The Role of HR in Safety and Security at Work

Human Resources Management

teffo valerie tchinda
Student (Other), Cameroon

The Role of HR in Safety and Security at Work

I would like to be enlightened on aspects of work security as is supposed to be understood by a Human Resource manager. Thank you...

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Role of HR in Work Safety and Security

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.

  teffo valerie tchinda
Student (Other), Cameroon

HR Safety and Security

Thank you David for your prompt advise I now know where to get more information....

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

The Role of the HR Department in Reactive or Proactive Employee Safety

Many organizations place the responsibility for managing employee safety in their HR Department. In my opinion, the rol...

  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

The Role of HR in Job Safety in Case of Outsourcing

This issue becomes even more interesting when we're including the fact that over the last 10-20 years or so, many (weste...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

More on Managing Safety

For more on managing safety at work, see also our new knowledge center on safety management....

  Paul H Aube
Management Consultant, Canada

Well-being, Safety and Security

A distinction I make is that: - Occupation/environmental health & "safety" is for the well-being (mental health and wor...


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