American Journal of Health Research

Special Issue

Occupational Hazards and Risks of Healthcare Worker

  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 08, 2024
  • Status: Open for Submission
  • Lead Guest Editor: Mehtap Solmaz
About This Special Issue
Occupational health and Safety; It refers to the systematic and scientific studies carried out to protect against conditions that may harm health for various reasons during the execution of work in workplaces. A workplace accident occurs almost every minute in the world. According to statistics, unfortunately, many employees lose their lives. Economic losses resulting from work accidents and occupational diseases are quite high. In addition, material damages, workday losses and compensations also impose an additional burden on the economy. In addition, work accidents affect not only the employee but also his family and dependents, and tens of thousands of people suffer material and moral damage every year. This situation threatens man's most fundamental right, the right to life. The aim of those working in the field of Occupational Health and Safety is to completely eliminate risks in the workplace or minimize damages, to protect and improve the physical, mental and medical health of employees, to protect employees from the negative effects of working conditions, to detect and treat health hazards and occupational diseases, to prevent work accidents. or to detect and treat occupational diseases. To ensure that employees injured as a result of occupational diseases work in appropriate jobs and to provide a safer working environment by taking the necessary protective measures.
I would like to thank all our authors who contributed to this special issue, which I believe will be a good resource on its subject. Our aim is to raise awareness in this field by keeping working environments free of dangers and risks.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Occupational Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Workers
  2. Work Accidents in Healthcare Workers
  3. Occupational Musculoskeletal Diseases in Healthcare Workers
  4. Healthcare Workers, Occupational Diseases and Occupational Accident Concepts
  5. Chemical Exposure in the Health Sector
  6. The Role of the Workplace Physician in Protecting the Health of Healthcare Workers
  7. Psychosocial Risks in Healthcare Workers
  8. Personal Protective Equipment in Healthcare Workers
Lead Guest Editor
  • Mehtap Solmaz

    Tokat Health Services Vocational School, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey

Guest Editors
  • Tuğba Solmaz

    Faculty of Health Sciences, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey

  • Yakup Budak

    Faculty of Science and Letters, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey

  • Yelda Dağcioğlu

    Health Research and Application Center, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey

  • Umut Safiye Say Coşkun

    Faculty of Medicine, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Tokat, Turkey

  • Kasım Özmen

    Department of Microbiology Laboratory, Tokat Provincial Health Directorate, Tokat, Turkey

  • Mehmet Emin Dincel

    Department of Waste Management , Tokat Provincial Health Directorate, Tokat, Turkey

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