Role of HR in Work Safety and Security
David Wilson, Manager, Canada
The role and responsibilities of the HR director/manager may depend
upon the nature of the industry (i.e. banking, mining, health, government, etc.) and the size and complexity of the organization.
- I have seen some HR groups with responsibility for physical security
, but I am not certain it is the norm.
- I have not seen HR having any role in e-security
- Generally, I would see HR as being responsible for criminal record checks (via the police), employee IDs, employee safety (from the customer or the public), workers compensation, and occupational health and safety
- Potentially, HR may have some role in staffing needs during
a physical, environmental, health or other disaster
that impacts the organization.