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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Occupational Safety and Related Impacts on Health and the Environment (Editorial)
Author(s): Watterson, Andrew
Keywords: occupational safety and health
environmental health
public health and safety
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2016
Citation: Watterson A (2016) Occupational Safety and Related Impacts on Health and the Environment (Editorial), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13 (10), Art. No.: 988.
Abstract: The inter-relationship between safety, health and the ‘environment’ is a complex and at times a relatively neglected topic. In this issue, ‘safety’ is often viewed by contributors as ‘health and safety’ and includes occupationally-related ill health as well as injury or harm to employees and the wider public. ‘Environment’ is also interpreted in the widest sense covering both physical and work environments with upstream work hazards presenting risks to downstream communities. The focus is very much on exploring and where possible addressing the challenges, some old and some facing workers in a range of public and private settings and also at times their nearby communities. The 19 papers in the issue cover public and private sectors, global and very local populations, macro-theoretical perspectives, large epidemiological and some single factory or hospital site small case studies. A number of the papers are just beginning to explore and draw out for the first time the risks from hazards in their part of the world. The methodologies adopted also range from lab-based studies through ergonomic assessments and interventions to therapeutic approaches.
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