Call for Papers:
New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy.
Volume 22, Issue 3.
Special Issue - Worker Health and Safety Training
New Solutions seeks high quality manuscripts for a special issue dedicated
to worker health and safety training and education. Manuscripts will be
accepted until December 28, 2011. Accepted papers will be published November
2012. Authors should address the occupational/environmental health policy
implications of their research. Submitted manuscripts should reflect the
authors' most current work.
Potential topic areas of interest include:
- Successful and innovative models of worker health and safety (H&S)
training that help workers to play a meaningful role in setting health
and safety policies and practices in the workplace. These should include
discussions of barriers or obstacles encountered in the development
and delivery of training, and also workers’ ability to apply in
the workplace what they learned in the training.
- Examples of worker empowerment as a result of the training, as well
as evidence of how and why the goal of worker empowerment through training
and education may be difficult to achieve.
- Models of training to engage workers (including immigrant workers),
community members, and environmentalists to build capacity for improved
environmental public health (including the work environment).
- Successes or difficulties with models where worker health and safety
training and education is integrated with other important subjects in
the curricula, such as labor, economic, or social policies.
- Innovative training and education programs to prepare non-English
speaking populations to respond to hazardous materials incidents and
natural disasters in their communities and workplaces.
- Discussions of the legal supports for H&S training – at
the federal and state levels – particularly looking at how state
and federal laws influence workplace policies and practices.
- Innovative evaluation of H&S training and education, and how
the evaluation can be used to shape occupational and environmental health
policies. These would include discussions of successes in overcoming
obstacles to evaluating H&S training programs.
- The differences between worker training and worker education –
and effective ways to integrate these efforts.
Manuscript submission guidelines
Each manuscript should:
- Comply with New Solution’s Manuscript Guidelines, available
- Be submitted via the New Solutions web site at:
- Please complete the author profile information for each author
- Have a core manuscript (that is, excluding abstract, acknowledgments,
reference list, tables, and figures) length of 10 to 20 pages. Please
paginate your submission consecutively starting with the title page.
Questions may be directed to:
Deborah Weinstock, Guest Editor
email address: email@example.com
Craig Slatin, Editor
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org