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Can HR and H&S work together to bring about sustainable rehabilitation?

Can HR and H&S work together to bring about sustainable rehabilitation?

Thomas, David, Corby, Susan ORCID: 0000-0002-7702-3425 and Tsay, Crystal ORCID: 0000-0003-4959-0411 (2018) Can HR and H&S work together to bring about sustainable rehabilitation? In: APOSHO. APOSHO/IOSH.

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Human Resources (HR) practitioners and Occupational Safety and Health (H&S) practitioners work in a variety of ways, in a team together (as in UK Local Authorities often under an HR Manager), in separate silos such as large manufacturing organisations, or HR and/or H&S are outsourced. Any spatial separation is compounded by the fact that HR and H&S have different professional bodies and different systems of accreditation each with their own standards.

This paper looks at the outputs from a 2016 survey of the perceptions that H&S professionals have of their HR colleagues in areas such as risk management, H&S training received and leadership on wellbeing ill health initiatives. The feedback identified concerns with regards competence and trust, concerning when in many areas HR managers often ‘control’ H&S advice. The paper goes on to identify occasions where there has been both positive collaboration and conversely a lack of collaboration between professionals. The paper goes on to suggest ways of closer working and initiatives both in the workplace and academia with programmes having credits in both disciplines.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: APOSHO
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wellbeing, Rehabilitation, Human Resources, Health and Safety
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DSC)
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 22:51
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 2
Selected for REF2021: None

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