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Worker Representation and Workplace Health and Safety
     

Worker Representation and Workplace Health and Safety

by D. Walters, T. Nichols
 
This book considers worker representation on health and safety at work. Using international and UK case studies and materials, it examines how existing arrangements deliver results, interrogating the dominant regulatory model. This book is vital for those interested in industrial relations, health and safety, and worker representation.

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This book considers worker representation on health and safety at work. Using international and UK case studies and materials, it examines how existing arrangements deliver results, interrogating the dominant regulatory model. This book is vital for those interested in industrial relations, health and safety, and worker representation.

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"The subject of this excellent book - workers representation in workplace health and safety - is relevant to both policy and practice...This exemplary book reaffirms that OHS has to be understood in the context of the social relations of production and strengthens the evidence of the preventative role of workers representation (and not only 'participation') in occupational safety and health at a time when the 'safety is good for business' discourse is dominant, but promotes more underreporting than prevention measures." - Genevieve Baril-Gingras, Universite Laval

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230001947
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/12/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
177
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID WALTERS is Professor of Work Environment at the Seafarers' International Research Centre, Cardiff University, Wales, and editor of the journal Policy and Practice in Health and Safety. He has researched and written extensively on the social relations of health and safety in the UK and elsewhere, as well as on work environment regulation generally.

THEO NICHOLS is Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Wales. He has written widely in the field of Econommic Sociology, including on the sociology of industrial injury. His most recent books include Global Management and Local Labour (with Nadir Sugur), Labour in a Global World (with Surhan Cam), and The Other Car Workers (with Erol Kahveci).

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