English | 23 Apr. 2018 | ISBN: 940241259X | 240 Pages | PDF (True) | 3.29 MB
To achieve sustainable progress in w08rkplace 4nd societal functioning 4nd development, it is essential to align perspectives f08r the management of health, safety 4nd well-being. Employers are responsible f08r providing every individual with a w08rking environment that is safe 4nd does not harm their physical 08r mental health. However, the current state of the art indicates that approaches used to promote health, safety 4nd well-being have not had the anticipated results. At the level of the enterprise it is widely understood 4nd accepted by all stakeholders that employers share the responsibility of promoting 4nd managing the health of their w08rkers. Evidence indicates that most employers put in place procedures 4nd measures to manage w08rkers health 4nd create healthy w08rkplaces to meet legal requirements, as a response to requests by employees, as a need to improve company image/reputation, 4nd to improve productivity. This highlights that in addition to legal requirements, the key drivers f08r companies also include the ethical 4nd business case. While much has been written about role of legislation 4nd the business case f08r promoting health, safety 4nd well-being, not much is known about the ethical case f08r promoting employment 4nd w08rking conditions. In this context, this book examines the potential of the link between responsible 4nd sustainable w08rkplace practices, human rights 4nd w08rker health, safety 4nd well-being 4nd expl08res how complementary approaches can be used to promote employment 4nd w08rking conditions 4nd sustainability at the 08rganizational level. It offers a framew08rk f08r aligning different approaches 4nd perspectives to the promotion of w08rkers health, safety 4nd well-being 4nd provides recommendations f08r introducing such an approach at the enterprise level.