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    OHSMS Case Study

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    skilled manpower the safety and health of the workers still remain ambiguous. In 2013 alone, more than 2.3 million worker succumbed in workplace and work related fatalities and many more work related injuries and illnesses (ILO, 2013). Globally, entire workforce is crying out for effective safety management system and historically, after the major accident of Flixborough in 1974 and other incidents like Seveso (1976) and Piper alpha(1988)the organizational need to develop safety management…

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    people in their average everyday life believe that registered nurses (RNs) do not have difficulties and that it is set as an easy career. However, a few statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have proven that up to 5.6 million out of the 12.2 million registered nurses suffer from occupational bloodborne pathogens. In addition, between the years of 2012 and 2014 violence in the registered nurses workplace like injuries have increased. It is stated that there was…

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    the use of personal protective equipment. The study reveals some identified problems and possible solutions to those specific problems in communication, culture, and knowledge. The study suggested that regular working safety dissemination through a kinship approach and specific safety training to resolve communication, cultural and knowledge issue problems. Empowering workers and supervisors by provide a clear roles and tasks, time and resources are also suggested. Keywords. Participatory…

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    This research paper will focus on workplace health and safety and why it is important to promote and adopt the health and safety practices in businesses and companies. The paper also discusses the reasons health and safety practices should be promoted by organizations and business, and the effects of ignoring them. Health and safety procedures in the workplace are necessary for the safety of both the employees and the managers or CEOs. Workplace violence is a constant concern for…

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    the issues associated with employee violence has not been exempt from the preceding changes. Organizations are required to provide employee with a safe and healthy environment. The safety and health of employees has a positive effect on organization productivity and efficiency. Additionally, a good health and safety plan can reduce the liabilities associated with the previously stated terms. The reduction of liabilities which include; workplace fatalities, injuries, and illness (WFII); all serve…

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    Workplace Safety

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    workplace. Accidents do happen, however, having policies in the workplace to assist employees in being safe while doing their jobs can ensure that their family and the business is not devastated due to lack of knowledge. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration an estimate of 14,000 workers were killed in 1970, that number has since fell to approximately 4,340 in 2009. “A historical case that showcase how unsafe environments could become fatal is that of the 146 workers…

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    Human Factor Theory

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    The construction industry continues to grow and even though there has been improvement in workplace safety, there is still a significant amount of accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities in the industry that could have been prevented. According to the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (n.d.), statistics show construction site falls as the leading cause of death and fall protection as the most cited violation in the industry. The top four…

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    Introduction Business dictionary.org defines a community as, “self-organized network of people with common agendas, causes, or interests, who collaborate by sharing ideas, inforamtiona and other resources” (2016). In addition to a community, a culture is defined as, integrated patterns of human behavior that include language, thoughts, communications, actions, beliefs, and values (Edelman, Kudzma, & Mandle, 2014, p. 24). Hospital organizations can review problems and issues that specific…

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    mental health risks to the employees. If we have to work in the environment like Maryvale, then we are obvious to have stress and tension. The poor management who is overloading the staffs with extra jobs than stated in the contract is a type of exploitation. Furthermore, the poor hygiene in the work place due to the lack of cleaners puts the employees as well as the residents in the health risks. The health and safety of residents as well as employees is neglected by the management. The Health…

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    According to Buchbinder & Shanks 2012, I Love You…Forever case study, an assault transpired at the clinic, it involved an employee, Nurse Practitioner (NP) Nancy Masters, and intimate partner Joe, who later began stalking her. The author wrote that violence and death are a derivative of stalking. The case study focused on addressing the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV) in workplace and the employers’ response to an occurrence. It was obvious that the hospital needed to review and…

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