Project: The changing legitimacy of health and safety at work


This project was submitted on 29/01/2014

This project will undergo a multi-level analysis of the development of social dialogues about occupational health and safety (OHS) between 1960 and 2012. Historical and contemporary sources (documentary, testimonial, and empirical) will be interrogated in order to explain changes; and used to understand how far a range of different social, political, and legal factors have influenced changes in public perceptions of OHS.

Occupational health & wellbeing, Policies, Regulation (OSH)
Agriculture, Aviation and Aerospace, Chemical, Construction, Education, Engineering, Entertainment and Leisure, Environmental and Waste management, Finance, Fire, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Local Authorities, Manufacturing, Media, Nuclear, Offices, Offshore, Other, Public Sector, Quarrying / Mining, Railway, Retail, Telecommunications, Transport

Organisation: University of Reading

PO Box 217,
RG6 6AH,
0118 987 5123

Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Almond

Other Researchers: Dr Mike Esbester and Dr Stavroula Leka

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