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    Stress at work Work stress is a common terminology across the world due to the recognition that it poses a great risk to the workers’ health and to organizations performance. This is because stressed employees are poorly motivated, less productive, unhealthy, and likely to cause accidents and injuries at the workplace. Consequently, an organization whose workforce is constantly stressed shows poor performance in the competitive environment. () defines work stress as “the response people may…

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    Changes that are happening in the industry, when it comes to safety, will have to evolve constantly due to the changing work environment. Even if the new safety regulations are relevant today, there will come a time when we need to create new, more efficient techniques when it comes to completing certain tasks in the workplace. Some of the changes that resulted from the incident will encourage companies to spend more time ensuring everything is up to the standard. The problem with having this is…

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    Employee Relations Employee health is the one of the most important roles of Human Resources (HR), because it is responsible for assisting the employee and the employer various issues. Issues like substance abuse, emotional mental health, health and older employees, organizational safety culture, safety training and communication, inspection investigation and evaluation, are some of the workplace issues HR consults with employees and employers. Also, HR provides counsel to employees and…

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    hazardous industries within which to work. According to Egan (1998:15) ‘the health and safety record of construction is the second worst of any industry’ and suggested that ‘accidents [could] account for 3 to 6 percent of total project costs’. Arguably, there is a fundamental need to examine the extent, nature and management of construction accidents and their related costs to improve overall construction health and safety management. The calculated costs of construction accidents to a large…

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    Singh (1981) identified twelve factors which caused occupational stress such as Role overload, Role ambiguity, Role conflict, group pressures, low profitability, under participation, low status, responsibility for people, intrinsic impoverishment, strenuous work, poor peer relations and powerlessness. Non Work Stresses Besides the stressors prevailing in work setting, a number of non-work or off the job factors are the indirect sources of occupational stress. Models of work and non work stress…

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    4.0 RECOMMENDATION ON APPLICATION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES Both management and employees are responsible to reduce workplace stress. Firstly, be fair to employees especially those who work on shifts. Hence, line manager is responsible to come out with flexible yet efficient duty rosters. For example, employees can leave earlier than the actual working hours to settle their matters if there are any emergency cases. But, this must make sure that their job tasks are not be…

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    Make sure that you give your employees some time to chill and catch their breath throughout the day. Emphasize the importance of safety and worker well-being in your monthly employee meetings so that everyone has a chance to review some of the basic safety material handling rules. Provide adequate training and protective equipment for all employees. Fire Though not often discussed, warehouse fires can take a severe toll on your business…

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    (Bajaj, 2012). The blaze initiated on Saturday at 7 pm and took all night for firefighters to extinguish. A large majority of the plants manufacturing was made for Wal-Mart, as well as other American and European brands. Due to the notably poor fire safety precautions and the fact that the plants managers blocked off some of the stair cases preventing anyone to leave, as a result people had leapt out of the windows to their deaths (BBC News, 2012). Officials began to search for the owner of the…

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    multiple charities, with an emphasis on those which support health-related causes and children’s education. In addition to helping those in need across the U.S. and around the world (most recently, a matching-funds donation of over $350,000 to the American Red Cross to help with recovery after Hurricane Katrina), the Foundation donates to the most local of causes, including a community health clinic in North Hollywood for those without health insurance. The Schaeffer Family Foundation also…

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    There are several standards that nail guns and compressed air tanks have to follow in order to be in compliance with OSHA. These standards include both subparts E as well as subpart I in the 1926 CFR. Subpart E lays out the rules and regulations pertaining to the personal protective equipment required to operate a nail gun. The first of these rules and regulations is the 1926.100 which is head protection. It states that each employee that is exposed to an overhead hazard must be given adequate…

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