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HR department  OSHA proposed penalties of $5,000for each of the 182 alleged recordkeeping violations. As a result of the recordkeeping investigation, OSHA… started a comprehensive safety inspection of the entire Chrysler facility at the Belvidere Plant.” Record-keeping violations are treated with heavy fines because accurate records are necessary for the evaluation and correction of safety…

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Limitations of coverage

Limitations of coverage It really came as a shock to learn that the state would only pay me 60 percent of my wages while I was unable to work. On top of that the state paid nothing for the first seven days I was out. I guess I am lucky  that the disability wasn’t permanent…

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Street Journal reported

Street Journal reported A “return-to-work” program at Ste!case had successful results too. Steel case, Inc., a major office furniture manufacturer, saved four million dollars in the six years since it began its “return-to-work” program. Through the use of staff doctors and greater involvement by supervisors, the company has cut its average claim cost in half, to…

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International Association

International Association Many courts view stress-related disabilities with growing sympathy. Disabilities caused by stress appear to be the fastest-growing source of workers’ compensation claims, and a growing number of these claims are coming from worker who use video display terminals.” Given the relative youth of some claimants, the cost to the employer may be significant.…

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Implications of OSHA for the Workplace

Implications of OSHA for the Workplace In passing OSHA, Congress declared that its purpose was “to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” Congress imposed on Total Number of Lost-Workday and Non-Lost-Workday Injuries for 1972, 1989,and 1992 covered employers a general…

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Worker Rights under OSHA

Worker Rights under OSHA IT’S AGAINST THE LAW FOR YOUR EMPLOYER TO PUNISH YOU FOR EXERCISING YOUR OSHA RIGHTS Section ELEVEN-C of the OSHA law was written to protect you from discrimination or punishment by your employer if you do such things as: Complain to your employer about job safety or health conditions. Discuss health or safety…

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Enforcement

Enforcement Enforcement of safety and health rules must be consistent. Is management too harsh when it fires a worker who refused to wear safety shoes? Probably not. If safety policies allow one worker to violate the rules, others may do the same. If an accident results, it is the employer that is fined by OSHA.…

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Records

Records The HR department must maintain proper records, as shown in Figure 16-8. Not only are these records required by OSHA, they can be used to identify the causes of accidents. By referring to these records, safety experts can detect patterns of accidents or illnesses and then undertake corrective action. Accurate record keeping is also important because falsification can…

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Compliance

Compliance Organization wide compliance requires a detailed safety program. To be effective, the program should have several characteristics. Top management support is crucial because without it, other managers often fail to make the necessary commitment of time and resources. The Du Pont example earlier in this chapter illustrates how strong top-management commitment can lead to organization wide compliance. With this support,…

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Implications of OSHA for HR Management

Implications of OSHA for HR Management The act requires that an employer: 1. shall furnish to each of his employees a place of employment free from recognized azardshat are Like cause death’or serious physical harm to his employees; 2. shall’ comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.” Likewise, the act imposes certain…

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