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Public Interest Lost

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The fundamental principle—that government has a vital role to play in protecting people from harm—could lead to endless arguments in the arena of traditional social welfare programs over exactly when ... More


The Roles of Government in Protecting and Promoting Occupational and Environmental Health

Gregory R. Wagner and Emily A. Spieler

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the roles of government in promoting occupational and environmental health, with a focus on the U.S. federal government. Governmental interventions, as described here, can ... More


A Prejudice Which May Cloud the Mentality: The Making of Objectivity in Early Twentieth-Century Occupational Health

Christopher Sellers

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.11
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Today, environmental health professionals assess hazards in the workplace or the outside air by comparing sampled levels against official Threshold Limit Values (TLV's). But before today's reliance ... More


Occupational Safety And Health

Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171853
eISBN:
9780199865352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses social injustice in relation to occupational safety and health. It provides an historic overview and discussion of the scope of the problem, a discussion of income inequalities ... More


Occupational Health and Safety

Linda Rae Murray

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914653
eISBN:
9780190914684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914653.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Social injustice in the workplace is demonstrated by health disparities and by disproportionate representation of workers of color in the most hazardous jobs. It is also demonstrated by the lack of ... More


Unequal Exposures

Susanna Rankin Bohme

in Toxic Injustice: A Transnational History of Exposure and Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520278981
eISBN:
9780520959811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278981.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1977, California chemical production workers publicly linked their sterility to DBCP exposure. Responses to these complaints increased the inequalities in exposure among workers, even as controls ... More


Challenges Anew

D. Clayton Brown

in King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the various challenges faced by the cotton industry. These include occupational illnesses such as byssinosis, or brown lung disease, which affects workers in cotton textile ... More


The Judiciary

in The People's Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety, and the Environment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772028
eISBN:
9780226772042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772042.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of cases involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's attempts to regulate toxic chemical exposures in the workplace, in order to illustrate the ... More


Defending Enterprise

Jefferson Decker

in The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

By the early 1970s, the growth of the regulatory state and the emergence of public-interest law began to worry prominent conservatives in the legal profession and business community. In 1971, ... More


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