Unit 7: Safety, Health, and Wellness
From the most basic level, employers should send their employees home in the same manner in which they arrived. The U.S. Congress considered the concept of workplace safety so important that they created a special department, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to administer the safety and well-being of employees in the workplace. Every workplace environment must comply with OSHA regulations. Employers should also consider the health and wellness of their human capital: healthy employees boost workplace performance and productivity, take fewer sick day benefits, and build stronger, more long-lasting relationships with their employers. When an employee or potential employee sees that their employer is concerned about their personal well-being, they are more likely to remain a part of that organization.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 6 hours.