Risk, Regulation and Responsibility

Promoting reason in workplace and product safety regulation

 

Proceedings of a conference held by the Institute of Public Affairs
and the Centre for Applied Economics, Sydney

13 July 1995

Edited by Dr Michael James

 


 

Contents

 

PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON SAFETY REGULATORS AND REGULATIONS

Peter Walsh: The Proliferation of Regulation
Tom Nankivell: Risk Analysis and Safety Regulation: The State of Play
Sever Sternhell: The Myths of Chemophobia
Alan Seale: Who Is the Regulator's Customer?
Question Period

 

PART TWO: THE OPTIONS

Kip Viscusi: Risk, Regulation, and Responsibility: Principles forAustralian Risk Policy

 

PART THREE: REFORM OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS

Ted Emmett: Regulatory Reform in Occupational Health and Safety in Australia
Mark Sonter: The Regulation of Occupational Hygiene Standards
Ken McLean: The Management of Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
Question Period

 

PART FOUR: CONCLUDING DISCUSSION

Kip Viscusi: Learning from the American Experience