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Chapter 1: Introduction - 1000+ ppl die from workplace accidents/year & 38,000 suffer from injury - lost-time injury: a workplace injury that results in the empl. missing time from work - OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety): the identification, evaluation & control of hazards associated w/ the work env’t - Occupational injury: any cut, fracture, sprain or amputation resulting from a workplace accident - Occupational illness: any abnormal condition or disorder caused by exposure to envt’al factors associated w/ employment - Brown lung: a disease of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust; the disease is in the pneumoconiosis family & often afflicts textile workers - James Ham articulated the first 3 principal rights: 1. the right to refuse dangerous work w/out penalty 2. the right to know about hazards in the workplace 3. the right to participate in identifying & correcting health & safety problems - WHIMIS (1988) has been est. in every jurisdiction in CND - Assumption of risk: the belief that a worker accepted the risks of employment when they accepted a job - Accident proneness: the notion that some individuals are inherently more likely than others to be involved in accidents, as a result of individual characteristics  has
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