Special Issue "Infectious Diseases in the Workplace"
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: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 2964
A Special Issue on “Infectious diseases in the workplace” is being organized in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For detailed information on the journal, please refer to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Despite scientific achievements in the form of disinfectants, antibiotics and perhaps the most important preventive vaccinations, an increasing percentage of workers are exposed to infectious agents in the workplace. Biological agents include viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites, and they can cause health problems both directly and through exposure to related allergens and toxins.
Work-related exposure to biological agents can cause many health problems, including infectious diseases, allergies and cancer.
Workers in certain economic sectors, such as healthcare and veterinary services, agriculture, wastewater management, and laboratories, are particularly vulnerable. They can work directly with microorganisms or be exposed to them through contact, for example, with body fluids or soil. But not only they are at risk. Certainly, there is no microbial-free profession, every contact with another person is associated with the exchange of bacterial flora. The risk of contamination in the workplace increased further during the covid pandemic. When the source of exposure to a biological agent is known, adverse health effects can be relatively easily prevented. Managing the risks associated with an unknown source is definitely more difficult.
The subject of this special issue is intended for exposure to healthcare workers, but not only. Infectious occupational diseases are diagnosed among teachers, policemen, soldiers, and others.
I cordially invite you to send manuscripts for the special issue "Infectious diseases in the workplace" related to:
- Epidemiology of infectious diseases in the workplace (airborne diseases, e.g. tuberculosis, covid-19; blood-borne diseases, e.g. HCV, HBV, HIV), and others;
- A risk factor for infectious diseases in the workplace (direct contact, injuries with sharp tools);
- Occupational risk assessment (hazard prevention and management);
- Promotion of safety at the workplace (training for safety, procedures, vaccination, safe medical devices);
- psychological aspects of occupational diseases - fatigue, stress, burnout in connection with exposure to pathogens in the workplace
Prof. Dr. Anna Garus-Pakowska
Manuscript Submission Information
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- occupational health
- infectious diseases
- risk factors
- risk assessment
- protective equipment
- healthcare workers
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Healthcare workers and hospital infections
Authors: Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
Affiliation: Jagiellonian University Medical College, 31-121 Kraków, Poland
Title: Handwashing and hand disinfection in healthcare settings
Authors: Anna Różańska
Affiliation: Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland.
Title: Psychological aspects of infectious occupational disease
Authors: Paweł Rasmus
Affiliation: Department of Medical Psychology, Medical University of Lodz, 90-131 Lodz, Poland
Title: Microbiological hazards in the work environment
Authors: John Boyce
Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT.
Title: The prevalence of vaccinations among soldiers and military employees in 2018-2021
Authors: Magdalena Zawadzka, Izabela Winnicka
Affiliation: Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Poland
Title: STRESS IN HEALTHCARE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Authors: Krzysztof Pękala; Paweł Rasmus
Affiliation: Medical University of Lodz
Title: An infectious disease in the workplace. Employer's obligations as rights and freedoms of the employee
Authors: Jakub Rzymowski
Affiliation: Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego