The paper “ Beaumont Hotel - Health and Safety in the Workplace” is an affecting example of a case study on management. Employee health and safety are some of the most important considerations in business enterprises be they small, medium, or large. Globally, employers strive to ensure that their employees have safe working environments free from all kinds of risks (Walters & Nicholas, 2009, p. 45). The provision of safe working conditions by employers stems from the realization of the importance of employees in organizations. Additionally, the effects that poor employee health can have on organizational performance and success are diverse, forcing the employers to put the necessary measures to ensure the safety of employees at work. The issues related to the workplace health and safety have resulted in hotly contested debates in the industrialized nations.
In the European Union, for instance, improvement of the working environments was declared a target in the treaty creating the union (Great Britain & Rooney, 2008, p. 155-156). Additionally, the determination of the commission towards workplace conditions improvement is seen by the inclusion of the specific working conditions in its social agenda in 2001.
However, despite these efforts, the working conditions in the European Union are still an issue owing to the high numbers of occupation-related health risks and accidents. The internal environment of an organization comprises all the elements within an organization. These elements include the employees of the organization, the management of the organization as well as the corporate culture of the organization which determines the behavior of the employees within the organization. The indoor environmental quality, therefore, comprises the quality of these internal elements of an organization that is likely to affect the overall performance of the organization.
The indoor environment quality refers to the quality of a building’ s environment including the health and well-being of the occupants (Bluyssen, 2009, p. 1-10).
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