Regulating Health and Safety in the British Mining Industries, 1800-1914

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
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This book explores the emergence and growth of state responsibility for safer and healthier working practices in British mining and the responses of labour and industry to expanding regulation and control. As such it will be valuable to all those with an interest in medical history, occupational health, legal history, and the social history of work in the nineteenth century.
  

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Contents

Industrialization and the Frequency and Nature of Risk
11
The Rise of a Reforming Interest and the Mines and Collieries
57
Organized Labour and the Home Office 69
87
Intervention in Coal Mining 18501887
99
The Kinnaird Commission and the Regulation of Metalliferous
127
The Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act of 1872
151
Scientific Technological and Medical Advances
183
Hazards and Heroics
213
Conclusion
243
Bibliography
251
Index
275
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About the author (2010)

Catherine Mills is lecturer in philosophy, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

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