Mike was an employee of SC Corporation as a sales manager of Sales Team A. Sean is also an employee of SC Corporation as a manager of Sales Team B. Both have the same education degrees and experience and were hired within 30 days of each other with SC Corporation. Mike and Sean have both been employed with SC Corporation for 10 years. Last week Mike was promoted to regional sales manager and is now the supervisor of Sean. Sean also applied for the promotion of regional sales manager but was passed over for Mike. There have been rumors that Sean is upset that Mike was promoted over him and believes it is simply because Mike is single and does not have a family, which means he never needs to take time off for family situations.
Mike pulls into the company parking lot at 8:00 AM and exits his car to proceed to enter the SC Corporation building. Sean pulls into the parking lot at the same time and exits his car and approaches Mike. Both employees are scheduled to report to work at 8:30 AM. Sean proceeds to tell Mike why he believes Mike was promoted over him. Mike and Sean then get into a physical altercation in the parking lot of SC Corporation. Sean fractures his arm and tears his rotator cuff during the fight. Sean immediately calls for an ambulance and leaves to go to seek medical treatment at the nearest hospital. Sean never makes it into the SC Corporation building that day. Mike enters the building and proceeds to start work as usual. Sean eventually reports in the injury to the employer via the HR department; however, the HR department does not record it as it does not believe it is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable event.
In your paper,
Analyze the main purpose of OSHA regarding employees.
Explain why this scenario would be recordable under OSHA.
Explain why this scenario would not be recordable under OSHA.
Identify at least three employer’s rights and responsibilities under OSHA in regard to the scenario.