Those studying areas of health and safety law, industrial law and industrial relations. It will also be of interest to regulators and policy makers, trade unions as well as those working in business.
Neil Gunningham, Professor of Law and Director of the, Australian Centre for Environmental Law at The Australian National University, Canberra, and Richard Johnstone, Associate Professor at the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne
"... for me, this is the most sophisticated attempt thus far to develop a model of self-regulation for the current politico-economic conjuncture... Regulating Workplace Safety needs to be taken seriously" - Steve Tombs, Risk Management, An International Journal, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2002
"This new book uses many of the latest theoretical discussions of regulation... proposals are articulated clearly and defended with reference to practical examples drawn from around the world, but with special emphasis upon the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, and Denmark... the policy prescriptions laid out so clearly in the text are certainly worth considering and experimenting with." - Comparative Labor Law Policy Journal
Table of abbreviations
From compliance to best practice in OHS: The roles of specification, performance and systems-based standards
Towards a systems-based approach: Voluntarism, legislation or incentives?
Two paths to enlightenment: A two-track approach to regulation
From adversarialism to partnership: Track two regulation
The top of the enforcement pyramid: rethinking the place of criminal sanctions in OHS regulation
Bigger sticks: Tougher and more flexible sanctions for OHS offenders