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Industry Enforced Self-Regulation

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

The Health and Safety Work Act, 1974, instituted a system of enforced self-regulation which placed the primary responsibility for health and safety within the industry. This chapter considers the ... More


The Health and Safety Executive

Tony Prosser

in The Regulatory Enterprise: Government, Regulation, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579839
eISBN:
9780191594472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579839.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter applies the arguments developed in Chapter 1 to the Health and Safety Executive. It describes the origins of the Executive, stressing its continuity and the importance of its tripartite ... More


Participative Regulation?

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

An important objective of the philosophy underlying the Health and Safety Work Act, 1974, was to incorporate employees as participatory rather than as passive agents in the workplace. This chapter ... More


Risk-Taking and Compliance

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Chapter 9 showed that majority of respondents had a broadly accurate understanding of where, why, and how accidents happened within their working environment. This chapter further examines how risk ... More


The Law: Regulatory Objectives and the Social Dimensions of Knowledge

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter draws on research data collected from staff across British Railways to consider how much they knew about the general regulatory provisions for their occupational health and safety. It ... More


Conversion Arguments: Health and Safety Regulation

N. Scott Arnold

in Imposing Values: Liberalism and Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374964
eISBN:
9780199871490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374964.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter articulates conversion arguments for and against the regulatory regimes overseen by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer ... More


Privatization and the Safety Cascade

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

The years immediately following the data collection for this research witnessed an acceleration of trends already in evidence during the research period. The privatization process came to a climax in ... More


The Railway Inspectorate: Regulatory Objectives and the Social Dimensions of Knowledge

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

The main agency tasked with regulating the railways at the time of data collection was the Railway Inspectorate, which decided on behalf of the state how the law and its objectives were given meaning ... More


The Communication of Risk: Information about Health and Safety

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers the sources of information available to British Railways (BR) staff as well as health and safety training courses and different types of information. Most BR employees were ... More


Regulatory inaction? Regulation without enforcement

Steve Tombs

in Social Protection After the Crisis: Regulation without enforcement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447313755
eISBN:
9781447313786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313755.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The focus of this chapter is on the trajectories of state enforcement of regulatory law in the context of three areas of social protection, spanning national and local regulatory bodies in the UK: ... More


Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency

Keith Hawkins

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243891
eISBN:
9780191714184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243891.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This is a book about the life of the legal system. Its object is to illustrate a way of thinking about decision-making using the example of prosecution cases in a regulatory agency. The study focuses ... More


Understandings of Risk and Uncertainty

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter considers how much British Railways employees knew about the accidents that happened at work and the impact of these accidents. It also considers respondents' more general understanding ... More


Formal Structure and Practice

Keith Hawkins

in Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243891
eISBN:
9780191714184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243891.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The decision field marks out the boundaries of a legal decision-maker's mandate, creating the particular setting within which decisions are made. The field is defined by the law, the legal ... More


The Railway Industry and Risk

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

On the railway, risks are often viewed in terms of potential outcomes — most prominently fatalities and injuries. This chapter considers available information about occupational health and safety on ... More


Constituting and Controlling Risk Management: The Regulation of Economic Life

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter draws together the main conclusions arising from the empirical study and considers the theoretical and policy implications arising from these. Topics discussed include regulating risks ... More


Sleep, law, and policy

C.B. Jones, C.J. Lee, and S.M.W. Rajaratnam

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the intersection between sleep, law, and policy. It briefly discusses the types of actions some governments around the world have taken in response to some of the societal ... More


Social Protection After the Crisis: Regulation without enforcement

Steve Tombs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447313755
eISBN:
9781447313786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313755.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

A relatively unexplored aspect of UK austerity politics has been intense anti-regulatory pressures in the name of ‘freeing’ private capital to produce wealth, employment and tax revenues. Focusing on ... More


Ideological Origins of the Global Framework

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the cultural political strategies at work in the negotiation and adoption of Convention No. 155, which resulted in a global labor rights policy that was not safe for workers, ... More


Opportunities for Improving Working Conditions through International Agreements

STEPHEN PURSEY, PAVAN BAICHOO, and JUKKA TAKALA

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Public policy can help create an institutional framework that enables businesses to shift away from low wages, low skills, low productivity, and low occupational health and safety protections towards ... More


Regulatory Public Goods

N. Scott Arnold

in Imposing Values: Liberalism and Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374964
eISBN:
9780199871490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374964.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Conceiving of the ends of the modern liberal regulatory agenda as public goods is a more promising approach than it might first appear, but in the end, it too does not succeed. This chapter ... More


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