Explain how unions helped increase OSHA enforcement and improve the safety culture at PSE&G, What other company benefits might result for PSE&G from its focus on improving worker safety and health?

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According to Weil’s research article, the presence of unions was associated with increased OSHA enforcement.  According to Simon and Cistaro, unions also played an important role in transforming the safety culture at PSE&G.  Using both articles and other course materials, explain how unions helped increase OSHA enforcement and improve the safety culture at PSE&G.  What other company benefits might result for PSE&G from its focus on improving worker safety and health?

 

 

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Lecture Resources

 

Readings

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (2001).  Corporate Responsibility and Safety and Health at Work. Click here.

Weil, D. (1991).  Enforcing OSHA:  The Role of Labor Unions.  Journal of Industrial Relations. Skip the “Methodology” and the “Data Base” sections. Click here 

Simon, S. and Cistaro, P. (2009).  Transforming Safety Culture. Professional Safety. Click here.

Video Links from Slide 10 of Lecture 

 

GPS Fareed Zakaria interview with Paul O’Neill, CEO of Alcoa from 1987 to 2000 (2009). (5.44)   https://youtu.be/56a3-Sc65M8 

BokeProductions (2012). “Why is Corporate Social Responsibility important?”  (4.33)  https://youtu.be/ia3kcadITH8 

World Biz Watch/Starbucks “Can Drinking Coffee Save the World?” (4:20) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAYyyjaGs-4

Assignment

This week you will be participating in Forum #7.  The forum opens on Wednesday, April 1st and closes on Tuesday, April 7th at 11:59 PM.  Please get your first post in by Saturday, April 4th at 11:59 PM and at least two replies by the close of the forum.