Why study work place health and safety under HRM?

  1. The rising costs associated with workplace injuries need to the addressed.
  2. If strategic HRM is to have meaning, it must encompass the development and promotion of a set of health and safety policies to protect the organizations most valued asset i.e. its employees.
  3. The employer has a legal duty to maintain a healthy and safe workplace, the health and safety function being directly related to organizational outcomes.
  4. There is decreasing tolerance for work related hazards in organization e.g. smoking.
  5. There is a growing recognition that health and safety forms an important subgroup of organizational factors affecting Human Resource Management.
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