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Workplace Health, Safety and Security

By Paige Wolf, Ph.D.    

This module consists of three sub-modules—health, safety and security—and was designed to be delivered in a two-and-a-half-hour class period. As such, the submodules are not of equal length. Introductory and summary slides are provided. Instructors are welcome to adapt these sub-modules to fit alternative time periods. The health sub-module focuses on the increased interest in employee wellness due to rising health care costs. The business case for employee health promotion programs is discussed. The safety sub-module includes a discussion of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), developing a safety culture, identifying unsafe employees, and substance abuse in the workplace. Finally, the security sub-module focuses on workplace aggression and violence, preventive measures and effective responses. The intended audience for this module is undergraduate students; information is based on the U.S. health care and legal systems. Download the PowerPoint file with teaching notes and the instructor’s manual to use this module in your classroom.

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