The safety function has been placed under multiple organizational setups. In some cases, it is placed directly under the human resources manager. In others, it is placed under the plant manager or the production manager. Reflect on where the safety function is placed for an employer with whom you are familiar. What do you believe are the pros and cons for that organizational setup? What do you believe is the best organizational setup for the safety function, and why? NOTE: journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary
Choose three organizations that you believe have had the greatest impact on the current state of safety and health programs in the United States. Summarize the purpose of each organization and discuss how you believe you can use these organizations to improve your ability to perform your duties as a safety and health professional. Your answer must be at least 200 words in length.
Discuss the organizational system that you believe would be the most effective for the safety officer in a medium-sized (100-200 employees) manufacturing facility. Explain how you would balance the company’s requirements for production and your job of providing a safe work environment. Your answer must be at least 200 words in length.
The Acme Company lost 650 hours due to accidents on the job in the first quarter of the year. The average hourly wage of the employees who contributed to the lost hours was $15.00. The company benefits add 25% to the wages. Using the cost-of-lost-hours formula (employee hours lost X average loaded labor rate = cost), calculate the direct cost of the lost work hours. Discuss the approach you would use to estimate the hidden costs that would also be associated with the lost hours. Your answer must be at least 200 words in length.
Explain the benefits that may result from obtaining a safety and health certification. Discuss which certification you believe would be the most beneficial to your present job or a job you would like to have in the future. What do you believe would be the biggest hurdle to you obtaining the certification? Your answer must be at least 200 words in length.
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