Title: Risks, Dangers, and Rewards in the Nova Scotia Offshore Fishery. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 1995, ISBN:0773513132
Seller ID: 74717
BINKLEY, Marian. Risks, Dangers, and Rewards in the Nova Scotia Offshore Fishery. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, (1995). First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xi,(5),-192,(2). Tables and a few illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "According to Labour Canada, workers in the offshore fishery are more likely to be injured than workers in mining, construction, or forestry. Yet until recently these casualties at sea have been largely Ignored by government and labour organizations. Risks, Dangers, and Rewards in the Nova Scotia Offshore Fishery describes the hidden cost paid by workers in the Nova Scotia offshore fishery, a cost measured not in dollars and cents but in deaths and injuries. In this comprehensive evaluation of the Nova Scotia offshore fishery Marian Binkley documents the level of risk and assesses the general health and stress levels of workers in the industry. She considers shipboard working environment;stress; accidents, injuries, and general health; safety awareness, job sat isfaction and family life; and the impact on working conditions of government resource policies and companies' scientific management strategies. Usingstatistical analysis, participant observation, surveys, and both formal an d informal interviews, Binkley establishes that factors such as home and community life and the unforeseen consequences of changes in technology and management of the fishery affect the immediate work experience of fishers and can increase the dangers of an already hazardous occupation. " -from the dj. Chapters: 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical Considerations; 3. Working Conditions; 4. The Social Context: Wives and Families; 5. Job Satisfaction; 6. Trading Off Wages and Nonmonetary Benefits; 7. Counting the Dangers; 8. The Stress and Strain of Fishing; 9. Safety Awareness; 10. Toward a Safer Fishery. With notes, glossary, references and an index. A few pencil notes and a few red pencil marks, else very good in dustjacket. 20.00