Special Issue "Occupational Safety and Related Impacts on Health and the Environment"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016).
Interests: occupational health and safety; environmental health; health impact assessments
The journal welcomes papers on all aspects of occupational safety, including reviews and case studies. It particularly welcomes papers that focus on how safety failures may also impact on worker and wider environments, both empirically and theoretically, and vice versa for this issue. Especially welcome would be recent and historical examples of how good technical, regulatory and risk management solutions at plant, company and sectoral levels can or did solve such problems or how proposed international developments may damage them. These inter-relationships and risk transfers between occupational safety and worker and wider public health impacts can be found in many public and private enterprise settings. In the offshore and onshore oil industry safety failures have led to both worker injuries and fatalities but also to major and chronic pollution problems. Underground coal gasification was apparently developed partly as a means of removing workers from hazardous underground work but may increase environmental air pollution and global climate change. Environmental safety considerations and priorities in their turn may increase risks for workers. For example, practices to reduce agro-chemical exposures for consumers may increase risk to farm and food storage workers. There may be greatly increased safety risks for fire fighters who tackle incidents that could threaten public health and create extensive environmental damage.
Prof. Dr. Andrew Watterson
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.
- occupational safety and risk transfers to health
- safety and worker and environmental health links
- public health and safety