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Toil and toxics. Workplace struggles and political strategies for occupational health.

Authors
Robinson-JC
Source
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1992 Sep; :1-226
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00234557
Abstract
A historical, economic, and political analysis of worker efforts to control workplace hazards was presented. Topics included: alternative strategies for controlling workplace hazards; the worker's tendency to pursue voice strategies as opposed to exit strategies; the increasing involvement of labor unions in occupational safety and health; solutions to shop floor conflict between labor and management that affect worker productivity and corporate profits; the high hazards and low wages offered by these occupations; racial inequality and the logic of the work market; the politics of the right to know movement; the encouragement of worker responses to occupational safety and health hazards; and the politics of regulation. The author concludes that the exit, voice, legal, and regulatory strategies help workers to achieve safety and justice in the workplace. The author hopes the book would contribute to the development of more effective public health and environmental strategies in the future.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Workplace-studies; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Control-methods; Racial-factors; Occupational-health; Risk-factors; Regulations
Contact
Soc & Administrative Hlth Scis University of California 418 Warren Hall Berkeley, CA 94720
Publication Date
19920929
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
97183
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-00075
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Grants-other
Source Name
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, K01-OH-00075, 226 pages, 215 references
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
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