Integrating occupational health and safety with social and economic development

Eddington, Ian and Eddington, Noela (2004) Integrating occupational health and safety with social and economic development. In: 20th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organisation, 31 Aug 2004 - 1 Sept 2004, Beijing, China.

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The present day state of OH&S practice is briefly profiled and forces thought to have contributed to its development are listed. Four emerging socioeconomic conditions are identified: (1) sustainable development, (II) 9/11 trickledown, (III) the safe and civil society movement and social and responsible business itself, and (IV) evolution in thinking about profit, free riding, and cognitive dissonance. It is argued that these forces are driving an enhanced role for OH&S within social and economic development. Opportunities for APOSHO are discussed.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 21:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: occupational health and safety, sustainable development
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920505 Occupational Health

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