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Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

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Book Series: OPEL (Open Paths to Enriched Learning) ISSN: 22912614 ISBN: 9781771991834 9781771991841 9781771991858 9781771991865 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771991834.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Workplace injuries happen every day and can profoundly affect workers, their families, and the communities in which they live. This textbook is for workers and students looking for an introduction to injury prevention on the job. It offers an extensive overview of central occupational health and safety (OHS) concepts and practices and provides practical suggestions for health and safety advocacy. Foster and Barnetson bring the field into the twenty-first century by including discussions of how precarious employment, gender, and ill-health can be better handled in Canadian OHS.Although they address the gendered and racialized dimensions of new work processes and structures in contemporary workplaces, 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. Who identifies what workplace hazards should be controlled is therefore a product of the broader political economy of employment and one that should be well understood by those working in the field.

Sairaanhoitajia Filippiineiltä

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ISBN: 9789520306991 Year: Pages: 120 Language: Finnish
Publisher: Tampere University Press
Subject: Sociology
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Nurses have been recruited to Finland from the Philippines since 2008. Although the numbers are relatively low, the phenomenon is new and has thus given rise to a manifold societal debate. It has been questioned, whether the international recruitment of nurses is an ethically and economically sustainable solution to the shortage of nursing staff in Finland. This publication serves as a forum where various agents in the international recruitment processes can get their voice to be heard. A multi-perspective approach is used to enable researchers to provide a fair, equivalent and empirically-validated illustration of the causes and consequences of international recruitment processes.

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