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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 10.805J (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Technology, Law, and the Working Environment 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Nicholas Ashford
    Dr. Charles Caldart
     
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 10.805J / ESD.136J Technology, Law, and the Working Environment



    Spring 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features readings.


    Course Description


    This course addresses the relationship between technology-related problems and the law applicable to work environment. The National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, state worker's compensation, and suits by workers in the courts are discussed in the course. Problems related to occupational health and safety, collective bargaining as a mechanism for altering technology in the workplace, job alienation, productivity, and the organization of work are also addressed. Prior courses or experience in environmental, public health, or law-related areas will be useful.
     

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