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Health & Safety PolicyA health and safety policy is an organization's statement regarding its commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. In the United States and Canada, employers are legally required to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. An employer's health and safety policy communicates this safety commitment and obligation to each individual employee. Similar to a health and safety program, the size and scope of an employer's health and safety policy will depend on the size and needs of the particular organization. A health and safety policy is serves as the guide for an employer's health and safety program. The health and safety policy describes in broad terms the requirements for an employer's program.
Environmental PolicyEnvironmental Policy is the commitment of an organization or government to the laws, regulations, and other policy mechanisms concerning environmental issues. These issues generally include air and water pollution, waste management, ecosystem management, maintenance of biodiversity, the management of natural resources, wildlife and endangered species. For example, concerning environmental policy, the implementation of an eco-energy-oriented policy at a global level to address the issues of global warming and climate changes could be addressed. Policies concerning energy or regulation of toxic substances including pesticides and many types of industrial waste are part of the topic of environmental policy. This policy can be deliberately taken to influence human activities and thereby prevent undesirable effects on the biophysical environment and natural resources, as well as to make sure that changes in the environment do not have unacceptable effects on humans.
Equal Opportunities PolicyEqual opportunity is a state of fairness in which individuals are treated similarly, unhampered by artificial barriers, prejudices, or preferences, except when particular distinctions can be explicitly justified. The intent is that the important jobs in an Organization should go to the people who are most qualified – persons most likely to perform ably in a given task – and not go to persons for reasons deemed arbitrary or irrelevant, such as circumstances of birth, upbringing, having well-connected relatives or friends, religion, sex, ethnicity, race, caste, or involuntary personal attributes such as disability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. According to proponents of the concept, chances for advancement should be open to everybody without regard for wealth, status, or membership in a privileged group. The idea is to remove arbitrariness from the selection process and base it on some "pre-agreed basis of fairness, with the assessment process being related to the type of position" and emphasizing procedural and legal means.
GENERAL PRINCIPLESDISMISSAL It is unlawful to discriminate in dismissal, or other detriment to an employee. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL It is unlawful to discriminate in appraisals of employee performance. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT It is unlawful to discriminate in affording terms of employment and providing benefits, facilities and service for employees.
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