Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada, The by Bob Barnetson
(Labour Across Borders)

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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 standard legitimacy. 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.


About Bob Barnetson

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Bob Barnetson is an assistant professor of labourrelations at Athabasca University. He has worked for the Alberta LabourRelations Board, the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board, and theAlberta government.
Published November 10, 2010 by University of Washington Press. 284 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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