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Layers of Vulnerability in Occupational Health and Saftey for Migrant Workers: Case Studies from Canada and the United Kingdom


Malcolm Sargeant


Middlesex University - Business School

Eric Tucker


York University - Osgoode Hall Law School; Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (Visiting)

June 6, 2009

Policy and Practice in Occupational Health and Safety, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 51-73, 2010
CLPE Research Paper No. 8/2009

Abstract:     
In many high-income countries, like Canada and the United Kingdom, there has recently been a significant increase in the number of migrant workers entering and participating in their labour markets. This article is concerned with the implications of this phenomenon for protective labour laws and, in particular, for occupational health and safety regulation. We identify a framework for assessing the OHS vulnerabilities of migrant workers, using a layered approach which assists in identifying the risk factors. Using this layer of vulnerability framework, we compare the situation of at-risk migrant workers in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Immigration, employment, vulnerability, Canada, UK, migrant workers, occupational health and safety

JEL Classification: K30, K31, K33


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Date posted: June 9, 2009 ; Last revised: October 29, 2014

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Sargeant, Malcolm and Tucker, Eric, Layers of Vulnerability in Occupational Health and Saftey for Migrant Workers: Case Studies from Canada and the United Kingdom (June 6, 2009). Policy and Practice in Occupational Health and Safety, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 51-73, 2010; CLPE Research Paper No. 8/2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1415371

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Malcolm Sargeant
Middlesex University - Business School ( email )
The Burroughs
London, NW4 4BT
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffdirectory/Malcolm_Sargeant.aspx
Eric Tucker (Contact Author)
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada
416 736-5578 (Phone)
416 636-5736 (Fax)
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (Visiting) ( email )
2121 Euclid Avenue, LB 138
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
United States
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