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Safety and Wellness

Please read the case provided in the link below (pages 484-485) and then answer the two questions at the end of the case. Answers for the two questions must be 1-3 pages in length.

Thank you.

http://books.google.com/books?id=_yCe7fiQbokC&pg=PA387&lpg=PA387&dq=Compensation+Changes+at+JCPenney&source=bl&ots=vrN0CVeLB5&sig=zpYB84CXSSrTlL9CEEJt-TOb8Z8&hl=en&ei=bLqeTaCyBZGatweQ_amVAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Communicating%20Safety%20and%20Wellness%20Success&f=false

Safety and wellness are linked at Cox Communications. The firm offers a variety of activities to support its efforts. Health fairs, on-site physical fitness programs, stretching classes for employees, and other efforts have gotten expensive individual employees involvements. Workstations are ergonomically reviewed and changed as needed. A safety incentive program has been successful in rewarding employees for improved safety and health.
The efforts of these two different communications industry firms illustrate how safety and health are crucial parts of effective HR management. The firms, their staff members, and even customers are benefiting from these efforts.
Questions
1. Identify how these two firms have incorporated elements of safety management and health promotion described in the chapter into their program.
2. Discuss how the reductions in injuries can be used to justify the expenditures on the various programs at North Star and Cox.

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1. Identify how these two firms have incorporated elements of safety management and health promotion described in the chapter into their program.

Both Cox and Northstar have incorporated many elements of safety management and health promotion as described in your attached chapter. First, both companies became committed to have a safe working environment. Second, both companied have placed an emphasis on the safety of the workplace and the employees and communicated that emphasis to the employees.

Northstar, for examples, requires that each employee endorse a safety pledge to understand the importance of safety in the workplace. After being hired, Northstar employees must advise of any potential hazards that they foresee. ...

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This solution discusses safety and wellness and Cox Communications.

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