According to the American Cancer Society, tobacco cessation continues to be one of the most cost-effective measures to reduce health care costs and increase productivity at the workplace. Organizations all over the United States are seeing a trend in smoke-free environments on company property. Smoking is directly related to lung cancer and heart disease among many other health issues, and with the risk of exposure to others via secondhand smoke, it is undoubtedly important for a program to be implemented to reduce the number of people smoking in an organization. In being the Director of Human Resources, it is my job to make sure that we have appropriate policies and programs in place to provide an inviting, safe, and healthy environment for customers and employees. With this being a company that supplies medical supplies for hospitals, we should also be concerned with setting examples to others for a healthy lifestyle. We have decided to start a program within this corporation that will help those that need assistance in their goal to quit smoking, along with encouraging those who do not smoke to provide motivation for those who do. Organizational change can be extremely difficult for employees to accept. There are often concerns about the processes and strategies that will be used to implement the health policy or program. In order for this program to be successful, we need to follow the Stage Theory of Organizational Change. By using the guideline associated with this theory, we can help our organization execute a new program to reduce the percentage of smokers in this organization and reducing the negative idea of change in our employees. The first step is to determine the problem. The problem that we are facing in our organization is that the number of employees that smoke is at a very high percentage. They are not only risking their own health, but the health of people around them. We, as an organization, need to work together to set a goal that is obtainable, and create a program that is effective in our organization to reduce the percentage of smokers in our organization. We are not the only organization dealing with this issue. There are many organizations across the country that is taking a strong stance when it comes to tobacco policies. Our next step is to take a look at some of our options and see which one would best fit our organizations. In researching several different options available, we feel like we our program needs to provide education, financial assistance, and employee incentives to those who want to quit. This system seems to prove the most effective by covering most issues surrounding the goal of smoking cessation. In order for our program to be successful, we need to determine which…
Discuss advantages and disadvantages of having smoke free workplaces including the perspective of both employers and employees and their rights and obligations.
The speedy spread of tobacco products and users all over the world is causing significant concern that has become a worldwide challenge. The leaders of different countries are now expressing their concern about the rapidly increasing number of smoking-related deaths. Recent reports reveal that approximately 4.9 million deaths worldwide…
Chemical Exposure and Second-hand Smoke in the Workplace
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The following will address occupational health and safety issues regarding the handling of exposure to chemicals and second-hand smoke in workplace environments. This in part is to assist in securing the safety and health of employees, visitors, guests and other parties who at any time would be present on the premises of the organization as well as to the position the organization…
outside on the swings and went exploring in their backyards to uncover the sense of adventure and wonder that is only found in childhood are long gone. Now we have reached in the days where it is far more conventional to sit inside and spend one’s free hours in front of the computer monitor on Facebook learning about everyone else is doing instead of doing something productive ourselves. We are the generation of fast food frenzy and technological advancement that no previous generation could have…
seriously they risk to be laggards and result in financial constraints.
According to the article by Barthorpe (2010),
* The UK Construction and Property Industry have a disruptive impact on the society due to the nature of its tasks. So, implementing CSR can mitigate the negative image. Globalisation makes it more demanding. One of the opponents of CSR is Milton Friedman. CSR is not bound by statutory requirement. The Carbon Neutral Company is working for the mitigation of CO2. It is argued…
this researcher determined the phenomenological research method is the best approach to the study.
A Phenomenological Study on Women in Leadership
For years, women have encountered gender bias in the corporate environment. Men dominate the workplace making it difficult for women to advance in power and leadership. Gender bias is problematic for career oriented women creating barriers such as stereotyping, job advancement, power imbalance, and unequal wages. More men are in leadership positions…
Fair skin burns rather than tans
Fair or red hair and blue eyes combined with sun exposure
High number of bright sunlight at place of residence
Number and type of moles on the skin
* Protective Factors:
Avoid exposure to tobacco smoke
Avoid exposure to hazardous materials
Diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in fat
Regular check-ups over 50 years
Groups at Risk:
People working in blue-collar occupations…
a per capita of $10,000 which ranks them as 117th highest in the world. There are 3 main sectors of Thai GDP: agriculture (8.6%), industry (39%), and services (52.4%). (2011 est.)
Current Economic Condition. With a well-developed infrastructure, a free-enterprise economy, generally pro-investment policies, and strong export industries, Thailand achieved steady growth due largely to industrial and agriculture exports - mostly electronics, agricultural commodities, automobiles and parts, and processed…
then, the country has progressed with efforts of ensuring high literacy rates, modern programs and women’s share in education. The UAE currently devotes approximately 25 percent of total federal government spending to education.
Public education is free for male and female citizen children through the university level. Beginning in the academic year 2006–7, expatriate students may, for a fee, attend government schools. The UAE has one of the lowest student-to-teacher ratios (15:1) in the world.…
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