Managing Workplace Safety andManaging Workplace Safety and HealthHealth
  • 9. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-9 • Safety ProgramsSafety Programs • They include the formation of a safety committee andThey include the formation of a safety committee and participation by all departments within the companyparticipation by all departments within the company • They communicate safety with a multimedia approachThey communicate safety with a multimedia approach • They use incentives, awards, and positiveThey use incentives, awards, and positive reinforcement to encourage safe behaviorreinforcement to encourage safe behavior • They communicate safety rules and enforce themThey communicate safety rules and enforce them • They use safety directors and/or the safety committeeThey use safety directors and/or the safety committee to engage in regular self-inspection and accidentto engage in regular self-inspection and accident researchresearch Safety and Health ProgramsSafety and Health Programs
  • 10. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-10 • Employee Assistance ProgramsEmployee Assistance Programs (EAPs)(EAPs) • BurnoutBurnout – A stress syndrome– A stress syndrome characterized by emotional exhaustion,characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personaldepersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment.accomplishment. • Wellness programsWellness programs • The rewards of good health habitsThe rewards of good health habits Managing Workplace SafetyManaging Workplace Safety and Healthand Health
  • 11. (c) 2007 by Prentice Hall 16-11 Summary and ConclusionsSummary and Conclusions • Workplace safety and the law • Managing contemporary safety, health, and behavioral issues • Safety and health programs

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