Technology Law and the Working Environment: Revised Edition / Edition 1

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Overview

<p>Technology, Law, and the Working Environment provides a thorough discussion of the legal issues relevant to technology-related workplace problems. It includes detailed chapters that examine occupational health and safety, toxic substance regulations, technology bargaining, and the law as it applies to the work environment. The authors explore the scope of right-to-know requirements and other worker rights, and examine the legal consequences of injury and disease for both workers and firms.<p>After discussing the evolution of technology, work, and health since the turn of the century, the authors explore the economic and political forces that spurred the development of a variety of legal responses.<p>Among the topics considered are: <ul> <li>costs of occupational disease and injury <li>market alternatives to regulating health and safety <li>the role of economic considerations in setting standards <li>the usefulness of economic analysis in regulatory decision-making <li>the relationship between environ-mental regulation and workplace regulation</ul> Throughout, the text is supplemented with excerpts from key judicial decisions and selected expert commentaries that provide valuable insights into how to use the law to best effect in the workplace.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559634465
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 668
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Technology, Work, and Health
Chapter 2. Administrative Law
Chapter 3. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
Chapter 4. The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
Chapter 5. Economic Issues in Occupational Health and Safety
Chapter 6. Regulation of Labor-Management Relations under the National Labor Relations Act
Chapter 7. Toxics Information Transfer in the Workplace
Chapter 8. Retaliatory Employment Practices
Chapter 9. Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease
Chapter 10. The Relationship Between Environmental and Workplace Regulation
 
Appendix A. The Occupational Safety and Health Act
Appendix B. The Toxic Substances Control Act
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