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Risky Business : Genetic Testing and Exclusionary Practices in the Hazardous Workplace - Elaine Draper

Risky Business

Genetic Testing and Exclusionary Practices in the Hazardous Workplace

Paperback Published: 13th January 1992
ISBN: 9780521422482
Number Of Pages: 336

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At a time when more corporate employers are using genetic information as a cornerstone of their hiring practices, when workers find their chromosomes considered alongside their resumes, the ramifications of genetic testing demand further examination. Risky Business analyzes health screening in the workplace - three major types of testing are examined: genetic screening in which job applicants and employees are tested for inherited traits that may predispose them to the disease:genetic monitoring that aims to detect genetic damage among current employees that could indicate exposure to dangerous chemicals; and teratogenic risk in which laboratory cultures and animals are used to provide evidence of the effects of chemical exposure on humans.

Foreword Nicholas
Genetic testing and exclusionary practices in the workplace: risk, power, and controversy
the rise of the genetic paradigm for occupational risk
Competing conceptions of safety: high-risk workers or high-risk work?
Sex, race, and genetic predisposition
Power and control in industrial medicine
Who bears the burden? The legal and economic context of occupational disease
The social construction of workplace hazards: Conclusions and policy implications
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ISBN: 9780521422482
ISBN-10: 0521422485
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th January 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5