Answer the following questions on Safety Awareness:
How does your (current or past) employer create safety awareness?
What recommendations would you make to improve or create a safety awareness plan?
Have you been involved in a work-related accident or illness? If so, provide a brief review of the incident and the results.
Identify at least 2 items you will address in your safety awareness plan.
OSHA – Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs – A safe workplace is sound business
National Safety Council – Safety & Health
- I currently work at a restaurant part time and my employer creates awareness by putting up posters all over the workplace. The posters are usually handmade and are big and colorful to drawl attention. Usually they will make them into puns to create conversation.
- I would do a competition for a safety employee of the month where employees compete for the title and incentives that come with it. Employees do better when they have a goal to reach. But I would suggest having good incentives for example at my restaurant job free food would get employee attention.
- Working in a restaurant you can injure yourself in many different ways, I once burned my hand when grabbing a plate from the food window. The reason i burnt my hand was because the plate had been sitting under the heater for a good amount of time before the food had reached the plate. Plates shouldn’t hit the heater until the food is place on it to avoid employees burning themselves. I should have used the towels management provides us as part of our uniform when grabbing the plate. Either way we were following the safety rules.
- The two items I would identify in my safety awareness plan would be repetition and teamwork. Repetition because we should constantly be using the safety protocols we were trained in because we sometimes will fall in to a routine that strays away from these safety protocols. Teamwork because we as a team should work together to make sure we all keep to the safety rules.
Quality replys are more than “Good job” or “I agree”. If you agree or disagree with a peer provide the reason that supports your position.
Legalism is a belief system that emerged in Ancient China during the era of the Warring States (771-221 B.C.), during which several viewpoints for reestablishing peace within China were competing following societal disorder. It was an approach defined by extreme methods, goals, and strict adherence to law. Under this political philosophy, human nature was perceived as evil and therefore heavy restraints were to be placed on humans. The laws established during this period were meant to be easily understandable, punishments threatening, and rewards prompt so that people decided to do exactly what the government asked of them(Major). Under legalism, a highly efficient and powerful government was believed to be fundamental to maintaining stability. Any disobedience was to be met with harsh punishments to make it less appealing for people to choose to be disobedient, while the well execution of duties by people was to be rewarded to encourage such complying behavior. It was not until Shi Huangdi came to the throne in 246 B.C., did Legalist ideology gain favor and actually be implemented in China. The first emperor used 4 methods to rule and unify China effectively, of which were centralization, standardization, censorship, and human rights abuse. One of these practices, censorship, helped accomplish its goal of unifying China by discouraging the presence of controversy which slows down the integration of society. Censorship is an important indicator for the presence of Legalism and it seems apparent that it has increased from Ancient China in terms of complexity. While Modern China, no longer reflects the extent to which Legalism has been prevalent in Ancient China, it, a country that lacks media freedom, still is imprinted with the main aspects associated with this philosophy. Censorship is the practice of officially examining books, movies, written works, and other objects in order to suppress unacceptable or objectionable parts. The purpose of this is to discourage opinion that may be detrimental to the government and is able to cause debate. In Ancient China, Legalist used censorship to control ideas, actions, and people’s behavior. One way they showed use of it was by ordering a campaign in 213 B.C. for confiscating and burning books in private hands that were harmful toward the government (Major). Another more serious action that illustrates the back-then use of censorship was Huangdi’s burial of Confucian scholars alive in the capital after learning about their dissent toward his policies. Therefore, censorship allowed individuals that go against the government in any way or caused disputes in society to be easily removed. Without any amount of censorship, people can be easily persuaded by materials used to convey opinion and the government would face difficulty in controlling its citizens. Today, the “Great Firewall of China” is the technology that the Chinese government uses to block access to material it finds inappropriate on the web (Olesen). Chinese Internet users are restricted with this from having the freedom to view certain search results fully, have discussions on certain topic, and to be able to express any comments freely. According to an academic cooperative, “China has the world’s ‘most sophisticated’ internet filtering system,” and the “Chinese government… is arguably the world’s best at controlling what is people see” (Wiseman). This is due to the Chinese government’s intolerance of dissent that can be easily found when viewing information on the web. Internet freedom is important because as President Obama stated, “the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes, because then citizens of countries around the world can hold their own governments accountable” (Scherer). The Chinese government would be likely to disagree and apparently would want their citizens to be constrained as on the web to lessen their power a>