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Title: The capture, release and recapture of occupational health and safety
Author: Arthur, Ryan
ISNI:       0000 0004 7966 7448
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2018
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Abstract:
This study will observe the British state's capture, release and recapture of occupational health and safety (OHS). The state incrementally 'captured' OHS via the passing of the nineteenth-century factories acts. The state developed new forms of intervention that grew in scope and ambition. However, such growth was problematic; the state gradually became overloaded by the accumulation of factories acts. Correspondingly, the state observed a surge of voluntary initiatives to prevent workplace accidents. Motivated by these developments, the state 'released' some of its responsibilities to non-departmental public bodies and non-state actors through the enactment of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The 'release' facilitated a network of non-departmental public bodies and non-state actors to expand and develop into a formidable OHS network. However, within just a few years of its existence, the OHS network was confronted by successive governments that sought to limit its autonomy and 'recapture' OHS.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.781111  DOI:
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