The paper “ Safety Based Solution to Sopranos Small Goods in Australian Market” is a spectacular example of the case study on human resources. The contemporary workplace has undergone some changes in the recent past making safety a priority prior to the establishment of organizations. Employers and employees have been emancipated through various mechanisms on the need to adhere to workplace safety concerns. Employers have some legal responsibilities mandating them to have necessary measures in place for workplace safety. These legal duties have been put up to ensure that the safety of the employees at the workplace is assured.
However, for the full realization of the benefits of the laws both employers, management, and the employees need to coordinate so as to enable the rollout and proper working of safety programs and thus safety climate and culture. Often at times the management and the employers could be very much aware of the safety laws. However, the laxity of the employees could cause the failure of workplace safety programs as is the case with Sopranos Smallgoods a family-owned organization in Australia.
The company that supplies the Australian market with small goods, meat, and ham has a track record of employing over 250 workers. A recent independent health and safety investigation revealed that there are some gaps in safety practices by the front line workers as well as poor attitude towards safety among the front line staff, supervisors, and middle management. However, the senior management had a well-grounded commitment to the safety of the workers despite the fact that it was not taking shape effectively in the organization. The aim of this report is to address the issues of Sopranos Smallgoods through the evaluation of the concepts of safety culture and recommending some of the best practices. Legal responsibilities of Employers in Ensuring Safe Work Place in OrganizationsEmployers have the legal mandate of ensuring a safe work environment for the employees.
The success of safety work programs rests with employers. First off, employers must ensure that the safe systems of work are in place (HSE, 2013).
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