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CHAPTER 24 Employment-Related Injuries. 24-1 Safety on the Job 24-2 Employer’s Liability for Work-Related Injuries. 24-1 Safety on the Job. GOALS Recognize the two approaches taken to protect workers from on-the-job injuries

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CHAPTER 24 Employment-Related Injuries


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    1. CHAPTER 24Employment-Related Injuries 24-1 Safety on the Job 24-2 Employer’s Liability for Work-Related Injuries

    2. 24-1 Safety on the Job GOALS • Recognize the two approaches taken to protect workers from on-the-job injuries • Distinguish the role of OSHA in the effort to prevent such injuries Chapter 24

    3. FOCUS • What government agencies are charged with protecting workers? Chapter 24

    4. APPROACHES TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM ON-THE-JOB INJURIES • Preventive approach • After-the-fact compensation for injuries Chapter 24

    5. REQUIRING A SAFE WORKPLACE • Legislative background of OSHA • OSHA’s responsibilities • Assure a hazard-free workplace • Develop and enforce specific regulations • Conduct workplace inspections • Dealing with OSHA violations Chapter 24

    6. What are the two approaches taken to prevent on-the-job injuries in the United States? Chapter 24

    7. 24-2 Employer’s Liability for Work-Related Injuries GOALS • Recognize the importance of employee negligence suits and workers’ compensation • Describe the procedure for handling workers’ compensation cases Chapter 24

    8. FOCUS • Do you agree with the following statement?By definition, an employee is under the supervision and control of the employer; therefore, almost any job-related injury the employee receives is due directly or indirectly to negligent supervision and control. Chapter 24

    9. NEGLIGENCE LAW AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION • Employee negligence suits • Difficulties for employees in negligence suits • The compromise of workers’ compensation Chapter 24

    10. NEGLIGENCE LAW AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION (continued) • Recovering in lieu of workers’ compensation • If employer fails to provide workers’ compensation insurance • If employee coverage is not required • If the injury is not covered by workers’ compensation • Employer commits an intentional tort Chapter 24

    11. Name the three common-law defenses utilized by employers against negligence cases by employees. Chapter 24

    12. HOW DOES THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SYSTEM WORK? • The determination of which employees are covered • Scope of employment • Risks of employment • Excluded employees • Workers for companies with too few employees • Casual workers • Independent contractors • Those covered by other systems Chapter 24

    13. HOW DOES THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SYSTEM WORK? (continued) • The award hearing • The determination of benefits • Paying for the insurance Chapter 24

    14. What employees are generally excluded from the coverage of a workers’ compensation system? Chapter 24