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Author Barnetson, Bob, 1970-
Title The political economy of workplace injury in Canada / Bob Barnetson.
Imprint Edmonton : AU Press, [2010]

Series Labour across borders series, 1922-3552
Labour across borders series.
Subject 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.
Accidents, Occupational -- economics.
Occupational Diseases -- economics.
Occupational Health Services -- economics.
Occupational Health.
Public Policy.
Workers' Compensation -- economics.
injury prevention
work environments
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 268 pages) : portrait.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-263) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781926836010 (electronic bk.)
1926836014 (electronic bk.)
9781926836003 (paper)
1926836006 (paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612852077
OCLC # 671386896
Additional Format Print version: Barnetson, Bob, 1970- Political economy of workplace injury in Canada. Edmonton : AU Press, ©2010 9781926836003 (OCoLC)635556942