Sargeant, Malcolm.

Vulnerable Workers : Health, Safety and Well-being - Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2011. - 1 online resource (294 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; About the Editors; About the Contributors; Preface; 1 The Health, Safety and Well-being of Vulnerable Workers; 2 We've Been Down this Road Before: Vulnerable Work and Occupational Health in Historical Perspective; 5 Work Organisation, New Forms of Employment and Good Practices for Occupational Health and Safety: Evidence from Italy within the European Context; 6 Occupational Health and Safety of Migrant Workers: An International Concern 7 Occupational Health and Safety in Organisations: Applying Amartya Sen's Capability Approach and Organisational Climate8 The Health of Vulnerable Workers in Italy; 9 Employees Without Protections: The Misclassification of Vulnerable Workers in New York; 10 The Right to Occupational Health and Safety and its Legislation in China; 11 Seeking Solutions to Precarious Working in the Growth of New Zealand Dairy Farming - A Research Agenda; 12 Occupational Health and Safety of Contingent Migrant Labour in the Kuwait Construction Industry; Index

Vulnerable Workers considers the growth of job insecurity, the prevalence of flexible or temporary work, and the emergence of precarious forms of self-employment. It looks at new market economies, where economic development may occur at the expense of workers' lives and health, and the plight of migrant, transient and 'invisible' workers. The contributors also propose responses to the challenges they highlight. The role of employee representatives is examined, together with the potential to enhance worker capability through organisational change.

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Industrial hygiene.
Industrial safety.
Job security.
Precarious employment.


Electronic books.

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