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

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

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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.

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ID Code: 78225
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-9296.2005.00160.x
ISSN: 1472-9296
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Sage Publications Ltd.
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2014 03:56
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 04:08

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