HR department is a cross-disciplinary department concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engages in work or employment in friendly environment.
The goals of HR department are to fostering a safe and healthy work environment. HR department also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers and many others who might be affected by the workplace envirionment.
HR department has duty of care to ensure that employees and any other person who may be affected by the companies undertaking remain safe at all times.
Moral obligations would involve the protection of employee's lives and health. Legal reasons for HR practices relate to the preventative, punitive and compensatory effects of laws that protect worker's safety and health.