Applied Human Resource Management: Strategic Issues and Experiential Exercises gives business students in-depth, hands-on experiential learning applications to help them develop the skills they will need as human resource professionals who deal with people in diverse settings and situations. Providing maximum teaching flexibility, each chapter presents ten different issues that organizations must resolve to manage their human resources effectively. These chapters also offer four distinct types of interactive learning experiences: Strategic Issues in HRM Exercises, Applications, Experiential Exercises, and Creative Exercises.
Offers four Strategic Issues in HRM exercises in each chapter that can be used for class discussions, assigned as homework problems, used as topics for group presentations, or incorporated into tests as essay questions; Includes two Applications per chapter, brief projects that require students to apply a human resource management concept to a realistic situation, which are ideal for use as homework assignments, instructor illustrations/demonstrations, or in-class projects; Provides two Experiential Exercises in each chapter to provide students with hands-on learning experiences within a realistic context; Includes two open-ended Creative Exercises per chapter that ask students or teams to develop unique solutions to realistic problems using what they have learned; Provides a list of each chapter's exercises grouped according to The Human Resource Certification Institute's Body of Knowledge in Human Resources Management categories to help instructors plan the exercises they want to use according to the HRM Body of Knowledge
This book is an ideal core or supplemental text for graduate-level courses in Human Resource Management, Advanced Human Resource Management, and Personnel Management in departments of business, management, public administration, education, and psychology.
Chapter 9: Occupational Safety and Health
Occupational Safety and Health
Before the passage of workplace safety legislation, employees had few legal protections if they suffered an injury at work. Fatality rates for railroad workers were high, particularly for brakemen from falls from cars and striking overhead obstructions (Aldrich, 1997). Brakeman was a dangerous job requiring the worker to climb to the top of each rail car and turn a brake wheel to press a wood block against the train wheel, while the train was in motion. George Westinghouse invented and patented a compressed-air brake system in 1869 to replace the standard manual braking system, which was often faulty. The 1893 Railroad Safety Appliance Act mandated the use of air brakes and automatic couplers. It was the first ...