Worker Representation and Workplace Health and Safety

Worker Representation and Workplace Health and Safety

by D. Walters, T. Nichols


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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)

About 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).

Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATION AND CONSULTATION ON HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK AND THE EVIDENCE OF ITS EFFECTIVENESS The Development of Statutory Measures on Worker Health and Safety Representation The Effectiveness of Representative Worker Participation PART TWO: REPRESENTATION AND CONSULTATION IN TWO INDUSTRIES: CASE STUDIES The Chemicals Industry The Construction Industry PART THREE: WHAT WORKS AND ITS POLICY IMPLICATIONS Implementing Effective Worker Representation and Consultation Conclusions and Ways Forward?

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