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WEEK 10 ASSIGNMENT
Employee Rights and Safety
Protecting Safety and Health

Case Incident Questions: The New Safety and Health Program

Question 1: Based upon your knowledge of health and safety matters and your actual observations of operations that are similar to theirs, make a list of the potential hazardous conditions employees and others face at LearnInMotion.com. What should they do to reduce the potential severity of the top five hazards?

Answer: I would suggest that LearnInMotion develop a Safety and Health Program that covers employees and employer. Begin by conducting a safety and health survey. The survey should cover the use and maintenance of Equipment, Work Practices, and OSHA Standards.
The five top hazards that I can identify are: 1. Exposed wires and cables around the workstations and various areas are hazardous, they could potentially cause electrical fires, and damage to both employees and property. 2. Improper practices when servicing or installing equipment for the network, potentially are very damaging to those doing the servicing and the equipment being serviced. 3. The length of time that employees spend in front of computer screens and typing on the keyboards could result in eyestrain, back-strain and carpel tunnel syndrome 4. Lack of a safety program that covers employees and vendors from workplace hazards, what to do when they occur, and how to avoid them. 5. Situations such as the time that the employees spend working daily and the way that the demands of that is related to work stress and burnout. The lack of structure within the organization that works to alleviate the fallouts of this type of stress.
Detail specific work practices associated with equipment, tools and chemical use used in the workplace. Pay special attention to personal protective equipment, physical and mental health and safety,…...

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