Lives in Peril: Profit or Safety in the Global Maritime Industry?

Lives in Peril: Profit or Safety in the Global Maritime Industry?

by D. Walters, N. Bailey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230573833
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/30/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Walters is Professor of Work Environment at Cardiff University, UK. He has written extensively on various aspects of the work environment, including employee representation and consultation on health and safety, the politics of health and safety at work, governance and regulation of health and safety, and chemical risks and health and safety in small firms.
Nick Bailey is a lecturer in Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK. As a former ship's officer and with ten years research experience in the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), his work has focused on issues of health, safety and risk in this highly globalised industry.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Health, Safety and Well-being of Seafarers: Understanding the Challenges PART I: THE HAZARDS OF WORK AT SEA 1. A Picture of Health? Evidence of Mortality and Morbidity Amongst Merchant Seafarers 2. The Hazards of Work in Merchant Shipping PART II: THE STRUCTURE AND OPERATION OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY AND ITS APPROACH TO REGULATING THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 3. The Structure and Organisation of the Maritime Industry 4. Regulatory Features of the Maritime Industry 5. Managing Health and Safety at Sea PART III: UNDERSTANDING VULNERABILITY IN A GLOBALISED INDUSTRY 6. Managing Health and Safety at Sea: Limits to the Conventional Approach 7. The Role of Organised Labour 8. Governance and Regulation: Drivers and Leverage in Support of Improved Management of Health and Safety at Sea 9. Conclusions

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