April 2021

Journal of Environmental Health
Volume 83, Number 8

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About the Cover

Environmental health officers are exposed to various physical, chemical, biological, and psychosocial hazards as frontline public health professionals. These exposures to workplace hazards, however, can be overlooked. This issue’s cover article, “Occupational Health and Safety Issues Faced by Environmental Health Officers: A Perspective From Western Australia,” surveyed environmental health officers about health and safety hazard concerns in the workplace, job demands, workplace violence, and physical demands in the workplace. Environmental health officers perceive themselves as being at risk of exposure to a range of workplace hazards, with the ones of most concern being workplace stress; workplace violence; sharps injury; and slips, trips, and falls. This study provides useful preliminary information in understanding occupational health and safety issues in the environmental health profession. While more research is warranted, this study can help inform guidance and strategies to better protect environmental health professionals.

Table of Contents

Advancement of the Science

  • Evaluating the Impact of Food Safety Training: A Look at the Self-Analysis for Food Excellence Program
  • Cooking With Gas, Household Air Pollution, and Asthma: Little Recognized Risk for Children

Advancement of the Practice

  • Occupational Health and Safety Issues Faced by Environmental Health Officers
  • Building Capacity: Building Capacity Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund
  • Direct From CDC/Environmental Health Services: Preventing Legionnaires' Disease: Frontline Tools for Environmental Health Practitioners

Advancement of the Practitioner

  • EH Calendar
  • Resource Corner

Your Association

  • President's Message: The Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Our Profession
  • Special Listing
  • NEHA 2020 AEC Three-Part Virtual Series
  • People on the Move
  • NEHA News
  • DirecTalk: Musings From the 10th Floor: Apricity

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