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Should You Discipline Employees Who Violate Safety Regulations?

Posted by  Craig White

health-safety.jpgWhen organizations place their employees in danger by violating safety regulations, they are subject to heavy fines and legal action, but what happens when an incident occurs due to an employee not following safety rules without the employer’s knowledge? Does the organization still pay worker’s comp, are they still fined for the violation, and do they have any recourse? Unfortunately, because every incident involves unique circumstances, there is no clear answer to these questions. However, it is important that we understand the rights of all parties involved and what steps employers can and should take before and after such incidents occur.


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