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Title Workplace health and safety : international perspectives on worker representation / edited by David Walters and Theo Nichols
Published Basingstoke, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xv, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Representing Workers on Health and Safety in the Modern World of Work / T. Nichols & D. Walters -- Worker Representation on Health and Safety in the UK: Problems With the Preferred Model and Beyond / T. Nichols & 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 -- 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 & D. Walters -- Reflections / P. James
Summary In many countries the regulation of health and safety at work underwent a new turn in the 1970s and 80s. This book brings together research that reviews the coverage and effectiveness of the consequent arrangements for worker representation on health and safety that exist in the EU generally, within this specifically in the UK, Spain, France and Sweden, and beyond this in Australia, Canada and the Baltic States. It examines the effectiveness of these arrangements in different countries and how they operate in different sectors and in organisational of different size. It also considers in some detail the conditions that support or constrain these arrangements in different countries, which are generally found wanting, and especially the impact upon them of major political and economic changes in recent years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Industrial hygiene.
Industrial safety.
Industrial relations.
Industrial management -- Employee participation.
occupational safety.
industrial relations.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Health & Safety.
Industrial hygiene
Industrial management -- Employee participation
Industrial relations
Industrial safety
Industrial relations.
Medbestämmande i arbetslivet.
Form Electronic book
Author Walters, David, 1950- editor.
Nichols, Theo, editor.
ISBN 9780230250529