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Journal of Public Health Policy

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 455–469 | Cite as

China’s laws, rights, and administrative structures in occupational safety and health: A comparison with the United States

  • Yinling Sun
  • Lingzhong Xu
  • Hua Shao
  • He Wang
Original Article
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Abstract

China has achieved rapid economic development, but faces tremendous challenges in occupational safety and health (OSH). We describe China’s laws, rights, and administrative structures in OSH and in workers’ compensation. The article compares these with comparable laws, rights, and administrative structures in the United States. We hope this comparison may provide useful lessons for continued OSH development and improvement in China.

Keywords

occupational safety occupational health policy administration workers’ compensation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Catherine Elizabeth Walker, Consultant on Occupational Health and Safety, Environment, Workers’ Compensation, and Labor Relations, for invaluable assistance on this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yinling Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lingzhong Xu
    • 1
  • Hua Shao
    • 2
  • He Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public Health, Shandong UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.Shandong Academy of Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine, Shandong Academy of Medical SciencesJinanP.R. China
  3. 3.School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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