The Importance of Taking Technological Innovation Into Account in Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Worker Health and Safety Regulation

@inproceedings{Ashford1997TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Taking Technological Innovation Into Account in Estimating the Costs and Benefits of Worker Health and Safety Regulation},
  author={Nicholas A. Ash́ford},
  year={1997}
}
Regulation of worker health and safety is acknowledged to result in health benefits to workers and economic costs to employers. The latter are sometimes shared by workers and consumers in the form of lower wages/salary increases and higher prices. However, the history of occupational health and safety regulation in the United States over the last twenty years reveals that this simplified view of regulation neglects the important role that technological innovation plays in (1) reducing the… CONTINUE READING