High Risk and High Stakes: Health Professionals, Politics, and Policy

Synopsis

Wysong analyzes the nature and extent of the involvement of seven major health and safety professional organizations in the development of the most significant national reform effort in occupational health policy since the OSH Act of 1970: The High Risk Occupational Disease Notification and Prevention Act. Wysong provides a penetrating appraisal of the influence of sponsorship, interpenetration, and resource dependency. He concludes that the policy involvement activities of these groups are politically linked to the interests of organizations located in the corporate or public sectors of the economy.