Select a role to play for the purpose of the discussion activity.
Read the following article titled, Caught in the Crossfire (Links to an external site.), which originally appeared in an issue of the magazine “Occupational Health & Safety.”
Select a role to play for the purpose of the discussion activity. Only one group member is permitted per role; the first to post may select the role of their choice. Below is a list of six employees at Company XYZ along with a short description of each:
Derrick – New employee who is in the Army Reserve
Mitch – Supervisor of large work area who is responsible for hiring/firing employees
Fred – Mid-level manager who is an avid hunter
Maggie -Long-time employee who is a victim of domestic violence
Renata – Occupational Safety and Health Manager of the company
Sam – Unarmed security guard employed through a local security agency
Assuming one of the above roles, post your reaction to the article. Be sure to indicate your role in the title of your posting and consider the following points:
Are there any circumstances where you feel that an employee would need to bring a weapon onto company property?
Do you think that employers who allow weapons on their property run a legitimate risk of being cited for a general duty clause violation? In other words, are they failing to provide a safe workplace for their employees?
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