Special Issue "Worker and Public Health and Safety: Current Views"
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: closed (30 April 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: safety; transport; fatigue/drowsiness/sleepiness; cardiovascular research; diabetes; neurophysiology and cognitive function and performance; health sensors and algorithms
Interests: sleep medicine; sleep disorders; medical informatics; neurotelemedicine; biomedical signal processing and medical device development
Health and safety in the workforce and general public domains continue to be crucial areas of concern for our ever-advancing technological and demanding society. Disease epidemics and public threats continue to rise. As we progress in the 21st century, worker and public health and safety concerns continue to escalate in many areas, including medical, transportation, security, defence, and other industries and services. Fatigue and sleepiness, diabetes and metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases, mental disorders, cognitive decline, cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, and the list is inclusive, are a few of many major health issues; and also adds to the socio-economic burden. For example, fatigue and sleep disorders are of major concern in transport, military, aviation, cleaning, mining, security and medical sectors. Additionally, shift workers have added vulnerability to multiple chronic diseases. The monotonous and demanding nature of many work environment are also linked to excessive sleepiness, stress, cognitive decline, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc., which contribute to detrimental human health, errors and accidents. The probability of these hazards increase rapidly over consecutive work hours; which can be catastrophic for the worker who may also be responsible for the safety of others. Further, the cleaning and security industries, are also burdened with musculoskeletal disorder, pain and other societal diseases. Moreover, environmental factors such as, heat, noise and pollutants, also affect health and safety. This Special Issue is targeted at research and reviews addressing all aspects of “Worker and Public Health and Safety: Current Opinion and Research”. We invite submissions widely, from all fields of worker and public health and safety, of original and experimental manuscripts and reviews, including systematic reviews, case reports and commentaries. Topics, with respect to all areas of worker and general public health and safety, may include, but are not restricted to, sleepiness/fatigue, ageing-related cognitive disorders; chronic diseases, such as diabetes and other metabolic disorders, cancer, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases and mental disorders and stress; biomarkers for early detection of chronic diseases/health issues; environmental factors, noise and pollutants; security and counter-terrorism; ethics, economy, costs and compensation linked to societal diseases and errors and accidents; as well as safety measures, bio/technology and countermeasures to improve health and safety.
by Chief Guest Editor: Assoc. Prof. Sara Lal
Assoc. Prof. Sara Lal
Prof. Thomas Penzel
Prof. Ann Simpson
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- fatigue and sleepiness
- sleep disorders
- cardiovascular disease
- health and safety
- mental and cognitive disorders
- musculoskeletal disorders
- environmental factors
- counter-terrorism and security
- work errors
- accidents and costs