Reforming the Workplace: A Study of Self-Regulation in Occupational Safety - Law in Social Context (Hardback)Joseph Rees (author)
Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 01/11/1988
- Not available
Government regulatory agencies are too often tangled webs of bureaucracy, fraught with internal politics and in conflict with both industries and individuals. How to instigate and implement the needed reform is a timely issue that is currently being debated. Reforming the Workplace is an account of a successful program that is now a model for nationwide improvements in various regulatory agencies. Joseph Rees's focus is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which in 1982 announced a major shift in policy, from strict government regulation to self-regulation by industries with proven safety records. In California, this resulted in the Cooperative Compliance Program (CCP), an arrangement among labor unions, management, and California OSHA that became responsible for overseeing safety regulations at seven large construction sites throughout the state. In his detailed study of the CCP, Joseph Rees provides important empirical data and assesses the reasons the program succeeded. That success is so important, he demonstrates, because the CCP represents a different approach to reform, self-regulation, that can be extended to and tailored for many troubled agencies. Reforming the Workplace is a comprehensive study that will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of law and social policy in general, and of federal regulation policies in particular.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at