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Protecting Employees from Serious Injury

I have attached an article in which this applies to. In their 2005 article, Zahlis and Hansen warn organizations to "Beware the Disconnect". What do they mean by this "disconnect", and in what ways do you think it might apply to the military? (or if you cannot respond with why it applies to the military, maybe another organization where this would apply, or both).

- Response length: approximately 2-3 pages double spaced.
- Address all aspects of the assignment as stated above.
- Provide private-sector employer examples of HRM programs, systems, processes and/or procedures as you address the above assignment requirements. Provide the names of the employers.
- Provide List of references in APA format for evidence to support response


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Many organizations keep records on all work related injury and illness, regardless of the nature or severity. OSHA requires companies with 250 or more employees to transmit work related injury data that is already collected regularly. For companies with more than 20 employees, the data can be transmitted annually (OSHA, 2013). Any organization that operates in an environment with the potential for accidents and illness, which eliminated very few companies, should have its own accident and illness tracking system, as well as an accident and illness prevention program. Despite many effective programs in place, many companies are paying high costs for workers' compensation injury and illness. This is because the frequency of claims is decreasing, while the severity of claims is increasing.

There are many possible reasons why workplace injuries are becoming more costly to employers, even as numbers of injuries are drastically reclining. The high cost of health care administration, high costs of health services, failure to file claims for less severe injuries, and misunderstanding about what injuries must be reported, may all contribute to decreased workplace injuries reported. Employees may be hesitant to pursue injury reports, particularly if safety is made a contest, where teams are rewarded for fewer injuries. The problem that causes minor injuries may be a serious problem, leading to more serious injuries, if not addressed. Another ...

Solution Summary

The case study focuses on a particular incident in which a hospital staff member was seriously injured in an assault from a psychiatric patient. The discussion focuses on why the hospital should have had safety precautions in place and how a plan for reduced risk could be implemented.