Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

Jason Foster and Bob Barnetson

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  • Published: February 2017
  • Subject Listing: Health
  • Bibliographic information: 280 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

This textbook provides workers and students with an introduction to effective injury prevention. It pays particular attention to how issues of precarious employment, gender, and ill-health can be better handled in Canadian occupational health and safety (OHS). Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces offers an extensive overview of central OHS concepts and practices and provides practical suggestions for health and safety advocacy. It attempts to bring OHS into a twenty-first century context by discussing contemporary workplaces and the health effects of new work processes and structures while recognizing that safety has gendered and racialized dimensions. Foster and Barnetson contend that the practice of occupational health and safety can only be understood if we acknowledge that workers and employers have conflicting interests.
Jason Foster is assistant professor of human resources and labour relations at Athabasca University. Bob Barnetson is professor of labour relations at Athabasca University, and the author of The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada and coeditor of Farm Workers in Western Canada: Injustice and Activism.