Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Essay by Kiran23

Workplace Injuries and Fatalities
A discussion of injuries and deaths that take place every day at work and can result in serious penalties for employers.
# 6780 | 2,080 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper discusses some important issues in connection with workplace fatalities and occupational injuries. Tens of hundreds of employees expose themselves to serious health and safety risks as they work in unsafe conditions in country's various industries. In such cases, companies are required to pay compensation to employees who get injured at work but in more serious cases, employers can be charged with murder if it is found that a certain worker's death occurred due to management's negligence and inability to comply by OSHA guidelines.

From the Paper:

"Business ethics have become a major issue of debate in American corporate world because it has been found that in several cases, occupational injuries occur not due to the negligence of the employees but more because of the inappropriate safety measures. This is one reason why many people are of the view that death due to workplace injuries should be termed homicide and employers must be charged with murder. While not every person would agree with that, at least those in the legal profession maintain that employers can be charged with murder if available evidence suggests that the reason behind death of an employee was unsafe working environment."

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