Introduction to Global Occupational Safety and Health

Authored by: Thomas P. Fuller

Global Occupational Safety and Health Management Handbook

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138626720
eBook ISBN: 9780429056475
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Global Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is the study of worldwide worker injury, illness, and fatality. It is the study of the factors that influence the well-being of workers internationally. It is also the study of the differences in occupational morbidity and mortality rates between countries, why those differences exist, and what can be done to improve working conditions in all nations and geographic regions. Global OSH is the analysis of complex intersections and interactions between economics, politics, culture, and science. It is more than the typical measurement and reporting of workplace exposures to risks, but an in-depth analysis of why and how the risks and hazards exist, and what social, political, economic, and cultural factors lead to those risks.

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