Assignment 2: LASA 1—Employee Safety Handbook

Scenario:

You are a new HR specialist in a small hospital.  The hospital has recently had an increase in accidents and work-related incidents. The hospital administration has never had a full-time HR specialist and is not sure where to begin to address this issue.  One of the first tasks that you are to complete, is to create an employee safety handbook.  The handbook will serve as a guide for employees on how they are to interact in a safe and productive work environment.

Directions:

Create an employee safety handbook.  Be sure to include the following:

    Explain the need for a safe work environment.
    Identify the responsibilities of employees in maintaining a safe work environment.
    Incorporate employee relations doctrines.
    Delineate and describe OSHA standards as it relates to employees.
    Identify and address Joint Commission concerns as it relates to employees.
    Address ramifications if safety and performance management standards are not met.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria    
Maximum Points
-Explained the need for safe work environment. 28 points
-Identified responsibilities of employees in maintaining a safe work environment.     28 points
-Incorporated employee relations doctrines.     24 points
-Delineated and described OSHA standards as it relates to employees.    
28 points
-Identified and addressed Joint Commission concerns as it relates to employees.     24 points
-Addressed ramifications if safety and performance management standards are not met.     24 points
Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice
Organization (12 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (12 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (16 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style 44 points
Total: 200 points

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