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Regulation and risk : occupational health and safety on the railways

Author: Bridget M Hutter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines the impact of a system of enforced self-regulation on the corporate life of British Railways. The book raises important questions about how workplace risks are managed and what influence the law can have.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget M Hutter
ISBN: 9780199242504 019924250X
OCLC Number: 826852961
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Concepts and Orientations ; 2. The Railway Industry in Britain ; 3. Railways and Risk ; 4. The Law and the Railway Inspectorate ; 5. The Social Dimensions of Knowledge ; 6. Industry Enforced Self-Regulation ; 7. Participative Regulation? ; 8. The Communication of Risk ; 9. Understandings of Risk and Uncertainty ; 10. Risk-Taking and Compliance ; 11. Privatization and the Safety Cascade ; 12. Conclusion: Regulating Risk in Economic Life ; Appendix 1. Data Collection ; Appendix 2. Interview Schedules
Responsibility: Bridget M. Hunter.

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Regulating the risks associated with economic activities is a feature of modern societies and one in which the state increasingly seeks to co-opt the regulatory powers of corporations. This study  Read more...

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...thorough and well-argued analysis of health and safety work in a large organisation. * Risk Management vol 5 no 2 * This excellent book is an important contribution to the regulatory debate. * Read more...

 
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