Special Issue "Occupational Health and Safety in the Healthcare Sector"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: occupational health and safety; epidemiology of occupational diseases; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation exposure; occupational medicine, workers' health; prevention at workplaces; exposure to occup
Interests: occupational medicine; occupational diseases; non-ionizing radiations (NIR): occupational exposure evaluation, adverse health effects in workers, and prevention; occupational skin cancer: epidemiology and prevention; visual function in workers: occupational risks to the eye, prevention
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Healthcare workers are exposed to several different occupational risk factors, and they pay an important tribute in terms of occupational diseases and work-related injuries. Currently the COVID-19 pandemic has focused the attention on the problem of the infectious risk, which is certainly among the risks typically expected and specifically recognized for the health personnel, but also other occupational risks should not be overlooked, as e.g. the risks associated to work-organization factors and to the exposure to chemical and physical agents. The health consequences associated with the exposure to all these factors have relevant impacts in terms of induced diseases, DALYs, sickness absence from work and costs for the health systems.
According to these premises, this Special Issue is soliciting manuscripts addressing topics related to the prevention of the occupational risks in the healthcare sector. Original articles and reviews on the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries of the health personnel, as well as on the evaluation of the risks in the healthcare workplaces, and on the topics of risk perception and of the knowledge and attitudes of the workers towards the preventive procedures and the use of protections will be considered. Papers dealing with the themes of the prevention of infectious risk, chemical hazard, biomechanical overload of the musculoskeletal system, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation exposure and work-related psychosocial factors are particularly welcome.
The aim of the Special Issue is to provide an updated panorama of the current occupational risks for the health personnel, focusing on new and emerging topics, and on prevention to be developed and implemented to promote safety and health of healthcare workers.Dr. Alberto Modenese
Prof. Dr. Fabriziomaria Gobba
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Health personnel
- Occupational injury
- Occupational disease
- Infectious risk
- Chemical safety
- Musculoskeletal disease
- Occupational stress
- Radiation exposure
- Personal protective equipment