Health Risks in the Work Environment: Assessment and Improvement

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Assessments".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 515

Special Issue Editors

Sector of Public Health, Department of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: occupational and environmental health and nursing; health promotion of the working population; older workers
Clinical Epidemiology Laboratory, Faculty of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, P.C. 11527 Athens, Greece
Interests: research methodology; evidence-based nursing; clinical epidemiology
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Sector of Public Health, Department of Nursing, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Health Sciences, Athens, Greece
Interests: health education; health literacy; bioethics nursing ethics and law; vulnerable populations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Occupational hazards—physical, biological, chemical, psychosocial, and ergonomic—exist in every workplace in various combinations. Work practices change over time and new hazards may appear, but old ones still exist and some of them may become even more dangerous causing work-related diseases and injuries. Risk assessment for reducing or eliminating workplace or job-related hazards is a vital process that should consider not only existing legislation and related policies but also the worker’s view. Employee and employer risk perception and knowledge, as well as an observance of proposed solutions aimed at improvements for both the workers’ health and the work environment, is of paramount importance.

Recent changes in work practices caused by the pandemic, such as teleworking for a large part of the workforce, have introduced additional changes in work-related hazards including ergonomic, psychosocial, and organizational ones that give the opportunity to revisit occupational health practices. The role of occupational health practitioners in this environment gives new challenges for confronting health risks for workers’ health and wellbeing.

The aim of the Special Issue is to invite submissions—original articles, reviews, and meta-analyses—that have assessed the impact of occupational hazards on the health of the workforce and/or evaluated interventions, including change in policies, that could improve the workforce health as well as have a positive impact on the work environment.

Prof. Dr. Panayota Sourtzi
Guest Editor

Dr. Petros Galanis
Dr. Venetia Sofia Velonaki
Co-Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • occupational hazards
  • emerging occupational hazards
  • health risks assessment
  • health risks control and reduction
  • health risks perception and knowledge
  • occupational health surveillance
  • prevention of occupational health risks
  • health protection in the workplace
  • workplace health promotion strategies
  • workplace health promotion evaluation
  • ethical dilemmas in risk assessment
  • ethical dilemmas in worker health surveillance.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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