Special Issue "Advances in the Conceptualization and Study of Environmental Exposures in Relation to Occupational Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kevin M. Kelly
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Guest Editor
Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa, 114 Macbride Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Interests: biological anthropology; medical anthropology; Total Worker Health®, environmental health; occupational health; population health; mixed methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over 50 years ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in the United States. Over time, the ways we think about the measure and control of hazards in the workplace as well as what we recognize as workplace hazards has evolved greatly. This Special Issue will highlight recent advances in controlling occupational exposures and promoting occupational health and safety. Contributions examining exposures in the work environment using newer methods (e.g., Bayesian model averaging) or instruments (e.g., wearable sensors) as well as studies involving newer conceptualizations of the work environment (e.g., remote work) and workplace hazards (e.g., poor safety culture) are encouraged. Manuscripts presenting novel interventions targeting these exposures or addressing vulnerable populations are also welcome. Submissions may include studies using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods with primary or secondary data. All manuscripts will be subject to peer review to ensure quality publications. For more information, please contact Kevin Kelly ([email protected]).

Dr. Kevin M. Kelly
Guest Editor

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2300 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.


  • aerosols
  • biomarkers
  • bullying
  • contaminants
  • control
  • hierarchy of controls
  • job demands
  • mental health
  • particles
  • pesticides
  • safety culture
  • stress
  • suicide prevention
  • Total Worker Health®
  • toxicity
  • wearable sensors
  • work culture
  • work organization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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