|Title||Tools of the Trade: A Health and Safety Handbook for Action|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Lee, P. T., Baker, Regina S., and Darling, G.|
|Publisher||Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California|
|Keywords||worker health, worker safety, workers’ rights|
Health and safety campaigns can involve, educate, activate, and empower workers while attracting public support.
The book has practical suggestions for forming a worker health and safety committee in a union or non-union environment; training workers; using risk mapping, surveys, and workplace inspections to find hazards; using questionnaires and body mapping to identify worker health problems; requesting safety information from the employer under “right to know” regulations; filing OSHA complaints; negotiating safety in union contracts; and gaining community support for workplace health and safety campaigns. None of the tools require “experts” in health and safety; all can be learned and used by workers, union representatives, and other activists. (publisher’s statement)