Jan asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 3 months ago

Is it implied by employers that an employee has an obligation to report any safety hazards to QA and supervisors?

I was once unemployed and always came across several job descriptions that never mentioned anything about reporting any safety hazards to QA and/or supervisors, but they always state something about reporting any safety hazards to the relevant personnel during the video induction.   

Can an employee be fired if it is discovered that employee failed to report the safety hazard when he/she knew it was a risk before the incident took place?

Also, why would they include one possible answer to a question that was never mentioned in the induction?  If anything, it confuses the employee because it was never mentioned in the video but is also a great option??. 

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  • 3 months ago

    Implied means understood without actually being stated. In my experience it is usually explicitly stated.

    but they always state something about reporting any safety hazards to the relevant personnel during the video induction.

    Are you aware YOU just said it is not implied, but actually stated?

    Note: You have never even HEARD of a job where the written job description covered everything.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Common sense and prudence imply such reports.  Employers usually state the expectation at the very least during after hire orientation.   They do it to help lower the liability:  "ALL employees are told and expected to work safely as well as report any issues."

    Job descriptions rarely if ever state the expectation - it is a waste of space and money to print the obvious - that will be handled later during orientation.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Maybe they expect that the employee will act like an adult and have enough common sense to report safety hazards. And of course an employee can be fired for not reporting  a safety hazard.

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