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Toil and toxics. Workplace struggles and political strategies for occupational health.
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1992 Sep; :1-226
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.
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Workplace-studies; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Control-methods; Racial-factors; Occupational-health; Risk-factors; Regulations
Soc & Administrative Hlth Scis University of California 418 Warren Hall Berkeley, CA 94720
Final Grant Report
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, K01-OH-00075, 226 pages, 215 references
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
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