Health and Safety Guide for Human Resources Professionals

Learn about your role and responsibility in ensuring employee health and safety.

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Designed and written as a practical workplace training and reference tool. This 154-page pocket guide is filled with clear-language text including safety tips, charts, diagrams, checklists and illustrations.


This guide is intended to provide practical information for human resources professionals to:

  • Integrate health and safety in human resources management;
  • Respond to legislative health and safety requirements;
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and due diligence;
  • Assist the employer in developing and implementing health & safety policies and programs;
  • Identify employee training needs;
  • Develop an effective return to work program for injured employees.


The guide covers all aspects of the implementation of a comprehensive health & safety management system relevant to human resources management. The main focus is the integration of health & safety within the framework of human resources management.

Target Audience

The guide is intended for human resources (HR) professionals. Human resources managers, HR coordinators, HR specialists, and other HR professionals will find this guide a useful reference in developing personnel management policies and practices.

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