Running Head: ASSIGNMENT 3
Employer’s Duty of Care
LEG 500 Law, Ethics and Governance
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
Explain whether Jake’s actions are in or out of “his scope of employment.”
Every employer has a duty of care to its employees. In this case, Jake’s actions
were within the scope of his employment as a certified auto mechanic. He wanted to
ensure proper care of the customer’s automobile because their company can be sued if
something goes wrong with the automobile due to him not checking the basis as the law
requires. According to the Bureau of Labor, Certified Auto Mechanics inspect, maintain,
and repair automobiles and light trucks that run on gasoline, electricity, or alternative
fuels, such as ethanol. They perform basic care maintenance, such as oil changes and tire
rotations, diagnose more complex problems, and plan and execute vehicle repairs. In
order for Jake to be in compliance with the national standards he had to check the basics.
Explain whether or not Herman is responsible for Jake’s injury.
In this scenario, Jake’s injury could fall under the personal injury category
because of his arthritis but, his thumb bleeding is not Herman’s...