Controlling occupational disease is now at the forefront of the debate over occupational health and safety. Although workplace injuries have received attention from labor, government, and insurance officials for many years, the general public has only recently become aware of the magnitude of the occupational disease problem. The surge in asbestos-related diseases has fostered greater public awareness and concern about the issue, as has the recent Johns-Manville bankruptcy.
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Structuring an Effective Occupational Disease Policy: Victim Compensation and Risk Regulation,
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