The paper 'Human Resources in Organizations' is a wonderful example of a Management Case Study. Employee health and safety is very essential in today’ s organization if the full potential and goals are to be realized. The people in an organization are the strength of the company; they are the ones who are responsible for the everyday running of the company. The human resources department is very important in organizations because it helps in capacity building, maintaining relations between the management and employees. This report will discuss issues concerning employee health and safety, the importance of the human resource department in Ozzie Construction, harassments at work, and their effect on employees’ performance. 2.0 Employee health and safety The health and safety of employees are very important in any organization.
The well being of employees directly affects the production of Ozzie Construction Company (OCC). The human resource in any organization is the backbone of the OCC, they are the ones who make everything run smoothly, and the ones who make sure that all the organization’ s goals are achieved. Without a healthy and well-knit human resource, the company cannot realize its goals.
The work environment should not in any way jeopardize the health and safety of employees (Ferrett, 2012). Employee health in an organization is the well being of an employee’ s physically, mentally, and socially without it specifically being the absence of disease. Every individual has the right to a safe and healthy environment that will allow them to live in a socially and economically productive life. Both employees and employers have a responsibility to ensure that they do not put themselves at risk health-wise (Hirsch & Kornrich, 2008).
OCC should provide a safe working environment and maintain healthy working conditions that will not pose a risk to its employees. Measurements like rules and policies on health and safety should be put in place by organizations that provide and limit both health and safety risks. Employers should adopt occupational health where the employee’ s health is assured and the application of a broad range of rules which are used to investigate conditions that might pose a risk to the employees at the workplace. These conditions can be physical, biological, psychological, social, or chemical.
Employees on the other hand should follow the rules and regulations that guard health and safety without assuming. Anything that is not safe in turn poses a health risk. 2.1 Importance of health and safety to the employees It is a natural thing for every individual to want to feel safe and secure in their workplace and their external environment. A healthy employee is a healthy individual. When you keep your working environment clean and secure, you reduce the chances of stress and other work deranging conditions (Jackson, et al, 2008).
A healthy and safe environment is a good and conducive environment. Employees are responsible for following the put up rules and policies which enhance and guard the health and safety. Every employee has a duty to make the environment in which he works secure and safe for him and the other employees. When you have a safe place then the health risks will also be minimal. When the health risks are few or none, the employee will be at ease and his/her performance level will be high.
Sicknesses and illnesses reduce the performance of an individual and the productivity of the organization at large. Healthy employees help in building and establishing a healthy OCC. Unhealthy employees will not be able to achieve their full capabilities and this in turn will hinder the organization from achieving its full potential.
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