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Author Nelkin, Dorothy.

Title Workers at risk : voices from the workplace / Dorothy Nelkin, Michael S. Brown
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984

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 MELB  363.110973 Nel/War  Unavailable C19
Description xvii, 220 pages : form ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- Introduction: The Dangerous Trades -- 1. Jobs and Risks -- 1. Working with Chemicals -- 2. Problems on the Job -- 2. Illnesses and Complaints -- Symptoms -- Associations -- 3. Anxieties and Fears -- "It Scares the Shit Out of Me" -- "I Worry about the Unknown" -- The Long Term -- "Will I Have Normal Kids?" -- 4. What's to Blame? -- Workplace Design -- Our Bosses -- Inadequate Knowledge -- The Profit Motive -- 3. Coping -- 5. Protection on the Job -- Taking Precautions -- Personal Protective Equipment -- Discomfort: "Like Working in a Clamshell" -- Practical Constraints: "It Gets in the Way" -- Social Constraints: "The Man from Mars" -- Wrong Equipment for the Job -- Engineering Controls -- 6. Adaptations -- "It's Just a Normal Part of the Job" -- "What You Can't Change, You Accept" -- "What's Our Alternative?" -- "It Won't Happen to Me" -- "It's Worth the Risk" -- 7. Activism -- "It's My Style" -- "I Got Radicalized" -- "No One Will Do It for You" -- "A Better Life for My Kids" -- "Activism Has Its Risks" -- 4. Recourse -- 8. If There's a Hazard -- The Company's Response -- The Union's Role -- Grievances and Work Stoppages -- 9. If I Call OSHA -- Responsibility and Regulation -- Access to OSHA -- Inspectors at Work -- 10. If I'm Sick -- Company Medical Services -- Compensation -- 5. Controlling Risks on the Job -- 11. Knowing the Risks -- "We Need to Know" -- The Problems of Getting Information -- Inadequate Training -- Technical Complexity -- Conflicts among Experts -- Management Control of Information -- Alternative Sources of Information -- 12. Controlling the Risks -- The Right to Health -- The Absence of Trust -- "Controlling Our Lives" -- The Workplace -- Technological Change -- Political Concerns -- Conclusion: The Social Dimensions of Risk -- Appendix 1: Biographical Information and Index -- Appendix 2A: Workers' Perceptions of Health Effects from Chemical Exposures -- Appendix 2B: Major Recognized Health Effects of Substances Identified by Respondents -- Appendix 3: Toxicological Concepts -- Appendix 4: Sample Material Safety Data Sheet -- Bibliographic Essay
Analysis United States Industrial health
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Subject Chemicals -- Safety measures.
Chemicals -- Health aspects.
Industrial hygiene -- United States.
Industrial safety -- United States.
Labor -- United States -- Attitudes.
Labor movement -- United States -- Attitudes.
Working class -- United States -- Attitudes.
Working class -- United States -- Attitudes.
Author Brown, Michael Stuart.
LC no. 83009319
ISBN 0226571270