9.EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY
Why must need health & safety?
* Reduces the extent and severity of work related injuries and illnesses * Improves employee morale and productivity
* Reduces workers’ compensation costs
Health and Safety Policy:-
* The Company regards the management of health and safety as an integral part of its business and as a management priority. * It is our policy that all activities will be carried out in a safe manner and we will establish and evaluate, as appropriate, processes and practices to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our employees and of others who may be affected by our activities. * The hazards associated with our business activities will be identified and mitigated through formal assessment and will be reduced where reasonably practicable. * The Company will comply with current health and safety legislation, as a minimum, seeking to establish policies and procedures that enable the Company and its employees to meet this commitment and will work to establish and apply best practice to all its activities where this is practicable. * Employees are expected and encouraged to be proactive on health and safety issues. All employees, contractors and sub-contractors are required to co-operate with the Company and their colleagues in implementing the policy and shall ensure that their own work is without risk to themselves or others as far as is reasonably practicable.
9.1 Understanding the concept of OSHA?
* The agency created within the Department of Labor to set safety and health standards for almost all workers. * The law passed by Congress in 1970 “to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” 9.2 Laws related to OSHA?
Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA's mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by...
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