Technology, law, and the working environment /
Nicholas A. Ashford, Charles C. Caldart.
Rev. ed.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1996.
xxvii, 641 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
1559634464 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1996.
1559634464 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Nicholas A. Ashford is professor of technology and policy at MIT and adjunct faculty at the Harvard and Boston University Schools of Public Health Charles C. Caldart is lecturer in law and technology in the Department of Civil Engineering and research associate at the Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development at MIT
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This book discusses the evolution of technology, work and health since the turn of the century, then goes on to explore the economic and political forces that spurred the development of a variety of legal responses.
Main Description
Technology, Law, and the Working Environmentprovides a thorough discussion of the legal issues relevant to technology-related workplace problems. It includes detailed chapters that examine occupational health and safety, toxic substance regulations, technology bargaining, and the law as it applies to the work environment. The authors explore the scope of right-to-know requirements and other worker rights, and examine the legal consequences of injury and disease for both workers and firms.After discussing the evolution of technology, work, and health since the turn of the century, the authors explore the economic and political forces that spurred the development of a variety of legal responses.Among the topics considered are: costs of occupational disease and injury market alternatives to regulating health and safety the role of economic considerations in setting standards the usefulness of economic analysis in regulatory decisionmaking the relationship between environmental regulation and workplace regulation Throughout, the text is supplemented with excerpts from key judicial decisions and selected expert commentaries that provide valuable insights into how to use the law to best effect in the workplace.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Technology, Work, and Healthp. 1
Administrative Lawp. 41
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970p. 91
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976p. 193
Economic Issues in Occupational Health and Safetyp. 229
Regulation of Labor-Management Relations Under the National Labor Relations Actp. 259
Toxics Information Transfer in the Workplacep. 309
Retaliatory Employment Practicesp. 371
Compensation for Occupational Injury and Diseasep. 447
The Relationship Between Environmental and Workplace Regulationp. 501
The Occupational Safety and Health Actp. 537
The Toxic Substances Control Actp. 567
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