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Law & Ethics for Safety Professionals - Chapter Summary
This chapter outlines the laws and ethics that apply to safety professionals. You'll view a series of lessons that cover the definition of tort law, cases involving negligence torts and many more law and ethics topics. You should be able to do the following once you finish this chapter:
- Differentiate between civil law and criminal law
- Define various contract law terms and contract types
- Outline legal terminology for disabilities
- Provide the legal definition of confidential information
- Detail the processes involved with protecting intellectual property
- Identify the rules of conduct associated with the IIA Code of Ethics
- Discuss the benefits of labor-management cooperation
- Explain the standards and policies of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals code of ethics
These learning tools are available 24 hours a day on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Use the Dashboard to monitor your progress through the chapter and submit any questions you have to our instructors. These lessons are completely self-paced, so you can go back and review them as many times as needed.
1. What Is Tort Law? - Definition and Examples
A tort is simply a civil wrong. There are three general types of torts that may cause injury to another person. In civil law, torts are grounds for lawsuits to compensate a grieving party for any damages or injuries suffered.
2. Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases
Negligence is an unintentional tort wherein one party is injured as a result of the actions of another. There are several elements that must be present to prove this tort.
3. Criminal Law vs. Civil Law: Definitions and Differences
There are two main classifications of law. Criminal laws regulate crimes, or wrongs committed against the government. Civil laws regulate disputes between private parties. This lesson explains the main differences between criminal and civil law.
4. Contract Law Terms: Definitions & Contract Types
A contract is an agreement between two or more parties to perform a service, provide a product or commit to an act and is enforceable by law. There are several types of contracts, and each have specific terms and conditions.
5. Legal Terminology for Disabilities: Significance & Overview
There are tremendous workplace opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and it is important for employers to understand their responsibilities under the law. This lesson explores disability in the context of employment law.
6. Confidential Information: Legal Definition & Types
In this lesson, discover the meaning of confidential information. Learn the different types of confidential information and the importance of a confidentiality form. Experience examples of bad confidentiality scenarios, along with examples of the correct way to protect confidential forms.
7. Trade Secrets and Patent Protection: Protecting Intellectual Property
A business must decide how to best protect its intellectual property. Sometimes that decision comes down to deciding between using trade secret or patent protection. This lesson explains the key differences between these two intellectual property protections.
8. Information Security Laws & Regulations
The advancement of technology and the internet has made information more accessible than ever before. This has broadened the threats to information security. In this lesson, we will examine some of the laws and regulations that govern the collection transmission and storage of data, and how businesses can become compliant.
9. Code of Business Conduct: Ethics, Standards & Examples
It is important that businesses conduct themselves in a legal and ethical manner. In this lesson, you'll learn about codes of business conduct and how they relate to business ethics and standards. A short quiz follows the lesson.
10. Ethical Communication in the Workplace
In this lesson, we'll discuss the meaning of ethical communication, typical communication situations in a business environment, examples of unethical communication, and why ethical communication is important in business environments.
11. Benefits of Labor-Management Cooperation
In the United States, the adversarial relationship between management and labor is being replaced by a more collaborative approach. This lesson will explore some specific steps to reduce distrust and improve cooperation for the good of both the business and the union employee.
12. What Is Workers' Compensation? - Laws and Purpose
Workers' compensation laws require insurance protection for people who are injured or become ill due to job requirements. These laws are designed to provide these disabled employees with fixed monetary awards and avoid litigation. This lesson explains workers' compensation.
13. Board of Certified Safety Professionals Code of Ethics: Standards & Policies
This lesson provides a brief overview of the professional standards expected of all Certified Safety Professionals and policies mandated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Code of Ethics.
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