Outsourcing risk -the regulation of occupational health and safety where subcontractors are employed

Johnstone, Richard, Mayhew, Claire, & Quinlan, Michael (2000) Outsourcing risk -the regulation of occupational health and safety where subcontractors are employed. Comparative Labor Law Journal & Policy Journal, 22(2&3), pp. 351-394.

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Abstract

The subcontracting out of production tasks and services is not a new phenomenon, but from the late 1970s, and more especially over the last 15years, the practice-now frequently referred to as outsourcing-has grown substantially across a range of industries in most industrialized countries.Recent surveys undertaken in the United States,Europe,and Australia have all identified a rapid increase in outsourcing/subcontracting, especially amongst large private and public sector organizations. The Second Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey found that the number of contractors, agency workers, outworkers, and volunteers had increased by almost 40% in the last 5 years to 1997 with contracting out more common in the public sector than the private sector. Outsourcing has become a major tool by which large organizations have sought to increase competitiveness/cut costs, bypass regulatory controls, and secure more flexible employment arrangements.

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ID Code: 78222
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 University of Illinois * College of Law
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2014 05:14
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 03:57

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