The goal of this book is to prepare safety and health professionals to recognize and address human resource issues, applicable laws and regulations, as well as change management techniques used to alter the safety culture within their operations. This book will provide awareness to avoid or address HR related policies/issues/laws which can result in costly litigation, grievances, and other negative implications. The book will address the "pitfalls" for safety professionals to avoid as well as provide the methodology to attain the cultural change necessary to achieve and maintain safety performance.
HR function and interaction with Safety & Health Professional. Understanding Labor and Employment Law and Regulations. HR in a Union Environment. Collective Bargaining and Impact on the Safety Function. HR and Safety in a Non-Union Environment. Applicable Federal and State laws. OSHA and Other Laws and Regulations. Discipline and Termination in Safety. Common HR Errors by Safety Professionals. Change Management Concepts. Change Management and Safety. Changing the Safety Culture. Americans with Disabilities Act. EEOC Guidelines. Family and Medical Leave Act. Anti-Discrimination Laws. GINA. Pregnancy Discrimination. Applicable State laws. Other laws and regulations.
The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.