Management must make every effort to safeguard against potential workplace hazards and establish administrative controls to maintain employee protection.
Furthermore, a safe and healthy work environment is created when an organization expects its leaders, managers and employees to make safety a company value.
The RN has an obligation to ensure, “a culture of safety by using established occupational health and safety practices, and other safety measures to protect client, self and colleagues from injury or potentially abusive situations” (Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association, 2007, p.
We also indirectly comply with OSHA standard, as the US congress created OSHA as a way to set and enforce safety and health rules across the country; however, states may choose to run their own health and safety programs as long as they are at least as effective as OSHA....
Bellow are the areas the employer should protect the employees from, without prejudice: * To provide and maintain areas of work that are, safe and without risks to health; * To ensure, minimal risk when, handling and transporting objects; * To provide the necessary information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure, the health and safety of their employees at work; * And to insure the place of work is mai...
Workplace accidents and injuries can be prevented. Businesses that have taken the initiative to protect themselves from accidents have half the injury rates than their competitors that have not. Businesses that have implemented effective health and safety programs not just for wanting safer workplaces, but also they want to: lower costs, improve employee relations and even trust, improve productivity, improve protection of business from down time due to injured workers and improve customer relations.
Even if the number of workplace illnesses and injuries is high, the workplace safety has increased in the past three decades. Safety programs that were provided in private-sector industries have helped to save lives of workers.
It is important to constantly look at the safety processes to make sure they are the best they can be. Businesses that achieve lower injury rates have a working health and safety program in place. They have made safe operation a business objective and these businesses have also a more profitable bottom-line.
It is very important that all employers provide safe and healthy conditions in which their employees can work effectively without any hazard or risk. Also, employers and employees should remember that observation, learning, and experience are the keys to recognizing potential safety hazards in the workplace!
Even having laws and safety guidelines at workplace, nearly 5.200 employees die from workplace injuries in the private sector of business. The results of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), that is the federal agency that oversees workplace safety, workplace exposure to illness contributed to as many as 50,000 deaths last year; and nearly 4.3 million people suffered non-fatal workplace injuries and illness.
According to National safety Council (NSC), the current death rate from work-related injuries is approximately 4 per 100,000, or less than a third of the rate of 50 years ago....
Are there laws that protect employees from an unsafe work environment; what is the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); and how did the labor unions affect the law.
The Act is administered and enforced at the national level by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the US Department of Labor.
Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by issuing and enforcing rules (called standards) for workplace safety and health.
This is how the work environment was before 1970; there were only few laws or regulations that required employers to maintain certain safety standards or working conditions for employees.