Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Book — xi, 177 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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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Despite gradual improvements in safety technology over the course of the last century, work related fatalities, injuries and ill-health still represent a major and unacceptable burden on both society and the economy in most countries. The failure of employers to properly discharge their legal duties to prevent this harm to their employees, provides strong ethical and pragmatic reasons why people at work should have rights to adequate representation of their health and safety interests. This book considers the practice of such worker representation on health and safety at work. Drawing on ten case studies from the UK construction and chemicals industries, it critically analyzes existing statistical data, brings together a wide range of international materials, and examines the extent to which existing arrangements deliver results. It finds that whereas worker representation can improve health and safety, the preconditions for this are only present in a minority of workplaces. Proposals are made to redress the weaknesses of the currently dominant regulatory model. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Basingstoke, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Book — xv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Worker representation on health and safety in the UK : problems with the preferred model and beyond / Theo Nichols and David Walters
The Australian framework for worker participation in occupational health and safety / Richard Johnstone
Health and safety committees in France : an empirical analysis / Thomas Coutrot
Characteristics, activities and perceptions of Spanish safety representatives / Ana M. García, Maria J. López-Jacob, Isabel Dudzinski, Rafael Gadea and Fernando Rodrigo
An afterword on European Union policy and practice / Laurent Vogel and David Walters
Precarious employment and the internal responsibility system : some Canadian experiences / Wayne Lewchuk, Marlea Clarke and Alice de Wolff
Employee 'voice' and working environment in the new member states : translating policy into practice in the Baltic states / Charles Woolfson, Dace Calite, and Epp Kallaste
Health and safety representation in small firms : a Swedish success that is threatened by political and labour market changes / Kaj Frick
Trade union strategies to support representation on health and safety in Australia and the UK : integration or isolation? / Rebecca Loudoun and David Walters
Worker representation and health and safety : reflections on the past, present and future / Phil James.
A cutting edge look at the experience of worker representation in the employment relations of workplace health and safety. Examining the extent to which existing arrangements deliver results, this book reflects on whether the effectiveness of worker representation is eroded or enhanced by current regulatory and organizational constructs. (source: Nielsen Book Data)