OSHA WEEK 4 [Name] [Institution] [Course] [Date] Employee incentive programs mostly discourage employees from reporting injuries and accidents that happen at their work. This is because most companies have been paying a bonus to employees who do not report the shortcomings of their workplace. A worker that will lose the bonus if he or she reports the injuries will prefer to go silent and earn the bonus benefit. For example an explosion occurred in BP Texas in a city refinery which injured 180 workers and 15 died in March 2005 (Simpson 2012). suspected illegal business happening in their workplace which might cause danger to their lives. The employers are required to observe all legal laws regarding their businesses and only the registered businesses should be run in the workplace. All labor laws are to be observed by both workers and the employers. Areas that cause harm to workers should have warnings in writings. References Simpson A. G. (2012 May 10). Do Safety Incentives Discourage Workers from Reporting Injuries? Retrieved from www.insurancejournal.com Guidelines and Standards - OSAP. (2017). Retrieved from www.osap.org standards. (2013). Retrieved from https://www.adidas-group.com/media/filer_public/2013/07/31/english_workplace_standards_en.pdf [...]
Answer the 3 questions separately as instructed in APA format: 1. Do you think employee incentive programs discourage reporting of workplace injuries and accidents? Discuss why you feel the way you do. Please support your answer with specific examples. 2. There is often an overlap between OSHA standards and local or state building, electrical, and life safety codes. Is this overlap helpful or not helpful to the safety manager in doing his or her job? 3. For this assignment, choose a journal article that deals with either OSHA standards, Workers Compensation, Accident Investigations, or Electrical/Fire Hazards. The article critique for this course must be at least one page in length, double-spaced, and must follow APA formatting. All sources used, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Some suggested topics include: the organizational role of the safety professional, the “business” of safety, hazard avoidance models, current regulatory trends in occupational safety and health, the safety professional's role in disaster preparedness, workplace standards, and current occupational health issues. The Article Critique must include the following components: a brief introduction to the article; discuss action strategies to combat workplace hazards within the article; and describe concepts of exposure assessment, hierarchy of controls, workplace monitoring, and medical surveillance could be used to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.