Statutory occupational health and safety workplace arrangements for the modern labour market.

Johnstone, Richard and Quinlan, Michael and Walters, David (2005) Statutory occupational health and safety workplace arrangements for the modern labour market. The Journal of Industrial Relations, 47 (1). pp. 93-116. ISSN 0022-1856

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Abstract

Over the past 20 years there has been a significant refashioning of the labour market within Australia and other industrialised countries. This paper examines the implications of the growth of more flexible work arrangements for mechanisms designed to facilitate worker involvement in occupational health and safety at the workplace—a pivotal feature of post-Robens OHS legislation in Australia. It is argued that the growth of subcontracting, casual and home-based work has undermined both coverage and the effectiveness of these provisions, especially in a context where union membership and influence has also been declining. Looking at international experience, the paper examines a number of ways of remedying these deficiencies.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:Business School > Business & Management
ID Code:7138
Deposited On:17 Feb 2011 11:56
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