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Frontline safety: understanding the workplace as a site of regulatory engagement

Almond, P. and Gray, G. C. (2017) Frontline safety: understanding the workplace as a site of regulatory engagement. Law and Policy, 31 (1). pp. 5-29. ISSN 1467-9930

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/lapo.12070

Abstract/Summary

The concept of frontline safety encapsulates an approach to occupational health and safety that emphasizes the 'other side of the regulatory relationship' – the ways in which safety culture, individual responsibility, organizational citizenship, trust, and compliance are interpreted and experienced at the local level. By exploring theoretical tensions over the most appropriate way of conceptualizing and framing frontline regulatory engagement, we can better identify the ways in which conceptions of individuals (as rational, responsible, economic actors) are constructed and maintained through workplace interactions and decision-making, as part of the fulfilment of the ideological and constitutive needs of neoliberal labor markets.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:65085
Publisher:Wiley

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