It will be particularly important for autonomous vehicle technology standards-unlike standards for most other automotive technologies-to specify precise environmental conditions under which compliance must be met and tested, include performance standards and tests under a wide range of environmental conditions, and take into account how diverse populations of drivers might use the technologies.
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Discusses the development of corporate governance institutions in China, including obstacles to the future outlook for Chinese corporate governance.
Mandatory Workplace Safety and Health Programs: Implementation, Effectiveness, and Benefit-Cost Trade-Offs 2008
In 1998, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began developing a standard that would have required all workplaces to establish a safety and health program. By 1999, it had abandoned its rulemaking process, partly due to intense criticism of the proposed standard. This report assesses the standard and studies of its potential effects, concluding with recommendations should federal or state authorities revisit the initiative.
Occupational Safety and Health for Public Safety Employees: Assessing the Evidence and the Implications for Public Policy 2008
Police officers, firefighters, and other public safety workers face exceptionally high rates of injury and fatality relative to the general workforce. This document provides an analysis of the risk factors associated with different aspects of public safety occupations, to help policymakers in their efforts to improve the health and safety of these employees.
As China has aligned itself more closely with the international economy, it has also sought to adopt more Western-style corporate governance mechanisms. This report provides an overview of overview of corporate governance mechanisms in China, as well as an examination of continuing challenges and policy implications.
Understanding Mass Tort Defendant Incentives for Confidential Settlements: Lessons from Bayer's Cerivastatin Litigation Strategy 2008
Explores mass tort defendant incentives for confidential settlements using Bayer's cerivastatin litgation as a case study.
This study finds that OSHA inspections reduce both injuries that are related to OSHA standards and those that are not. Citations of the general personal protection equipment standard are most likely to be followed by reductions in injuries.
The Pennsylvania Certified Safety Committee Program: An Evaluation of Participation and Effects on Work Injury Rates 2008
This evaluation of the voluntary Pennsylvania Certified Safety Committee program found that although compliance did reduce injuries, most participants did not comply and injury rates did not decline more at participating firms.
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How Transparent Are Class Action Outcomes? Empirical Research on the Availability of Class Action Claims Data 2008
Examines the lack of availability of class action claims data and offers a set of solutions.