Technology, Law and the Working Environment OpenCourseWare: Graduate Level Free Course by MIT on Workplace Laws and Technology Problems

Published Jan 02, 2009

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The 'Technology, Law and the Working Environment' OpenCourseWare course through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provides a look at modern workplace legislation from a policy, science and technology perspective. This free course is designed for law, public health and environmental science students. While not required, previous coursework or experience in any of the previous fields is encouraged.

Technology, Law and the Working Environment: Course Specifics

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Technology, Law and the Working Environment: Course Description

This course is more than just a look at law books for a specific policy. It provides a holistic view of workplace legislation by examining the science, law and policy underpinnings of current legislation concerning everything from toxic materials to anti-discrimination laws. Case studies aid learning by giving real-world examples of policy origination. Specific course topics include administrative law, retaliatory employment practices, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the nature of the harm and options for regulatory intervention and consumer and workplace products, among other topics. The course, taught by Professor Nicholas Ashford and Dr. Charles Caldart, is a graduate-level course composed of weekly lectures. The course has the most relevance for students of law, the environment and public health.

The OpenCourseWare consists of a reading list; the two texts for this course are not free and must be purchased separately. If you want to learn more about this free course material, visit the technology, law and working environment course page.

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