1st Edition

Northern Exposures
A Canadian Perspective on Occupational Health and Environment





ISBN 9780415784368
Published February 6, 2017 by Routledge
194 Pages

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'Northern Exposures' is an important and thought-provoking book that shows how the labor movement has embraced environmental protection and is beginning to create a new and more sustainable vision for the future. Dave Bennett's knowledge and commitment shine through. He is, by turns, the skeptical philosopher sifting the evidence and the passionate partisan arguing for the rights of the people. It makes for a rich and exhilarating mixture.-Nigel Crisp, Permanent Secretary, U.K. Department of Health, and Chief Executive, National Health Service (2000-2006), Author, Turning the World Upside Down: The Search for Global Health in the 21st Century (Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2010)

Table of Contents

Preface
 Acknowledgments
 Introduction

PART I. THE CANADIAN LABOR MOVEMENT


Health and Safety at the Canadian Labour Congress
Chapter 1. The Right to Know about Chemical Hazards in Canada, 1982-2006


The Story of the Convergence
Chapter 2. Labour and the Environment at the Canadian Labour Congress—The Story of the Convergence

PART II. PREVENTION VERSUS CONTROL: EARLY MOVES
Chapter 3. Occupational Health: A Discipline Out of Focus
Chapter 4. Pesticide Reduction: A Case Study from Canada

PART III: POLLUTION PREVENTION IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 5. The Canadian Labour Congress’ Pollution Prevention Strategy
Chapter 6. Prevention and Transition

PART IV: CANCER PREVENTION
Chapter 7. Cancer Battles and the Sleep of Reason: Review


Books About Cancer: Pragmatic Purpose, Profound Analysis: Reviews
Chapter 8. The Politics of Cancer Revisited: Review
                   Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War: Review
Chapter 9. The Secret History of the War on Cancer: Review

PART V: FROM ENVIRONMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY


Sustainability: Materials Policy
Chapter 10. Industrial Materials: A Guidebook for the Future: Review


The Ecology of Commerce
Chapter 11. ‘Natural Capitalism’s’ Bold Theory: Review

PART VI: INTERNATIONAL REGIMES IN HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 12. Beware ISO
Chapter 13.ISO and the WTO: A Report to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions’ Working Party on Health, Safety, and Environment
Chapter 14. Health and Safety Management Systems: Liability or Asset?

Index

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