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The political economy of workplace injury in Canada [electronic resource] / Bob Barnetson.

By: Barnetson, Bob, 1970-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Labour across borders series: Publisher: Edmonton : AU Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 268 p.) : port.ISBN: 9781926836010 (electronic bk.); 1926836014 (electronic bk.); 9781926836003 (paper); 1926836006 (paper).Subject(s): Industrial safety -- Economic aspects -- Canada | Industrial safety -- Political aspects -- Canada | Industrial hygiene -- Economic aspects -- Canada | Industrial accidents -- Canada -- Costs | Occupational diseases -- Canada -- Costs | Workers' compensation -- Canada | Occupational Diseases -- economics -- Canada | Accidents, Occupational -- economics -- Canada | Occupational Health -- Canada | Occupational Health Services -- economics -- Canada | Public Policy -- Canada | Workers' Compensation -- economics -- Canada | Business | Social Science | S�ecurit�e du travail -- Aspect �economique -- Canada | S�ecurit�e du travail -- Aspect politique -- Canada | Hygi�ene industrielle -- Aspect �economique -- Canada | Travail -- Accidents -- Canada -- Co�ut | Maladies professionnelles -- Canada -- Co�ut | Travail -- Accidents -- Indemnisation -- Canada | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Health & Safety | injury prevention | work environments | governmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Political economy of workplace injury in Canada.DDC classification: 363.110971 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Perspectives on workplace injury -- Purpose of this book -- Preventing workplace injury -- Compensating workplace injury -- Major conclusions.
Summary: Workplace injuries are common, avoidable, and unacceptable. The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada reveals how employers and governments engage in ineffective injury prevention efforts, intervening only when necessary to maintain the standard legitimacy. Dr. Bob Barnetson sheds light on this faulty system, highlighting the way in which employers create dangerous work environments yet pour billions of dollars into compensation and treatment. Examining this dynamic clarifies the way in which production costs are passed on to workers in the form of workplace injuries.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-263) and index.

Introduction -- Perspectives on workplace injury -- Purpose of this book -- Preventing workplace injury -- Compensating workplace injury -- Major conclusions.

Workplace injuries are common, avoidable, and unacceptable. The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada reveals how employers and governments engage in ineffective injury prevention efforts, intervening only when necessary to maintain the standard legitimacy. Dr. Bob Barnetson sheds light on this faulty system, highlighting the way in which employers create dangerous work environments yet pour billions of dollars into compensation and treatment. Examining this dynamic clarifies the way in which production costs are passed on to workers in the form of workplace injuries.

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