Human Resource Management Essay

Length: 2 pages Sources: 1 Subject: Business Type: Essay Paper: #55062052 Related Topics: Masters Business Administration, Human Services, Data Mining, Human Rights
Excerpt from Essay :


Evaluate three programs related to OSHA and employers' obligation to follow or participate in them.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has a mission to "assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance" (OSHA, 2014).

One of the outreach programs is with the construction industry, an industry that has a history of being one of the more dangerous businesses for worker safety. There are 10-hour and 30-hour classes that OSHA runs for its authorized trainers in the industry. The ten-hour class is "intended for entry level workers," while the 30-hour class is intended for "supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility." The program includes tips on the "recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards" (OSHA, 2014). There is also information about workers' rights and filing complaints. This program is strictly educational in nature. It applies only to companies in the construction industry -- there are similar programs for several other industries -- and participation in the program is voluntary. OSHA has enforcement mechanisms for companies and job sites that do not follow its rules, but it is not compulsory that anybody from the site takes these courses. It is, however, valuable for them to do so .

Another OSHA program is recordkeeping. One of the areas where companies run into trouble with OSHA is when they do not keep proper records of incidents at their work sites. There are some exceptions to the rules outlined, but most companies must abide by OSHA rules with compliance is compulsory for all companies over which OSHA has enforcement authority. There are limited exemptions for small companies with fewer than 10 employees, and for partially-exempt industries, which include retail, services, finance, insurance and real estate. Other industries receive no such partial exemption, by the nature of their work -- transportation, manufacturing, communication, electricity, oil and gas, mining, agriculture and wholesale trade.

A third OSHA program is the statistics program. One of the ways that OSHA tracks safety and workplace health in the United States is by gathering statistics on incidents that have…

Sources Used in Documents:


OSHA. (2014). About OSHA. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Retrieved February 1, 2014 from

Cite this Document:

"Human Resource Management" (2014, February 01) Retrieved August 13, 2022, from

"Human Resource Management" 01 February 2014. Web.13 August. 2022. <>

"Human Resource Management", 01 February 2014, Accessed.13 August. 2022,

Related Documents
Human Resources Management
Words: 2782 Length: 8 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 94314952

Human Resources Management If what is learned in an important college or university course is not put to use in some pragmatic way -- or understood in the larger social context -- then that learning may be viewed as meaningless time spent. No doubt there is a percentage of students that are simply going through the process of education, working for a degree that will open doors and lead, hopefully, to

Human Resource Management
Words: 1459 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 83929234

Human Resource Management: Ethics and Employment (Pinnington, Macklin & Campbell, 2007) covers those ethical issues that often come up in regards to employer-employee relationships, such as the rights and duties owed between employer and employee. The book is broken down into three parts. The first part is Situating Human Resource Management. The contributors in this part talk about the potential for conflict in the end relationships between employees and employers.

Human Resource Management
Words: 1319 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Sports - Women Paper #: 17932406

Human Resource Management "America's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it -- so long as we seize it together…" (President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address, 1/21/2013). The job of a human relations manager in the 21st

Human Resource Management in the
Words: 693 Length: 2 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 91747498

In the hierarchical configuration it also augmented the working hours but decreased the pay in poor working conditions, increased the social distance between employee and employers and increased bureaucratization of all factors, resulting in an increase in monotony. Because of these factors personnel management began to get a lot of attention. The function of HRM has become even more important since 1980. There has been an absolute transfer from

Human Resource Management
Words: 1674 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 39492936

Human Resource Management Job analysis Job Design and considerations Job design is the arrangement of work in organizations. The arrangement assist employees as well as the organization meet objectives. An effective job design satisfies employees in organizations since it prevents dissatisfaction arising from repetitive work. It also assists organizations by preventing employees from alienation. Additionally, job designs improve on the productivity of an organization. Job designs, however, need to consider the following aspects in

Human Resource Management
Words: 870 Length: 3 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 32945251

Human Resource Management Workers, Jobs & Job Analysis Case: ROWE and Flexible Work and Success at Best Buy Explain how a ROWE-type program would fit in organizations where you have worked. Explain why it would work or would not work. Current employee U.S. Army ROWE-type program would not work in the Army because of the following: *Deployments require you be at work 24/7 because there is no place to go in Afghanistan or Iraq. * When