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Occupational Safety And Health

Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171853
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865352 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0019
Occupational Safety And Health

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This chapter addresses social injustice in relation to occupational safety and health. It provides an historic overview and discussion of the scope of the problem, a discussion of income inequalities in the United States, and various ways in which social injustice impacts on occupational safety and health. A box in the chapter describes the adverse impacts of economic globalization. The chapter describes what needs to be done, including educating workers, empowering communities, preventing discrimination, promoting workplace democracy and environmental justice, improving surveillance and research, reforming OSHA and workers' compensation, and promoting the role of organized labor.

Keywords: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; OSHA; health care; education; globalization; organized labor

Chapter.  7753 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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