ERIC Number: ED424439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Health and Safety.
Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
This booklet is one of six texts from a workplace literacy curriculum designed to assist learners in facing the increased demands of the workplace. It is a short guide to workplace health and safety issues, laws, and regulations, especially in Massachusetts. Topics covered include the following: (1) safety issues--workplace ergonomics, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, safety awareness at work, road safety; (2) health issues--smoke- and drug-free workplace, drugs/AIDS testing, Right to Know law on hazardous wastes, Massachusetts law on maternity benefits and maternity leave of absence, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, Workmen's Compensation, stress, time management, Employee Assistance Program; and (3) health and safety legal issues--Equal Employment Opportunity laws, sexual harassment, cultural diversity, and signs of a high-quality working environment. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Employer Employee Relationship, Health Education, Health Promotion, Labor Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health, On the Job Training, Quality of Working Life, Safety Education, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Time Management, Work Environment, Workers Compensation, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts