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Special Issue "Occupational Safety and Health Interventions to Ensure Decent Work for All by 2030"
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 January 2020.
Interests: Urban environmental health in low-income economies; sanitation infrastructure; neighbourhood environmental conditions, environmental change and area-based socioeconomic inequalities on human health; environmental exposure assessment, environmental waste and pollution, informal sector, electronic waste (e-waste) recycling/processing, artisanal gold mining, informal
Interests: Editing and publishing professional journals, communication of information in occupational health, international occupational health, occupational health and development
Interests: Occupational health services, Surveillance of workers’ health, International occupational health and globalization, Evaluation of occupational health, Occupational health risk assessment, Promotion and maintenance of work ability
Interests: Occupational Health Disparities; Vulnerable Workers; Participatory Action Research; Intervention Effectiveness; Home Care Workers; Construction Workers; Migrant Workers
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all members of the United Nations, is framed around 17 sustainable development goals. Goal 8 issues a call to “Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”. Decent work encompasses dimensions such as security and income, is based on workers having a meaningful voice, and fundamentally predicated on work that is healthy, safe, and secure. Compelling research demonstrates the disproportionate risk encountered by vulnerable workers (such as young, aging or pregnant workers, those with physical impairments or those experiencing multiple disadvantages; workers in high-risk jobs (such as those working in hazardous conditions in construction, mining, agriculture, healthcare, micro-enterprises etc.) and those who may be underserved by reason of social marginalization through lack of work authorization, precarious or extra-legal employment arrangements, or other circumstances. The specific needs of each of these groups present challenges to achieving the goal of decent work for all. Important research suggests the effectiveness of participatory interventions that utilize labor unions or immigrant worker centers to engage workers’ voices in the safety and health process, but more is needed. This Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the evaluation of promising occupational safety and health interventions that promote decent work for all. Papers that address interventions at all levels are invited, particularly those that engage workers in the development, implementation and evaluation phases.
Prof. Julius Fobil
Ms. Suvi Lehtinen
Prof. Jorma Rantanen
Prof. Rosemary Sokas
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 2000 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.
- Safety Culture
- Informal Sector
- Vulnerable Workers
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Unions and health
- Community-Based Participatory Research
- Occupational Health and Safety in Low and Middle-Income Countries
- Occupational Health Services
- Decent work
- Quality of working life