Workplace Health and Safety: International Perspectives on Worker Representation

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This book provides a cutting edge look at the experience of worker representation in the employment relations of workplace health and safety. Examining the extent to which existing arrangements deliver results, this book reflects on whether the effectiveness of worker representation is eroded or enhanced by current regulatory and organizational constructs.

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Overview

This book provides a cutting edge look at the experience of worker representation in the employment relations of workplace health and safety. Examining the extent to which existing arrangements deliver results, this book reflects on whether the effectiveness of worker representation is eroded or enhanced by current regulatory and organizational constructs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230214859
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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DAVID WALTERS is Professor of Work Environment and Director of the Cardiff Work Environment Research Centre, UK. He has written and researched widely on the political economy of workplace health and safety, as well as its management regulation, and industrial relations.

THEO NICHOLS is Distinguished Research Professor, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Wales, UK. He has researched and written widely in the field of economic sociology, including on industrial injury and health and safety.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Representing workers on health and safety in the modern world of work—T. Nichols and D. Walters

PART I: REPRESENTING WORKERS ON HEALTH AND SAFETY: IMPLEMENTING THE PREFERRED MODEL IN EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA
Worker representation on health and safety in the UK: problems with the preferred model and beyond—T. Nichols and D. Walters
Institutional arrangements on health and safety representation in Australia—R. Johnstone
France: The impact of health and safety representation in France: an empirical study—T. Coutrot
Spain: A Spanish survey on the activities of safety representatives—A. M. Garcia
An afterword on European Union policy and practice—L. Vogel

PART II: CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES FOR WORKER REPRESENTATION IN THE MODERN WORLD OF WORK
Representing workers on health and safety in precarious employment: Some Canadian experiences—W. Lewchuck
Employee 'voice' and working environment in post-communist New Member States: An empirical analysis of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—C. Woolfson
Health and safety representation and small firms: reflections from Sweden—K. Frick
Trade union strategies to support representation on health and safety in Australia and the UK: integration or isolation? R. Loudoun and D. Walters
Reflections—Phil James

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