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Enforcing OSHA: The Role of Labor Unions

David Weil, School of Management, Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Room 520A, Boston, MA 02215-1704, 617-353-4615, David_Weil@ksg.harvard.edu

Employee exercise of rights granted them under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Mine Health and Safety Act (as well as other workplace regulations) play a critical role in the implementation of those statutes. Workers in workplaces represented by labor unions are significantly more likely likely to exercise those rights because of the protections unions afford workers who complain, as well as the role that unions play as agents for employees. This talk will review evidence that as a result of these factors, implementation of OSHA, MSHA, and other workplace policies is positively affected by the presence of labor unions.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to

Keywords: Workforce, Occupational Safety

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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Workers' Freedom To Join Unions: It's A Public Health Issue

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA