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February/March 2010 (vol. 06/5)

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The quality of working life

A proposal for a new regulatory framework

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Simon Pickvance argues for a new framework for the regulation and promotion of occupational health and safety.

Are our existing health and safety laws sufficient to protect the health of people at work in the next decade? There is a growing consensus that they are not, and that the impact of work on the health of individuals and communities needs a new approach. What has changed over the last 20 years to give rise to these doubts…

Simon Pickvance is senior adviser at Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service and an honorary research fellow at the School for Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield.

 

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2010 (vol. 06/5) pp30-34

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