Karmel’s examples are portraits of the lives and dreams cut short and reports of the workplace incidents that tragically changed the lives of everyone around them. Dying to Work includes incidents from industries and jobs that we do not commonly associate with injuries and fatalities and highlights the risks faced by workers who are hidden in plain view all around us. While exposing the failure of safety laws that leave millions of workers without compensation and employers without any meaningful incentive to protect their workers, Karmel offers the reader some hope in the form of policy suggestions that may make American workers safer and employers more accountable. This is a book for anyone interested in issues of worker health and safety, and it will also serve as the cornerstone for courses in public policy, community health, labor studies, business ethics, regulation and safety, and occupational and environmental health policy.
|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface
1. America Goes to Work
2. The Torch That Lighted Up the Industrial Scene
3. Keeping Americans Safe at Work
4. Just the Facts
6. What Can We Do?
7. Are There Really Any Accidents?
What People are Saying About This
"Dying to Work offers readable, powerful human stories of workplace injuries and illnesses. Jonathan D. Karmel also offers well-presented arguments for addressing the issues and preventing like tragedies."
"In Dying to Work, Jonathan D. Karmel presents issues faced by workers in a full range of industries, many of which the general public doesn’t typically think of as hazardous. Using the powerful stories of individual fatality and injury cases is an effective way to introduce each worker health and safety topic."