Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional

Author: Thomas D. Schneid
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439867801
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Safety professionals communicate, directly and indirectly with a large number of employees and others on a daily basis. While not lawyers, they regularly deal with legal issues. A subset of their responsibilities includes how to discuss safety without crossing the discriminatory line. To do this, they need an understanding of discrimination laws. Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional gives them exactly that. It provides general knowledge of the laws and regulations that offer protection to employees and individuals against discrimination in the workplace. Created by safety expert Thomas Schneid, specifically for safety professionals, the book takes a proactive approach to identifying situations where potential discrimination against an employee or individual may occur, and supplies guidance on how to take immediate action to address the potential discriminatory situation. Schneid also identifies "red flag" situations where potential discrimination against an employee or individual may surface and safety professionals should proceed with caution. Once they can recognize these red flags, they can take immediate action to address the potential discriminatory situation. Although many texts address discrimination in the workplace, very few, if any, educate individuals and employers on how to prevent acts and omissions in the workplace that can result in discrimination from a safety perspective. With the multitude of laws and regulations addressing the prohibition of discrimination in the workplace, often legal actions result from individuals and employers simply not being knowledgeable in the requirements of the law. Written in clear, plain language, not legalese or business speak, this book delineates the procedures that safety professionals need to know in the area of labor, employment, and other laws impacting the safety function.

Labor and Employment Issues for the Safety Professional

Author: Thomas D. Schneid
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 143982021X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Safety professionals interact with many other functions within the organization, including but not limited to production, human resources, and medical, with each function possessing specific laws and regulations which govern their actions and inactions. In order to function within the organizational structure, they need a working knowledge of the laws and regulations which impact his/her area of responsibility as well as the laws and regulations which impact employees, managers, and the overall organizational structure. An extensive examination of safety laws and regulations, Labor and Employment Issues for the Safety Professional provides a working knowledge of the impacts, requirements, and implications of safety professionals’ actions and inactions as related to state and federal laws. It presents information on an issue-by-issue basis, delineating the basics of the issue, identifying the applicable law or regulation, and presenting possible solutions to achieve and maintain compliance while achieving the safety objective. The book covers conflicts between laws and regulations and includes case law and reference points. This text elucidates a number of laws within the labor, employment, and related areas which may impact safety professionals in the course of their daily activities. It supplies a working knowledge of the peripheral laws and regulations that impact safety functions, allowing them to avoid potential legal "issues" and possible legal liabilities for themselves as well as their organizations.

The Human Factor Approach to Managerial and Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness

Author: Senyo Adjibolosoo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319613073
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book argues that human factor development is the key to organizational success. The author describes the human factor as the diverse personality characteristics that allow employees within the social institutions to function and remain operational over time. A lack of appreciation for the significance of personality traits in performance has resulted in organizational inefficiency, but Adjibolosoo proposes a framework that analyzes spiritual capital, moral capital, human capital, aesthetic capital, human ability and human potential and addresses any human factor deficiencies. Further, case studies show that employee effectiveness and profitability of organizations can be attained through effective human factor engineering programs. The contents of this book will serve as powerful eye-openers to scholars in HRM as well as leaders and managers looking to achieve and sustain higher levels of productivity, growth, and profitability at work.

Corporate Safety Compliance

Author: Thomas D. Schneid
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420066494
Format: PDF
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Safety and health professionals face potential legal and ethical issues on an almost daily basis. In a landscape of changing responsibilities and new laws, they often make difficult decisions that can result, in hindsight, in the creation of legal issues and liabilities for themselves and their companies. Written by occupational health and safety expert Ton Schneid, Corporate Safety Compliance: OSHA, Ethics, and the Law provides guidance though the maze of legal issues involving OSHA and OSHRC and how to avoid potential legal liability. Tackling safety and ethical issues head on, Schneid explores issues in criminal liability for individuals and corporations under the OSHA Act and state criminal codes. He includes methods for achieving and maintaining OSHA compliance, using specific case studies to illustrate ways to avoid or minimize the impact of legal issues. The text addresses not only OSHA regulations and standards but also the legal aspects up to and including OSHRC decisions on specific issues. Additionally, the author examines the ethical issues involved in many of the legal aspects of the safety issues as well as ethical issues in the day-to-day management of safety and health. The mere mention of the word OSHA scares many people. Often, OSHA has been the much maligned federal agency that was the brunt of attacks from both management and labor organizations. Tom Schneid elucidates the potential legal and ethical issues of the new industrialized workplace. His proactive approach helps you avoid or minimize potential liabilities, where possible, but also gives you the tools to be prepared and knowledgeable in the unique appellate process with OSHA and the OSHRC.

Physical Hazards of the Workplace Second Edition

Author: Barry Spurlock
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315356813
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The recognition and control of hazards in the work environment are the cornerstone of every company’s safety and health plan. Every workplace contains dangers, especially those devoted to technology, machinery, and potentially hazardous material. This book provides you with the information you need to understand the regulations that provide for facility safety and their successful implementation for profitable management of any business.

Workplace Safety and Health

Author: Thomas D. Schneid
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439874115
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Are the tried and true safety practices still effective in the changing workplace? Is there a better way of safeguarding employees from accidents and injuries? In short, why do you perform the safety activities that you do on a daily basis and do they produce the results necessary to keep your safety program and your company competitive in the global market? Answering these questions and more, Workplace Safety and Health: Assessing Current Practices and Promoting Change in the Profession analyzes the current practices and identifies emerging issues and challenges in the safety and health profession. We Need a Game Changer ... A New Way of Achieving a Safe and Healthful Workplace Safety pioneer and educator Thomas Schneid makes a strong case that mandatory compliance with OSHA regulations is only the first step in a safety program. And that, due to globalization and the current emphasis on sustainability, the requirements of the safety profession have changed. He explores new sources of information and guidance for addressing the new and emerging issues created by the current economic situation, globalization, and the changing workplace. He also identifies and analyzes emerging ethical issues within the safety and health profession, then suggests potential solutions. Schneid then examines the basic assumptions and challenges you to assess and evaluate your activities in search of a better and more effective way of achieving the results necessary to be competitive in today’s workplace. Taking a provocative look at the current issues facing the safety profession, he shows you how to view safety activities and actions from a different perspective and see the real impact they have on the lives of others. He gives you the tools you need to go beyond OSHA compliance and develop safety programs that will be effective in the global workplace and create and maintain a safe workplace that eliminates all injuries and illnesses.

Employment Law and Occupational Health

Author: Joan Lewis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111829100X
Format: PDF, ePub
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'Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook' provides an essential guide to best practice for all occupational health practitioners. This readable guide to the law will help to ensure both business success and respect for individual employment rights. The cost of sickness absence can present major costs and business management problems. Safeguarding health is therefore vital to both individuals and employers. 'Employment Law and Occupational Health' explores key issues in occupational health practice from pre-employment, through health surveillance and occupational health services, to termination of employment. Topics explored include ethical and confidentiality issues, discrimination, data protection, working abroad, pregnancy and maternity leave, workplace policies, drugs and alcohol testing, stress, counselling, health surveillance and professional conduct rules. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to include a number of significant changes to employment law as well as new case law decisions that have occurred since the 1st Edition was published. Essential new material has also been included around age discrimination, disability discrimination, work related stress, corporate manslaughter and work-place bullying. An accessible, practical guide to applying health law in everyday practice. For occupational health nurses and other occupational health practitioners. Addresses key employment issues from pre-employment to termination of employment. Includes case studies, procedural checklists, and template letters and forms.

Legal Liabilities in Safety and Loss Prevention

Author: Thomas D. Schneid
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449649564
Format: PDF
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The goal of every safety professional and safety programs is to be proactive and to identify problems while complying within safety guidelines. This text clarifies basic questions about legal liability, how to minimize, prevent and identify legal risks. Appendices, case studies and sample forms are also included in this helpful resource.Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Legal Aspects of HIV AIDS

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Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821371061
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is an invaluable resource for lawyers, policy makers, and other practitioners with an interest in countries' responses to HIV/AIDS. Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform covers 65 wide-ranging topics in a concise, accessible format, explaining how laws and regulations can either underpin or undermine public health programs and responsible personal behavior. For each topic, the Guide summarizes the key legal or policy issues, provides relevant "practice examples" (citing actual laws and regulations), and offers a selective list of references that may be consulted for more information. Laws relating to many areas of our lives - from intimate physical conduct to international travel - can contribute to stigma, discrimination, and exclusion or, contrariwise, can help remedy these inequities. In order to create a supportive legal framework for responding to HIV/AIDS, it is important that governments effectively address gaps and other problematic aspects in their legislation and regulatory systems. This book, written by a team of leading legal experts, helps them do so.

Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services

Author: Program Director Fire Training Center St Petersburg College St Petersburg Florida Florida James S Angle
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284035972
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Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services model curriculum, Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the many components of occupational safety and health for the emergency services. This textbook provides a historical look at industrial safety and health and how history has impacted the emergency services by providing a safer work environment that reduces first responder deaths and injuries.