Evaluating Work: Enforcing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in the United States, Canada and Sweden


Daniel B. Klaff


The United States’ occupational safety and health enforcement system is breaking down. Klaff argues that much of this breakdown has to do with a fundamental lack of worker participation in the United States’ safety and health system. Klaff makes his case by comparing and contrasting the history and enforcement schemes of the United States, Canada, and Sweden. After arguing for economic rights as human rights, Klaff concludes by offering a set of recommendations for the United States’ occupational safety and health system based upon his value-centered analysis.


Business Organizations Law | Commercial Law | Comparative and Foreign Law | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | Health Law and Policy | Human Rights Law | International Law | Labor and Employment Law | Law | Law and Economics | Law and Society | Social Welfare Law | Workers' Compensation Law

Date of this Version

August 2004