Workplace health and safety : international perspectives on worker representation / edited by David Walters and Theo Nichols.
Contributor(s): Walters, David | Nichols, Theo.Material type: BookPublisher: Basingstoke, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.Copyright date: ©2009Description: xv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781349303380Subject(s): Industrial hygiene | Industrial safety | Industrial relations | Industrial management -- Employee participation
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. 1. National arrangements for workers' representation: case studies from Europe and Australia. Worker representation on health and safety in the UK -- problems with the preferred model and beyond -- The Australian framework for worker participation in occupational health and safety -- Health and safety committees in France: an empirical analysis -- Characteristics, activities and perceptions of Spanish safety representatives -- An afterword on European Union policy and practice -- pt. 2. Challenges and strategies for worker representation in the modern world of work -- Precarious employment and the internal responsibility system: some Canadian experiences -- Employee 'voice' and working environment in the new member states: translating policy into practice in the Baltic States -- Health and safety representation in small firms: a Swedish success that is threatened by political and labour market changes -- Trade union strategies to support representation on health and safety in Australia and the UK: integration or isolation? -- Worker representation and health and safety: reflections on the past, present and future.
"In many countries the regulation of health and safety at work underwent a new turn in the 1970s and 1980s. 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 organisations 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."-- Back cover.