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[book cover] The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada

Bob Barnetson

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June 2010

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Fabriks: Studies in the Working Class

Business & Economics / Political & International Studies


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About the Book

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 the standard legitimacy. Dr. Bob 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 the Author

Dr. Bob Barnetson is an assistant professor of labour relations at Athabasca University. He has worked for the Alberta Labour Relations Board, the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board, and the Alberta government.








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DownloadPart Three. Critique of OHS in Canada

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DownloadPart Six. Worker Benefits and Claims Management

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