Northern Exposures: A Canadian Perspective on Occupational Health and Environment by David Bennett | 9780895034014 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Northern Exposures: A Canadian Perspective on Occupational Health and Environment

Northern Exposures: A Canadian Perspective on Occupational Health and Environment

by David Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0895034018

ISBN-13: 9780895034014

Pub. Date: 02/01/2011

Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated

David Bennett is the retired National Director of Health, Safety and Environment of the Canadian Labour Congress and the Book Review Editor of the journal New Solutions. Northern Exposures is the result of thirty years of work in the labor movement on workplace health and safety and environmental protection. In the 1990s, the author had a central responsibility in

Overview

David Bennett is the retired National Director of Health, Safety and Environment of the Canadian Labour Congress and the Book Review Editor of the journal New Solutions. Northern Exposures is the result of thirty years of work in the labor movement on workplace health and safety and environmental protection. In the 1990s, the author had a central responsibility in moving the Canadian Labour Congress from its established work in health and safety into environmental protection, a story detailed in Northern Exposures. The book is a collection of published articles and reviews, linked by a new Introduction that shows the development of the thinking and actions of the Canadian labor movement in areas that were in constant flux. In health and safety and in environment, there was a major move away from remedial action and mitigation measures toward the new disciplines of prevention and their relation to sustainable development and green job creation. In both areas, there were impacts on the health disciplines of free trade agreements, risk analysis, and management systems, all of which are examined at length in Northern Exposures. The aim all along was not merely to respond to external pressures but to create an alternative vision and program that were coherent and well-articulated and also conducive to economic progress, green employment, cleaner technology, and healthy work. The scope of the book is wide ranging, including chemical policy regimes, cancer prevention, energy, resource and materials policy, and sustainable development.

Intended Audience: Public and social policy makers; health, safety, and environment representatives on workplace committees; labor historians; and industrial managers interested in how to reconcile the interests of workers with those of employers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895034014
Publisher:
Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I. THE CANADIAN LABOR MOVEMENT

Health and Safety at the Canadian Labour Congress

Chapter 1. The Right to Know about Chemical Hazards in Canada, 1982-2006

The Story of the Convergence

Chapter 2. Labour and the Environment at the Canadian Labour Congress—The Story of the Convergence

PART II. PREVENTION VERSUS CONTROL: EARLY MOVES

Chapter 3. Occupational Health: A Discipline Out of Focus

Chapter 4. Pesticide Reduction: A Case Study from Canada

PART III: POLLUTION PREVENTION IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

Chapter 5. The Canadian Labour Congress' Pollution Prevention Strategy

Chapter 6. Prevention and Transition

PART IV: CANCER PREVENTION

Chapter 7. Cancer Battles and the Sleep of Reason: Review

Books About Cancer: Pragmatic Purpose, Profound Analysis: Reviews

Chapter 8. The Politics of Cancer Revisited: Review

Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War: Review

Chapter 9. The Secret History of the War on Cancer: Review

PART V: FROM ENVIRONMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability: Materials Policy

Chapter 10. Industrial Materials: A Guidebook for the Future: Review

The Ecology of Commerce

Chapter 11. 'Natural Capitalism's' Bold Theory: Review

PART VI: INTERNATIONAL REGIMES IN HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT

Chapter 12. Beware ISO

Chapter 13.ISO and the WTO: A Report to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions' Working Party on Health, Safety, and Environment

Chapter 14. Health and Safety Management Systems: Liability or Asset?

Index

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