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Spilling oil, spilling blood: cost and corporate decision-making concerning safe working practices

Sampson, Helen 2011. Spilling oil, spilling blood: cost and corporate decision-making concerning safe working practices. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety 9 (1) , pp. 17-32.

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Abstract

This paper revisits discussions about the best ways for regulators to protect employees from accidents at work. It focuses on a case study example from a globalised, outsourced and offshored sector - namely, the shipping industry. Using the illustrative example of a large and reputable ship operator, it discusses the understandings that onshore and sea-based staff have of company policies and practices with regard to safety. It considers these alongside responses to environmental regulation and associated penalties. The paper concludes that, in relation to environmental protection, penalties are set sufficiently high to effect a real change in practice in this industry. However, the same cannot be said with regard to fatal accidents at sea.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fatalities; regulation; safety; shipping
Publisher: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
ISSN: 1477-3996
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:43
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/25450

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