Region Focus

Summer 2006

$afety First

When markets work, it pays for companies to have safer workplaces, including the coalfields of Virginia and West Virginia
By Charles Gerena

Related Links

Dorman, Peter. "Economics of Safety, Health and Well-Being at Work: An Overview." International Labour Organization, May 2000.

"Have a Nice Day! The American Journey to Better Working Conditions." Annual Report of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2000.

Aldrich, Mark. "History of Workplace Safety in the United States: 1880-1970." EH.Net Encyclopedia, August 15, 2001.

Job Safety, Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

Shapiro, Sydney A. "Occupational Safety and Health Regulation." Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, 1999.

Contact Us


Aaron Steelman
Publications Director
(804) 697-2658

Order Publications

Order single copies of or subscribe to Econ Focus (formerly Region Focus) and other publications from the Federal Reserve System.