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Technology, Law, and the Working Environment provides a thorough discussion of the legal issues relevant to technology-related workplace problems. It includes detailed chapters that examine occupational health and safety, toxic substance regulations, technology bargaining, and the law as it applies to the work environment. The authors explore the scope of right-to-know requirements and other worker rights, and examine the legal consequences of injury and disease for both workers and firms.After discussing the evolution of technology, work, and health since the turn of the century, the authors explore the economic and political forces that spurred the development of a variety of legal responses.Among the topics considered are: costs of occupational disease and injury market alternatives to regulating health and safety the role of economic considerations in setting standards the usefulness of economic analysis in regulatory decisionmaking the relationship between environmental regulation and workplace regulation Throughout, the text is supplemented with excerpts from key judicial decisions and selected expert commentaries that provide valuable insights into how to use the law to best effect in the workplace.

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Technology, Law, and the Working Environment provides a thorough discussion of the legal issues relevant to technology-related problems in the workplace. It includes detailed treatment of worker health and safety, toxic substances regulations, technology bargaining, economic issues, and the right to know.

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Nicholas A. Ashford is professor of technology and policy at MIT and adjunct faculty at the Harvard and Boston University Schools of Public Health.

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