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HR manager's guide to health and safety /
Jamie Knight and Carla Nassar.
4th ed.
Toronto : Carswell, c2013
xxi, 227 p. ; 23 cm.
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Toronto : Carswell, c2013
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Introduction -- Legislative history of the Occupational Health and Safety Act -- Application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act -- Duites of employers and other persons under the Occupational Health and Safety Act -- Health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees -- The right to refuse work -- The right to stop work -- Ministry of Labour inspections and investigations -- Dealing with a serious accident or fatality -- Coroner's investigations and inquests -- OHS prosecutions -- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System -- Toxic substances -- Workplace violence -- Workplace harassment -- Workplace stress and ergonomics -- Return to work under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 -- Bill C-45: criminalizing workplace health and safety -- Health and sfaety policies and programs -- What employers need to know -- Apendix A: keyst to a successful internal responsibility system ("IRS") -- Appendix B: practical tips for verifying employee medical information -- Appendix C: sample supplier MSDS data sheet -- Appendiix D: sample workplace violence policies -- Appendix E: sample workplace violence program -- Appendix F: sample workplace harassment policy -- Appendix G: sample workplace harassment program -- Appendix H: sample occupational health ans safety policies -- Appendix I: sample collective agrement provisions -- Appendix J: sample ergonomic program for a VDT operator.
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Includes index.
"HR managers are responsible for mitigating the costs resulting from accidents, injuries and illnesses in the workplace. In order to manage and create effective organizational health and safety programs, they need to understand the employer's obligations under three major pieces of health and safety legislation in the workplace. This book deals with the employer's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (return to work) and the Criminal Code amendments under Bill C-45 (personal liability for criminal negligence resulting in the death/injury of employees). The authors provide expert commentary and practical compliance solutions including sample policies and documents, checklists and an index to make the process of gathering health and safety information as quick and straightforward as possible. New in this edition: criminal prosecutions for health and safety violations; changes to hazardous materials regulations; updated examples of prosecutions under OHSA; changes to an employer's duty to report critical injuries and deaths; evolution of the law of workplace harassment and workplace violence."--Publisher's website.
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