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Technology, law and the working environment
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New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991
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30000002164527 KF3570 A84 1991 Open Access Book

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Explores issues of industrial health and safety, with the emphasis on legal and regulatory aspects, in the context of the new materials, processes, and work organization being introduced into the workplace. Using a case-study approach, discusses such topics as workers' rights, the legal consequences of injury and disease, and opportunities for labor-management cooperation. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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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

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Chapter 1 Technology, Work, and Healthp. 1
Chapter 2 Administrative Lawp. 41
Chapter 3 The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970p. 91
Chapter 4 The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976p. 193
Chapter 5 Economic Issues in Occupational Health and Safetyp. 229
Chapter 6 Regulation of Labor-Management Relations Under the National Labor Relations Actp. 259
Chapter 7 Toxics Information Transfer in the Workplacep. 309
Chapter 8 Retaliatory Employment Practicesp. 371
Chapter 9 Compensation for Occupational Injury and Diseasep. 447
Chapter 10 The Relationship Between Environmental and Workplace Regulationp. 501
Appendix A The Occupational Safety and Health Actp. 537
Appendix B The Toxic Substances Control Actp. 567