New Yearbook on US Occupational Health & Safety
September 7, 2015 (Labor Day): A new report prepared by researchers at The George Washington University (GWU) Milken Institute School of Public Health highlights the most notable policy activities and publications in occupational health in the U.S. over the past year. The fourth edition of The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety is now available online.
The yearbook describes research published in the peer-reviewed literature and reports by nonprofit organizations; policy improvements by executive-branch agencies; and state and municipal laws and regulatory activities affecting workers’ health. "There's one thread that weaves its way throughout the report: all workers deserve the dignity and respect that comes with safe and healthy workplaces," says report co-author Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH. “The health of our communities is intrinsically linked to fair wages and safe workplaces."
This year's report offers readers a special section on the most noteworthy reporting by local and national journalists. Liz Borkowski, MPH, with GWU's Jacob's Institute of Women's Health provided editorial assistance on the report. Kim Krisberg, co-author of the report, is a freelance writer who specializes in public health. She was on the staff of the American Public Health Association and continues to write for the association’s newspaper, The Nation’s Health. Borkowski, Krisberg, and Monforton write at the public health blog The Pump Handle on ScienceBlogs.
The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety: Fall 2013 – Summer 2014
The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety: Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety: Fall 2011 – Summer 2012