In a Â executive memorandum for the organizational leadership Â team, you will explain the mission and function of OSHA and analyze the Â overarching safety standards that impact the cost of regulations and Â enforcement in modern organizations. Â Â Creating a culture of workplace safety and legal compliance is a Â very real task for the human resource professional. Each type of work Â setting has some overarching safety standards. Compliance with the Â Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of everyday Â record keeping and expenses within a business. Â Â Â You will have the opportunity to learn more about OSHA and how its Â work impacts modern organizations. By creating a memorandum for your Â leadership team, you will get practical experience communicating the Â legal issues, expenses, and benefits of compliance with OSHA Â regulations. Â Â Introduction
Your organization is reviewing their Occupational Safety and Health Â Administration (OSHA) practices and expenses to determine if they are Â currently effective or if they need to be revisited. Your executive Â memorandum will serve as background information for the ongoing Â discussions between organizational leadership and the human resource Â department. Â Â Your Challenge
You are a human resources specialist with experience in establishing Â OSHA protocols and the related costs. You will write the memorandum of Â explanation to the organizational leadership team so that they can carry Â on an informed discussion about practices in your organization. Â Â Instructions
1. Write a executive memorandum to organizational leadership regarding the Â Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its Â effectiveness in the workplace. Include the following:
Describe the mission and function of OSHA.
What is OSHA intended to do? Is it working?
List some of the compliance objectives, or the overarching safety standards.
Analyze the impact of OSHA in modern organizations.
What does the HRM professional need to know about OSHA?
Analyze the cost of regulations and enforcement versus the benefit Â in reduced worker injury. Is the cost of regulations and enforcement Â worth the results?
Develop health- and safety-related best practices for human resources and organizational leadership.
Are there different perspectives toward interpretation, Â monitoring, and compliance with OSHA, and do the differing perspectives Â enhance or hinder workplace safety?
Evaluate the ways in which a company can mitigate risk.
2. Your executive memorandum is to be written coherently to support a Â central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a Â business professional.
3. Support your assessment with citations Â from relevant readings, and use real-world organization examples to Â demonstrate the importance of the concepts and analysis you have Â provided. Â Â Academic Requirements
The deliverable for this assessment applies professional skills in Â Human Resources Management (HRM) to workplace situations which you will Â likely encounter in your day-to-day work in HRM. As part of your Â learning, we focus on the development of effective professional Â communication skills for the workplace.